Gulliver's Restaurant

4.6
2154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Prime Rib
In the last four decades Gulliver’s Restaurant has became one of the most popular Prime Rib Restaurant in Southern California.
Gulliver’s hand-selected beef (corn-belt) is slow roasted in a unique patented oven system to assure flavorful, tender and juicy Prime Rib dinners. Gulliver's Restaurant is well known also for its other specialties as in-house aged Prime Steaks, Chateaubriand, Salmon, Rack of Lamb, Baby Back Ribs and roasted Long Island Duck.
As you walk into a Gulliver's you will feel as though you have entered back in time to 18th century England. Guests at the Gulliver’s are surrounded by a veritable museum of leaded glass pieces, pewter and ceramic objects, and a collection of prints from Hogarth, Rowlandson and other Gulliver’s Travels illustrators.
The Portions are huge, the service is gracious and friendly, and most importantly, the beef is cooked to perfection.
Gulliver's is place where memories are created.
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TamaraV
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had some tasty appetizers and side dishes but the main item - prime rib - didn’t have as much flavor as we expected. The cost is a little pricey but our server was a gem and ambience is great

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ronf
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for 35 years when I come to Orange County. Great service, wonderful atmosphere and tasty prime rib. Glub dub salad disappointing would have ordered a different salad. But overall love this place. Toni our waiter was really attentive to our table. Cheers to Gulliver’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waitress forgot things. Got order wrong. Didn’t give us the correct glass of wine.

People in table next to us cursing. One explaining loudly his Coviid experience, a stroke, unemployment, child support and that he had a sore throat the night before. They were wearing gross worn out tshirts to the restaurant on a Sat night.

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Nicole
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time, good hearty meal. Friendly and helpful staff, great ambiance.

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DanR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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MarcellG
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly done, exquisitely done food. Very pleasant interior; excellent service.

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ChuckT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Prime rib was excellent and cream corn was amazing.
Michelle was a fantastic server.
Unable to finish the meal, too much food.

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HollyS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an older establishment that has always been great. I have been there many times for both dinner and lunch. I do not live nearby but whenever I am anywhere near Gulliver’s I am sure to go.

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HarveyG
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven’t been to Their restaurant in years. The server Amanda was great. Never had to ask for anything. The food was the way I remembered it. Large portions, tender!!
I felt bad that I hadn’t been there more often! Over all, a Great dining experience!
My wife and I eat out a lot and this restaurant will be on top of my list for special events.
We were celebrating the birthday of my transplanted kidney (4 years) they even brought us a little birthday cake.

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vipElectroRoss
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the best prime rib dinner at a remarkably affordable price. We make it a point to go several times a year.

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vipTeso
Las Vegas
43 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My very favorite restaurant. Love the staff, food, and ambiance. And the Halloween decorations are so festive. Perfect martini, too.

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KamK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good prime rib. One of the top few prime rib restaurants in Orange County. The Cream Corn and Creamed Spinach are excellent. I've been going there for about 40 years now.

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vipWilliamB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old style restaurant, but consistently delivers. Great prime rib.

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BrianM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fine ol English type place. Little outdated out still performs, like an aging but pleasurable burlesque queen.

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ScottB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, classic steakhouse with fabulous food and fantastic service. Highly recommend. I love taking out of town business guests to this fantastic restaurant. It's a classic that should not be missed.

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SusieQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gulliver's Restaurant has been a special place for us to go for birthdays and anniversaries. This visit to Gulliver's also shows that it is just a great place to go for a relaxing evening experience. Drinks were great, food was plentiful and yummy. I'll be back! Thanks!!

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vipBrendaM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Excellent service from host, server and assistant server. Food and cocktails good but overpriced. Love the interior design but needs updating - especially chairs.

