Mining Camp Restaurant Imparts Old Western Town Charm

The Historic Mining Camp Restaurant and Trading Post is open for the summer and serving up Western style vittles for hungry Apache Junction residents and visitors alike. The charming Western mining town-themed restaurant serves lunch and dinner in the style that gives guests a taste of what it was like back in the days when Apache Junction and the Town of Goldfield were full of miners trying to strike it rich.

Sit down at the long community tables and enjoy family style meals with the restaurant’s famous barbecue beef, ribs, roasted chicken with dressing and oven baked ham served with sourdough rolls, raisin bread, baked beans, coleslaw, green beans and roasted potatoes. Keeping it authentic, meals are served up on vintage style tin plates. The restaurant also has lots of space for parties, weddings, fundraisers and corporate events and even a large barn to offer an atmosphere that is a little different. There is also a spacious gift shop near the entrance of the restaurant with all kinds of Southwestern and Western style gifts, souvenirs and food items.

The world famous Mining Camp Restaurant opened its doors to the public in 1961. The restaurant is located at the base of the beautiful Superstition Mountains in Apache Junction. The restaurant’s unique exterior is made up of roughly sawn ponderosa pine hauled from Payson, Arizona. Today, the restaurant still follows the theme of the early mining camp cook shanty.

The Mining Camp Restaurant is located at 6100 E. Mining Camp St., Apache Junction and in summer hours (May through October) is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Call (480) 982-3181 or visit for additional information.

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