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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 good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (29 reviews)
“cobb salad” (8 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 weeks ago via mobile

Today, may 2nd, I went here for the first time since new ownership. I've lived here my entire life and I have seen restaurants come and go, good and bad. The new coin is worse than miners. If I wanted frozen food that's been refried...More

Thank Lara L
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This tavern has been closed down due to bad management. It was always empty. Sometimes in the summer they'd have live music but only half the year. The beer was reasonably priced.

Thank Cindy d
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My wife and I kind of stumbled on this place, and came here every night we were in Mariposa. Good, no-frills food, cold beer, sports on TV, great live music. Great slice of Americana, and staggering distance back to the hotel. Awesome.

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had Great Service, love the atmosphere and loved the food. We will tell our friends to go there.We will definitely be back

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 21 January 2018 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 4 January 2018 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 29 December 2017 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 28 December 2017

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
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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