Rams Head Beach House
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Reviews by mobud:
2.98/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped by while looking for a summer place (and visit to DFH). I sometimes forget the place is there. The tavern is bright and roomy; the long bar had many people and the tables were filling up for dinner(5pm). We stopped in to try the beer and have an appie when we found a great Happy Hour setup. Beers were $1.95 and on this night, there was a raw oyster bar and shrimp on the house. I did not partake, but my wife loved it. I tried the loaded fries; they were OK for the price,but nothing special. Beerwise, I was diappointed. I started with their Tavern Ale (middle of the road Pale) and really could not get into it. For my next beer, I ordered the Oyster Stout and was told they were out - bummer. It was getting late for my kid, so the tasting was over.
Enjoyed the visit, but can't get excited about the beer. Better than a Corona, but tough going when you are in a town with so many eating choices in Rehoboth.
02-21-2007 19:19:04 | More by mobud
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3.33/5 rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
My wife and I stopped in on a rainy, windy, and generally ugly weather Friday night after a visit to the DFH brewery in Milton and then a long stretch of outlet shopping. Not overly crowded when we arrived at 8.30pm, it slowly started to fill up as the night went on.
Rams Head Beach House is a fairly large, open space with a centrally located c-shaped bar and booths that ring the margins as well as a larger open table area. Everything is done in light woods and there is a generally beach-oriented theme running through the place. While they do not have the de rigueur bras from the rafters, there is a wall of flip flops which is perhaps a bit more family-friendly given that this is Rehoboth Beach and not Dewey. The booths and tables are large, but the seats are too far away from the table which had us feeling like we were little kids sitting at the adults table. There was no way to move the table closer since they were bolted to the floor. There were a number of TVs tuned to the baseball game (Yankees Tigers, with a Tigers victory), as well as dart boards and electronic trivia.
The draft selections are numerous and include the Fordham offerings: C126 light, Lager, Tavern Ale, Copperhead Ale, FestBier, and Oyster Stout. They also had Blue Moon, San Adams, Woodchuck Cider, Newcastle, Bass, and some BMC products. Pretty decent selection for the beach, but other than the Fordham products, not that exciting. They offer a sampler of their 6 Fordham beers.
Their menu had just been revamped and seemed to cover the full gamut of standards. Burgers, chicken sandwiches, tuna, crab, salads, soups, etc. They had a full page of heavier dinner fare, such as steaks and fresh catch of the day entrees. We had the tuna filet sandwich and the crab cake sandwich. Both were nicely portioned and tasty and the tuna was cooked exactly as ordered. They arrived served in a wax-paper lined plastic basket, which reminded us of eating at a mall food court. We did have a problem with the prices charged for the sides of onion rings and pierogies we substituted in place of the potato chips that normally come with the sandwiches. The onion rings were an additional $3.50 and for that I received 6 onion rings, while they were tasty, they were not worth that price. The pierogies were an additional $2.50 which bought 3. Once again, that seems a bit too much. The base price of the sandwiches however were reasonable at $8-10.
Our server was attentive and seemed to be the only one working the floor so we were not overly bothered by the delays in getting drinks or our check. But it was still not that crowded and we would have appreciated a bit more speed.
Overall, the Rams Head Beach House had the feel of a bar with food as my wife said. It seemed to have the potential to get quite loud when crowded. The food was good, just avoid the substitutions, and youll always be able to find your favorite Fordham beer on draft. Being only a block or so from the beach makes it convenient to go for a walk afterwards and enjoy one of the main reasons for coming to Rehoboth Beach.
10-12-2006 12:15:11 | More by hopsaplenty
3.25/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Nice location, only a short walk to the beach. The interior is typical beach bar material with a large bar area.
