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Snaffle Bit Dinner House

830 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1057
+1 541-575-2426
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (29 reviews)
“cowboy salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
830 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1057
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Teline48
Reviewed 14 May 2017

This place is consistently great! This is my go to when I visit. I love the salads and attention to detail. The above is great and friendly.

Thank coloradoklm
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stumbled across this place while driving 26. Best chili I've had in a long time! Great steaks. Extensive menu.

Thank Rachael V
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Recently the Chief decided to visit so a must 'eat' was the Snaffle Bit. From the rustic western decor to the hearty steaks and more than ample sides - - the only thing better than the food and drink was the exceptional service. Many thanks...More

Thank oregonwanderers2016
Reviewed 22 November 2016

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor decided to try this place for dinner. It was also recommended by a butcher down the street as the only place for miles that serves certified Angus beef. We went in on the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week without...More

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

By far the best restaurant in Grant County! Brenda and the gang always serve up a great tasting meal, and the portions are large too, will satisfy any appetite. The atmosphere and decor takes you back a 100 years. Always friendly and fast service to...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wife and I went out while the kids needed a break from us, or was it the other way around? Chose this place because of the reviews and frankly the name hooked me. We had a nice meal with very friendly staff.

Thank DAN S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I really liked this place. They had just sat a large party before we came in. They told us, "We can't help you, our kitchen will be really backed up, so your food would take a long time to come out". We asked if we...More

Thank Rick_in_Ohio
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The burgers are huge! Over 1/2 pound of beef. Usually I prefer thinner patties but this was such good beef, thick was great. Intimate atmosphere in a small restaurant with pleasant service.

Thank mikeandlindaSeattle
Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a long day on the road, I searched for "best food" in John Day on Trip Advisor. I saw that Snaffle Bit Dinner House received good reviews so my husband and I decided to give it a try, (we were both wondering what in...More

Thank gumbysz
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Open Sunday?
4 June 2017|
Response from Teline48 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but I would check with the restaurant for sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 830 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1057
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  John Day
  • Phone Number: +1 541-575-2426
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