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Grubsteak Mining Co.

149 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210
+1 541-575-1970
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Steakhouse, Bar
$$ - $$$
149 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210
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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.

Thank Stephen J
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

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.

Thank Victor C
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

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

Thank frequent_traveler290
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We got a 10% off coupon from our hotel and decided to try it out. It had something for all my picky eater. My husband and son both got the pepper steak, both were cooked perfect. Drinks we're refilled before they were empty. All the...More

Thank Mom2azoo
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I invited friends to meet us for dinner on a weeknight. It was my first visit in many years. We had a variety of foods. My steak was cooked medium rare, just right. The salad was crisp, but I prefer a thicker blue cheese dressing....More

Thank Virginia M
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Nice rustic place with friendly service and wholesome food. I ordered prime rib, baked potatoes and mushrooms and it was very good.

Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Chicken fried steak with real mashed potatoes were excellent! Just a short walk down the road from the Best Western.

Thank Gregg W
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...More

Thank AprilB75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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