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The Outpost

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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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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Reasonably priced, local feel, friendly staff. The restaurant feels like an old west-y gift shop when you come in, menu surprisingly diverse, they offer a number of salads, but not a ton of "healthy options" if that's what you're looking for. I went for the Diablo Burger - fresh, local beef grass fed in Eastern Oregon - delicious. Tasty milkshakes... More 

Temecula, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

The service was truly bad..... a nice enough lady, but she screwed up the order and all I ordered was a beer, pizza and a salad, I never did see the salad.... and had she ever come back to the table I probably would have had a 2nd beer it was excellent.... The food was good and I truly enjoyed... More 

Thank Charles K
John Day, Oregon
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Outpost has been a great meeting place for groups as well as as the times you just don't want to cook. Last week dinner after 7 PM we went to the Outpost. They were busy and the atmosphere was very upbeat and staff were attentive. The cobb salad is a great value with the variety of chicken, avocado, bacon, cheese... More 

Thank Virginia M
Tumwater, Washington
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223 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Ate supper and breakfast here. Pizza was very good, breakfast too. The hash browns, eggs, and gravy breakfast was a real winner. Coffee was always topped off. Service was friendly. Didn't have too wait. The restaurant was filled with folks botg fir breakfast and dinner. Never heard any complaints. Definitely eat here again.

Thank Capnnak
John Day, Oregon
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

I have grown up in John Day and have been eating here since I can remember, I know most of the employees, and I have tried almost everything on the menu at some point...so here is my verdict Atmostphere: the restaurant is super cute and has a great, open atmosphere. I hate it when places are too small/crowded but The... More 

2 Thank espressodoll
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

Great food in good sized portions. I ordered the appetizer of fried pickles and the dinner of chicken fried steak. It was all very yummy and ended up bringing leftovers home. Cute establishment but parking is a little hard as it's right off Main Street.

Thank Star C
White Salmon, Washington
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Good food. Went for breakfast. I can't remember having better pancakes anywhere. They tasted like cake! They have a small gift shop, which turned out to be the only place I bought souvenirs on our trip. The service was a little slow the morning we went, but it is a nice comfortable place to enjoy a meal. Plenty of room,... More 

Thank FloHa
Helena, Montana
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Service: is friendly & the place is clean. Food: The classic breakfast was good but my potatoes were under done. Dinner Cobb salad nothing fancy with iceburg & toppings. The two of us split a salad they are big. Asked for no onions & olives & it came with both. The waitress never said sorry for that or even noticed... More 

1 Thank redredles
Burns, Oregon
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Pretty yucky food. Mostly frozen stuff they just dump in the fryer. Did not try the pizza so it may be fresh made. DON'T order the potato skins. They are just semi warm baked potato with some gas station type cheese sauce poured over them and topped with over cooked bacon. Gross.

Thank Cindy W
Bend, Oregon
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Driving through on our way from Bend to Baker City we stopped for lunch. The front entrance is not wheelchair accessible so I had to go inside to see if there was another entrance for our daughter. The entrance around the back is a gravel parking area so not the most accessible but the door did not have steps to... More 

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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?