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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (18)
Live Sports (18)
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Bar Seating (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Great Beer (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Hot Spot (10)
People Watching (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined a day ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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 5 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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Quick Bite, Great Beer
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 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

Good food good service

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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 15, 2018

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

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 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 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.

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 30, 2017

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

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 17, 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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·Dined on December 12, 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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·Dined on December 12, 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 12, 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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·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 26, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I always come here before a honda center event. The food is always fantastic and the inhouse brewed beer is also good

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, People Watching, Hot Spot, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place for a few drinks & food before the ducks game

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

They did not have my reservation when I arrived. Good thing I had my Open Table confirmation. Did I get my credit/points???

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Bon rapport qualité/prix et parfait repas avant la partie de hockey.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was typical sports bar/gastropub fare. It's nothing to write home about but it's fine. The portions are very large and the options are varied.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very nice place I was pleasantly surprised . Great food

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great place to meet customers and friends before Duck games. Good food and fresh brewed handcrafted beer.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Happening place with a good selection of well kept beers, reasonable food and good service. Good for a fun night out, so long as your culinary expectations are not too high. Wonderfully convenient for the Honda stadium across the street.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

For whatever reason they are unable to serve hot French fries with any of the sandwiches or burgers. It is a recurring problem. Otherwise the food is good.

Tags: Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very accommodating being late to reservation due to local area fires, good service and food.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Ehhh it’s OK, was a game night and as such the waitress really rushed us.

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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Been there several times and it's always yummy. The Cowboy burger is a favorite!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, People Watching
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 24, 2017

JT Schmid's is always excellent. Great staff, excellent service, great food.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had a very nice meal, and our server was excellent

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our first time there but it was great service and food and cocktails. Picked it because it was near the Honda Center which was convenient because we had tickets to Janet Jackson that night, so eating there was perfect! Had a great time definitely will go again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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