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Mr. Wright's Gold Digger Saloon



Name: LaChanze Thomas 
Restaurant Pick: Etaru
Reviewed: Mr. Wright's Gold Digger Saloon

I walked in and I was transported into a vivid dream. Every inch of this place is covered in memorabilia and relics. I found myself gazing over and over at the unique furnishings. I was seated immediately. I ordered a Long Island Iced Tea and it was powerfully potent. There were several items that were unavailable. Finally, I settled on the Moo Moo Meatballs. Although not my first choice, I thoroughly enjoyed it. The serving was presented well in a faux cast iron pan served with creamy whipped potatoes, marinara sauce and a slither of corn filled cornbread. It was beyond delicious. I wanted to order the crack pie, but it was unavailable. I will definitely try it on my next visit.

Name: Craig Neier 
Restaurant Pick: Mr. Wrights Gold Digger Saloon
Reviewed: Mr. Wright's Gold Digger Saloon

It’s all outside. There is no A/C except in the bathroom. It’s a hidden gem. It has a non-traditional approach to seating. It is also dog friendly. It’s a self-serve bar with a very friendly and informative, super sweet bartender who handles custom cocktail orders effortlessly. There is a band on weekends and comedy nights are on Sunday. The atmosphere is a casual, fun return to the Wild West rustic in a genuine way. It is not your typical Miami bar and close to the whole Wynwood Art District scene. Honey Smoked Old Fashioned is one of their signature drinks. The nachos are hearty with a nice touch of gorgonzola. They are not your typical big dish of chips with all the goodies on top. But each bite had a huge amount of ingredients down to the bottom of it. The cornbread is sweet with a touch of honey— very moist. The two meatballs were extremely dense and very heavy. They were served with a somewhat bland, mashed potatoes. Most are served in a cast iron skillet, keeping the theme of the Wild West. Another option is empanadas, wild rice and chicken, corn on the cob, hummus, vegan chili; it is a limited menu. Desserts were limited to two options, but they were sold out. The vibe is mostly locals and first-time patrons. The music is not that loud, so you can still have a conversation. The unique thing is that there is an inn attached with a shared room concept (4 rooms total). No cover charge and no drink minimum.

Name: Brenda Bean 
Restaurant Pick: Mezes Greek Taverna
Reviewed: Mr. Wright's Gold Digger Saloon

Easy to get to from I-95 heading east toward Miami Beach along 195, going south on Miami Rd to NE 20th Street, then east a few blocks on the north side. There is convenient phone/meter parking directly across from restaurant. As I entered the Saloon prop design entrance, a casual open-air courtyard emerges. Bartender/server, Monique, nods and waves with a friendly encouragement to seat myself. The new waiter Toona, drops both drink and food menus onto my rustic wooden “ice cream parlor” table. Loud rock music resounds overhead as more customers cluster to snack and enjoy saloon service. Cigarette smoke breaks the balmy night breeze for 10-15 minutes from another customer visiting with Toona. I nod at Monique who quickly approaches to take my order. The menu offers veganized, Western/Southern comfort food selections of cornbread and honey and Indian empanadas filled with spinach (but also meats for those who want it). I had the Taco Country, adding ground beef (that proves to really be flavorful, chopped up meatballs) added atop Cuban and kidney beans surrounded by red, white and blue natural corn chips smothered in a pico de gallo and covered by melted, white cheeses including gorgonzola. I had asked for chicken and waffles that I had spotted on the internet menu, but was told it was no longer offered. While I wait for the Taco Country arrival, Monique brings me a bottle of the pale ale, La Rubia, I had selected with hints of a Belgium wheat ale. It was a Wynwood Brewery product. My Taco Country casserole arrives, flavorful and filling taking more than half home from the generous portion size. I felt it was a little pricey for comfort food, but it was good quality. I did ask for one of the two desserts listed on the menu but was told no desserts were available “tonight.” So, if you need a unique break from Miami’s urban cityscape in Wynwood, Mr. Wright’s Gold Digger Saloon offers you just that with Western saloon flair and good, solid and healthy comfort food.

Restaurant Information

Location: : 111 NE 20th St. Miami, FL
Parking: Street
Phone: 786-493-7537
Restaurant Owners: Jorge Moreno
Executive Chef: N/A
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: Comfort Food/American/Southern
Signature Dishes: Vegan chili, cornbread
Vegetarian Options: Yes (and vegan)
Alcohol Served: Yes
Corkage Fee: N/A
Bottle Limit: N/A

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday– Closed 
Tuesday– Closed 
Wedensday– Closed 
Thursday– 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM 
Friday– 5:00 PM – 3:00 AM 
Saturday– 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM 
Sunday– 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM 

Meals Served: Dinner, bar food
Prix Fix Menu: No
Take-Out: No
Delivery: No
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $15-30
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $15-30
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? All major credit cards
Accept Reservations: Yes – groups over 10 with deposit
Need Reservations: No
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: N/A

Accommodations for Children: No
Dining Style: Casual, outdoor
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: N/A
Accommodate Groups: Yes
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes (all dining is outdoor)
Entertainment: Yes – live music and comedy nights on Sunday