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Mining Camp Restaurant

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6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9570
+1 480-982-3181
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Hello Folks! We just kicked off our 54th season! Both of our dining...
Hello Folks! We just kicked off our 54th season! Both of our dining rooms are open 7days a week now. Our family style is open on Sundays from Noon to 8p and Mondays from 4p to 8pm for a great meal, just like Grandma use to do (no shows). Then Tuesday to Saturday we are open for our "Hello Arizona !" Show series with a seating at 3:30pm and 6:00pm. Reservations required. You can also enjoy our steakhouse, The Dutchman's Hide out, they are open daily at 11:00am to 8:00pm and Friday & Saturday to 9:00pm.
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to visit and eat while in Phoenix area

I took my wife and two young sons there on a Saturday night for dinner. While the restaurant is a bit dark, the atmosphere and staff were a pleasant change. First there is no real menu. Main course consist of BBQ Ribs, Roasted Chicken, and Ham with a pineapple chutney sauce. Sides are baked beans... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Divingfamily628
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was told it would be a 25 minute wait for a table. It was really more an hour and 20 minutes. By the time we had waited past 40 minutes and still hadn't been seated, they were still telling people 20 minutes for a table. Other than the horribly long wait for a table, the food was good and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I took my wife and two young sons there on a Saturday night for dinner. While the restaurant is a bit dark, the atmosphere and staff were a pleasant change. First there is no real menu. Main course consist of BBQ Ribs, Roasted Chicken, and Ham with a pineapple chutney sauce. Sides are baked beans, coleslaw, green beans, and roasted... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Diving family628, Thanks for your time on this great 4 star review. Great when you can find a place where the kids eat free!. Sounds like you all had a great time. We love to keep the food coming and plentiful. Yes, we are in our slow season, we will go to full season November 1, 2015 7 days... More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant has long tables and benches. Waitresses were very pleasant. The family had a great time. The food was great. It was served family style.

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Barbara, Thank you! Love to hear you enjoyed the family style dining room. We too love the atmosphere. Thank you for your time on this awesome 5 star review. Have a great day, More 

Sawyer
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Western casual. Good food at reasonable prices. Variety of draft beers and wines. Interesting place to visit. Many pieces of old mining camp tools and machines on the property. Very good service, and a large parking area.

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Richard. Thank you for enjoying the tools and machines on the property. We are glad when people enjoy them. Also thanks for the 5 star view. Hope to see you again, Have a great day, More 

Apache Junction, Arizona
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I always take my friends & family to the Mining Camp. This restaurant is a MUST EAT Place. The food is always delicious and the fun is always wonderful. We saw a diner show. The McNasty Brothers. They were GREAT. We ate and sang along and laughed so much it hurt. If you want to have a Wonderful meal, see... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Rosalie, Wow You can write a review for us anytime. Love that you enjoyed the "Hello Arizona!" dinner show with the McNasty Brothers and our family style meal. Thank you for your time on this review. Hope to see you next season again for the show, or anytime on the weekends over the summer. Have a great day, More 

Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We took the opportunity to drive to Apache Junction for dinner at the Miner's Camp Restaurant and were delighted to enjoy the evening without the prominent winter visitors. We were greeted immediately by Jay and seated in the steakhouse. We enjoyed a delicious dinner, salad and drinks. Jay was our server and recommended my drink...we enjoyed a quiet meal. I... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, You got to enjoy our steakhouse call the Dutchman's Hide Out. Yes, this time of year not many winter visitors. Nice to hear you enjoyed the drink menu also. I will pass along the review for Jay. Thank you for recommending us, hope to see you again over the summer. Thank you for your time on this 5... More 

Cleveland, TN, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is not often you get to review a restaurant after 47 years, but that is what I did in June 2015. It was very remarkable about how little the Mining Camp has changed over the years, and those changes seemed to be only for the better . . . well except for not having the old, huge Miners cookies!... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Correct, it is not often you get to do reviews 47 years later, our goal is to keep getting reviews for the next 47 years!!! Sounds like your wife did not miss a thing about the food, glad you enjoyed it. Great comfort meal, and you can't get any closer then walking on the mountain. Thank you for... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Good barbecue in a rustic setting. Your meal is served camp style at picnic tables. A very nice time is had by all. Nice little gift shop too. Great scenery make sure to bring your camera

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Cathy, Bring the camera is right, the mountain, the dining room, the buildings are all great back drops for the family or friend pictures. Thank you for the nice words and glad you had a fun time with everyone. Have a great day, More 

Arizona
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402 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This review is way late and for that I apologize. We were here in January 2015. With friends from out of the area we were out cruising around and found Mining Camp Restaurant. It is a bit difficult to find but well worth it. We all ordered burgers for a late lunch or an early dinner. All were really good... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Travelertoo2, Glad you found us, when we were built in 1961 we where the only ones out here!. No problem on the late review, at least you did one. Thanks for the 4 star review. Sounds like you enjoyed our steakhouse, the Dutchman's Hide Out. Yes the burgers are huge and perfectly done. Everything comes with a smile. Return... More 

Prescott, Arizona
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A part of the history of a spectacular area in Arizona since 1961, the Mining Camp Restaurant offers a delicious family style meal and unique historic atmosphere. With numerous entree' choices and plentiful side dishes to please everyone in our party, no one left the camp style dining room hungry! The winter season is probably "reservations recommended" and Mining Camp... More 

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MiningCamp, Public Relations Manager at Mining Camp Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Djdeffen, Wow, wonderful for us. May I quote you in other places also? Love to hear when no ones goes home hungry and everyone found something for them. Reservations also recommended, our weekends are filling up. Our full season will return November 1. Thank you for taking your time to give us a awesome 5 star review. Have a... More 

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Additional Information about Mining Camp Restaurant

Address: 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9570
Phone Number: +1 480-982-3181
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Barbecue, European

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6100 E Mining Camp St, Apache Junction, AZ 85119-9570
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: +1 480-982-3181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Dutch, Barbecue, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Hello Folks! We just kicked off our 54th season! Both of our dining rooms are open 7days a week now. Our family style is open on Sundays from Noon to 8p and Mondays from 4p to 8pm for a great meal, just like Grandma use to do (no shows). Then Tuesday to Saturday we are open for our "Hello Arizona !" Show series with a seating at 3:30pm and 6:00pm. Reservations required. You can also enjoy our steakhouse, The Dutchman's Hide out, they are open daily at 11:00am to 8:00pm and Friday & Saturday to 9:00pm.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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