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Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern

5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-3412
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cobb salad” (9 reviews)
“burger” (22 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is partly bar and partly restaurant, but the food is better than in an avarage bar. We took fish&chips, prawns and some chicken as well. Each of plates were tasty as the salads and soups too. The price level is avarage, but the...More

Thank Protravellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quaint little tavern with a decent menu but unfortunately the risotto, fish and chips and the pancetta chicken were all unavailable. Friendly staff and extremely accommodating with everything else we needed. My husbands steak was nice and I had the salmon which was very...More

Thank Ashleigh M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Burgers. Cool beer. Uk family on a road trip from San Fran to LA via Yosemite Monterey Santa Barbara San Diego. We were made very welcome and service was excellent

Thank simlat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barman, Shane, was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. He stayed open until we were ready to leave. Drinks were plentiful and we ll priced.

Thank BrizVegas_In
Reviewed 23 November 2017

On our way to Yosemite we were staying in Mariposa and found this place to have lunch. The place looks as you would expect in this area, lots of wood and a central bar. Clientele mostly locals, I guess because it's outside the tourist season....More

Thank Jamesrvp
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The absolute worst service ever. We ordered two drinks, money was literally snatched from me and on leaving I was luck enough to catch the woman cussing me with the f word.... amongst others Just don’t go here it’s that simple

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The food options included typical tavern fair and well as steaks and fish dishes. The food was fine but nothing special.

Thank msray53
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Had been a few years ago after stopping for the night after visiting Yosemite and didn't mind the place. But now? I'm not sure if they have a LOCALS ONLY vibe or are just horrible at there job but geeze I could not believe the...More

Thank Stewart J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Stayed in Mariposa and were recommended a restaurant by the motel. Attempted to get a table there but staff very rude and ignorant, so we went to Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern instead and we're so glad we did. Although the food was on the...More

Thank SweetLover
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Gold Coin Bar is on the main road through Mariposa town. There is an indoor and outdoor seating area. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food and drinks are very reasonable priced. We visited this bar a couple of times whilst staying a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: +1 209-966-3412
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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