Orange County Mining Co.

4.5
2123 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 2123 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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JanP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be out to a special restaurant and enjoy being served while looking at their beautiful view!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We sat outside for patio dining, had an amazing view, with patio heaters when it started getting cool. Food was delicious. Of course they can't do their famous salad bar right now, but they offered soup or salad options.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service is great. Their cheese bread is very good nice and crunchy We had for appetizers coconut beer shrimp it was crispy and the sauce was nice and sweet. I had the felt Mignon medium rare with bacon and the Oscar sauce (creamy sauce with crab meat). The filet felt a little dry but sauce was good. Over all it was a good meal. Our server was very friendly and on top of removing plates once we were done with them. I would definitely recommended this restaurant. Would have gave it 5 stars but the restroom was very dirty.

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vipTedLasso
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view, especially around sunset and the meal was excellent.

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StanW
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Thank you Ashley.

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DEBBIEV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food great . Server didnt even remember my man's bday and had a another server come and set ice cream down. Kind of rude .

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Denise
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I booked this reservation on OPEN TABLE which is a great app & convenient. I love this restaurant's atmosphere, food & service. The reason I gave it 4 stars is that on Open Table, they had a question if I was celebrating anything. We were celebrating or 40th Wedding Anniversary but I guess that didn't translate to OC Mining Co. They never asked us in the restaurant & I should have mentioned it but didn't. My husband & I had a nice celebration anyway. Just a little miss but it happens.

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Angel
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous waiter and appreciated the manger finding us an indoor table

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DebbieN
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fabulous as was the service. We sat out on the patio where there was a nice breeze and heaters if you want one. I would highly recommend.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good variety. We always enjoy eating dinner here. Key is to make reservations.

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JenniferM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very helpful staff and really good food! Ambiance is relaxing. Would definitely come back.

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BeatrisB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place celebrated our 15 year anniversary and we had a beautiful view outdoor

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KueblerS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server was amazing. We were celebrating a birthday and he made sure we had everything we needed for the cake I brought. It was cold outside where we initially made reservations, but the staff took it upon themselves to set a table inside for us because of the chill. So nice and appreciated.

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vipOCOPINIONATOR
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

This was the poorest experience we have had in the 28 years we have been patronizing The OC Mining Company. Short pours on Martinis. Asked for the Oscar topping on my Filet to be "on the side"...and, of course, it was on top of my Mignon. Seafood taste mixed with Steak DOES NOT MIX. Never had my water refilled until we were ready to settle the tab. Not the we we hoped to celebrate our first DINNER DATE since COVID hit.

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Harry
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to celebrate a special occasion, whether ribs, Steak, Fish or Chicken
the entrees are superb, Everyone's food tasted great, You won't leave hungry, even if you have a large appetite like I do. With over 20 inside window tables Everyone gets a great panoramic view of Orange County.

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VickyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner!! Nice casual atmosphere and great view

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JohnM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a good view of the south orange county from up high go to the mining company restaurant

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Jason
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Took wife to dinner for her birthday, we have been here multiple times before and this time everything seemed way off, steak was over cooked and mashed potatoes were dry and cold. They brought out food out 10 minutes before our kids meals. They did discount the bill and removed the kids meals but kinda ruined our dinner.

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SusanH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food here is excellent. It’s down hill from there. The ambience is mediocre. We dined at 5:30pm Friday evening. When we arrived, the waiter said “I’m sorry, someone took your table you reserved”. He wasn’t willing to have the couple move, but very willing to make us sit elsewhere (I had reserved a table in advance). I requested that the waiter bring my appetizers with my husbands entree - didn’t do. Super overpriced. Valet was $7.00. Needless to say, I won’t be back. Don’t waste your time. View isn’t great either.

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SamE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Was supposed to be a birthday surprise and was a frustratingly bad experience from beginning to end...
1. Forced valet park (charged) during covid even when we said we did not want anyone in the car.
2. No salad or soup bar even though we were told there was an open salad and soup bar when we called to confirm
3. We reserved a window table and were taken outside through heavy gravel and no railing on an edge wearing heels. This was unacceptable, then taken to a table outside on a patio in a corner. Again unacceptable due to the cold and not what was reserved. Ultimately we were given a window table.
4. The service was lengthy, but friendly. We had to request salt and pepper for our meals as nothing was offered. At this time, after asking abt the salad and soup , we were told no salad or soup bar and no longer do you get both with your meals. Either or, or pay for separately.
5. When the birthday ice cream was brought, it took over 5 minutes to get someone's attention to bring spoon since none were brought with the ice cream.
6. The meals were unbelievably delicious but unfortunately did not make up for the misleading information and over all bad experience
We would not recommend for a planned evening out but more of a last minute unplanned dinner that you have no expectations.