We were in there on a Sunday with kids at the end of brunch so the place was pretty empty. Usually when that is the case, one can expect good service and fast service. Not in this case which was disappointing since we wanted to get out of there with our young kids. The service was pretty bad, slow and our waitress was incompetent. The excuse was that "Everyone was new... blah blah blah". It would have been nice if these new people were at least trying but I didn't see it.
The food was fairly good but the dishes were hit and miss ... some done well and other items completely messed up - way over burned hard-as-rock hash browned potatoes.
The Fordham beer sampler was a bonus with 6 different brews -- most of them pretty good with the Wisteria Wheat, Tavern Ale, and Oyster Stout standing out above the other pretty standard lager offerings.
Worth a visit for a few beers but don't expect too much from the service...
07-14-2005 20:45:53 | More by RBorsato
3.78/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3
There are a couple of Rams Head Taverns out there. I think there are at least two in Maryland, with a third on the way in Baltimore. I read about the place before going to Rehoboth last week. It took me a while to find; and that was only because it is located where I thought another bar was. When I saw that Irish Eyes had moved to the main drag, I wandered around and found Rams Head. Given that it is now a chain, it surprisingly doesnt have your typical overly stoic corporate interior. Very comfortable for drinking a few.
There is a nice area for music, just like the other Rams Head in Annapolis. I know that the other locations generally get some pretty good bands, but I wasnt able to enjoy any on my trip. I was there in the middle of the week and there were no bands and not too many people around.
They had about two-dozen taps and quite a lot of bottles. I tried a few of the local micros on tap. All were good, but I wont be rating any. (We spent a few hours at DFH prior, and my taste buds were shot) Prices werent horrible. Although most places in Rehoboth have pretty good food, you will only find good beer at Rams Head and DFH. Because of that, Ive left the quality and selection higher than normal.
They have pretty good pub grub. Personally, I enjoyed the creative offerings at DFH better, but they are good in and of themselves. However, given the number of great food offerings in the area (the Stoney Lonen up the street has good beer and incredible fish-n-chips) I had to downgrade them. The service folks were okay in the beer knowledge and were fast and friendly.
Given the bars in the area, this and DFH are must stops for any BA hanging in the DE beaches of Dewey or Rehoboth. (That is, unless you prefer $3 cans of Miller light, frat boys, and bachelorette parties. Then, you definitely must go to Dewey )
08-26-2004 16:08:54 | More by Dithyramb
3.58/5 rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Kind of bland interior is helped by a stage area where music and karaoke take place. Our waiter was simply awful. In his, and their, defense, he was a new hire -- but why put a new hire out on his own if he's clearly incapable? The place was pretty empty too, so there wasn't a lot of room for excuses.
On the plus side, they had a lot of beers -- including Fordham microbrews, apparently from Maryland or New York or something. I haven't looked them up yet. The food was good -- though not spectacular. I had the samething I had up the street at Dogfish, and Dogfish's version blew it out of the water (tuna steak sandwich), but a couple of the 8 people in my party remarked they liked the food here a little better.
Anyhow, worth a stop if you've already hit Dogfish once or twice and are looking for something else in town. Great Happy Hour deals on food too.
06-29-2003 19:53:07 | More by marburg
4.05/5 rDev +15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
What a pleasant surprise. I found this place a few blocks away from Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth. 100+ beers available which would normally get at least a 4.5 from me, but because they didn't have much that I hadn't had already, I only gave it a 4. (maybe I'm just too jaded). Maybe 20 on tap including their own line of beers labled under Fordham Brewing. Great food, nice clean atmosphere and a staff willing to pour some free samples. Gotta love that. Oh, prices were good too.......Anchor Liberty, Hopdevil, McEwan's Scotch Ale etc. were all $3.50 although I did hear one of the bartenders mention that prices were going up soon. If anyone ever makes the trip down to Dogfish Head, make sure to stop in here as well. Get there early because those crazy Delawarians close everything down early!!
09-26-2002 13:40:08 | More by jrancan
Rams Head Beach House in Rehoboth Beach, DE
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.