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Grubsteak Mining Co.

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149 E Main Street, John Day, OR 97845-1210
+1 541-575-1970
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice selection of food on the menu and a nice atmosphere. Our order consisted of steaks and prime rib and it was all great choices with good size proportions. Most of us had left overs to take home! And the coffee is excellent along with the service.

Thank April B
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place was recommended by hotel staff. It was clean, staff was very friendly. Service was excellent, as was the food. Try the flat iron steak ! But...leave room for dessert !

Thank TimberTom
Burns, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Country charm and excellent food. We had "sourdough hamburger and fries" and salad and hamburger patty. Coffee, of course. All the food was extremely good. Great service. This is our go to place when we visit John Day, which is 2-3x/yr.

Thank 2HappyTravelersGo
Colfax, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

After a long day of riding (motorcycles) found a place for the night, the Grubsteak was recommended by some locals.The service was great ,considering we are a large group of eight guys. Friendly staff, great meal, and all for a good price. I will definitely eat here again , when passing thru John Day

Vancouver, Washington
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Good food and don't forget to ask for the special. Staff is good and makes sure you have everything.

Thank sharkladylaura
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Good soup, very good salad. The Prime Rib was a little difficult to cut but was reasonably tender to eat. Baked potatoes come preloaded with butter and sour cream by default, so if you want something different tell your server in advance.

Thank Mike-Bucks
Portland, OR, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is a noisy, friendly place where the town appears to meet. The food was plentiful but of average quality. It is within walking distance from the Best Western motel.

Thank Michael S
Sherwood, Oregon
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85 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Good food, friendly staff. We are glad we chose this restaurant. Right on highway as you pass through town.

Thank robinsdl
Rockaway Beach, Oregon
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249 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I ordered the teriyaki chicken salad based on other reviews. This is a large salad. The chicken was in small chunks rather than the strips I am used to seeing in this type of salad. Also the teriyaki flavor was very mild. The big issue with this salad was that the sunflower seeds were rancid. This made almost every bite... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Causal restaurant known for steaks but cheeseburger was also excellent. Service was prompt and friendly

Thank Susan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Steakhouse
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 E Main Street, John Day, OR 97845-1210
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  John Day
  • Phone Number: +1 541-575-1970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?