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About Orange County Mining Co.

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!

10000 Crawford Canyon Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:

Dinner

Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm

Brunch

Sunday: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Chapman-Cannon

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 997-7411

Website:
http://www.orangecountyminingco.com/

Executive Chef:
Horacio Barragan

Private Party Facilities:
With two banquet rooms hosting both large parties and private ceremonies, Orange County Mining Company offers the flexibility in event space to help you plan an incredible event. The panorama view, day or night, is an unmatched backdrop for any special occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Angela Aderholdt: (714) 997-7411

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 1:00PM - 1:30PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Orange County Mining Co. Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (75)
Good for a Date (59)
Special Occasion (52)
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Romantic (46)
Good for Anniversaries (44)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Casual (39)
Cozy (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Good for Groups (25)
Comfort Food (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Great for Brunch (16)
Fun (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Great salad bar. Also delicious cheese bread. Usually get the chicken which I enjoy. Found that the rib eye was very tough. Back to the chicken next time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent. Noise level is very high due to conversations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Nothing too exciting but also nothing so bad it would keep me from going there again.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time at the Mining Company. Great menu, everything comes with soup and salad bar. Delicious cheese bread.
I had a filet with Bernaise sauce. Cooked just the way I like it. Special ice cream sundae for the birthday girl. Fabulous view. Go at sunset.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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·Dined 7 days ago

Friendly environment, great staff recommendations and awesome salad bar.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

Our reservation was for 6pm
we finally got seated at 6:50pm
we were seated at a table across from an empty booth
we requested the booth and was told it would be another 30 minute wait.
yet the booth we requested across from us was empty for about another 30 minutes after we were seated and then was given to a party of 2, when we were a party of 4..

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Don't get the petrale sole. It tastes like nothing. Super bland and the Pablo crust falls right off. Get the rib eye steak instead. Greatest steak I've had!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was my sister bday and I had to do a redo because Orange Hill screwed up our night. This has been by far one of my favorite. The service and food never fail to impress us.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

The experience was good. Had a hard time finding the entrance. There was no light by the entrance. Went past it twice.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a reservation for 7 pm We weren’t seated until 7:30. Restaurant was very crowded. The salad bar needed several items refilled.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Parking was a mess Saturday night so $5 valet was mandatory. Then had to wait 20 min for our reservation. When our table was ready the host called a girl's name when he meant to call mine.
I tried to correct him but was ensured the table was not for me. 2 minutes later he came back and acknowledged that he read the name wrong. He proceeded to sit us at a lonely table by the service window and busing station. We were pointed to the salad bar and had to ask the waitstaff for silverware upon return to our table. The rest of the meal was pretty straight forward. The food was good (scallops, shrimp, and prime rib are usually pretty good). Good view. But apparently we drew the short straw on most everything else.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Too noisy. Fine food; attentive service. Lovely view.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was my daughters birthday and she wanted to go somewhere different. A friend recommended the Mining Co so we went. Our waitress, Leah was very sweet and helpful. My only complaint was a couple salads from the salad bar were kinda bland and the soup bar was not filled right away and people were waiting. Other than that, overall it was a great experience and definitely a place to go back to for any special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was delicious the peaches and tomato soup was great quality. The crab legs were very juicy and easy to crack.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went here with family to celebrate my 35th birthday...there was 6 of us and they sat us in a booth...it was a little uncomfortable and we all had to squeeze together..next time I know to request a table..

Otherwise food was fantastic and service was amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This time we were told the kitchen was out of eggs Benedict, we were a 9:45am seating, might have been better to say they weren’t serving them that day. The crab legs were awful, overly salted and no good meat inside. The eggs were strangely watery, and the menudo too spicy. The chicken crepes were good and one of my favorite things here, the rest of the items were good, and there is a variety here, something for everyone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Rebecca was really nice and friendly, she recommended 2 plates and they were amazing . She made our visit great

Tags: Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We love the view from the restaurant and the ambiance is great, but the service was TERRIBLE . Our server spilt a drink all over the table and all down the front of my father, who was dressed up for the Thanksgiving holiday. She didn't offer to comp the drink - rather, she charged full price. Very disappointing! The food was buffet style for the holiday and what was there was tasty enough, but people were waiting at several stations because all the food was gone. For a somewhat upscale venue we were very disappointed with the service and set up on all accounts. We won't be going again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet was AWFUL!!!! we went at 6:00-buffet closed at 7:00 food was barely warm and had been sitting in chaffing pan for awhile. Very disappointed as I have been going there for over 30 years. Jose the manager really did not seem to care. I will never go back on a holiday

