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The Outpost

201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
+1 541-575-0250
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
5 days ago
“Good food, decent prices.”
3 weeks ago
“Wonderful breakfast”
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American, Pizza
$$ - $$$
201 W Main St, John Day, OR 97845-1026
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Reviewed 4 days ago

While checking in at the Best Western in John Day, the front desk clerk recommended The Outpost restaurant. It was an easy walk from the hotel. We were seated promptly and offered beverages. My husband had a sirloin steak and I had the BBQ Bronc...More

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu is varied, plenty of different choices. His burger was a thick, hand-formed patty and he thought it was excellent. I had a 5 oz. garlic steak. The garlic was a bit strong for me, but it was still tasty. The veggies were very...More

Thank imawandrer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to eat breakfast at the Outpost. We had the Strawberry Pancake Grill with eggs and bacon. They served 4 pieces of bacon with it! Strawberries were very good. Two people could share one order! Excellent coffee! and hot tea!

Thank margo_hutchinson
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I ate dinner and breakfast there. Dinner portions were huge. Main course (meatloaf) was just okay. Dessert (peanut butter pie) was awesome. Had a wonderful, gooey, enormous cinnamon roll (made in-house) for breakfast.

Thank Christena D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped here for breakfast (recommended by the local hotel staff), and were not disappointed. It wasn't fantastic but it was good; the service was pleasant; and the price was fair.

Thank Rachael V
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Started with a good beer, wine and cocktail menu. Menu offered something for everyone. I had a burger and it was very good.

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Stopped in for lunch in this small town. They have a large menu. We ordered sandwiches and they were delish. The interior was very comfy western decor and looked very new and clean. This seems to be a family owned place and they really care...More

Thank DJ7933
Reviewed 24 October 2016

All the meals we had at the outpost were good. The bisquits and gravy were good, omelets, good, scrambles, good. I think the star of the morning meal was the funny face pancakes for the kids!

Thank rraschio
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. I had a French Dip loaded with tender flavorful meat. My dining partner enjoyed her cheese burger, rating it amongst one of the best she's had. Our server was fun and friendly.

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in John Day, Oregon, for two days and ate at The Outpost three times--twice for breakfast and once for dinner. We were happy to find The Outpost, since this is a small town and we didn't know what to expect in the way...More

Thank Worrygrandma
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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