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Mineshaft Bar & Restaurant

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22 N Main St, PO Box 422, Hartford, WI 53027-1532
262-673-5416
Today
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Hartford standard, but average food

The Mineshaft is a mainstay in Washington County. Its daily specials and overall affordable meals make ita destination for hungry families on a budget. But don't expect first-rate food. The meals are of average quality with a heavy lean toward fried foods. Service is generally good, once you've... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Maripat B
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Hartford, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Mineshaft is a mainstay in Washington County. Its daily specials and overall affordable meals make ita destination for hungry families on a budget. But don't expect first-rate food. The meals are of average quality with a heavy lean toward fried foods. Service is generally good, once you've been seated, which can take an extraordinarily long time during peak hours.... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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109 reviews 109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a very affordable place that is busy, and a great place to take your kids. It's like the midway at an amusement park with better food. The menu offers pizza, burgers, Mexican, salads, sandwiches and so much more I didn't even get through the menu. We dined on a Wednesday night. I had a patty melt and the... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Dark, noisy, TV laden, average food. You do get vast quantities so if that's your thing over having "quality" then go for it. Service was "cranky" but we were there after the rush and they were obviously tired and ready to be done with it all...still, I would have appreciated someone re-filling the drinks and checking in to see if... More 

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Hartford, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a very large restaurant/bar with a very large menu. The menu actually too big which is why nothing is "really good", it's just okay. A restaurant can't be really good at food when they have a 20-page menu. Prices are $5-$15, so it's affordable. Just don't expect to be blown away! Because the space is so large, there... More 

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Oak Forest, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had a great meal, but found the place excessively noisy. There were children's parties nearby and that made it all the more noisy. But, it seemed those around us were having a good time. And, as I say the food was good.

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Springfield, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Who knew there would be such a place in the middle of nowhere (apologies to the locals). Huge is not adequate to describe the size of this place on the inside, but it's not just a big bar. The food is quite good, large menu to select from, waitress friendly, and family friendly. Speaking of family, the kids get tokens... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Friday night - crazy busy at the Mineshaft - which we expected. We opted for their "game room" special which at the time of this review allowed us to prepay for a large pizza, pitcher of soda or beer and 100 tokens for a set price. It worked great because our kids were occupied with a few games while we... More 

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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great place to eat, good food, and great bar with nice drinks. Also a fantastic game room upstairs for the kids. Our kids go there a lot, great fun!

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Finally made a dinner appearance to the Mineshaft on a Friday night instead of ordering the mozzarella sticks to go. First the good...the cod and perch fish fry were super fresh with a cheap all-you-can-eat special. Then the not-so-goods...parking is very limited, we had to park down the street because all parking lots near the intersection were double parked; reservations... More 

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Kewaskum, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Mineshaft is still a fairly good Fish Fry on Friday nights-however we do NOT drink-and they make you wait way too long-hoping that you will get a bunch of drinks from the bar while you wait. They do not turn over their tables quickly at all and I thought the quality of the food was not nearly as good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 N Main St, PO Box 422, Hartford, WI 53027-1532
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Hartford
  • Phone Number: 262-673-5416

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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