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TAPS Fish House & Brewery

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101 E Imperial Hwy, Brea, CA 92821-4924 (Brea Blvd.)
+1 714-257-0101
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to lunch today to recoup from the Black Friday madness. We always like sitting in the bar area to eat and watch football......Server was kind and attentive........Wife had the Clam Chowder (a little to thick for her liking) but good. I had a cup of the Gumbo, and we both shared the Ceviche. This dish is so fresh and... More 

Thank marcusf558
TapsFishHouse, General Manager at TAPS Fish House & Brewery, responded to this review

That's a great way to recoup from Black Friday madness! We appreciate you sharing your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Brea, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trendy overpriced if you are looking to be seen then go here, if you are looking for a nice dinner go to Cedar Creek, Summit house or Cat and the custard cup or the cellar Nicer and not overpriced. Another trendy place not so far from Taps is Tempo great food.

Thank Hilo2009
San Bernardino, California
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went here for a party. The appetizers: skewered chicken with teriyaki sauce, boiled shrimp and meat balls, were delicious. had prime rib for entrée, it was cooked perfect. the trio dessert is rich but worth every bite.

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

Thanks for the wonderful feed back, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon! More 

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 8 October 2016

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We strive to provide the highest level of customer service and are happy to hear that your experience was no exception. We hope to see you back again soon, thank you again for your kind words! More 

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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 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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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 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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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 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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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 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 

Pasadena, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 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

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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
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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: +1 714-257-0101

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