Orange County Mining Co.

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1604 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Sun 1:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM

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PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy our visits to OCMC, however this one could have been better. We were a party of 7 and we were seated in the back upper level. Several people were facing the window at sunset and the glare was so bad they could not see the faces of people sitting across from them. Also it seemed much noiser back there, it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Finally, my husband and I ordered the large prime rib to share, and it was way too thick at 5 inches and difficult to eat. It should have been a larger cut of meat and not as thick, I think it would have cooked better that way.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The wait to get to out table even with a reservation was about 30 mins. The wait to get our food from the time we ordered was 1 hour. Our server was great but wait was too long and we literally lost our appetite. Steak was ok, could use more seasoning. Scallops and shrimp combo was floating in butter. It was ok to experience for the 1st time but we won't be back.

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a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Very underwhelming for the price. Service was nothing special, salad bar was messy and missing items constantly, no soup bowls, wait was 20 minutes even with a reservation. All pretty terrible. Won’t be returning and won’t recommend

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JD
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

We went for the Father’s Day brunch buffet. We had a reservation for 1:30 PM and we weren’t seated until 2:15 PM. The overpriced buffet food was mediocre and not continuously refilled. The service was poor and no one seemed to know what they were doing. To finish it off our server charged us full price for a child which should’ve been less than half the price. Never coming back here again, they need to get their act together.

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VE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The buffet was limited for the price point. The service staff was great but they were so booked that we were not seated until 20 minutes after our reservation.

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our reservation was at 1:15pm. We were seated after 2pm then they start putting food away around 2:30pm. They did not have the egg Benedict that they normally do for brunches. Very disappointed and we want our refund since the bill was $95 plus tip.

They way overbooked themselves. The quality of the food was horrible. The crabs was so small and cold.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was good but we had a reservation for 1 and didn’t get seated til almost 2pm. Then they started running out of food we desired.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Except we hv to wait 40 mins before they sit us down.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father’s Day

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SP
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Something for everyone and almost everything so delicious!!! Well be going back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Father’s Day 2019. The food was ok; not great. They were missing basic condiments such as horse radish sauce for the prime rib and cocktail sauce for the shrimp. When we got up to check out the dessert bar, the servers completely cleared our table and acted like they thought we were leaving. We’d been there <25 minutes. Our drinks were mixed up. We couldn’t tell which water went where. The busboy just said sorry and left us. I was disappointed as I’d been there in 2017 and it was much better managed at that time. I don’t plan to return.

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D
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

OC Mining Co is always a good place to go. The dress code is casual and they are kid-friendly so it's a great place to take guests from out of town if you keep the price point in mind. We did the brunch and there was no rush from the staff even as the restaurant filled up. Pro Tip: if you're doing Sunday brunch, make reservations and take the 9 or 10 am slot because it gets nuts by 1.

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P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were not happy that for Father's Day brunch they took some of our favorite brunch items off the menu🙁🙁

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Fathers Day brunch the food was cold even though we were there at 930 am. The Omelet was not cooked all the way. The food was not good and we wasted a lot of money. I don’t mind spending money if it is good food! Very disappointed.

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Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our Server, Stacy is attentive and make sure that our coffee is always hot .The wait staff always comes by to our table to clear out the plates. View is great. Overall, it was a great experience.

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JT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, staff were accommodating, courteous and friendly. Only minus would be the cost was a little high, for the amount of food we got. Still...for a place this nice in the heart of Orange County, it is probably one of the best places out there.

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b
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They have a really good soup and salad bar and delicious cheese bread! My husband ordered the barbeque chicken entree and it was just okay. The chicken was dry. I had the vegetable entree with artichoke, mushrooms, baked potato, and steamed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots. The artichoke was really good and I like the potato. I did not care for the others, though.

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D
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been coming here for years. This trip, the food wasn't as good as in the past. And the prices seemed high. I don't mind higher prices if the food quality is at the same level. This just wasn't the case. Maybe it will be better next time. Salad bar is always good though.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff was very nice.....went for my daughters graduation. Meal was delicious.

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LC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Orange County Mining Company has a beautiful location overlooking Orange (and beyond). We thoroughly enjoyed watching the sun set and seeing the city lights come on as the night sky darkened. The noise level was somewhat prohibitive for our elderly parents. Food was very good, although some of it could have used some tweaking (overdone ribs and underdone fillet). Overall, it is a great place to go and we will return for sure.

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HT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a lovely dinner and watched the sun set. However, we had to open the blinds to see it. The host was very blaise......but, our waited was good.

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PB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and wonderful service---attentive but not pushy. Incredible sunset view from our table. A perfect anniversary dinner!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation brunch

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v
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service, reasonable price, fantastic view.

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ZO
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived there was more than one issue that required the management's involvement. That said, Manager Brian stepped up, immediately took ownership of what we pointed out and we left 100% better for the experience.

The food was exceptional, the service unmatched, and the views are exceptional.

Thank you, and we highly recommend your restaurant to anyone looking for a nice evening out. We look forward to returning one night soon.

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rebecca, our server, did a wonderful job. She was attentive without being a bother.

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JM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great ambiance unfortunately you have to pay for that here. 2 people at dinner over 100.

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LE
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent soup and salad bar. What a treat and very rare these days. Cheese bread and filet were frosting on the cake. New loaded cheese fries were also delicious as a side and reasonably priced. Will return again very soon.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here a few times, love love, love it!
Christina Hall

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K
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Steak was too tough and grisly to cut through. Supposedly it was a tasty steak, but I never got to sample it. Everything was just mediocre.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Waitress wonderful! We will be back!

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DM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sister’s bday. It was fun!

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RD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a good experience. Food was good and felt the prices were fair. Did not like the fact that there was no self parking. You are forced to use valet which is a $6.00 charge. Don't care about the money I just prefer to park myself. There really should be a self parking option.

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MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always consistent in providing excellent prime rib, steaks and a very good salad bar.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great steak for a reasonable price point.

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We must have come on chef's night off - This was the first visit ever - where our steak was undercooked - so we both just ate part of it and took the rest home to finish cooking. One was medium rare and one was medium well --- I think we might have received two RARE's. We'll be back - just not on a holiday weekend.

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DH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Prices going up, food appeal going down. Potato salad potatoes still crunchy, clam chowder had no flavor, colorado chili is now bean soup, $38 prime rib delivered luke warm, vegetables are $6 add on. Celebrating grandson birthday. He is diabetic and asked to exchange mashed potato or rice for veggies. Staff stated no exchanges. We paid for steamed veggies...carrots still crunchy. Offered us free birthday dessert at end of meal which we declined. Would have been happy to get veggies instead of potatoes and dessert. Likely would have been a wash for OC Mining Co. This has been our go to place for special occassions for many years. Sadly we will likely not be coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Will surely comeback with friends and family!

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T
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michael was excellent.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall amazing atmosphere. Food is moderately price but well worth it! Highly recommend for dates and etc. Amazing views

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