Orange County Mining Co.

4.5
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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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JM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It had been awhile since I had been back to the Mining Company and I was not sure what to expect. Overall it was OK. I was a bit disappointed at the portion size or their calamari appetizer. The prime rib was not bad. All in all average

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Orange mining company is a great date, everyday, celebrating dining experience. We brought the kids here (2yrs and 5 yes old) and it was great. Food is amazing,I got shrimp and filet. It comes with salad bar and soup.. did I mention the cheese bread!!!!! Literally so awesome.. gotta try it! You’ll see 🙌

SS
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

It's been a couple of decades since the four of us had been to OCMC, so we decided to try it again. Sadly, the Cosmopolitan at the bar was not drinkable. Fortunately we were seated at the time of our reservation at a table by the window with a beautiful view. Our server was polite and partially attentive; brought a bottle of water when asked but didn't pour it. They use the mining theme to get away with using pie tins at the salad bar instead of plates. Silverware is the lowest quality. Steaks, chicken and ribs, mashed potatoes, salad bar all basic and not much different or better than Sizzler. I don't think the price is worth the quality or experience.

JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service and our waiter Jesse was amazing. I recommend everyone goes there.

KM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Far too expensive! You’re only paying for the view, Which is nice, but the food is only okay and overpriced. Same quality of food as sizzler, but with a pretty view. I also made a reservation 3 weeks ahead of time, and still couldn’t get a seat by the window.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only one complaint. NO VEGETABLES

PC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, cool waiter, but they stole my vape when they bussed the table. I got upstairs to get my car from valet and realized it was gone, went back downstairs and it magically vanished....

SJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Pretty Good value for price. Salad bar excellent! Service was poor. Never even offered a 2nd beverage or water. Food fair, ordered fish it was dry and minimum flavor. Ordered 3 surf and turf’s with filets mignonette, 1 steak was good, the other had no flavor at all, but they did t
Remake 1 of the steaks, which was nice. Lobster was excellent. Biggest complaint was bad service!

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak, salad bar and desert! The view and ambiance was excellent along with the service. Will come back!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife love it was a special surprise for her. She has never been there and enjoyed it.

DR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and food choices great. Reservations were easy on website and right on time with no wait! We will return soon.

WI
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have enjoyed every visit, the food has always been consistently great,

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a reservation were early and i thought we could sit early but had to wait 20 mins. Next time i will get there on time. My steak was burnt.

SK
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to celebrate Valentines Day a day earlier when it’s easier to reserve a table. The staff was friendly and always helpful. Hot food came to the table with the first available staff member. My steak was juicy and cooked just like I like it. The salad bar had a large selection of choices; four soups were available and I enjoyed the smoke tomato. We really liked the cheese bread, just ask for more. You may or may not like the absence of valet parking, we don’t mind walking. The OC Mining Co is one of our favorites, we will be back!!

D
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fun place. Food was awesome and a great value. The view was amazing!

K
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

the soups were very bland
please add balsamic vinagrette dressing to salad bar
the service was great

SF
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Been going to OC mining Co for years !!!! This was the first time for Sunday brunch. I was looking forward to the prime rib but unfortunately it is precisely the reason I gave only three stars for the food. I would have thought they would have the prime rib preparation down but unfortunately it was so dry and over cooked that none of us could even eat it. Otherwise there is a nice selection of foods to choose from. Always a great ambiance.

JA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would go there again and recommend this restaurant to others who haven’t been.

RT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and waitress were great. We were there for a birthday dinner with reservations and still had to wait 15 minutes in a very small area with several others to be seated. Fun night, but I think they need to plan a little better.

I
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cannot beat the view. Interior is very dated. Needs a little freshening up and can even stay within the same mining theme. Might want to add a few other options on preparation of the salmon. Like blackened and offer steamed veggies instead of rice or mashed potatoes.

GS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I got the rib eye. That was worse I have ever had, it was over cooked, they let it rest too much. I could have went to sizzler and got a better steak. The cheese was missing butter or something. The rice looked like fried rice and they used the rice. The margarita tasted like it was purchased from cosco.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the first time we came here. The view was beautiful. Love the salad bar and cheese bread. Foods are also good too.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, it has been a long time since I have been there and I will be back again soon. Server was excellent and food was very tasty. Salad bar was nice too!

FC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our dinner, our service, and the entire evening. The view is spectacular. We plan to return real soon.

AF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The variety of food available for the Sunday Brunch was great. Had breakfast as well as lunch. Also had "kid" friend;y food choices; mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. We will be going back.

H
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a good place to go for a good meal and a great view.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner

FT
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Neat atmosphere. Excellent service

JK
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Service excellent. Prime rib perfectly cooked medium rare. All were impressed with old fashioned salad bar

OT
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great NY steak and salad/soup bar dinner. Steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and had excellent flavor. Salad bar had a wide variety and was very fresh! Nice wine list and extensive liquor selection. Service was prompt and professional. Highly recommended spot with outstanding views of the city below. Will definitely be back again!

JS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib, salad bar and cheese toast. Great view.

BA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can always count on a great dining experience here. Seated immediately, fantastic service from Karen, food was delicious. Will definitely be going back soon.

RE
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Their salad bar has some really good, unique combinations.

CA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sent my steak back. I asked for medium came rare. Came back again rare. Didn’t eat it.

But our server was great!

GM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

We went to celebrate our anniversay. We chose OC mining co. because of the trout. My wife prefers fresh water fish and there aren't many places that serve it. They didn't have it. Blamed it on the supplier. Took forever to get the food. Way over priced. The waitress was attentive and friendly. Brought us a cupcake with a candle for our anniversary. Each table was trying to talk louder than the one next to them so it was pretty loud. If you're looking for a romantic place this is not it. Great view though.

MJ
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Salad was good but for the price the ribeye and mashed potatoes was not great. Disappointed in the food. Service was top notch.

BH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great steak with excellent salad bar selections and cheese bread. Potato or rice choices made for a very enjoyable meal.
Service was a little slow on Sunday evening.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to celebrate my daughter 21 b day

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always great!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We had the brunch menu. The food was well prepared over all, but unless you're really in the mood for prime rib, you can find a similar offering at El Torito for less. You're really paying for the ambiance. The view was spectacular, so if you're looking to change up the scenery then this is a great place.