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TAPS Fish House & Brewery

101 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-4924
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Ranked #9 of 167 Restaurants in Brea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Brea Blvd.
Transit: Brea 95L
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Well, my family and i went through to this place based on excellent compliments from friends about how good this place was. I had a great time, slow service but the food and atmosphere was good. I order the Cioppino, a little too tomatoey for me but had very fresh seafood in it. Overall, it was a good restaurant to... More

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Lomira, Wisconsin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were here for a small group meeting with a limited menu. Often this is disappointing. The waiter knew his beer very well. The appetizers were - well not that appetizing - hard to eat, no napkins, no lemon for the seafood and no chips for the dip. But the dinner and dessert absolutely made up for it! The lobster... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here since it opened in 1999. It is up scale but not pretentious. Love the sea bass, fish and chips, burger (I think it's gone however) and their HH pizzas. Also, you have to love a restaurant that gives you a loaf of extra sour warm sourdough when you sit down. They care about their customers... More

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Brea, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You have to make reservations or wait! I am a Halibut lover! but I was not impress by their Halibut and clams dish the fish was either overcooked or not very fresh! I will try a second time, I liked the ambiance.

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Fullerton, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My son and I came here for dinner on a Friday night without a reservation. It was early, 5:30pm and they said the wait would be 10 minutes. The host asked me if I had a phone number on file with them and I said yes because I had signed up for their specials and coupons online and included my... More

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Had dinner here (recommended by hotel). Nice selection of beer and food. Prompt service and good food. Some interesting dishes and well prepared. The one thing that surprised me was the smoke. We ate outside. As it is California, I expected it to be smoke free (I figure they are on the cutting edge of those types of regulations). But... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We spent the day in San Diego where we originally planned to have dinner, but finished early so headed back to our hotel. We picked Taps based on their menu which featured seafood, its ratings on Trip Advisor and the proximity of Brea to our hotel. The off menu special of Halibut with clams was great. The grilled artichoke, roasted... More

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Rancho Cucamonga
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116 reviews 116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have recently eaten at Taps twice. The first time we ordered off the normal menu and found out right before our food was delivered that there was a "pre fixe" menu for $30 per person. Our food was good so we decided to come back again to try the "pre fixe" menu. You get a glass of beer or... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I don't typically expect white table cloths at breweries . Beer isn't known for being high class. The waitress had this fancy little crumb picker upper thing she would run against the table while we were eating which was kindof odd. The servicewas extremely slow. And for being a fish house there wasn't that much fish on the menu. There... More

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San Francisco, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went to Taps Fish House & Brewery in Brea, CA for our anniversary. The service was spot on, probably the best I've ever experienced in a restaurant. The Beer Sampler was great, appetizers very good, and the Wine List was very impressive. The Entree's were excellent, and the dessert was way good. The wife and me were very impressed... More

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