Hungry for a taste of the Wild West? Be sure to drive down the Historic Apache Trail, a classic trail prospectors took to arrive at the 1890s Goldfield where they hoped to pan gold to strike it rich.


Today on that road, The Mining Camp Restaurant offers up family-style cowboy dinners for those passing through. Since 1961, The Mining Camp Restaurant has been serving up mesquite wood-smoked meats to those looking to taste Arizona’s past. Dig into barbecue ribs, roasted ham and chicken with fresh rolls served hot and with a side of cactus jelly.


The restaurant’s unique exterior is made up of roughly sawn ponderosa pine hauled from Payson, Arizona and the interior gives dinners the feeling that they are in an early mining camp cook shanty.


Also check out the newspaper clippings that are all along the walls. These clippings give visitors a peek into the history and many legends that surround the area and the Superstition Mountains. There’s a reason they’re called the Superstition Mountains!


If you’re looking for a way to work up an appetite for The Mining Camp Restaurant’s delicious food, visit the Superstition Mountain Museum and check out the Elvis Chapel, a movie memorabilia museum that features the western movies that have been filmed in the area. A perfect experience for the western movie fan in your family!


Be sure to take lots of photos during your time on the Trail and if you’re an Instagram foodie photographer, share your barbecue ribs with us using #MesaCityLimitless!