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136 E. Commonwealth Ave. (Harbor Blvd.) Send to Phone
Contemporary cuisine and a mind-bogglingly deep whiskey selection are found at this lively downtown Fullerton joint.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.

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HopScotch, Fullerton, CA

HopScotch Restaurant Review

: Energetic yet comfortable, HopScotch has all the decorative aspects one may expect from a downtown Fullerton joint: exposed brick, rustic wood and clever quotes on the wall. What sets it apart, though, is the massive, wall-length display of spirits behind the bar, which includes 125 types of whiskeys, bourbons and other brown liquors. While many people belly up for a tipple or killer cocktail, others drop in to enjoy the contemporary gastropub cuisine overseen by executive chef Katsutaro Yoshimoto. The menu mixes the familiar with the intriguing; basic starters like buffalo chicken wings share space with bites like braised American Wagyu bone marrow and soy maple crispy pig ear. Mains feature substantial New American fare like double-cut smoked, spiced tomahawk pork chop and crispy skin salmon with pommes purée and wilted arugula. A dessert highlight is the share-worthy dark chocolate pot de crème. Burgers and sandwiches such as the Korean-fused Cuban sandwich featuring smoked duck and kimchi dominate the lunch menu, while weekend crowds can partake of one of many solid brunch dishes.


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