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Grubsteak Mining Co.

149 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210
+1 541-575-1970
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (9 reviews)
“baked potato” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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149 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thank you Desi for your wonderful service and hospitality. I cannot remember what else was in the menu but we had the best burgers and fries that I have had in a long time. These burgers patties are made in house I am told....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Weezer22
Reviewed 16 October 2018

My son and I ordered ribeye steaks. They were pan fried. Who does that? The corn was from frozen, not my favorite. The only part of the meal that was enjoyable was the fluffy baked potato. Half of the advertised cheesecakes were unavailable. This place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BoiJoy
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The Grubsteak was recommended to us, and we also had a coupon for 10% off, but........ The room was physically chilly, the table rocked and the food was so-so. My pepper steak was nicely cooked, but there wasn’t really that hit of heat from the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lorna1941
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Very basic food in a very basic atmosphere. Stick with the basics like a burger...everything else likely thawed food

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank robertm12038
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Of all the restaurants I have ever been to, the Grubsteak is my favorite. It has amazing service, top notch steaks and burgers, and a shelf of the best pies and cobblers I have ever had. Our waitress was extremely friendly and made our visit...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jeffskis99
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a small town cafe that turned out to provide a very enjoyable eating experience. Friendly service, AC, well priced and an incredible flat iron steak worthy of a big city meal.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank StephenJ2219
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The Grubstake is a local institution: been around for decades, but unlike a vast array of other things in John Day, it ain't fossilized yet. Nope, they still serve up hefty half-pound burgers,and hot-out-of-the-fryer French fries (see photo). Don't miss their desserts: the dessert display...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and special eclipse day menu. We had the Grubsteak and it was perfectly prepared with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy! Service was quick even though the restaurant was quite full and very busy.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank BellevueVictorC
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I came in about an hour and a half before closing time to enjoy a solo dinner while I was in town for business. I sat in a corner table, and a few minutes later, a group of four older folks sat at a nearby...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank stoney21804
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Before visiting John Day, I did my online research looking for a dinner restaurant for our family to eat at. The Front Desk staff at the Best Western recommended Grubsteak and even provided us with a 10% discount coupon, so guess where we ate dinner?...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank frequent_traveler290
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Restaurant Details

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