Top 10 restaurants in John Day, United States

April 15, 2018 Alida England

John Day is a city located about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Canyon City in Grant County, Oregon, at the intersection of U.S. Routes 26 and 395. The city was named for the nearby John Day River, which had been named for a Virginian member of the 1811 Astor Expedition, John Day. The city was incorporated in 1901.
Things to do in John Day

1. Snaffle Bit Dinner House

830 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1057 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar American Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-2426
Excellent
74%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Snaffle Bit Dinner House

Reviewed By Teline48 - Hillsboro, Oregon

We always look forward to visiting Snaffle Bit when we're in John Day. It's a great family restaurant where everyone is friendly - including other customers - and the food is always good. The steaks, salads and margaritas are very good and everything is made from fresh, quality ingredients. The people are the best part though - I always have a great experience and leave the restaurant smiling.

2. The Corner Cup

100 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1211 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast +1 541-792-0425
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By Catrina G - John Day, Oregon

The corner cup is a very relaxed environment that people can go in as groups or individuals to have a coffee and relax!

3. Dairy Queen

106 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1043 Seating Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-2328
Excellent
20%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
30%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By Maman_LaGrenouille

I have two very picky young children, and this place made everyone happy. The prices are very reasonable and the food was typical DQ fare- burgers, fries, shakes, chicken strips, and lots of ice cream choices.

4. Russell's Custom Meats & Deli

235 N Canyon City Blvd, Canyon City, OR 97820-6107 Delicatessen +1 541-575-0720
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By Virginia M - John Day, Oregon

Russell's Deli has been a favorite staff lunch resource for many years. Delicious thick sandwiches, salads and sides custom made over the phone or faxed in. The deli section itself has a bounty of sliced meats and cheeses plus dried sausages and beef bacon that is SO good. Holiday smoked turkeys and hams have been a tradition locally for many years. They won NorthWest Meat Processors Association's Reserve Grand Champion Bone-In Ham award in 2012. Both for travel and for our home kitchens, Russell's is a delicious deli.

5. The Outpost

201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar American, Pizza Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-0250
Excellent
27%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 165 reviews

The Outpost

Reviewed By krg999 - hawaii

Friendly staff. Very reasonable. The huckleberry pancakes were great. Also had sausage and eggs and of course, coffee.

6. Eve's Sweets & Mabel's Cafe

135 Washington St, Canyon City, OR 97820 Breakfast, Lunch +1 541-575-0301
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Reviewed By MKCraig127 - Barcelona, Spain

The space is divided between Mabel's Cafe and Eve's Sweets bakery. Mabel's is on Canyon Blvd. at Park Street. Eve's Sweets is behind Mabel's at the corner of Park and Washington. We had a little trouble finding it because Google Maps took us to the Shell station, a quarter of a mile north of the real location.
Great coffee to start. I enjoyed eggs, sausage patty and killer fried potatoes for $5.50. My wife had 2 pancakes topped with berries for $6.00.
Eve's Sweets bakery is in a bright location reminiscent of a French patisserie. Selections included blueberry muffins, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, Mississippi Mud Brownies, streusel coffee cake, and cinnamon rolls. Everything we tried was excellent and reasonably priced.
Everything is made from scratch and you can tell! Highly recommended.

7. 1188 Brewing Company

141 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-1188
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

1188 Brewing Company

Reviewed By NSGALBUTTEMT - BUTTE MT

We had been recommended to try this brewhouse and we enjoyed our visit for a couple cold ones! Great atmosphere and friendly attentive service. They post the beer selections, with descriptions and alcohol content and have a good variety to choose from. We were there at "happy hour" so it was a little less than at regular times, it was $20.00 for 4 glasses including tip. We didn't eat but the food coming out sure looked good! Will definitely stop again when in area.

8. Station 62

145 N Canyon City Blvd, Canyon City, OR 97820-6105 Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Soups Breakfast, Lunch +1 541-575-1162
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Station 62

Drive thru or come in for coffee, smoothies, pastries or any of our freshly made goodies. We offer free wi-fi along with unique gifts, decor and apparel. A fun spot to enjoy yourself in our newly remodeled gas station in beautiful Canyon City, Oregon where gold was discovered in 1862. Hence our name, Station 62!

Reviewed By Steve F

Stopped in here for a haircut at The Cut Above from Ashley and was pleasantly greeted with a very warm wood stove and a espresso shop. Yes, they sell clothing, but I was after the haircut and coffee :) coffee was perfect!! haircut is perfect!! I'll be returning here often as we have recently purchased property here to build on and looking to do business with local businesses!!

9. Grubsteak Mining Co.

149 E Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1210 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Steakhouse, Bar Brunch, Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-1970
Excellent
34%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Grubsteak Mining Co.

Reviewed By Vincent M - New Orleans, Louisiana

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 case is smack dab in the middle of the eatery. Their beer selection doesn't match 1188's a few doors down, but they do have a few craft brews, as well as bottled beer for those of us are not finicky. Do dress code, so gentlemen needn't wear a coat and tie. A parka and wool scarf are recommended for January however. No need for reservations: we got immediate seating 16 hours before the total eclipse! The sign says "seafood" but I would stick with steaks an burgers; you can't go wrong with eastern Oregon beef. They also now serve breakfasts.

10. Squeeze-In Restaurant & Deck

423 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1030 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 541-575-1045
Excellent
30%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

Squeeze-In Restaurant & Deck

Reviewed By EffStop - Meadow Vista, California

Fourth of July weekend, busy time in the area. A diverse crowd in the restaurant, tables full. Locals have been invaded. Extra Law Enforcement, Rainbow People this year, and tourists adding to the population. 3 waitresses trying to keep up, they're overwhelmed. Once you get one the service is fine, orders are correct, someone filling the coffee cups & water glasses. If you're into people watching this was the place.

Breakfast items, omelette, bacon & eggs, pancakes were the orders of our group. Everyone thought the food was good. Coffee plentiful, water glasses refilled. It was a holiday, we didn't have a big agenda, so just kick back & watch the waitresses run between tables.

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