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looking for eats near Fullerton, Brea, Anaheim

Sending DD and friends on a short trip and they will be staying in Fullerton. Appreciate any recs you might have.

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  1. Taps in Brea is pretty good. Also, there's a lot of restaurants in Downtown Disney.

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    1. re: derekp17

      What's good at Taps? I heard about their $25 all you can eat Sunday brunch (unlimited mimosas and oysters on the half shell are the draw) but havn't been in ages.

    2. Can you be more specific; cheap eats, Italian, fine dining, ethnic...?

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      1. re: Funwithfood

        Hi Funwithfood:
        Cheap eats would be good since they are college kids on relatively tight budgets. Thanks.

        1. re: dimsumgirl

          Kim Loan on Orangethorpe at Brookhurst has really good BBQ beef (#69) for only $4. I like to buy the pho (brisket w/egg noodles) at the place in front of the Ranch 99 on Euclid, and tear Kim Loan's BBQ beef into their pho--deeelish, and so cheap!

          Roman Cucina on Harbor has killer good beef milanese--big serving only $7 (order it with their pasta for $12/incl soup or salad--make sure to ask for their marinara--don't serve it with the pasta dinner for some reason). Their Italian Wedding Soup is wonderful. They have big martinis, well-priced too.

          Heroe's Pub is expensive (for what you get), except their nachos--a huge portion. I get extra cheese, with the beans (delish on their own) on the side, so they don't get soggy. They have lots of beers.

          The Rail has a very good burger.

          BJs in Brea has great housemade beers and pizza.

          Park Ave in Stanton is fabulous--not too far from Fullerton.

          1. re: Funwithfood

            I second Kim Loan and Park Avenue. Great Vietnamese at a low, low price at the former. Classy American fare at Park Avenue, also at a cost that's not going to bust your wallet.

            Park Avenue: http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2005/...

            Kim Loan: http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2004/...

            1. re: elmomonster

              Elmomonster:
              I love your blog and your reports and pictures make me so hungry!! Thanks for the recs. I will call my daughter and send her to both places.

              Funwithfood:
              Thanks for the comprehensive list. There is enough there to last them the whole five days that they are down there for the anime expo!

      2. Favorite place in OC remains Taco Mesa, sorry hounders. If they opened up a branch anywhere in LA there would be lines out the door. Went yeserday and the blackened shrimp tacos are still as orgasmic as ever. There is a location in Orange on Chapman Ave. about 10 mins away from Fullerton on the freeway.

        1. There's also a Zankou chicken branch on Ball in Anaheim.

          1. Jagerhaus on Ball Rd in Anaheim for excellent German food.

            Tulsa Rib on Tustin St in Orange for excellent BBQ.

            Arthur's Restaurant also on Tustin St in Orange for excellent breakfast and lunch foods.

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            1. re: Wonginator

              I second Jagerhaus--haven't been for dinner in years, but love their spaetzle omelette and apple pancake for breakfast. Their plum "jelly" served with the bread is excellent.