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Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-2388
10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
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Benicia, California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved the food! I had fish and chips, husband had pulled pork quesadilla. Both were excellent. But the french fries were soooo good! Thin, crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. The perfect fries!

Thank Cathy H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited from the UK in January, everywhere was shut but we had arrived from San Francisco and it was late, we tried to get some food and got directed to the pizza factory over the road as the gold coin had shut their kitchen for the night. After we had eaten I had a hunch to go back to the... More 

Thank alexwheeldon123
Robert B, Owner at Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern, responded to this review
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. We walked in the door and after waiting at least 10 minutes, I finally got the attention of a waiter. One person was wrapping silverware in napkins. She made eye contact with me twice, but never came over to the table. Finally, the woman working the bar came to take our order. She... More 

Thank Judy F
Mariposa, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time I tried it the service was nice but the nachos were gross. I doubt if I try it again. Sorry..

Thank Sherry L
Chester, New York
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Mariposa for a three day visit to Yosemite. Looking in the windows of the restaurants in town we saw nicely set tables. Glasses of wine on cloth-topped tables and in one case, a line out the door. But we're in an old west town with tons of history where's the saloon? We found exactly what we were... More 

Thank vicHowHike
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

There were only a few folks in the bar when I arrived, but it seemed to take an awful long time to get service. Once the waitress acknowledged me things picked up and she was very friendly. The broccoli cheese soup was much too think for my liking, but I was excited for my baked fish. After a few bites... More 

Thank Stephen C
Mariposa, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2016

tried this place many times,the food is always terrible.Marginal service,one of 3 places in town to get a hard alcohol drink

Thank crashandburnh2o
Robert B, Owner at Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern, responded to this review

Merry Christmas. I'm sorry to hear that your visits to the Gold Coin have been so disappointing. I would, of course, like to hear more specifics; we work very hard to make your patronage as enjoyable as possible. I welcome your input regarding our menu and views on how we can make our serve staff more pleasant. You can reach... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Passing through the quaint town of Mariposa CA just outside of Yosemite and stopped for lunch at Betts Gold Coin. Great food 😄 ! Between 3 of us we had a taco salad, a chicken wrap and a steak sandwich - and everyone was pleased and would return. The steak on that sandwich was between 3/4 and one inch thick... More 

Thank Bob H
Las Vegas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

Bar patrons huddled outside the entrance smoking their cigarettes because of the indoor smoking ban. I don't mind that, actually prefer it. When they come inside though, they drag the smoke smell in with them. We were sitting at a table not more than four feet away from the bar, most of the tables are that close. The main reason... More 

Thank Greg A
Glos, England
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We stayed in Mariposa 3 nights and ate here food was good and we then wiped away the rest of the night at the bar, Great service.

Thank jules780

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
  • Phone Number: +1 209-966-2388
The “story” of the modern Gold Coin Restaurant and Tavern is very complex. I guess the history of the “Coin” and its home in the old Fremont Adobe is not simple either. That’s why the term “Where History Lives” is most appropriate.Linda, and her sister Betty, had a dream. A Sports Tavern in Mariposa. Several years ago, Betty was killed in a motorcycle accident and Linda decided to fulfill their dream. Then it happened! She talked with Helen Kwalwasser, who was restoring the old Fremont Adobe building, built in 1849-50, as the headquarters for the Las Mariposas mining properties, has a colorful past. The original “Gold Coin Bar” was originally established shortly after prohibition ended, by the Greenamyer brothers with proceeds from their lucky strike at the old Gold Coin Mine in northern Mariposa County.After being abandoned for more than 20 years, Helen took on the massive task of restoring this historic Mariposa icon. All she needed was a tenant and along came Linda. The “Coin” is like no other dining and beverage experience in the Mother Lode area; perhaps in the West. The atmosphere gives the “historic” feel of the time when this building was in its prime. The gold mines are gone with little to remind us of this colorful part of our western heritage but the “Coin” is here and thriving! There are those who say that the “spirits” of those early pioneers, prospectors and minors are still among us. We won’t argue. We think that those spirits are alive and well and have played a major role in why the “Coin” is what it is today! As Bob likes to say, we are the “brush” and I can only suspect who is controlling the “hand”!

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