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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (70)
Good for a Date (52)
Special Occasion (50)
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Good for Anniversaries (45)
Romantic (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Casual (38)
Worth the Drive (31)
Cozy (27)
Good for Groups (27)
Great for Brunch (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Bar Seating (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Authentic (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Kid-friendly (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and great service. Will be coming back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We've been wanting to try this place out for a while and we finally did for my birthday. The restaurant sits on top of a rather steep hill so the drive up to it is a little precarious. But once your up there, the view is amazing. The ambiance around the restaurant is very rustic and rickety, as the name might suggest. The bar is stocked with a ton of whiskeys for aficionados like myself. The menu also suggests a very old West style, lots of steaks and hearty foods. There is also a soup and salad bar, which I tried the smoky tomato soup which was excellent. The steak I had was delicious and cooked rare to perfection. There was one table very near us that was obnoxiously drunk and loud but once they cleared out, the restaurant was quiet enough to have normal conversation. Even our waiter said the staff could hear them clear across the restaurant and in the kitchen area. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The view from the restaurant and through the windows was magnificent. The decor was great. The service was excellent. The food was excellent. Especially enjoyed the soup and salad bar as this is not the norm these days. Great choice of items to choose from. Only negative was the noise level as there are no acoustics and difficult to hear across the table. Service was excellent and everyone polite and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

First time at OC Mining Co. Great food and awesome service. Remarkable view. Excellent overall experience!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Looked forward to a special place for our anniversary that we had not been too prior. The view was nice, but not the best weather for seeing the ocean or LA. The salad bar and cheese bread were enough for a 5 Star review, but we both had the Philly with butter and mushrooms. Every bite was juicy and melt in your mouth satisfying. Will definately return soon

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

A classic hilltop steakhouse with fabulous sunset views. Highest quality cuts of beef prepared superbly. Try the artichoke appetizer . Salad bar better than most, you could make it a meal! Corkage very reasonable! Enjoy!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food was really awful. We've been here for brunch, which was fine, but their week night dinner was disgusting. I needed to eat something else to get that horrible taste out of my mouth. Their tomato soup, chili bean soup, cheese bread and barbecue sauce all tasted the same. How does that work? The price was outrageous for what you got too. The service was inattentive. Our plates of half eaten food were piled very high on our table before anyone noticed and then they only took a quarter of the plates away. Never again.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 8, 2017

My husband and I were celebrating our 30th anniversary. We had excellent service. The steak was beyond tender. The only food complaint was for the split pea soup. It had a funny after taste. Wonderful service beautiful view nice evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I was there on a Monday. I’m so bad at names but we had a Great service from a nice lady.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

My daughter ordered the Sea to Shore special (Lobster and steak) and the steak was more tender than the lobster. That was the only negative (considering she was the birthday girl).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Having to wait at the soup bar for bowls, unacceptable. (not properly training a staff member to maintain this area) Having to request crackers for the Clam Chowder only to be told they ran out of them unacceptable. (send someone to the store for goodness sakes you don't run out of crackers, you run out of the fresh catch of the day) Having to request the famous garlic cheese bread twice, before our soup and salad were gone, unacceptable. The service was adequate. The view spectacular. Overall experience to celebrate a birthday was fair.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and great.service. Fabulous view of orange county

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Showed up with a reservation, and we’re promptly seated at a table next to the window. Waitress was very attentive, and the soup and salad bar was great. Main course was cooked per instructions. Plus a beautiful sunset. A very nice evening out!!!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

30th birthday dinner

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Orange County Mining Company has the best soup and salad bar of anywhere! They have a nice variety of soups and a variety of salad items that you do not see anywhere else and the salad is served on ice-cold tin plates. Soup and salad and delicious warm garlic cheese bread is included with the entrees. The view is great from high atop the mountain. We always take out-of-town guests or special friends there and everyone is extremely impressed. With a reservation through Open Table there is no waiting for a table. That is our "go-to" place for a special evening out.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went there for my wife's birthday. The staff were friendly and kept a good eye on us without being overbearing. The food was great and the views were spectacular. We got there just before sunset and it was a really great view. This will be another one to do again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I took my family there who were in from New York. Turns out my Brother-In -Law loves a salad bar- Who new?
Got there early enough to see a sunset. The mining theme was also a nice touch. Dinners were fine and we all took home doggie bags.
Good time for all

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food and service and view of Orange County!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Always the best food and service. Moreover it has unparalleled salad & soup bars too. Including the view, this is the best restaurant in Orange & LA Counties.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Seasonal, Healthy, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We were very disappointed on this visit, having had good experiences there in the past. There was a line of cars up their steep private hill and it took 20 minutes to reach mandatory valet parking and caused us to be late for our reservation. They now charge $5 for mandatory valet parking with no street parking available. We normally self park there in their handicapped parking area but all spots were taken. The salad bar, normally fresh and extensive, had many items missing and all were bland. The noise level was very loud. The trout was very good and waitress service was also very good. Valet parking guys were rude and unprofessional and demanded their $5 fee even though we wanted to park in a free handicapped spot and mentioned that we never had to pay for valet parking there previously. A poor evening I will not repeat.

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

Yes, I would recommend this restaurant to my friiends, I would not have them order the Rib Eye Steak. This was the worst steak I have had in long time. Meat was lined with gristle and hard to chew also had to much fat (1/3) uneatable.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Good service at the table, but hostess forgot about us leaving us in the bar. Open Table said they have no corkage fee, and they do-$15. It was comped. Food was mediocre. View is spectacular. I have been going there for 45 years, so I won't stop now. Quiet spot for a nice visit with friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great service with Monica. Food was very good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Brunch was not worth $33 /person. I was disappointed that the price had gone up but the quality of food etc had not.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Everything was delicious! And the bread is amazing

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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