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Orange County Mining Co., Santa Ana, CA

Orange County Mining Co.

4.3
4.3
3270 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Orange County Mining Company provides our guests with a rustic, casual, and relaxing, American steakhouse and saloon experience. Quality meats, poultry and seafood. Hearty soups, fresh produce and rich desserts. Eclectic wines, classic, and new classic cocktails. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy as you soak in the incredible view of the world from up here. You’ll be better for it…our promise!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (714) 997-7411
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thomas McNamara
  • Private party facilities
    With two banquet rooms hosting both large parties and private ceremonies, Orange County Mining Company offers the flexibility in event space to help you plan an incredible event. The panorama view, day or night, is an unmatched backdrop for any special occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Aderholdt: (714) 997-7411
  • Neighborhood
    Orange
  • Cross street
    Chapman-Cannon
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Orange County

    Great for scenic views

  • North Orange County

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

3,270 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn’t have been happier with our service and our server. She has helped us both times of us dining at the OCMC and it was spectacular.

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  2. FredK

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was quite good, and the service was excellent. We were somewhat disappointed in the salad bar compared to our last visit pre-COVID. Overall, I thought it may be a bit overpriced, But we enjoyed ourselves, and the views looking out over Orange were beautiful.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey but lots of fun! Entrees probably the most overpriced.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    During our dinning experience it was noticed our server was very pleasant and respectful. The food and atmosphere was excellent. The issue was due to the restaurant being very busy with patrons and a social event (wedding) the service was slow and disorganized. It is believed this situation was caused by low staffing, training, and the staff and management being overwhelmed. Over all it was a great meal and venue, suggest working on timeliness of service.

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  5. BadVDayDinner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TLDR: $98 down the drain, save yourselves the trip and eat elsewhere because this food is not good and not even CLOSE to worth the prices they charge. The food was absolutely flavorless. My fiancee and I went for Valentine’s Day, I got a teak and she got salmon. We both agreed that neither piece of meat was even prepared with basic ingredients like salt or pepper. I paid 44 dollars for a 14 oz steak to not even have salt on it? Flavorless and chewy NY strip. I’m not chef, but I am so confident I could have done better at home and spent the money on two steaks at the grocery store. Her salmon was the same deal. It was bland with no flavor and was barely saved by the lemon juice from the wedge they gave her on her plate. The salad and soup bar was mediocre at best. I had a bowl of chili that for sure could have come straight out of a Hormel chili can. The salad bar was actually the best part of the evening. Everything was clean and fresh looking so no problem there All in all, the only thing worth going there for was the view. We sat outside and yeah, it was super pretty. But it SUCKED eating a whole meal to then think to ourselves “We legit would have done better at the Cheescake factory or Chili’s.

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  6. DanS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    View was great as usual. Nice fun ambience with fire and lanterns. Nice to have the salad and soup bar. Service was good and we were seated quickly with reservation. Food quality was pretty good. Maybe a little pricey for the quality but since it includes salad/soup and a side, you get quite a lot for the price. One female manager went above and beyond to double-check on ingredients that would impact my food allergies. Overall a good family dining experience.

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  7. MIGGY

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is good. We had fillet minion and its was very good. The only thing i wasn't too happy about was getting up to serve myself soup and salad. And the night we were there was so noisy with the events they had going on so that being said that took from the beautiful view they have.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Keith, our server, was amazing. He went above and beyond to accommodate us. Shout out to the hostess as well!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around great experience food and service were A1.

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  10. SteveNancy214

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. The only puzzling thing was I made Valentine's dinner reservations the day they were first available. We were seated at a small wobbly table next to the serving area. Didn't like that, so they moved us to another small, less wobbly table next to an exit door that people kept going in and out of on a cold night, Brrr. No first come/first serve on the reservation system. Guess you gotta know someone. Food was wonderful though.

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  11. otis

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As usual, food and service top notch, unfortunately when we went outside to get our car at valet desk, there must have been 20 people standing around waiting. It took us 20 plus minutes for us to tell them we would just walk up the hill to our car ourselves. Somehow someone apparently abandoned there car in the waiting line to get in, causing gridlock. The manage came out offering drinks, and when she saw us walking toward our car, after paying for valet, she offered us a free meal-we"ll see if that happens.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time with my wife would definitely come again

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  13. ToddK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservations 2.5 months early for Vday at 5:30 to see sunset, was told would seat us in a bit (5:50) 1/2 empty dining room that early and sat us away from windows and with a blocked view next to the salad bar that got very noisy as the night went on. Food was mhhh server was nice. Will not return. Way better options out there

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  14. ErumN

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Valentine day dinner The view was spectacular and we got a great table

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  15. SueE

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The last few times I have been to Orange County mining Company. I was disappointed. This time the soup and salad bar is back and it was delicious. Also, the prime bread was much better than the last few times. It seems like things are picking up at The Mining Compnay. YAY! If you haven’t been there in a while, I suggest trying it once again again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service friendly and fast. Thanks. Highly recommended

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  17. MarkRobinson

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good overall! I love the prime rib! Best ever!

