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Snaffle Bit Dinner House

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830 S Canyon Blvd, John Day, OR 97845-1057
+1 541-575-2426
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Prineville, Oregon
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The best friendliness place in Oregon, family friendly, great food great service. Should be everyones first choice for food and great service.

2 Thank 3cowkids3
Portland, OR
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

The dinner choices in John Day range from taverns to brew-pubs. The one exception seems to be the Snaffle Bit Dinner House. Technically it is in Canyonville but that is hardly outside of the big city. The night we ate there, the special was BBQ ribs with all the fixin's. This is mostly a meat kind of place but they... More 

1 Thank FrankEPortland_OR
Carson City, Nevada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is our go to place for dinner when we visit John Day. Steaks are perfectly cooked and fantastic! Meals are hearty. The decor and service remind you that you are in cattle ranching territory in the West. Friendly people and great food make for a satisfying end of the day experience.

1 Thank Kathy J
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I had a chicken and cranberry salad which was good. My husband had Malibu chicken and didn't really care for it. I think had we wanted steak, we would have had a very good dinner, but if you'd rather have something else another restaurant might be fine.

Thank Kristine G
Madras, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Finally had the opportunity to experience the food there after hearing about it from family that eats there regularly. We had made reservations for a large group, and had a great time and a great meal. I really enjoyed the Chicken and Shrimp Pasta dish I had. The portions are generous, the atmosphere fun, and the staff friendly. It's a... More 

1 Thank Teresa L
Las Vegas, Nevada
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279 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We were just passing through and spotted this cute restaurant and went inside. We were asked if we had reservations, no.... We'll that's ok, you're early. We asked what was the specialty of the house and we're told of the sirloin topped with bay scallops, shrimp, mushrooms, asparagus and a parmesan cream sauce. Sounded good do I ordered it with... More 

2 Thank Gisela S
Medford, Oregon, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Simply the best resturant in the John Day region.... Great service and the Steaks are simply wonderful....

2 Thank Allen I
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We always try to hit this place on either our way down or way back when traveling in this area, but seldom find it open because of when we go through, so we have to double back and hit another place, which is often the case with finer dining. Have eaten there about 6 or 7 times and it has... More 

2 Thank Kricket N
Sun Valley, Idaho
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Despite the positive reviews, the two wet, dirty mops leaning next to the front door should have been a clue of what was to come. My iceberg lettuce salad was limp and brown, I ate the carrot stick on top and left the rest of the unappetizing dish. My fried shrimp were hard and dry...the sort that generally come from... More 

Thank tarnishedlace
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173 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Got invited by John Day friends. What a great meal. Very ample portions. Tried the soup, cowboy salad, chicken fetticini, ribs and nachos. There were 15 of us and we all had great meals. They were very busy - we still had great service. Ate on patio.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?