Orange County Mining Co.

4.4
2025 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 2025 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.6
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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Service was great, view was great but the food was horrible. Like horrible. Prices should be less than $10 because that’s what it tastes like.

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jjjj
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They do they best they can do in this pandimic. We enjoyed ourselves and the prime rib was great! Prices are abit high compared to our last visit but happy they are still around!

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MaggieM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went there for a long awaited date night. They sat us out on the balcony under the lights with a beautiful view. They had heat warmers on to keep us nice and toasty... it was so romantic. The staff catered to our every need... it was perfect.

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Jody
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent, but the service wasn’t good. The waiter didn’t come back that much. Because of COVID-19, we had to be on patio. It was cold and very windy. I think we were supposed to have pie with are meal, but they never came back for a refill. It was on thanksgiving, and we had the turkey dinner. The meal was very good. We had to go to the front to ask for our check.

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vipLoftDrew
Orange County
97 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff the manager made our Thanksgiving Dinner a success! We were seated at a table with an amazing view and the service was great. I had the Turkey Dinner which came with 2 Vegetables (I had a Loaded Baked Potato), Salad and Soup. One of our party had the small Prime Rib which was cooked to perfection and a Huge Portion for being the "smaller" cut - No Fat, the best Prime Rib I've ever seen. The Bar Drinks were really good. Try the Chocolate Martini - a rich Chocolate Flavor with a smooth finish. I had the Silver Nugget for Dessert. This consisted of a Fresh-baked Skillet size Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Syrup. Yummy. Lots of Parking. A great place to take Family & Friends. You have to experience Orange County Mining Company for yourself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter was phenomenal! He was able to give descriptions of all the menu items with so much passion that we were salivating just asking about each item. The food was absolutely amazing! All 4 of us raves about our dishes! Amazing view, amazing food and amazing service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as good as I remember I’m glad we were able to visit OC Mining Company.

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Antz
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed with the entire experience at OC Mining Co. The staff was so welcoming and extremely nice and the food was amazing. It was my first time there and I will definitely be returning!

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BrettB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have not been here for many years. Came here often in the 70s and 80’s. The food was great, Logan our waiter was fantastic, they currently offer indoor dining and outdoor on the patio/balcony. We chose the outdoor location. Weather was perfect warm and clear. Will definitely be coming back.

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DianaM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for a nice dinner with a VIEW of the city

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JSouza
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view of O.C. and dim lighting made for such a great date night spot. The food was delicious and the service was amazing! Felt like a normal date night instead of 2020 dating. Lol. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, Gary our waiter was great, view was great and my date was Fabulous... great night, overall! Thank you!!!

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ArgieB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Miner's Filly was delicious. But all of their food is great so you really can't go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views and great service!

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LyleMuenster
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beverages and food were delicious - fantastic!!!!!

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LBJoe
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The parking lot was packed! Good thing is they have Valet and they take card or cash. The menu was pretty sparse.... usually that means a place is good at those few things on the menu... I wish that was the case. The drinks were terrible except for the standard Old Fashion, I was actually pretty impressed. If you are going to drink get something simple like vodka or bourbon rocks. The food was mediocre at best. Under-seasoned steak that was overcooked (I always ask for medium rare and it was well), scallops that were poached, rubbery, and overdone in a bowl of garlic butter, and under seasoned mashed potatoes that were cold and more like the consistency of glue. The waiter was great though, he was also the bartender, the bar back, and the host, so he was running around all over the place. The Ambiance was great, the view was great. We felt safe, everyone was wearing masks except when seated at their tables and the views were awesome. For the price, its not worth it unless you are going for the view. 2 meals with 2 drinks each was $150.

With all this said I blame Covid-19. It has ruined so many dining experiences, places are understaffed, over worked, and have had to make changes to the quality of the food they serve.

Keep up the good fight Orange County Mining Co., we will try you again after the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service is great, valet is mandatory which I find interesting.

The ambiance is great and picturesque.

I wish the food matched the quality of the ambiance, the chicken was amazingly dry and the fillet was not of great quality.

Beer selection is adequate and their drinks are OK.