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  18. TomA

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic steakhouse with a great view. Started with the cornbread just to get to their awesome jalapeño jam. The prime rib was delicious, and my sister loved her blood orange margarita. They’ve been there for 50 years.

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  19. RickG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance, the mine theme worked well. The steak ordered “medium” was undercooked, but waiter took it back and made it right. Beautiful views, outdoor dining.

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  20. PeterF

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, food was Good . Salad Bar disappointing, they reduced the number of choices significantly.

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  21. AnnetteP

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is incredible!!! Filet minon to die for. Cheesy bread that I could live on & a yummy salad bar. The view is so beautiful. Makes me happy & makes me smile. We have been to both locations, the other one is in Pomona. OC has better food but the Pomona one lets you park yourself so you have to wait in a long valet line & pay an extra $8 bucks.

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  22. Timtim560

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and a perfect anniversary dinner. After going there for the first time it will definitely be a place I go to more often.

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  23. Dani

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing and we were still able to have a view even with a booth table. Our waitress Belin was the best and very respectful. Always look forward to dining here.

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  24. ChristieDeRego

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great brunch! Reuben was an outstanding server. Checked on us all the time and was very friendly!!! Food was good and view was amazing!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place to visit. Food was ok. Some of the stirfry Was too tough. Otherwise nice to visit

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  26. Rosaliem

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed of the mandatory valet. We didn’t know the cost nor were we able to tip because we didn’t know it was mandatory valet. So had very little cash on us. Whether a party was planned there and such it should not have been mandatory valet. I would recommend the food but not the parking. And I asked our waiter for more bread and he never brought it even though he came to our table three times after. I didn’t feel I needed to ask again.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely terrible and it was a complete waste of money going there. The steaks were undercooked, and I am 100% certain they are selling top sirloin as ribeye steaks. Overall, I would not recommend this restaurant to anybody.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fillet and scallops/ garlic mashed potatoes with skins. Cooked to perfection and hot. Wife and daughter had fillets also. Likewise and all were great. Server was outstanding. Not cheap with wine but worth every dollar for a special experience evening.

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  29. RubyW

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time (as usual) ! Greg was great & very attentive. We celebrated my husband’s birthday! Beautiful sunset view!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had a really lovely Sunday brunch! Very sweet stuff, they did everything they could to make sure we had a very nice time.

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  31. JenniferS

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not a great experience unfortunately. Waited 25 min just to park since valet was backed up. Called restaurant while waiting to park to tell them we would be late for our reservation (even though we arrived on time). Once we finally got parked waited another 25 min for our table to be ready. Drinks weren’t offered by waiter for another 15 min. Food was ok. Got charged $8 for valet even though we waited forever and parked our own car and walked back over to it once they gave us the keys. We had been here many times in the past but definitely won’t be coming back after this experience :(

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Ordered the prime rib 10 oz cut with a side of 3 scallops. Added glass of pinot noirs. Great food. Prices are on the higher end. Just be prepared. Waitress and other staff were amicable and efficient. Overall experience was excellent.

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  33. CFish

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Orange County Mining Company offered an unforgettable experience for our group of five. The panoramic views set a magnificent backdrop to our diverse, delicious entrees. With friendly, swift service, every dish stood out, ensuring a memorable evening for all. Highly recommend for a unique dining adventure

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  34. JohnP

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our friend John had given us a gift card and made the reservation in his name. We arrived a few hours early just to see if they could seat us...and they did. The view was spectacular and food as well. Mitch and Michaela

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  35. KkRic2016

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food but poor service. Our waiter was not the greatest. Had to ask 4x for water the busboy had to help her give us water. Technically she hardly attend to us the whole dinner time and I request birthday candle for my guest, failed on that too!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner on the patio last night. We were very pleased to see they brought back the soup and salad bar!😍

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The steaks were very tender. You can’t beat the view. Salad bar is back - very fresh and great selection! Service doesn’t match the price. We felt very rushed and were in and out in just over an hour.

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  38. WillieT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, as always. We have been here many time and will be back for many more.

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  39. ShawnH

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice time, the staff was incredible. My NY strip was perfectly done, and the texture was magnificent!

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  40. MarkF

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had high expectations for this place but honestly, you are paying for the view. The food was mediocre. I feel like there was a lot of staff but not enough quality control. It was not good at all, the mimosas were probably the best part!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Orange County Mining Co. is rated 4.3 stars by 3270 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Orange County Mining Co.

10000 Crawford Canyon Road, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Chapman-Cannon
  • Neighborhood
    Orange
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Steak, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas McNamara
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 997-7411
  • Private party facilities
    With two banquet rooms hosting both large parties and private ceremonies, Orange County Mining Company offers the flexibility in event space to help you plan an incredible event. The panorama view, day or night, is an unmatched backdrop for any special occasion.
  • Private party contact
    Angela Aderholdt: (714) 997-7411
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