Yard House - Costa Mesa

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
brokensail  (1265) San Leandro, California | April 28, 2014
Located in sort of a weird little shopping center just at the end of the 55 freeway. Typical dark, loud atmosphere on a Friday night. Typical 100-something beers on tap, but maybe only a handful of things that I really cared to drink. Service was pretty good, even with it being busy. Itís serviceable, at least.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian  (150) Plano, Texas | August 1, 2011
Made a few trips here during a recent visit to the OC. Iíd been to several Yard House locations in the past - the Irvine location is part of what got me interested in beer years ago. Pretty decent tap list with some locals and other seasonals. The food is top notch and the Mac & Cheese is a must. Wait staff is hit or miss - sometimes theyíre great others Iíve had to wait too long for service. All in all if you like a nice variety of beers and good food youíll dig the Yard House.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
djenkin  (17) | September 18, 2010
Itís the Yard House. Just like all of the other Yard Houses. Itís good for craft beer but kind of creepy to drink these beers in this atmosphere. I guess its good to have these guys around but would never be my first choice.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
NickVega  (29) Eugene, Oregon | August 17, 2007
This is just an average place -- lots of drunk kids and expensive beer. Every variation on Bud and Miller products you can imagine.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Zeswaft  (115) Seattle, Washington | June 28, 2006| Updated August 8, 2006
Large setting and hip atmosphere. Food was good but expensive. At least two beers that we ordered were not what we received. One of the largest tap selections Iíve ever seen. Just fun to walk all the way around the bar and look at all the tap handles.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
warriorx99  (3) | December 24, 2005
The food here is good. Expect a long wait if you go on the weekends. They have one of the largest selections of beer that Iíve seen in a while.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 5/20
PaliBeer  (1) California | December 15, 2004
Waitress had little beer knowledge. Very busy on weekends. Poor service.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 14/20
DrunkAsASkunk  (40) Lynnwood, Washington | February 27, 2004
The Yardhouse smacks of imperialism when you see the bar full of 130+ beers on tap, but at least 75% of them can be found in joe schmoe's liquor store. Every once in a while a local micro will appear and grace your presence, but other than that, its fairly basic. The food is pricey but good, and its in a relatively dark but loud setting. Its worth the look if you have the hankering for something local!
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 5/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 10/20
herbjones  (29) Orange, California | February 1, 2004
This is the kind of place that gives craft brews a bad name. So they have 100 and some odd beers on tap. Try to find one you have not had already. Absolutely nothing that would challenge or excite a beer geek. Interior is done in some kind of modern euro decor. Service is pretty good but beer knowledge is minimal. Food is good but terribly overpriced for what you get. The people that seem to frequent here are the kind that would introduce themselves by asking what kind of car you drive. Go across the street to a real bar and enjoy the Goat Hill.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
argo0  (247) Washington DC | January 13, 2004
As jcalabre notes, the selection is wide but not very deep. A pleasant enough place, a bit on the yuppie side, but the food is good, and we definitely got good service (it wasn't very crowded on a weekday at lunchtime).

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