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Cave Creek Tap Haus
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2012

Our first experience was average, French Onion soup was made with a commercially purchased stock and on par with or slightly better than the frozen individual servings from Costco. Beer is what they are all about and they gave a very good craft selection along with the harder to find Crispin Cider.
Second experience was a bit better and enjoyed the burgers and beer. Beer is served in more of a European manner whereas it is not so cold that it dulls the favors, which is not what cowboy's may prefer.
Third meal was on Fathers Day and was once again just average. Unfortunately they had entertainment that was a lovely singer with a unique style and voice who was left unsupported by a horrific sound board and acoustics. This made our special day out with dad barely tolerable and the costly tab left a bad taste because we waited 55 minutes for our food ( steak special for dad, sausage, salad, and a burger) and had to yell across the booth to one another. The best part of the day was that we could share a laugh and wonder if this place is destined to go the way of all previous occupants. It takes more than flat screen tv's these days to attract diners. Perhaps they need to decide to go completely bohemian or completely sports bar, the in between atmosphere is a bit strange.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Tap Haus is a relatively new restaurant in Cave Creek. As locals, we like to frequent restaurants in our area and are always looking for place that you want to return to on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this isn’t it. We had been a few times and were relatively happy with the restaurant’s casual menu and the fact that it had several beers on tap. Thinking it would be the ideal place for the July 3rd fireworks extravaganza, we made reservations for a group of friends 3 weeks in advance, requesting a table on the patio that would give us a view. This appeared to be no problem and our reservations was made with Rick, who I believe is one of the managers. We confirmed our reservation twice beforehand and were assured that all was taken care of. When we arrived on July 3rd, about 10 minutes ahead of our reservations time, we checked in and were told there were no patio tables available. We actually spoke with the manager, who acknowledged that he had taken our reservations, and were told that people without reservations came earlier and that he couldn’t ask them to leave even though they had finished their meals. Our question was what was the point of having reservations? Most restaurants, knowing that they have reservations for a particular table or area, will seat someone at said table if it’s available earlier but will explain to the customers that they will only be able to keep the table until the time that it’s been reserved for. We were offered a table indoors, which totally defeated our reason for being there. After approximately 15 minutes of going back and forth regarding our reservations, we were told we could have an outdoor table that would give us no view of the fireworks what so ever. They had set up some old folding tables on their concrete pad in front of the restaurant and we were told we could sit there but the only food you could get there was a hot dog, hamburger, bratwurst, or knockwurst with a bag of potato chips. Mind you, this is a restaurant, with a new chef, that is presenting a new “gourmet” German food menu … again disappointing as this originally was supposed to have been more of a brew pub. At this point, we decided to cut our losses, take the table on the concrete pad where we could at least enjoy the fireworks, and get a sandwich (which you also had to get yourself at the kitchen). When we ordered, the choices were down to two items. We all dined on lukewarm brats and cold buns. Not to mention that they only had 1 small bag of potato chips left. Never once did the manager come out to check on us, apologize. To say the “customer service” was bad would be foolish … it just simply didn’t exist. Unless the owners work with their managers on such issues, this restaurant doesn’t have a chance. We certainly won’t return and neither will any of our guests.

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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Visited Cave Creek Tap Haus with a friend this Tuesday at 6:30 for dinner. Am new to the area so hoped to find a comfortable neighborhood pub with good food and service. Had heard this cavernous space had been a few different restaurants previously and wanted to try the beer selection. Arrived at the end of Happy Hour and right away they made a bad impression as I waited some time to be acknowledged when I walked in. When I was finally greeted, the fellow seemed surprised I wanted a table for dinner and said he'd set up a booth for me. At this point the bar had a few patrons with a handful of other guests at tables. After what seemed like 10 minutes, I was finally led to a booth, and my friend arrived. The draught beer selection is extensive and we ordered a Mudshark and a Stella. The menu has a variety of options from salads and sandwiches to steaks, chops and a few German-themed choices. We both chose chicken: one roasted in lingonberry sauce (good) and one schnitzel complete with red cabbage and sauerkraut (average). Portion sizes are generous. The service speed was about right for us as we were conversing. By the time we exited, we were the only ones left. Apparently there is live music, but not while we were there. Hope the place makes it, needs a few small tweaks, including a designated greeter at the front door. Will likely give it another try.

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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Un-attentive bar tender, terrible, overpriced food, menu is nothing like what they have posted on the Web Site. Chicken ceasar had little to no dressing and a few pieces of torn chicken, with bones on top. Only saving grace is drinks are reasonable.
WOULD NEVER GO BACK!!

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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stopped here for Happy Hour and were really pleased-everyone we encountered was friendly and gave good service. We tried two appetizers from their Happy Hour menu and both were good portions and tasty. They had over 50 beers on tap, so that was fun to see what ones we had never tried before and have tastings of new things. They have a large bar area with lots of seating options, and looked to be doing good business. We really liked it and would go back.

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