Gulliver's Restaurant

4.4
1865 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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JocelynN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food wasn't good at all just standard...
Escargots we ordered smelled like hair dye chemical, Lamb is ok, sauce not too appealing, services was so lack , not sure because they've to serve outdoor, tired?

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CarolynK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great, as always. Staff made the best of a difficult situation since it was outside-only dining and it was horribly windy that night. They were very accommodating and attentive!

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CAPTPaul
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Thanksgiving dinners were superb, including Gulliver's famous Cream Corn ! ! !
A special place for special dining...

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ChristyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Four of us dined and bill was over $400 with tip. This was cocktails, starters, entree and dessert. Our prime rib was ordered medium rare, and it arrived very rare. Meat was chewy with little flavor. We were not real pleased.
Service was slow. We had to flag our server down a few times.

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vipBrendaM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Reservation was at 6, weren’t seated until 6:30, server didn’t come to our table until 6:45pm. Once our meals arrived, we didn’t get checked on so we didn’t order more drinks or get water refills.

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Lynnbeckpugs
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very attentive servers, food good, not excellent. Always a treat to go to Gulliver's.

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MartyS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience5

The ambiance and hard working host and waitresses are amazing, however the food and its quality as well as the quality of cooking was lacking to say the least.
For a place calling themselves a steak house they should be able to know how to cook a steak " a little over medium rare, on point" instead i received a dried out piece of inedible shoe that was only good with A1 sauce over it.

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DavidB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. It was expensive, but I do not mind paying for what I get.
The waiter was on top of his game. We spent over $100 per person and had no issues doing it :)

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HBSoccerFamily
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Gullivers for the first time to celebrate the wife's birthday. The Prime Rib was good and the sides were great. The kids dishes were okay. I would say the price was a little high so value was not great, but the food was good.

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CArev
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very outdated ambience. The waitress costumes were unnecessary. The prime rib was ok, but not a good value for the price. You can find better steaks elsewhere at high end steak houses for less.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best prime rib in Orange County! This restaurant never disappoints! Servers have been there for years and it’s an outstanding value. Try Gullivers I guarantee you’ll like it!

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FredE
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our best visits yet. And we've been going to Gullivers for many years.

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PhilipT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service friendly. A lot of food. Food perfect temp and taste looking forward to going back

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vipGary
Orange County
82 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My goddaughter and I both had the regular cut prime rib and both of ours were very tasty.
I originally came to Gulliver's in 1981 and it is not as excellent as it was in the early days.

However, I love prime rib and it is very good quality. And the location is very near my house which is convenient.

Waiter - Shane - was friendly and efficient.

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LupeS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a real treat to take my grandkids for lunch - the Halloween decor was great! The service was also very good. They were attentive & sat us in a secluded section of the restaurant. I highly recommend this place.

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vipPowleyGirl70
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch and dinner here never disappoint! Love coming at Halloween! The ambience is amazing!

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LynA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable time. The good was delicious and plentiful. The decorations for Halloween fit in perfectly! We took a couple of pictures. Bathroom was clean and had a homey ambiance.

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JamesB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Gullivers in more than 30 years, and I was delighted to find that it was exactly as I remembered. The creamed corn is my favourite in the world, and the prime rib was simply outstanding a massive beautiful piece of meat. And the waitress was simply a delight. I went very soon after they reopened for indoor dining during the coronavirus pandemic, and they did a fantastic job of social distancing. I can hardly wait to go back.

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YeseniaT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and how gracious the staff are. The prime rib is delicious and is what keeps bringing me back to Gulliver’s. Highly recommend for date nights and casual dinners.

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Radmom
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. As good as always.

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MarcellG
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent prime rib; the rest of the dishes, very good; service excellent.

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Dcsjeeep
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More shade outside would have been nice. Service was excellent 👍.