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annettef
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome view and great food and drinks!! Would definitely go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My fiancé and I had a nice evening celebrating 3 months until our wedding. We are getting married at the restaurant and it was just nice to be present there

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SteveM
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Friday nite for a sunset dinner with my wife. Sat outdoors with a great view. The service was very good, attentive and quick. The meals (baby backs and salmon) was excellent. Fall off the bone with a great flavor. The drinks were a different matter. Jack on the rocks and a Cosmo were both watered down. The Jack looked like a short pour with added water. Cosmo was weak and tasted watery. At $16 per, you would think the drinks would be substantial. Go for the wine... still steep, but no water. Prices for the meals were a little on the high side, mid 30's for each meal, but they were excellent.
I would recommend this place, but be prepared for a pricey evening.

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vipCristinaM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary like always during sunset and it was fabulous as always ❤️

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Andy
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really impressed by the quality of the food and the friendly service! Our meals were delicious (prime rib, scallops, grilled artichoke for appetizer). The cocktails were well-balanced and refreshing (Tennessee Mule, Whiskey Sour, Old Fashioned). Let's be clear, this is not a 'value' restaurant. You're paying for the view. However, we also REALLY enjoyed the service and the meal. We will be coming back!

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susant
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We just wanted to relax and take in the view. Only minor issue was we felt a little rushed as all our food came out super fast. Hadn’t finished the salad when the dinner arrived.

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VitoZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prime rib was very good and also the coconut shrimp appetizer

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navy1974
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. It was lovely as when we celebrated our 1st anniversary there just with our 2 kids this time. The staff was great and very attentive and the view as picturesque as always.

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MeredithS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

We had an appointment for 6 pm on 4/7/21, we got there 5-10 min early. We got seated right outside the bar area. We sat, and sat and sat and sat some more. Finally around 6:30 I asked one of the servers if she could tell or server we have been sitting there for 30 minutes with no one coming over to ask us if we wanted drinks or anything. She said there was a miss communication between servers who was going to take us. Seems weird that they all didn't notice we had been sitting there with menus and no drinks for that long. She then took our drink order, and then or order. Our salads came out and I had to ask for some cheesy bread (one of the man reasons we go to the mining company) we love it. Normally as soon as you sit down you get the bread. This visit was not up to their normal standards. We have been going there for over 20 years for Birthdays and anniversaries. I even got married there. Was not impressed. With the money that is charged, I expect good service. When I filled out the online reservation. I notated it was for my birthday. There was no acknowledgement of that at all.

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Justbill
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

1985 called and it wants its restaurant back.
A very dated menu of mediocre food at highish prices. Our party had prime rib, steak, chicken and ribs and nothing stood out as worth $35+.
View is nice but restaurant just looks old and tired.

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KimK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. The food an view were spectacular. The sever was so nice and friendly. Great Day!

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vipHildaS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service , food and view hands downs the best in OC

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vipLoftDrew
Orange County
99 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our second Easter in a row at Orange County Mining Company and we had a great time. The Food, Service and Views are amazing. I had the Filet Mignon and the Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet for dessert. Everyone said their meal was cooked to perfection. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice way to spend Easter with our little family

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went there for Easter dinner. Was very nice.

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KimR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had Easter Sunday brunch but because of Covid they were just serving their regular menu. Food was good but cold when we received it.

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Spacevijing
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mgr. noticed that my elderly father had problems walking in immediately escorted us to a table near the entrance.

Excellent customer service!

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VictoriaA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We celebrated a special occasion and were outside on the gravel patio. We enjoyed the view and service! It was a memorable evening worth repeating!

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Belle
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great but hostess forgot we were waiting in the bar for an outside seat. We ended up inside after we reminded her & it was nice either way :)

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Selina
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this restaurant on yelp and seen it had a beautiful view and great reviews so I thought my boyfriend and I give it a try. This was our first time coming here and the experience was amazing! The restaurant was clean, we sat outside, the view was BEAUTIFUL! The staff was great and very attentive. The food quality was exquisite and worth the price. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a nice night out.

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Orange County Mining Co. is rated 4.5 stars by 2123 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.