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“Awesome Beer, Good Food”
Review of The Mermaid Tavern

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The Mermaid Tavern
Ranked #149 of 214 Restaurants in Thousand Oaks
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Bar, American, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Thousand Oaks, CA
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Awesome Beer, Good Food”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

The Mermaid has a delicious selection of beer on tap. Try the sampler. The food is good but not great. I go for the beer. Try the chili it's pretty good especially with a delicious cold beer to wash it down with.

  • Visited September 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Thousand Oaks, California
1 review
“Critically Claiming”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Immediately i was greeted upon entering with a friendly smile. The hostess took us to our table where our server named Daniel delivered excellent service throughout the night. The food was outstanding and the eclectic music was VERY entertaining. Overall I'll say it was the best experience I've ever had at a gastro pub. I challenged Daniel with questions about the contents of the food including allergy info for my girlfriend and which food was most appetizing. Quick witted and very accommodating Daniel will be seeing us again. You can't put a price on service. If your looking for a place to recommend, this place has something for everyone.

- Oliver Flores

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Oliver F
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Newbury Park
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not Bad, But Not Great, Just OK”
Reviewed 8 December 2012

The service was friendly and accommodating throughout our entire dinner, no complaints there.

The food is just ok. My husband's burger was perfect, but his fries were not crispy, they were soggy and limp, undercooked. It's a shame because they were tasty, just needed to actually be "fried".

My Ahi Salad could have been great, but . . . doused in dressing! The ingredients were great and the flavor of the dressing quite tasty, but it was all swimming in liquid and limp. As for the "sushi grade ahi", I'll never know because it was not seared, but rather cooked almost all the way through. Again, it was somewhat tasty due to the sauce on it, but definitely overcooked.

The light bulb over our table was incredibly bright, to the point of discomfort. We could not look at each other's faces without squinting.

Prices are fair, but we don't need to go back, too many other great places to go.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank npwpmom
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Westlake Village, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quite good at breakfast.”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

I doubt that people know they are open for breakfast and doing a good job of it. They've got the basics and a few surprises too. The service is swell since no one else knows they're open this early.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank A G E
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Malibu, California
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107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good fresh food”
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Had lunch here. The food is fresh, simple sports bar food. The menu has salads, sandwiches, pasta, small bites, soups. There is something for everyone here. This place used to be a deli and the new owners renovated the place and made it quite appealing and comfortable. There is a huge bar in the center with TV's all around- but they are not loud so one can converse.
The service was somewhat slow, with no obvious reason.
I had the cobb salad and it was very good.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Nili99
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