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NGV2006
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Two of us had lunch on Friday p.m. Seated on the patio. I had a wedge salad, buddy had a cobb salad plus we each had 2 vodka martinis. Vodka martinis were great. Food o.k., not great. Staff arranged umbrellas for maximum shade. Service/waitress friendly, but on the cool side. Gulliver's food quality is usually very good to exceptional. We'll be back.

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OCFoody
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

First time eating here since they re opened. We chose a nice table on their patio, though we had a choice to eat indoors but chose not to. The service was the only thing lacking. It didn't look like they had enough servers to service us and the three other tables on the patio. It actually took us longer to get a second drink, which I passed on, and our check than it did for us to get our food served after ordering. Food was Great though as always. Still love this place and will be back.

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CynthiaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

We were there for lunch. Food was delicious, however we were quite dismayed when we walked in from the patio and saw a packed bar area. All tables were full, masks weren't on and our server said she had 17 tables. That meant she was at all of the tables. IF Gulliver's can't follow the health mandates outside of the kitchen, what's the condition in the kitchen. Our family of 20 has been going to Gulliver's for the last 10 years on Christmas Eve. We will not be returning.

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andreaj
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Got there 20 min early they sat us down right away! Gave us complimentary cream corn with our meal. Only issue was my stake was rare and I told them medium well, the server had to take it back twice to cook to my likings, but definitely want to go back.

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GaryG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, value, as always. I would always recommend this restaurant to family or friends.

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MarshallK
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service was the worst that I have experienced as a regular Gulliver's patron. What has happened with the customer friendly service of the past? This is the worst experience that I have ever experienced at Gulliver’s.

I cannot recommend Gulliver’s until this service situation is addressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just pooped in

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LoriG
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, been going for over 40 years and still amazing!

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KayG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some things never change. Been coming here with our families for years. Food and service excellent as always. Looking forward to the next prime rib dinner.

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CALVINP
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy 👍🏿👍🏿

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Had not been to Gullivers for over 40 years and being our anniversary we wanted a great place with food and we were very disappointed. COVID has affected a lot of restaurants but with those prices they should go above and beyond to the customers they do have. The service was so poor. We placed our order and the food came pretty quick, however my husband never got his salad, we never got any bread for the table. The prime rib was not as presentable. Thin little slices on top of each other.we were in and out of there in 35 min. It’s all about the dining experience as well as the food and they failed!! The manager did comp our bill, we will never go back! For those prices you expect more of a dining experience along with great food.

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Bretp
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good. Fine cocktails. No man buns. Great prime rib.

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jaclynv
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

The food was good as always but the service was basically non existent. We had to beg to order, there didn't seem to be any waiters or waitresses. The Host (possible manager),bartender and a busboy took care of the people sitting in the bar area where we were put. We were basically out of sight an forgotten about. Ordered an appetizer after about 15 mins of having our drinks (mine was water)
We finished the app and my water and my husband his beer. Everyone kept walking by like we were not even there. Finally asked the bartender if we could order. We had been there almost an hour at this point. She took our order, did not take away our finished appetizer dish, the menus and my water glass was completely empty.
It just continued on after we got our food. The manager brought us the straight horseradish after it was requested with my husbands prime rib and he did not receive it. When we did get the real horseradish, he set it next to my again empty water cup and said be careful, that is spicy. My husbands beer and water were empty as well.
Overall the worst service I have seen in a long time which was very surprising.
We do go to this restaurant often and this was the first time we had been out to a nice dinner since the pandemic and although the food was great, everything else was not up to par whatsoever.
Hoping our next experience will be better.

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vipRussT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regardless of the the current situation,the service, environment and experience were fantastic, not to mention the food being as delicious as ever while maintaining a safe environment for all of the customers.

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AdolphG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding, my friends all complimented the food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievably good, beautiful presentation.. Friendly staff, great service.

KJ
KenJ
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good but not great for the price. The service was amazing.

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vipDavidA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib and traditional English fare. For those not inclined to eat red meat, the salmon is absolutely delicious. I ask for it poached with the sauce on the side.

FAQs

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

Gulliver's Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1865 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.