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About JT Schmid's

JT Schmid’s was established in 1997 on a simple premise – to offer a splendid variety of the finest California cuisine and microbrews under one roof. We also wanted to create an atmosphere that was warm & inviting, thus our dedication to craftsmanship is reflected in our comfortable yet lively surroundings. And, because we take pride in our brewing process and delicious food, we have displayed our brewery and kitchen so that you might enjoy watching our Chef and Brew master as they carefully work their magic. It is our sincere hope that our commitment to quality will make us your favorite brewery and premier eatery in Orange County.
California Cuisine best describes our diverse menu. We offer cuisine from all corners of the world. The centerpiece of our kitchen is a wood-burning brick oven which generates gourmet pizza and other of the Chef’s creations. Other specialties include Seared Ahi, Sweet Potato Fries, Jambalaya, and Steaks & Seafood.

2610 East Katella
Anaheim, CA 92806
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Douglass

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 634-9200

Website:
http://www.jtschmidsrestaurants.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

With three separate private dining and meeting areas, JT Schmid’s can accommodate your special event with seating on-site for up to 250 people. We’re ideal for sales and convention meetings, wedding receptions, birthday parties, office Christmas parties, retirement dinners and many other occasions.

JT Schmid's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
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Fun (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
People Watching (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Cozy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

The cherry mule was delicious, but the service was poor (it took FOREVER to get our food even though the restaurant was empty) and there were no vegetarian meal options.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

JT Schmid's has a great variety to their food menu and has great service overall. Like with any brewery, they have a good selection of their own beer. Good atmosphere and is perfect if you are going to a Ducks game or other event at the Honda Center across the street. The only thing they could improve on would be their dessert menu. Great place overall though.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Had early 5:45pm reservations for Valentines Day with many booths available but they tried to seat us at a table. We requested a booth and was then escorted to the one booth right outside the server kitchen with approx 6 more available in that same row. I had just signed up for their loyalty program and the host/hostesses and server knew nothing about it so I had to ask our server to check with the Manager. Finally was told they don't give cards anymore but instead they use the phone number. The final thing was we had both ordered the Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken. It was so salty neither of us could finish it. If I didn't have a bad cold, I would've fought this bill but we called it a night. FYI - The Manager was never seen visiting tables, just standing on the ramp outside the servers station watching the Olympics. We'be been here quite a bit but after this visit, probably won't be going back.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Great service and delicious food The Beer Cheese soup hit the spot

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

Our waitress was very helpful answering any questions that we had. We started off with a poke appetizer which was amazing. We also had a bowl of chili which was delicious. For dinner I had the mahi tacos which were ok. The fish was pretty dry. My date had a French dip that was amazing.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Loved the glass-enclosed patio (and dog-friendly), but service very mediocre and food disappointing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great food and service. Very convenient location.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our food was good, but it was warm not hot. The restaurant was busy, so the waitress wasn't as attentive as I would have liked. I like that they take reservations. It makes it really easy when you have an even across the street at the Honda Center.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was very good at JT Schmid's. The Cherry Moscow Mule was delicious and so was the Stout beer. Hamburgers were cooked to order and tasty. We were impressed with large size of the restaurant and the outdoor bar area. Because it's so large with lots of people the noise level was high, so it was hard to hear each other. The location was perfect for Honda Center and City National Grove of Anaheim. Will come back in the future.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 27, 2018

we showed up and were told we did not have a reservation . That was upsetting . The 3 girls seemed unsure what to do when I showed them my reservation conformation on my phone . They looked at me like I had done something wrong and were upset I had proved them wrong . We were seated and the service was stellar . local beers were good and the drinks were strong. The food was like a really good bar food . For me the ribs were over cooked and way to much sauce . I have eaten here several times over the years and the steaks have always been great. I have never been unhappy with the food but the ribs were just not what I prefer . The smell of the rids when we entered the place is why I ordered them. service was great food is normally great and the price was good. There is a outside bar where my guest can smoke which they really like .

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food beer and service. What more do you want!

Tags: Casual, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Jt Schmid, has been are go to spot for so many years and we will contunie to have our group/friends dinner meeting here. Its worth the wait and the food/beers are off the chart. Always a great place to visit and chill out for a few hours.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Took a group of 6 for a birthday celebration. Great service. Noise level is pretty high. Everyone was satisfied with their good and drink including our vegan member of the party

Tags: Hot Spot, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great pre concert experience

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Waitress kept walking away before we could complete our order... it was extremely frustrating. One of us would order then she would walk away before the entire table could complete their order, we would have to flag her down to complete the rest of the tables order. I’ve had bad service before but never anything like this. We ordered boneless buffalo wings that came out super fast which was a plus but they were by far the worst I’ve ever had the meat was dried out and sloppy presentation. We told the waitress she offered to get us something different but yet walked away before we could tell her to put in a order of ahi as replacement. The whole dinning experience was so ridiculous and obnoxious. She would get even a drink order for one person then leave without asking what anyone else wanted or if she could get anyone anything else. Pizza was sloppy even our child made a comment on how it looked like sloppy.

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 (Brazil)·Dined on January 20, 2018

IT IS A NICE PLACE FOR GATHERING A GROUP OF PALS IN ALL KIND OF EVENTS.

