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Date
Sat, 1/20
Time
7:00 PM
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JT Schmid's

4.3
978 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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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
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(714) 634-9200
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What 978 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jkrsm (Orange County)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Good food good service

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipBlackAngusValue (Orange County)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0
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!

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vipimmmac (Los Angeles)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 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.

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SoCalDiner (Los Angeles)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, American
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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
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Cross street
Douglass
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(714) 634-9200
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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.

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