It’s a nice place to check out and enjoy a beautiful view but overall value is greatly diminished by the quality of the food.

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MatthewK
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow and inattentive. Food was mixed. Sides were warm-to-cold but the steak was very good. Not a great experience. Best part was the view.

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vipmakeupmeg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great experience

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MichelleA
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there to celebrate my birthday and my family and I had such a wonderful time. Dinner was amazing, Service was amazing, the location just everything! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Outdoor dining location has perfect views of the OC. Great service.

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shinola
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Haven't been to this restaurant for some time. With Covid-19 the attention to cleanliness was great. We really enjoyed the meal which included a cheese bread to die for. Food was served steaming hot which is a bonus in most restaurants nowadays. No heat lamps!! The service was very good. This was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing.
The prime rib was incredible and the artichoke dip with the bread bowl was an amazing appetizer.

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John
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food was great. Great kids menu and kids fruit plate.

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Jacqueline
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

View was great. Staff friendly and good service. Food needs work. a $38 ribeye should taste better. There is a lot of items that come with the meal like soup or chili /side salads in addition to a side that comes with the main plate. Some of the sides were good others subpar. Would go again, but not the top of my list.

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Sean
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Soup selection was very weak. The salads also looked rushed and my water was empty alot

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CyRe
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The sunset was beautiful but we didn't really get to enjoy it since the restaurant opens at 5 pm and sunset was soon after that. Outside seating was nice but the railing made it difficult to see it while sitting. Server was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food and waitress was great. Wish they were alittle more intensive

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SuzieF
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our server was not very good, not sure what happened never brought us silverware, we didn’t get bread we had to asked also and we asked for a baked potatoes everything on the side and everything came on top. They never removed our soup bowl when we were done. The food was excellent.

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johng
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not been here you need to go. Food is really good the view is outstanding. I would recommend the mining company

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Extremely disappointing- we pre booked an outside table (i even called ahead to ensure) but then refused to give us an outside table when we got there. The food was dry and awful - my date ordered a filet med rare - came out well done. I ordered chicken and ribs and i have never tasted anything so dry. We barely touched either of our meals and still spent over 100$ Just a really awful trip. This is the first time i have ever written a review but based on how bad it was i feel its necessary for anyone else planning a nice date night here.

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FaeS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lots of outdoor seating with greats views. Food was plentiful and tasty.

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Dustybroome
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice view of the mountains. Food was great, service was excellent as well. Definitely will go again when in the neighborhood.

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PaulaA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just celebrated our 9 year wedding anniversary by having dinner here this past weekend. They definitely were adhering to the cdc guidelines and I did feel safer in regards to the COVID. I been very hesitant to eat out during this pandemic but my husband being a essential worker .. it was hard to turn him down when he insisted we celebrate our anniversary by going here for dinner.

We’ve been to the Pomona location and we both agree this location has a better view and OC is nicer because they have outside seating ( not sure if this is only because of COVID but they had tables

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had Excellent service and food was awesome. Steaks you could cut with a butter knife, so tender. It has been years since we had a steak that good!

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DavidC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, nice waiters, and good food. We always go with the steaks. Delicious..

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ThomasF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good service and everyone was very attentive. Been going there for at least two years and will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience awesome view and good food.

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vipOPAnana
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We hadn’t been to the Orange County Mining Co. in years - even though we are literally around the corner. Several of us ordered the ribs - they were dry and definitely could have been from the day before.... not easy to cut and sauce was extremely salty. Chicken was not tender and my husband’s salmon was not cooked through - he asked for well done. Our friend had to return his filet and potatoes as they were delivered almost cold. My rice was cool, too. Very disappointed in the quality especially for the cost per meal. We will not be returning. Oh, we had asked for outdoor seating and where shown a table sitting on gravel at the edge of the property - totally unappealing. We changed to inside dining.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Sons 18th Birthday, we’ve only been there once which was many years ago. We remembered an amazing time, but not this go round. Not sure we’ll be back, and it may be due to Covid and nothing being normal. Our waiter looked like he was stressed and didn’t want to be there. Son was unimpressed, which was unfortunate since it was his birthday.

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Orange County Mining Co. is rated 4.4 stars by 2025 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.