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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Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was well presented and staff polite . It was for a birthday no mention

D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was delicious. It was a clear night so the view was beautiful.
Glad we chose the OC Mining Co to take our out of town guests to.

AT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Took my wife there this past sunday. It was our wedding anniversary. food was good, view was amazing! In our family we gather a lot (15-25 people) soim sure we will be calling to book our next event there!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Came here for brunch and was so disappointed. Although we had a reservation we didn’t get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time. Sat at least ten minutes before a server came by. Although there were many items at the buffet, the meat was over cooked and they ran out of items. The one thing our kids wanted was an ice cream cone yet they ran out of cones. We even asked our server and he said they were out. Terribly expensive for mediocre food. We all agreed we wouldn’t be back for brunch.

MR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. View was spectacular. Our server was very friendly and accommodating. Great night out.

EL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and delicious

MS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The best thing about The Orange County Mining Co. is the view. They got our drinks wrong in the bar, our reserved table wasn’t ready until 20 minutes after our reservation, my cloth napkin was wet and though I asked for another one, I never got it. The salad and soup bar was totally average- nothing special. The soups tasted like they came out of a can. The shrimp for shrimp cocktail was warm, limp, and not served on ice. The sauce was bland. The creamed corn looked so unappetizing- honestly, I didn’t even know what it was when it was brought to the table. I believe many confuse quantity with quality: there was a lot of food served to us, but most of it was poor quality.Also the decor is SO outdated! I’ll never return there.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Beautiful views of the sunset and city are what bring us here! Happy hour specials are substantial both in drink and food choices. Meals in the restaurant are on par with several other local establishments however the salad bar is dreamy! Service exceptionally friendly and attentive!

RC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

great location, great patio, nice happy hour, good prime rib, rubbery spinach dip, so expensive

TD
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was and awesome experience, we had a great time, the views were amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had a bad experience! The steaks are outstanding.

D
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I love coming here but seems to be that their standards and expectations when it comes to attending guests needs lack.
Stacy was our waitress and she was more attentive to other guests and our meal took 45 minutes long.
We got there when they open so there was no need for the food to take that long.
No to mention her uniform was dirty and wrinkle, it was tacky.
The busser was more attentive and that’s the only reason I tipped because he deserve it than her.
He even asked if wanted some dessert since we never seen her.
Though I love coming here I’d definitely would not want to be waited by Stacy.
Definitely I’d recommend for management to really look at their team and coach them on how to be with guests.

RH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ordered the BBQ Feast which was awesome, which was more food than we could eat!! The cheese bread was so good. The service was timely and our waitress very friendly.

MT
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great brunch. Will be back soon!!

ET
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May our served she was the best!!! The food was outstanding, my mother in law had a wonderful birthday!! Look forward to every special occasion to make oc mining company our destination meet up. Thank you for your fabulous services.

C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This restaurant has the view, the food and the good service!

K
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoyed the salad bar; my girlfriend's "huge" prime rib was just ok but the cream corn side dish was terrible-there was hardly any corn. When we pointed that out to our server, he just laughed it off. No apologies or offer to replace it. That kept us from having an enjoyable experience that evening.

r
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

"We loved the view and ambiance of the place. We will definitely return to try more dishes. The filet mignon was superb and the coconut shrimp was fantastic. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

GV
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was very good. The cost was high compared to other dinning experience.

JM
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Only one complaint. NO VEGETABLES

PC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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!

EP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

View of OC landscape at night is beautiful from our table, service was excellent. Food, although not spectacular but definitely was tasteful.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

RB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
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.