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gabyp
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our order were placed on our table 10 minutes later …Greta service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were down to one waitress to service every table in the restaurant. She was working very hard but unfortunately this resulted in a lengthy delay before our order was taken but our food arrived cold. I was told to go there for prime rib but the prime rib was tough and cold. Salad had aged lettuce that was discolored and the oil and vinegar dressing on the house salad was like something from wishbone our of a bottle.
Won’t return

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vipGBro2
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Gullivers is still around! That's good news...we were able to eat there again a couple of nites ago, sitting at the table John Wayne sat at regularly. His phone has been removed tho...
The food? Predictably Good...we had a filet and a prime rib...they both came with a number of sides, most of them Really Tasty. This particular nite the creamed spinach had a slight burnt taste in it. We shared that with one of the Staff and she went and tasted it in the kitchen herself, reporting back that she tasted something with a slight burnt flavor but thought it might be a burnt bacon taste, probably acceptable to some or many...But not to worry, we had a Really Nice meal there.
Our Waitress was the daughter of another waitress who had worked there years ago...a kind of nice continuum of the restaurants history.
In any case, It retains its charm and ambience, We ate in the Jonathan section, which was quiet, even tho almost full.
We will be going back...we brought home nearly half of our food and enjoyed it, again, two days later..Thanks for Surviving Gullivers, we missed you...

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BobG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was great the table was ready when we arrived and the recontest was very nice. Our waiter was one of the best we ever had. Very polite and helpful.

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KarynW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gullivers is an old favorite from over 30 years ago. It’s still making the best prime rib and creamed spinach I have ever had. The old English Pub ambience is very clean nice.

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JonM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Noted for prime rib. It was excellent, just slightly below the gold standard of Lawry's. Yorkshire pudding was a nice touch but very dense, not at all light. Comes with sides of creamed corn and creamed spinach, both of which were uninteresting. The restaurant decor is olde English and is comfy in that respect. But the tables, chairs and carpet are very tired. They need to be freshened up. Still, the draw is the beef and it was well worth the visit. Service was top notch, too. Ambiance was great for intimate conversations. The restaurant was a welcoming place to meet and eat.

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BonnieP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service & food! I wish Gullivers was closer to where we live.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience, the decor is rich feels like you are in a museum.
The food was sooo good and our server was very friendly.
Thank you Tony L. for your hard work and an awesome experience.

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amnewport
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our local favorite ! Service is always the best! The quality of food is consistent. Not many places these days have quality food! Place have to be remodeled or renovated. The staff are very nice and had most had been there for years. The new owners should really appreciate them more and invest in the place to invite more new customers and old customers be coming more often. This place is a gem! Needs TlLC! But food is great and staff is always awesome!

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CJStoyka
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib is always excellent. Cool atmosphere and friendly staff make it a regular destination for good eats.

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Cliff
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Hadn’t been years but it reminded me of the old days which were great!

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LarryB
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the prime rib was the best prime rib ive ever had !
cant wait to go back.the service couldn'thave been any better,
if you like prime rib this is the place!

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vipDamien
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and food was very good.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only "bad" thing I would list is that the bread was not heated and the butter was too cold to melt. Also, the butter on my steak had trouble melting. I wish the food had been hotter when it was served. The flavors were outstanding and the service was impeccable! Great time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
84 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best prime rib in Orange County!

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Mash
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best prime rib EVER....our waitress and food servers where very friendly and attentive to all our needs. We thoroughly enjoyed our 31st Anniversary dinner at this fine establishment!!

MG
MarcellG
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food.

JD
JaniceD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to come to for special occasions. The food is excellent and all the staff is helpful.

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vipJetskize
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Would never go back. Host/Manager extremely rude upon arrival. Before we left we could hear him using the F word numerous times with another employee. Daughter was sick from the salmon.

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vipThequeenbird1
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening celebrating my birthday! Excellent greeting when we arrived, superb service, and delicious food.

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SusanT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for lunch. Quiet ambiance and afforded time to talk in peace. Food was great as always and so glad for the wonderful wine selection. Really appreciated they took the reservation on Open Table.

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VincentH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and great food. I come to this place for special occasions because it has a very relaxing atmosphere.

FAQs

Gulliver's Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 833-8411.

Gulliver's Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.