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Olde Ship

1120 W 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
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Ranked #20 of 590 restaurants in Santa Ana
Cuisines: British
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85% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Laguna Woods, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The atmosphere is great, the waitress (Celine) is an example for others to follow, the food was very tasty....BUT the beers are fine to taste but cost $7 and for that amount it's way too high. Plus they have no Happy Hour....lower the beer price or offer Happy Hour and I'll return.

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orange, ca
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Went here on a Friday during Lent trying to find some good seafood, preferably Fish & Chips. Walk in and there is live music, old time swing, so that tells you what the crowd was like that evening. Bar was full, but plenty of seats in the dining room. Seating was classic dark wood, vinyl seats, but pretty comfortable. Started... More

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Riverside, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This is a great pub. The interior is setup with a nautical theme with some great items on the wall and on display. The menu is fun with it's various names for food like the "Winston Churchill" which is their roast beef item. There is a large quanity of food in each serving and it's high quality. Don't run afield,... More

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Fountain Valley, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A frequently visited "retreat" for a good buddy of mine. We start our day with a session of skeet shooting and then make a point of refreshing ourselves with a British style lunch washed down with an nicely chilled Guinness The staff are extremely cordial and allow us more than adequate time to enjoy our lunch.

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Irvine, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

awesome place to watch international soccer. They open at 4am at times to watch premier league games

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Santa Ana, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We got there on time for our reservation and were seated, although they didnt have enough menus for all of us at our table, we should have left at this omen. It took 25 minutes for our server to take our order - and that was only after we left our table to track someone down to take our order.... More

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Orange, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

As part of our 3-restaurant 35th anniversary celebration, we made the Olde Ship a must visit. Great British food (the curry and fish and chips in ale-batter are great), more UK beers than you can count, most on tap and attentive friendly service... a small mention of the anniversary and out came a beautiful syrupy tart (desert) with a candle....we... More

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Powell, Tennessee, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

This was my local for many years. Great food, great beer, great atmosphere. It is truly a British pub. Check their schedule - they have pub trivia night once a month and there is always live music on the weekends with no cover. Tell the manager, Jackie, that I sent ya!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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170 reviews 170 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Good decent pub food, service was good, good choices of beer, lots of parking and plenty to look at in the Pub, they have really created the Old English atmosphere. What was funny was instead of soccer or rugby on the TV's when we arrived, they had Australian AFL on, not at all "British". Worth a visit for a pub... More

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We ate here with our hosts on a recent trip to CA. It was their favorite local place. I had the Cooks Scampi and Chips and the shrimp was great. I can't say that British cuisine was my favorite but everyone loved their dinner & the portions were huge. The atmosphere was nice & I enjoyed looking at the decorations... More

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