Tags: Scenic View, Happy Hour, Live Sports
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It took a very long time to get our food. Parking was valet and it was a long wait to get our cars. Both of these aspects made it hard to arrive on time (we didn't) to an event we were going to at nearby Anaheim stadium. Someone (the manager?) comped our first round of drinks for the long wait, which was nice, but only 2 people in our party of six were drinking, so that wasn't much benefit. My house salad was spring greens mixed with the house balsamic, nothing else. Nothing special, didn't finish. My chili was mushy, not very tasty, a little spicy, didn't finish. My daughter's tomato basil pizza wasn't very tasty, didn't finish. 2 people in our party ordered the French dip sandwiches and I believe they enjoyed them.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

For an extremely busy evening (Ducks vs Kings), the service was very good, reservations were on time & the food was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I have never written a negative review of a place and this is not that. The place serves its purpose prior and after Ducks games in Anaheim and was super busy. We made Open Table reservations and it worked flawlessly, were seated immediately.
Atmosphere was buzzing but we were able to talk to the couple we were with easily without too much noise. Waitress was wonderful. Food, not so. Ordered tator tots appetizer which was good. Their menu had changed from what was online (I had chosen online a specific sandwich I wanted ahead of time) and I had to choose another entree, the blackened chicken sandwich. It was served with fries which were ok but the sandwich was inedible. The chicken was so dry that I took it off the bun unable to bite it, and even then could not cut it with a knife, was trying to tear at it using fingers. I think they knew that so had tried to juice it up with water because bun was soaked on bottom, couldn’t pick it up to eat it when I was still hungry. Yet there was only the smallest dollop of sauce to be had on sandwich, no flavor either. So, my husband had ordered the pizza and hadn’t finished it. I finished it but it was nothing special at all, crust was floppy and generally whole thing was flavorless. To be fair, we were there at 5:30 on a game night and didn’t expect excellence, but never had food like that served to me. The other couple shared avocado rolls which they liked.
I did not make a fuss because our waitress was good and my husband hates attention being drawn to us.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Terrific as always. Great burgers. Great beer. Great waiters: Jill, Chris, and Daniel.

Tags: Great Beer, Hot Spot, Fun, Seasonal, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Good food good service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Fantastic restaurant and friendly, attentive staff. Great food too!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

French dip sandwich was well prepared. The house Merlot was a disappointment.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our meal was great. We went back a few days later for dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The restaurant itself was fantastic inside with an outdoor patio area; also, the bar area was well placed and a good venue to watch a sports event; But, the food was terrible and not cheap. What chef cannot make rice??? The jambalaya was sticky and gooey!! the egg rolls were frozen and tasted as such. I hear that the Buffalo Burger is good?? the waitress was excellent!

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I go to JT Schmid's frequently for dinner or lunch before events at Honda Center and enjoy the typical sports bar fare and ambiance. Reasonable selection and good appetizers.
Usually, I get great service from wait staff ( especially Gabbi and Katie) but, on this visit, had the ABSOLUTE WORST wait staff ever ( Jenn B). She was rude, did not get our order right ( how can you mess up order for small caesar salad and soup?) Told us they could not make a sandwich from menu as they did not have "the right bread" and could not fit to go pizzas in bags( too big for bags) - when they have fit EVERY OTHER TIME we ordered.
Enjoy JT most times, but not this visit.

Tags: Live Sports, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great food, excellent beer, awesome service. Perfect place to go before an event at the Honda Center.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Only problem was the restaurant did not have our reservation despite my Opentable confirmation!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A noisy, fun place for Happy Hour or a meal. Lots of TVs with a variety of sporting events. Good food and service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We came here prior to the Hurricanes game. I expected that the parking charge would have been discounted if not free since we were dining at the restaurant. We were told the parking would be $25. That is more than the general parking at the Honda Center which is $20. Very disappointing that there wasn't a discounted rate since we spent money to eat there. The service was not good. We saw the waiter 3 times. One to ask our drink order, two to ask our food order, and three to drop off the check. I was not impressed with the food either. We sat at a small table for two and did not have enough room on the table for our plates of food and drinks. We were also placed right by the kitchen so it was very distracting and chaotic. Overall, I will not come again. Total bad experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We were there for business and there was a Ducks game across the street so the noise level was high. I should have checked prior to making this reservation.
We were disappointed when one of the dishes came to the table wrong; wrong cheese, wrong potatoes, etc. Waitress offered to bring another plate, but we decided to pass as we all already had our meals. The wrong meal went untouched and the waitress was very nice to remove it from our bill.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Fish was over cooked. They had trouble finding my reservation. When they finally found it, I told them I was there for a birthday celebration. They said they would tell the server, but did not. Would not go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We went before the rush hour so it was pretty empty but I know this place can get packed considering it’s proximity to the Honda Center and Angel Stadium. Great waitress with excellent customer service. Nice talking to her as well! Food was good for what it was and I would go back here for some drinks with friends or to watch sports games.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Live Sports, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Overall this is a nice restaurant. We were seated quickly but it took awhile to get served maybe due to the holiday. Both of us thought our food was a bit off in taste. Im assuming it's us more than the food but wanted to note it. Probably won't return anytime soon.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We love the atmosphere at JTs. The service is always good and the food comes out fast. We love to go before an event at the Honda center and Anahiem stadium

Tags: Live Sports, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Halibut fish and chips was off the chart good. My recommendation would be to put the coleslaw on a separate plate, if you are going to put the hot food under the heat lamps, waiting for the server to pick it up. Nothing worse than warm coleslaw with a mayo based dressing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

great service. Gabbi was great and thought of everything we needed before we asked. Quick service and great comfort food. Will go back again.

Tags: Fun, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Even though we had reservations we still had a very crappy table. The hostesses were clueless. The valet drivers looked sketchy. We decided to self park. One highlight was our waitress. She was terrific!!!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Good service and noted Jill still being a Pro food Server.

Tags: People Watching, Live Sports, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is the ONLY place I go to eat before a Honda Center event, and I’m here at least every other month

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