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Best Places For Prime Rib In Orange County

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When it comes to cuts of meat, prime rib could easily be considered the king. It's tender and rich in flavor, and it's usually served in portions where it's impossible to leave the table hungry. Whether you're looking for a traditional prime rib dinner or some other options like a prime rib sandwich, try these OC restaurants.

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Gulliver's Prime Ribs of Beef
18482 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 833-8411

You know a restaurant is doing something right when it remains in business for more than 35 years. Gulliver's - located directly across the street from John Wayne Airport - has long been a favorite among Orange County residents. This is a restaurant that serves traditional English-style prime rib dinners. Three cuts of prime rib are available here: the traditional English cut, Gulliver's prime cut which is fit for a king, and the Brobdingnagian, which is the biggest cut served with the bone in it. The meat here is cooked perfectly, and you sure won't leave here hungry.

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Summit House
2000 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 671-4111

Summit House is a restaurant in which you can get your prime rib fix in a variety of ways. It is available on both the lunch and dinner menus in three different ways. For lunch, try their prime rib dip sandwich featuring an English cut roast prime rib on a toasted French roll and topped with onion straws and whipped cream horseradish sauce. Under their specialties, try the roast prime ribs of beef, which is made from world famous Stock Yards of CHicago prime ribs, which are slow roasted and carved to order. Served with creamed corn au gratin, creamed spinach and Yorkshire pudding, it's more than worth the visit. For dinner, try their World famous Stock Yards of Chicago prime ribs, which are slow roasted and carved to order. They are served with their creamed corn au gratin, creamed spinach and an individual Yorkshire pudding.

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Prime Cut Cafe and Wine Bar
1547 W. Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 532-4300

At Prime Cut Cafe, you'll find a prime rib dip sandwich on the lunch menu which comes shaved and topped with horseradish and mayonnaise. You'll also find prime rib dinners available here in two cuts: petite and prime. The prime rib dinner is served with mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and Yorkshire pudding. You'll also find some great wines to pair with your dinner and make it even better.

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The Alley
4501 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 646-9126

Sometimes you want prime rib, but you don't want the cost that is usually associated with ordering it. The Alley has the solution when you find yourself in that situation. Here you'll find a reasonably-priced prime rib dip sandwich on their menu. That would be good enough, but this is served on sheepherder bread and topped with caramelized onions and Gruyere. This is a sandwich that will keep you coming back to The Alley, because you get all of the flavor at a fraction of the cost of a prime rib dinner. You'll also find an impressive selection of wines to pair with your sandwich.

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3801 E. Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 717-4322

Gastropub SideDoor in Corona Del Mar has some different ways for you to get delicious prime rib. One way is a traditional prime rib dinner served with horseradish, au jus, and fries which is a great option. However, there are some other options including a prime rib sandwich (pictured) and chili made with prime rib. Add in some prime rib chili fries - an addictive menu item if there ever was one.

Related: Best Gastropubs In Orange County

Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on


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