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TAPS Fish House & Brewery

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101 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-4924 (Brea Blvd.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Orange County, California
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full disclosure, this is my favorite restaurant. It won the title just last week, Seriously. It has it all; well staffed,good food and great people watching. What more could you ask for? Dress up or dress down, eat big or eat small. Staples to our dinners- *Charbroiled Oysters *Ribeye Steak w/ garlic mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts + Scallops Do... More 

Thank xNOTEx
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great dinner at Taps the other night!!! Go early so it is not so loud in the main room. Meal was excellent!!! Chillean Sea Bass is life changing!!! Wish they had not discontinued the Tapcappuccino!!! That was our favorite after dinner drink!!!

Thank wonhappygirl
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

During my last business trip we went to the restaurant and hard great fish dinners. Every one of us enjoyed what we ordered and shared a few bits. The service was great and we were served quickly and each order was right. The restaurant was clean and the tables and chairs were cleaned after people left quickly. I would recommend... More 

Thank IowaGasman
TapsFishHouse, General Manager at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback, we sincerely appreciate it. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and be sure to join us back anytime you're in town! More 

Fullerton, California
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This pains me to write because I have been a frequent flyer of Taps since the opened. I have written prior reviews here and Yelp, raving about a thick, juicy, hand formed and flavorful Taps Burger, the best in North Orange County. Friday my party of four went to Taps for dinner. The place was a ghost town, I was... More 

Thank Michael P
TapsFishHouse, General Manager at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, responded to this review

Hi Michael- We are sorry to hear that your dining experience with us did not meet your expectations. We strive for a high level of culinary excellence and when we miss the mark it is important for us to hear about it. We really value our customer satisfaction and guest experience and appreciate ideas on how we can improve. You... More 

Hollister, California
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We visited TAPS with our dear friends who live walking distance away. We sat outside and it was very comfortable (except for the smokers nearby). The waitress was very attentive and efficient. I ordered the Jambalaya which is usually one of my favorite dishes. It came with two whole shrimp which was a disappointment and the flavor was overwhelmed by... More 

Thank Martin K
Rockwall, Texas
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We started our evening off with excellent service and attitudes from the staff and it continued throughout our dinner. We enjoyed delicious food. The atmosphere was very quaint with live music. We all four liked it so much we went back two more times during our week stay!

Thank Susan P
TAPSFishHouse, General Manager at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, responded to this review

Susan, we are delighted to receive such complimentary feedback about the service and exquisite meal that accompanied it. We look forward to having you back during your next visit! More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Great place for fresh oysters and drinks! Oh and the breads are served warm and fresh! We always get full from eating so much bread they first bring out and our usual 2dozen oysters. Great selection of wines. Main courses are fabulous but we really enjoy all the appetizers as well. Good for big groups but must reserve in advance.... More 

Thank Christy L
Orange County, California
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251 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Sunday Brunch reasonably priced ($39.99 each). Low price is mostly because they have filled their brunch buffet with less expensive high carbohydrate items like potatoes and pastas. They do have a carving station (beef and pork loin). So, I guess, in combination with the plethora of starches, I'd categorize it as a traditional 'meat & potatoes' kind of brunch. Overall,... More 

Thank Dr_C_and_E
Lake Shore, Minnesota
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378 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Found this brewery on Trip Advisor (on a 4-day flight layover). Sat at the bar. Had a flight of 4 beers, each one very good. Accompanied with an appetizer of Lobster Dumplings, which were great. Order the Mediterranean Sea Bass special. Very good flavor, but slightly over cooked. Friendly staff. Overall, nice brewpub.

Thank Mark A
TAPSFishHouse, General Manager at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, responded to this review

Thanks, Mark we appreciate the honest feedback. We want all our guests to have consistently wonderful service and a well-prepared, delicious meal. That being said, we are looking forward to welcoming you back again, cheers! More 

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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Recently wanted a quick bite before flying out of LAX.....a business partner suggested stopping here as it was on the way to the airport. Sat at the bar and enjoyed the food and the drinks selection. The service was excellent...very friendly and engaging but not over the top. Would definitely eat there again...

Thank FamFunIllinois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-4924
    (Brea Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Brea 95L
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: 714-257-0101

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