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The Oak Pit Steakhouse

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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615 N Main St, Porterville, CA 93257-2316
+1 559-784-2136
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Stevensville, Montana
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While the restaurant was quite loud at the time of my visit due to a birthday party that was going on, it was clear that everyone was having a good time. The food was fantastic, the staff was more than accommodating to low-carbohydrate dietary requests, and the prices are fantastic for the amount and quality of food you receive.

Thank Angler406
Porterville, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times with groups of friends. Food and drinks are good but what makes me think twice about returning is the wait. Customer service hasn't been the greatest.

Thank Hollywood36
Medway, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Went with some coworkers. Feels more like a sports bar than a steakhouse but the food was really good. Had the rib and tri tip combo which was a ton of food. Great appetizers as well. Highly recommend going here if you are travelling through.

Thank Michael C
Porterville, California
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We eat at the Oak Pit from time to time. It's considered one of the nicer places in town and when it's good, it can be very good, worth at least 4 stars. However, it can sometimes lack in prompt and attentive service. We generally eat in the bar area, which is more casual, with TVs throughout for keeping up... More 

Thank rscearcy
Norco, California
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

My Fiancé and my Father decided to try the Oak Pit for dinner. The service was very slow; it took a long time to get our drinks, another 20 minutes after ordering to get our soup and salads, and another 45 minutes later we received 2 out of 3 meals and 1 of those was way over cooked. When we... More 

1 Thank drmitchell4461
Ramona, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This p[lace has the best Tri-tip salad and potatoes. Be sure to havea cold draft beer from the many selections on tap. Reasonable for dinner and a great atomsphere too! The bar has mutiple TV for sports viweing during games. Awesome A+++

Thank Ron S
Porterville, California
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362 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

It was happy hour so I had the $11 shrimp cocktail for $5, the $11 steak bites for $5, and a $4 house salad and was satisfied....my partner had the big prime rib which he said was excellent, tho a little pricey. I will definitely stop in again to take advantage of the happy hour specials...Service could be a little... More 

Thank RicDic
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

We are on a road trip in the west of the US and stopped by in Porterville on our way to Sequoia National Park. Our clerk at the hotel recommended this place and we went there as it was close to the hotel. We were placed in the bar and not in the restaurant which was a bit strange in... More 

Thank René P D
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Went for dinner. Good selection of food. The hot Artichoke and Spinach dip was very good. More than ample serving. Came with delicious thin toasted slices of baguettes brushed with olive oil, pepper, and parmesan cheese and tortilla chips. Really liked that. I had the small rack of Baby Back Ribs with a baked potato and steamed broccoli, carrots and... More 

Thank Rosie R
Basingstoke, UK
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

Stopped in Porterville for a couple of nights on vacation. We'd really meant to stay nearer the Giant Sequoia National Park but screwed up, somewhat. Instead we had rooms in America's Best Value Inn on North Main Street. The Oak Pit is walking distance so if staying in the Inn you can have a drink. I wasn't expecting much but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 615 N Main St, Porterville, CA 93257-2316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Porterville
  • Phone Number: +1 559-784-2136

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?