Orange County Mining Co.

4.4
1638 reviews
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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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LB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Entrees were delicious, but the soup/salad bar was just meh...not much flavor in the salads. Soups were kind of watery/bland

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Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. I ordered the sirloin steak, my parents ordered bbq chicken and the ribs, and my husband had chicken and ribs as well. Everything was just so good! My husband’s ribs were a bit over cooked, but all in all, it was a great night celebrating my parents 51st anniversary.

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PF
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family here from Oregon, hadn’t seen them for over one year... Your restaurant is ALWAYS excellent for special occasions... our server was very understanding of our family time and was patient and kind... food was fabulous however we feel like we overstayed our time and welcome! We made sure the restaurant was not busy so as not to take away from other patrons or the server...we certainly made sure our server was compensated via a great tip! Thank you as always for a pleasant evening!

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H
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is my favorite. We go here on every special occasion . I love the cheese bread, salad bar, and Filet Oscar. YUMMMM... then top it off with a MUDpie to share. I like the fact that it is excellent food with a great view and you don't have to dress up to go. It's casual fun atmosphere.

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

The service is always great! Their wait staff and the staff that support them keep your drinks full and are there for any needs.
My dad and I both had steaks and they were cooked as we ordered. I love that they have a salad bar that is included with an entree and their cheese bread is old school, but tastes great.
My dad loves French fries and here they make you order them as a side order. I love baked potatoes with my steak and that you have to order as a side too. Definitely a negative.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We eat here at least twice a month

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H
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Daughter’s birthday brunch. We’ve frequented OC mining for over 15 years. The quality of the food and service is not what it used to be. It’s had its run but we’ll be going to a new brunch place from now on.

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T
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent. We were celebrating four Birthdays. It is a nice touch to have the Happy Birthday card on your table, and signed by the servers. The food is always good, as is the view!
Thank you,
Pamela

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place for special occasions or a date night

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LW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We go to OC Mining Co a few times a year, this was the first time of many that the food was sub par. The steaks were very fatty and over cooked for the level we ordered. Scallops were over cooked also. Service is always great. Almost needed sunglasses as this time of the year the sun sets at such an angle that there is no way to avoid the glare. Not discouraged from returning though, still love this place!

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ZO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The salmon was unusually salty but the rest of the dinner, drinks and dessert were excellent.

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CV
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

During the week its a nice view and it is quiet evening to enjoy with others

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JD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and view was great! Very well priced and loved the soup and salad bar!

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DC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every year my husband and I come to the Mining Company for dinner on our anniversary, 7/7. We had our wedding reception there on 7/7/2001. We’ve come back every year on our anniversary. Every time it is spectacular!! We love their food and always get the margaritas. Thanks again for making a memorable evening!!!

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C
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience as always. Food was tasty and meal was served while hot - ten stars for that!

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SM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary and the venue could not have been better. Our server, Stacy, was so nice and kind. The food and atmosphere was phenomenal as well. Although there was a 7.1 earthquake during the dinner, the night was great.

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TS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only reason it was noisy was a family? Ruckus with a young woman screaming at the top of her lungs and the entire party rushing by our table!

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SD
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been enjoying this place for years, with the mining themed decor, nice soup and salad bar, good food, service and views!!! We’d love a return of king crab legs to the menu, but food was very good.

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Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time dining at Orange Mining Co.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

July 4th with fam

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m
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

Cook may have forgotten salt on steaks and mashed potatoes ... both plates.

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PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Great service, but the food was prepared incorrect. Certainly overpriced for the quality. The view is beautiful but the windows are dirty which is odd. Nothing stood out that would make me come back.

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TD
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. Great seat. Great food. Great value. Great service. Looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. The handicapped parking was full so they offered it to us in the main lot. Server was attentive. Very thoughtful to bring us an anniversary sundae.
We will definitely be back! The quality of the main entrees was excellent. My husband ordered the one pound prime rib
And I ordered the Filey. The pea soup was a bit watery; but all in all, a great dining experience.

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SH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for special occasions, ours was a birthday celebration. However we were taken by surprise with the unannounced mandatory $6 valet parking for us & all our guests. We’ve never paid for parking there & upon leaving there were numerous open spaces & the valet parking appeared unnecessary with no double parking required. We’ll definitely return as the food & service was great as usual, but the paid parking requirement should be announced in advance.

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CG
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice view great atmosphere would go back again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Good food and service. Highly recommended.

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TS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little over priced. having to pay extra for a baked potato or steamed vegetable seems cheesy. I do want to note our server was excellent, she did enhanced our experience.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Employees are very friendly. Great place for a wedding

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CD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was delicious and quick service. Thank you
We had a birthday party for my son and the staff were courteous and quick and was very kind to my son

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salad bar and soups were delicious and fresh! Teriyaki chicken was yummy!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Service and beautiful view for sunset. Decent food. Ordered filet medium and it came rare

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B
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ordered prime rib, rib eye steak, rainbow trout and shrimp & scallops. The food was delicious, cooked right, the bread was so good, ...really good food value. Our server Liz made our dining experience even more pleasant. She was attentive, genuinely warm and friendly. We enjoyed view of sunset and nice overall ambiance.

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G
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tammy was outstanding when we were having appetizers in the bar. Give her a raise. Will be back!

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PL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
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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San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
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 on June 16, 2019
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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