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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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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (87)
Special Occasion (72)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Birthdays (56)
Romantic (54)
Good for Anniversaries (53)
Casual (43)
Worth the Drive (43)
Good for Groups (37)
Cozy (32)
Fun (25)
Great for Brunch (24)
Comfort Food (23)
Happy Hour (20)
Bar Seating (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Kid-friendly (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

The OC Mining Company is a wonderful place. The food is excellent and the view is beautiful.
The servers are always very nice and seem to enjoy their job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, good for brunch. Only negative is that the noise level is extreme. Can barely carry on a conversation with someone across the table from you.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

View was beautiful, service was fast and the food was delicious! Would highly recommend for anniversaries or anything of the sort, the restaurant was elegant but comfortable enough to be fun and light rather than tense and formal! Loved my night here

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

It took him about 40 minutes past our reservation to actually get a seated this kind of irritated me, however once we were seated the service was very good and the food was good as well

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·Dined on January 11, 2018

Salad bar very slim for $22!!! They need to go to Soup Plantation to see a real salad bar...not $22!!!! Husband salmon was disgusting...i spit it out. $29.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Business dinner

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was probably my 5th time having dinner here and once again was not disappointed

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

I will be getting married here this Saturday so this past Sunday we had our rehersal and afterwards 16 of us took part in their brunch. The food was really good there was a large selection of different foods and a huge assortment of deserts. Good experience I'd recommend to anyone.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love the Mining Company!!!! Consistently delicious, nothing too fancy, which makes it feel special without being pretentious.
Haven’t had a bad meal there in almost 18 years. We dine here about twice per month! The view is spectacular. The drinks are the perfect “weight”.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve....wish the 8 of us could have sat together. Tables were across from each other. Had mot seen each other in a while so hard to talk to each other. Consider a few round tables.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a reservation set up for 5:30pm. Was not seated till 45 min after.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was poor, the food was not what you expect when each plate is between $25-$50. I emailed the manager and still have not heard back. Orange Mining Co. had for sure gone down hill. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone anymore.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love the Sunday champagne brunch. Omelet bar, pasta bar, ham and prime rib, soups and great desserts.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very disappointing. The crab claws/legs had no meat just juice/water. My prime rib was raw in the middle, not rare, but raw! The service was excellent!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was incredible. Our waitress was very professional yet personable. The glass of wine my wife ordered was her the one she liked her, but it tasted unusually alcoholicky. Had to return it for another. My New York steak was well done instead of how I ordered it, medium...but it was delicious anyway. The meal was delicious and the service was great

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent place for great food and Orange County view.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The steak was cooked exactly as we requested and was delivered to our table while still hot. The food was delicious and the wine pours very generous. My only complaint is that there is not enough disabled parking and the disabled entrance is not clearly marked. We had to park in the regular lot which meant my disabled spouse had to climb that long staircase from the eating level to the parking level, something he did with great difficulty. It was not possible us to retrieve our car and then pick up my spouse by the disabled entrance since there is barely enough room to turn a car around in the tight confines of the disabled lot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Raum Düsseldorf)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dated ambiance, unprofessional and seemingly untrained greeters, waitress ok, food all right but nothing special, mandatory $5 valet parking with long wait times because they don’t have enough, view not that great, requested to speak to manager within his earshot and he ignored us, wrote in reservation and mentioned when checking in and again when being seated that we were celebrating a 65th birthday. Completely ignored. Told the staff we were disappointed it had been ignored and they shrugged and said “ok”. Absolutely nothing special at all.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was amazing. So sweet an accommodating. We love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The most notable feature of this restaurant is the view, but the food is excellent. The portions are great considering the entrees are paired with a great salad and soup bar. I recommend the steak as it is seasoned and grilled perfectly everytime I order it. The accompanying cheesbread is top notch. They have rotating seafood specials. There's a full bar and lounge area if you just want to meet up for drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had not been to restaurant in 20 years. View from table still amazing. Food was OK. Nothing special. Salad bar was good with every item fresh. A bit over priced.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nice place with a view and reasonable. Great service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Entrance sign on Crawford Canyon needs to have better lighting. It was very hard to see at night, particularly for seniors, for those who are dining for the first time, or for those who have not dined with you in a long time. Also better lighting along the windy entrance road and the parking lot should be considered.


It's a good venue, but is not the best choice for seniors.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Table wasn't set up on time, server took forever to take drink orders. Wasn't even busy at all!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The food was great, and the view was outstanding, we could see Disneyland fireworks.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I was actually very upset because i had made a reservation for 6 and called back to try to change it to 8 and was told i couldnt do that. when we got there we were seated in the banquet room at a table for 8????????????????????? the two empty chairs at our table could have been full with family members that wanted to join us. instead we had to tell them no. that was really ridiculous.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Three of us went on Christmas Eve we were seated shortly after arriving. Service was very good, window table, enjoyed sunset. Service good, food served promptly after ordering and it was hot and very good. It is not very accessible to disabled or elderly due to stairs.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great. The food, the view, and the service was perfect!

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been coming for 31 years from Santa Barbara for our Anniversary with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I made reservations for 7:30, got there an hour early for some drinks at the bar. It took 20 minutes from ordering to get our drinks, appetizer showed up 15 minutes after that. Checked up at the front at 7:30, they said just a couple tables in front of us. Went back at 7:50 after hearing them call about 7 other tables and they said very soon. They seated us at 8:10. I kept thinking of the Seinfeld episode about businesses not honoring reservations. The food was pretty good, the cocktails were okay. The salad bar was really good. Not worth the hassle.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always an enjoyable evening here. Food is great and the view is just beautiful. Service is always friendly. Great place to dine with friends and family.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

My wife and I have eaten here many times, and have found the food, service and ambiance excellent. We love the views. It's good that the soup/salad bar is now included, like the sister restaurant the Pomona Valley Mining Company.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

EXCELLENT as usual! The food is delicious and the view SPECTACULAR! We had a reservation request for a seat right on the window and we had it. Thanks so much. The salmon was wonderful and made my husband, we never eats salmon, want it. His steak was all gre at, just the way he likes it. And tonight they had split pea soup, his personal favorite. Everything was so good! Thanks for another great dinner!!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Thank you Lea for great service and having a nice personality! OC Mining great for all occasions. Restaurant sits on a hill and on a clear night you see lights forever.
And don’t forget the Huge salad bar located in it’s own room.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The food was good, our server read us the specials which were a tiny bit off from what our neighbors table was offered. Service was a little slow, had to request more water twice. A bread refill came a little late, and was on request not offered. While the food tasted good, my meat arrived at the wrong temperature (rare instead of med rare) while I would have normally sent it back, I ate around the seared edge and didn’t want to wait for a refire since my husband was already more than half through with his by the time anyone stopped by to ask. I will likely just try something else next time or order a temp up and pray for the best.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was incredible. Server was also incredible - and cute!. However, there should be more transparency with the prices on "specials". Didn't want to ask so the price was a surprise at the end. Overall, I would go back again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Not very happy with this visit. The food was not as good as usual and they are trying to pass off salmon as trout by calling it Cajun. Disappointed

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food and stellar view!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Never been here before but so glad we finally checked it out. Love the rustic feel of the place. Sunday brunch was yummy...the menudo and prime rib were on point!! Kudos to the chefs! Will definitely be back for more. I think we all agreed that we actually like it here better than Orange Hills....gasp! 😀

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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