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The Outpost

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
+1 541-575-0250
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Surrey, Canada
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We stopped by the Outpost for breakfast before leaving town. The menu selections very varied and matched up to our hunger levels perfectly. The portions are adequate without being over whelming. The atmosphere was down home small town and obviously a restaurant frequented by locals.

Thank fayo400
Tauranga, New Zealand
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stumbled in here for breakfast while on the road - what a great choice. My husband had the breakfast burrito and I had huckleberry pancakes. Both delicious, plenty on the plate and value for money. Nice waitress too!

Thank twokiwis2014
Central Oregon, Oregon
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

My wife, daughter and I went to the Outpost for dinner. While waiting for our dinner I noticed my daughter (2 years old) looking at the TV. I turned to see a disgusting scene of pornography on the TV. When the waiter came back to our table, I asked him to turn off the TV or change the channel. He... More 

Thank 1ConcernedDad
Branscomb calif.
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I and my nephew had breakfast here. What a pleasant atmosphere. And with my breakfast which was an omelet, came a big thick slice of home made whole grain bread toasted. It was wonderful hearty bread, and the omelet was great. The service was perfect and friendly. There is a cute little area in the front to buy gifts or... More 

Thank juliew617
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

we stopped by for lunch because we heard the fried pickles were excellent....waited and waited to be seated.....decided to leave and eat elsewhere. Came back for diner. Service was a bit better. the fried pickle was good. the pizza - not so good. If you want great customer service - this is NOT the place to go. it was disappointing... More 

Thank gary P
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Food average for a small town diner. Steak way over cooked. No drinkable wine - only cheap supermarket wines far past their prime. Unwilling to pay $6 or more per glass for these offerings I ordered a $2 glass of their house red, and left all of it in the glass. Service indifferent. In a metro area I would have... More 

Thank Hollis G
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ordered hamburgers. The were delicious and huge. It appeared to be a local's place. Excellent service and great looking deserts. Casual dinning.

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Salem, Oregon
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Good food, good service and comfortable. Stopped by for breakfast; 1. 'classic' with bacon and hot cakes and 2. small biscuits and gravy. The goldilocks breakfast...just right !

Thank Keith H
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but service was prompt. They have a large menu to pick from. The restaurant closed a little early so the meal was rushed towards the end.

Thank 0506bred
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

It was very cool inside as it was above 90 degrees that day. Delicious hamburger and fries, cold beer and a beautiful dining area if you like knotty pine. The staff was friendly.

Thank Nina R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?