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We went for the thanksgiving buffet. Most buffets include coffee. We got charged $3 for coffee. Weird right? Dark by the buffet hard to see what was available plus travelin back to your seat. We ordered a pitcher of peach sangria which didn’t taste like it was supposed to. Was looking for a soft dinner roll, and was disappointed. We asked for and received a window seat which gave a beautiful view of the valley.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day buffet was less than desirable. The service was okay but the prime rib was very tough. The turkey tasted like it was rolled pressed. The crab legs taste like they were two days old. The salmon were like little Broken Bricks. Overall I will not be back. Desserts failed as well. I cannot recommend and I will NOT return.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving brunch and it was a very good spread. THe food was delicious with a lot of variety.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was disappointed with the quality of the food.. expected better for the value and recommendations by others.. been there for brunch before.. for was not to their normal brunch standards

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Atmosphere and scenery were excellent, and service was well above average. Food was of high quality and flavorful, but my wife’s chicken tenders were somewhat hard and dry. Mixed drinks were of mediocre caliber. Other entrees were very good, and portions were quite generous. Overall, it seems that quality has degraded somewhat over the past several years that we’ve been frequenting this restaurant, which was what we would consider an excellent value in ‘06.

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service and food with a beautiful view. Nice place to just relax and spend time with someone special.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food took forever, almost an hr but at least it wasn't cold. The server was nice, not attentive, but nice. Seems like there was a big party this particular night. Nothing like eating next to kids who has no manner throwing food and twerking for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The waitress was great. She was friendly, courteous, and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had this Sunday brunch quite enjoyable waitress was great totally on top of things made for a nice time I would recommend the place

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious brunch! Coupled with the wonderful view made this a memorable get together for our family!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great location and food. The service food and salad bar are really good.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Disappointed in follow-up on reservation - even with reservation and not too busy we were directed to the bar for 10 minutes. Service there was slow and waitress was 1/2 through taking bar order when paged for dinner. Through OT reservation had requested chaired tabled - were seated in booth, advised of special celebration (Anniversary) and that was never brought up. As always food and ambiance were outstanding.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Service is deteriorating.Food quality is still good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent Prime Rib and the salad bar was really fresh and had lots of offerings. We loved our waitress too!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good friendly service. Great prime rib. Terrific view

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Perfect place for a date, very intimate with dim lighting and an impeccable view. Not to mention amazing food.

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a nice evening but the noise level was high so we were not able to have a table conversation . We waited a long time to get our meals. Our food was was okay, not great .
The sunset was lovely so my favorite part was drinks on the patio.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Table was ready when promised, and by the window as requested. Food was terrific as always, service was wonderful. It has been our go to place for any special occasion and to watch the sunset.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Best steak and seafood in town. Superb staff. Fantastic salad bar

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The night we went there was a wedding reception going on. Apparently the guests all went to the bar at the same time making the bar area very very crowded.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointing. We arrived early for our reservation and were told to wait in the bar. No host ever came for us so around our reservation time we checked back in and they were seating others with later reservation times than ours. We finally got a (lousy) table right in front of the kitchen, far from the windows. Disappointing since I requested a table with a view as it was our anniversary, but I wasn't going to make a big deal about it since it was a busy night.

Before I had made the reservation I had made sure there was a vegetarian option, the miner's veggie plate. But when I went to order, the waitress told me the asparagus is steamed in chicken broth and it isn't actually vegetarian. Not wanting to ruin our anniversary, I sighed and ordered the $22 salad bar. I later discovered that not one of the soups they offered was meat-free, not even what appeared to be a tomato bisque type soup. The potato salad bowl was taken away and never replaced in the salad bowl the entire time we were there. I paid $22 for a plate of salad and some watermelon.

My date's swordfish was pricey and not that big of a portion--sides were disappointing. We went in with high hopes and left feeling ripped off and disappointed. I left an email to Mining Co.'s management and received no response.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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