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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

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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 delivers several approachable items fitting for the bar program. Share plates include calamari, baked Brie with pesto sauce, and baked empanadas, while mains range from burgers and sandwiches to fish & chips and fried chicken with garlic mashed potatoes. Classic desserts are highlighted by the chocolate chip cookie skillet. Burgers and sandwiches, such as the Korean-infused 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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