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Old California Mining Co

) #19 of 191 Restaurants in San Marcos ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
1020 W San Marcos Blvd Ste 118, San Marcos, CA 92078-4031
+1 760-761-4900
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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1020 W San Marcos Blvd Ste 118, San Marcos, CA 92078-4031
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Reviews (70)
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Good salad bar and quick for lunch when we are on a lunch break. Hamburgers and fries are always good too. Service has always been good. My only con is the interior could use an update.

Thank JAE2512
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Actually the best we've ever had - service spectacular prices very reasonable you get a lot of food I couldn't finish yummy yummy love this place!!!!

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had pretty high expectations, based on earlier reviews on TA. The menu offered a good variety of choices at very good prices. Our server was both friendly and helpful, adding to our pleasant experience. With the wide variety of venues in this area, we're...More

Thank waldo1
Reviewed 11 October 2016

After many years of wanting to find a local place that provided better than average food at good prices I think this might be the place. Arrived on a Sunday afternoon and the place was not busy. The service was above average (my waitress seemed...More

Thank azavala7
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Summary: I'm not sure why some people were giving this place bad reviews. I found the food pretty good and the service excellent. Food: This was our first visit so you get what they're known for - the Prime Rib. Only served on Fri/Sat. I...More

Thank GuinnessMalamute
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Can't beat $5 for a burger and fries! It's way better then any drive thru! Honestly we didn't really explore the menu! We went for the $5 deal and it was great! service was awesome! One of my friends ordered the wings and said they...More

Thank Amber_Austin_Javier
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We recently move to San Marcos from Carlsbad, and needed a "go to" place. We had stopped at OCMC (Old CA Mining Co) on occasion, before we moved after hiking. This is now our "go to" place. They have great food deals - $5 hamburger/fries...More

Thank Ginger C
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is one of the older restaurants on restaurant row. The food is generally good and the portions are adequate. It has a self serve salad bar which is ok but not great. Portions are average and the price is reasonable. We do not frequent...More

Reviewed 22 May 2016

We arranged for a banquet to celebrate our daughter's CSUSM graduation, and were helped all along the way by 'Nick' for planning. When we arrived, we found their banquet room charming and filled with character, decorated very nicely for the event. We had 23 people,...More

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Just average, sums it up, average burger, average smoked meat, average ribs. Good beer though can't see why it rates so high on trip advisor

Thank Bongodog1964
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 W San Marcos Blvd Ste 118, San Marcos, CA 92078-4031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: +1 760-761-4900
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