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Betts Gold Coin Sports Tavern

€€ - €€€American, ,
5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-3412
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar, Pub
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5021 Highway 140, Charles Street, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 18 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 10 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 23 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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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We arrived and were made so welcome by the staff and they were very accommodating. One guy came over and talked to my boys and then dressed them in a cowboy hat and gave them a gun...they loved it! Burgers were freshly made and I...More

Thank NadineL937
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere is typical sports bar with historical flare. The food was good. Problem is we waited 1 hour for our food from the time our order was placed. We all ordered grilled food so prep time should not have been an issue. My steak...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The food was ok but some of the staff were unfriendly and the kitchen hygiene was a concern. There are better places to eat.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Enjoyed a good meal and service while passing through Mariposa. Good food for all of the family and would recommend.

Thank Gunnersi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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