Orange County Mining Co.

4.4
2075 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

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Orange County Mining Co is proud to be open from 12:00pm to 9:00pm for Mother's Day 2021, featuring beautiful indoor and outdoor dining overlooking Orange County. Please note due to county restrictions, we will be offering a special all-day dinner menu with no traditional brunch buffet. Thank you!

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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SamE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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vipsusant
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
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
8 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
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
1 review
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
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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HildaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service , food and view hands downs the best in OC

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vipLoftDrew
Orange County
98 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
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice way to spend Easter with our little family

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

Went there for Easter dinner. Was very nice.

KR
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
1 review
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
1 review
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
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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MarkL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots to eat and watch a sunset.... you’re going to pay a little bit more for the view but sometimes it’s worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our daughters there for the first time and it was wonderful!!! Prime Rib was great!!!! Dessert was amazing!!

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vipSoCynCyr
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Where to start.... promptly seated on a Sunday evening, outdoors. Great view, one of the reasons for going.
The service....the waiter was very nice, just not particularly competent. Salads arrived before the drinks and with no utensils. I had to ask for silverware, odd since one assumes it should be there. I had to ask for a dessert menu and also, after 30 minutes of it sitting there, asked if someone might be interested in clearing the dishes. Then of course the dessert dishes weren't cleared either and I had to request the check. I sort of expect silverware, dishes cleared, dessert menus and the check each time I go out to eat. One shouldn't have to ask at any restaurant but particularly not one where the check is $250 for 4 guests.
The food.... plenty of hot cheese bread that was delicious. Salads were ok. Steak , the filet, was very good, except they poured an orange color sauce over it and called it béarnaise. It was not. It was orange, not the correct color, trace amount of tarragon, it just wasn't béarnaise. It really ruined my steak. Mashed potatoes were tasty but chilly. Mac & cheese was bland. Cheesecake was average.
So I probably won't go back.

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vipAnation720
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What’s better than a beautiful view from the hills in Orange where you can see downtown LA? Food was awesome, staff friendly and service good. Get there in time to catch a sunset!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 43rd Birthday and the service was excellent! They very accommodating and the staff were very friendly and attentive.

ML
MarkL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good food, great View. No mask pushers, thankful for that. Service was a tad slow but overall a good experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with hubby!!!

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Mic213
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and you have to try the prime rib

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JulieV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice birthday dinner with my family. Thank you to manager who offered to move us to a booth with gorgeous views!

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ThomasF
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great staff. Always a good time when my buddy and I meet up for dinner at the OC Mining Co.

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CarolynM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. Miss the pitchers of drinks though.

GF
GregF
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! The steak, lobster and the service! Salad great!

LH
LindaH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience at this restaurant! Delicious food and drinks, great service, and a beautiful scenery!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant with a mining theme and a great view of Orange County.

EB
EvelynB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful place to enjoy delicious food and relax with a close friend! The view is spectacular! So make sure you select outdoor dining! Highly recommend!

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location, outstanding service. The manager was very accommodating. The service, food and staff were very friendly. I highly recommend for special occasions or a good diner with family and friends. I’ll definitely return.

MM
MaggieM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely evening. I will be coming back soon.

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WhitneyT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I feel your paying for the amazing view. The food was over priced for the quality of meat and fish you get.

MT
MrTire
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious but service wasn’t that good. I had to wait 12 minutes for my drink. Our waitress seldom checked if we needed anything and when we did, it took a while for us to get it.

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Orange County Mining Co. is rated 4.4 stars by 2075 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.