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2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
(949) 833-0977
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Dana Point, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always order the ribs at dinner. No hands needed. Just fork and knife. Chicken salad was also good. Thinly sliced chicken breast makes a little different but tasty. Spinach artichoke dip was decent but the accompanying chips were blah and tasted like something from a bag (I'm picky about chips- I like them house-made. Dessert choices limited to 3:... More 

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Newport Beach, CA, USA
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Houston's has excellent ribs..in fact my fave! I come back here over and over for them. I believe they're Danish baby-back ribs . Aside from the ribs the service is amazing.

Irvine, California
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to Houstons for 8 or so years. Consistently good food and service. Good place for a couple or a family celebration. Do a nice lunch but have been mostly fo dinner. Generous portions, must try prime rib and the Brussels sprouts when they have them..

Thank 4buffalo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I went here for his birthday dinner. I ordered the Baby Back Ribs which were great but the fries for some reason stick with me. I liked the thin cut, how crisp they were and the spicy ketchup that accompanied them on the plate.

Thank Kristian A
Riverside, California
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192 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed coming to Houston's one night for a special occasion.We came early and made sure to make a reservation so the parking was easy and the crowds were light. The ambiance was nice and relaxing with dim soft lighting. Booth seating was very comfortable. Food was excellent and we tried the pork chops and the fresh seafood from it's... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here following the reviews and overall ranking and was not disappointed. Ordered the prime rib with fully loaded potatoes and the were perfect and the flavor was great. Be ready for a wait but it is worth it. After seeing this Chuck of meat 4 other people around me ordered the same thing. It is a beautiful plate of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is one of our favorite restaurants in orange County CA. If you are looking for a fun after work place to go with excellent food and an all around upbeat atmosphere then this is your spot, but warning, they don't take reservations so be prepared to wait a bit for a table. You can wait in the beautiful bar... More 

1 Thank J3597GQnancyr
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a business group of 8. Had to sit in two booths, no larger seating. The servers seemed confused and harried. The food was pedestrian. And not inexpensive. Parking was a nightmare.

1 Thank Susan R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times for lunch, but just went for dinner. It's a super cool place. They have a great menu with very fresh and unique choices. We enjoyed a variety of starters, entrees, and dessert. Everything was superb. The service was very friendly and attentive. I give them an A+!

1 Thank SoCalIrish
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is one of my family's favorite places for nice dinners or celebrations. The food is a bit pricey but very good. The service is always excellent and parking is easy.

Thank Valerie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2991 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612-0623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 833-0977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?