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Mine Shaft, Houghton

Categories: Fun & Games
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2.8/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
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  • Nice place for a quick sandwich or place to watch a sporting event. In the same building is a bowling alley and arcade. The arcade was fun for kids and adults too. 
  • We ate at the Mine Shaft restaurant and very very impressed with the fast and friendly service. The food was great and the prices were very reasonable. I would definitely return. 
  • Cool looking place. We had the pulled bbq pork sandwich it was good. One had chicken Alfredo and it was good. Another had stuffed stake fajitas that was ok. 
  • This is a fun place for the kids. They've got a small area with some games that give tickets and the kids can buy prizes, kind of like Chuck E. Cheese. They also have bowling.
  • Every here seems so disinterested with their jobs. Weird. Food was below average. Not horrible. But nothing special
  • trash. bad service. jk loved it 5 starts
  • Let me start this review by saying that I used to love this place. When it reopened about 3 years ago, they opened with fantastic food and service, at a reasonable price. The owners changed, within the last few months, I believe. Since the new owners have taken over, prices have remained the same while service has deteriorated, and many of the menu items have been removed. Their food is now lackluster at best; they still have a decent burger, but that's about the best thing on the menu anymore. They used to have interesting dishes like 4 cheese macaroni, and 4 or 5 other pasta dishes, now they have 2, one with shrimp, and the other, a slightly less spicy version without shrimp, that you can add chicken to for another $3. Their pulled pork is OK, but tastes like the sauce is straight out of a can, which makes me wonder what the point is, since they just took unseasoned pork, and put it in a slow cooker with BBQ sauce... All of their appetizers are deep fried, it seems (that said, the shining thing on the menu is their pickle chips-absolutely phenomenal), and way overpriced. And then there's the service. We actually *knew* the waitress, and still got terrible service. It took 5 minutes of waiting for a hostess to show up at the front podium to seat us, another 15-20 minutes to order drinks, we waited 10 minutes for the waitress to bring our drinks, only to have her forget one drink, and take another 10 minutes to get that one. After our drinks were dropped off, our service improved a bit, but realize that we had been there for almost 45 minutes before *ordering* food. We left immediately after eating, and we had been in there for over an hour and a half. It is worth noting that my drink was comped, and a 15% discount was given, as an attempt to make everything better, but the fact is that it shouldn't have happened in the first place. Just don't go there any more. It's mediocre on a good day.
  • Well, yesterday's service was appalling! Traveled 2 hours and this was a planned stop in our daily itinerary. I had been there about 4 years ago and found it to be a fun place. Upon arrival we ordered kids meals for the 2 children and went to the arcade area to stretch legs and get active. About half of the games did not work properly so we decided to go back for food. Received appetizers and then pizza. Asked waitress why kids meals were taking so long and was told the meat was bad, but it was getting corrected and would be fine to eat. Tasted pizza and it was foul, fermented marinara taste, server took it back and with in minutes the owner approached us. Several time the owner came back to tell us their was nothing wrong with the pizza. After the 4th time we asked her to leave the table as we had already re-ordered and we were trying to enjoy our meal. She immediately got out of order and threatened to call the police. We offered to take our food to go and were escorted out of the restaurant. NEVER HAVE WE HAD SERVICE LIKE THIS! 3 of the 6 adults in our group are business owners and we could not believe the scene and circumstances. Definitely not a place for children! Our 2 and 7 years olds were crying and very scared! We will not return.
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