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“Best ribs on VG, and probably the best sunset view!”
Review of Mine Shaft Cafe

Mine Shaft Cafe
Ranked #19 of 38 Restaurants in Virgin Gorda
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Washington DC
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172 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“Best ribs on VG, and probably the best sunset view!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We love the ribs at Hog Heaven but the Mine Shaft's are even better, and their fries and plantains are better too. Service is casual and chatty. The view of the sunset is pretty hard to beat. Prices are reasonable for what you get. We were first here over a year and a half ago and I think this place has only gotten better since then. Definitely recommended!

  • Visited January 2013
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Boston
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ok”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

went there for a drink an appetizers. There were three families there. Perhaps more people went at lunch- do not know.

Visited March 2012
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Huntsville, Alabama
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food, service, and view”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

My husband and I enjoyed dinner at the Mine Shaft Cafe. Food was good, service was very good, and the view was very nice as well. We were hoping for an amazing sunset view but the clouds obscured it somewhat. However, we enjoyed watching all those chickens roost for the night. If you have kids, make sure you visit the Mine Shaft Cafe, They will love watching the chickens at sunset.

  • Visited June 2012
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Carmel
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, drinks and food were good.”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

I thought the meals were a little overpriced. The restaurant itself was clean, the staff was friendly, the service was quick. I wish I would have taken a photo of the bar. It was nicely designed. It was a little below floor level so the bartenders were more of eye level with the customers. I've included two photos. One is of the chickens that climb the trees at night to sleep. While eatting dinner the trees next to us started shaking, and then we noticed a bunch of chickens in them.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Cathy G
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

It was our hotel that recommended this restaurant because of the ribs buffer, but when we got there, the buffet was not operating.
The calamari was good, the ribs OK, and the chicken was poor.
We went at night so could not enjoy what must have been a spectacular view, so go during the day

  • Visited July 2012
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