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The Outpost

201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
+1 541-575-0250
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“breakfast” (30 reviews)
“pizza” (37 reviews)
“french dip” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Pizza
$$ - $$$
201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The chef's love of food shows in everything we've ordered. Been here 3 times and it is always good. Friendly staff, casual Oregon at its finest. Stop in for a bite.

Thank Good_As_Gone_4Now
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here at the recommendation of our hotel staff. The food was awesome, large portions and good prices. Had a drink also excellent. Staff friendly service was fast.

Thank weareOregonians
Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located in the middle of town, this place has a number of options including a bar, family restaurant and ice cream stand. Service is good. The menu offers many options and the food is good.

Thank Gl0bal_guru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in at 3:30 pm, but hadn't eaten since breakfast so were hungry. Managed to get a gluten free meal thanks to helpful server and willing cook. The frozen veggies were okay, but slightly overcooked. Steak was done right and quite tender. Salad was unexciting,...More

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a road trip,to a family reunion in Idaho. This was our first stop for the night. We stayed at the nearby Great Western. The Outpost was walking distance, very close...we were greeted as we came in, and sports were on the various...More

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While checking in at the Best Western in John Day, the front desk clerk recommended The Outpost restaurant. It was an easy walk from the hotel. We were seated promptly and offered beverages. My husband had a sirloin steak and I had the BBQ Bronc...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu is varied, plenty of different choices. His burger was a thick, hand-formed patty and he thought it was excellent. I had a 5 oz. garlic steak. The garlic was a bit strong for me, but it was still tasty. The veggies were very...More

Thank imawandrer
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We decided to eat breakfast at the Outpost. We had the Strawberry Pancake Grill with eggs and bacon. They served 4 pieces of bacon with it! Strawberries were very good. Two people could share one order! Excellent coffee! and hot tea!

Thank margo_hutchinson
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I ate dinner and breakfast there. Dinner portions were huge. Main course (meatloaf) was just okay. Dessert (peanut butter pie) was awesome. Had a wonderful, gooey, enormous cinnamon roll (made in-house) for breakfast.

Thank Christena D
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We stopped here for breakfast (recommended by the local hotel staff), and were not disappointed. It wasn't fantastic but it was good; the service was pleasant; and the price was fair.

Thank Rachael V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  John Day
  • Phone Number: +1 541-575-0250
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