Old World Restaurant

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German
The Old World German Restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1978. It has been serving its patrons for over 39 years in the heart of the "Old World Village" in Huntington Beach, California. Serving lunch and dinner, our menu brings to you the wonderful tastes of German, Austrian, Hungarian & American cuisines right from the heart of Europe to sunny Southern California, with some favorite American dishes. We now carry vegetarian burgers and sausages too. Enjoy live entertainment every Friday Saturday and Sunday.
Check our website for hours. www.oldworld.ws
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JF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Ambience and music was wonderful. Always a great time.

L
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice ambiance. Fun atmosphere. Food was really good and a true variety of German recipes. Also have vegitarian. Our waitress was new so it was slow service but the other servers there seemed to do really good with their tables so think it was just a learning curve for ours.

P
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I love Old World. The food is good. It definitely needs some updating of the restaurant and bar.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Old World Restaurant in Huntington Beach doesn’t seem to be connected to OpenTable. They had no idea of our reservation. They were great at accommodating us though.

AM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The food is fine at this restaurant but the real reason to go is for the experience. The olde worlde decor, one man band, and waitstaff in traditional garb make it especially fun. There is a shop attached where you can buy many of the foods to take home, or cook yourself, and there are many other shops in the charming center where it is located. We have not yet gone on a theme night (trivia, board games, sports events) but we plan to. Fun for the whole family!

BC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went with friends visiting from out of state. They enjoyed it , other than the noise level from the bar patrons. But we had expected that so we were prepared.

a
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted a fun environment and a new experience. This place was perfect.

LG
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh, homemade stuffed pretzels - fabulous! The musician, Jim Gilman, was excellent - had an unbelievable repertoire. We had planned to visit over dinner for a couple of hours, but had such a good time that we stayed 3 and a half hours! Amongst the 4 of us, 1 had beer, 1 had wine, 1 had a mixed drink, and I had iced raspberry tea. We split two appetizers and ordered various entrees. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and the wait staff was perfectly attentive.

r
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good German and Polish food Cheap price POO=Baa band

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I relocated from Columbus, Ohio to the OC. I was thrilled to find an authentic German restaurant! Good food. Live music. Nice beer selection.

LF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was fantastic and authentic. We ordered the pork shank and it was already plenty of food for two people already. waitress was very friendly. overall an A+

l
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was exactly what we were looking for. An authentic German restaurant as I met up with friends and we had lived in Germany many years ago

c
Orange County
300 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to find a talented live musician playing German and other favoured tunes for us as we enjoyed our brunch. We all ordered our favourite German dishes, and they were tasty. The beautiful waitress was friendly and efficient, always quick to notice if one of our coffee cups needed a refill. We will be back.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took great care of us for my boyfriend's birthday. Our kid loved it and loved the accordian player. Great food! Best bratwurst I've ever had at great prices.

AA
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went here with our younger son and his girl friend to celebrate my wife's birthday and my younger son's girl friend's birthday.
Excellent German food. I had rouladen with rotkohl and potato pancakes. My wife had sauerbraten wth the same sides. The rouladen was the best I have had. My wife liked the sauerbraten.
large portions, but we all cleaned our plates and emptied a pitcher of spaten Oktoberfest beer.
There was an accordion player and a singer. They were good. The only downside was they had a recording supplementing their playing.
It was the end of Oktoberfest, which was in an outside area.
Excellent service and the price was reasonable

M
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

We went for Octoberfest. Had we gone for dinner rather than lunch, we may have felt differently. The waitresses didn't smile or make us feel welcome. We did enjoy the lively music though.

p
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived in Germany and try to eat in as many German restaurants as possible. The OLD WORLD is, by far, the best in SoCal! Great ambiance, service, entertainment, beer and food!

V
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

This restaurant was a huge disappointment and did not compare favorably to reviews that were posted online. From the outset everything went from bad to worse. In spite of reservations made on Open Table, nobody was there to greet us when we arrived at the scheduled time. We were seated in a room that was quiet so we could talk, but that made us invisible and the harried waitress was busy in another part of the restaurant with OctoberFest. The food was not even worth all the endless waiting. It came out fairly cold, not well prepared at all in my opinion, and altogether unmemorable in either presentation or flavor. The only other people in our dining room were children doing homework. The chairs were uncomfortable and the atmosphere so-so. Will never return.

l
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Authentic German restaurant and food. Excellent for Octoberfest. It was much noisier than I prefer, but that was mostly due to the German band. The food was very plentiful for the price.

FG
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic food. I grew up eating my fathers German dishes. I was taken back to my childhood at this restaurant. Great experience!

A
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful Father's Day brunch! Great selection of food!
Loved the mimosas and beer too.

E
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to the Father's Day brunch. There was a good food selection and the servers were very prompt about refilling drinks and clearing plates. We all had a great time.

c
Orange County
300 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The authentic food, charming atmosphere, old-world service, and welcoming attitude is a delight to behold. This is a favourite place to dine, to bring friends and family, to enjoy with large groups, to celebrate! We had a lovely Sunday lunch, dropped in to shop at the bakery and deli next door, and will return again soon. Thank you Old World for being part of our community.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

The food at this reastaurant is ok if you have no idea what german food is like. Maybe it was just because we are germans but in our opinion the food was awful. If you have ever been to Germany do NOT visit this restaurant. The waitresses are kind but the food takes long and is nasty.

TF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All 7 of us loved the food and the server and we are planning to return! It was a little quiet in the village due to inclement weather on a Sunday night, but we had a great time!

ER
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat authentic German food.
Excellent service, Excellent people, Excellent food.
We will come back and visit again.

SO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Fabulous meal - reservations through OPENTABLE make it soon much easier! We had two full meals, with sides and a couple of beers and the tab was under $40 pre-tax.

s
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Ate here years ago and was craving the snitchel. So looking for
ward to the wonderful tender flavor. So, so disappointed. Not tender at all, looked old and the breading was falling off. Yuck. Also the air was not working and they wouldn't open the door. Just wanted to pass out and forget the whole experience.

7
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very good food and fantastic service. I really enjoyed the different sausages and the authentic market

M
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tanner was an awesome server! Food was great and portions large!

OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

It was our first time to try this restaurant and the place has a good reputation from locals but as soon as you get there the first image of the restaurant can be deceiving.

The place has a market and dining area in the same building so when you get in, you think that you are on the wrong place.

The dining area is small but cozy. The food is good especially if yiou like german sausagaes however the service can be a little bit tricky since I have to ask for refills all the time.

Overall the experience is great. Just don;t expect a fine dining type of restaurant.

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