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Hollingshead's Delicatessen

Hollingshead's DelicatessenHollingshead's Delicatessen

Taps: 22 / Bottles: 500
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

104 Ratings
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.17%
$$$ - a bit pricey

[ Bar, Eatery, Store ]

368 S Main St
Orange, California, 92868-3834
United States
phone: (714) 978-9467

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3.85/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$$

Visited on 12-10-08

My father used to actually visit this place for lunch and a beer every once in a while way back in the early to mid 90's. I accompanied him a couple of times, but it really didn't hit me that this was the same place until I walked inside and the memories came flooding back to me. Anyway, this is actually the first time I have had a chance to visit this place since, due to their quirky hours of business, and the fact that I work the graveyard shift and on weekends.

The selection here is definitely impressive. Nothing that is extremely hard-to-find in the OC, but nonetheless, impressive. They have rows and rows of beer in the middle of the store, surrounding some lunch tables. Then, on the right hand side of the store, there is another row of beer across from the cooler section. But, damn did I get kind of claustrophobic. Especially because the beer delivery guy was going back and forth with his loads in between the tiny space between the cooler and the row of beers across from it, right where I was standing.

This is a really cool place to visit when you have the time to actually sit down, order some lunch (although quite pricey) and enjoy a beer on tap. As long as you don't let the older gentleman (Kenny, I believe it was) get under your skin with all of the "you'd better spend a lot of money in here, because I have to send my grandkids to college" routine, then you'll be fine. He is cool, just in a grumpy old man sort of way.

Sadly, it is a bit of a drive for me, and the hours of business don't agree with mine. So, I probably won't be stopping in on a regular basis. But, if you live close, you have a real gem in your backyard. You should go and support good people who sell good beer if you're local, and help to send those kids through school!

12-13-2008 02:32:11 | More by sweetbrew82
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-04-2014 03:04:00 | More by jeff1973
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4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$$

This is a wonderful place. What you can't get on tap, you can certainly find in a bottle. The food is fantastic, though I feel it is overpriced. These guys also carry some pretty special beers, so some of the taps are understandably pricey.

Kenny Hollingshead is a wonderful man and he runs a wonderful delicatessen. I try to go here at least once a week to stop by and have a drink and a cheese/meat platter.

03-19-2014 05:27:45 | More by BingCrosby7
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4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped in here yesterday, my first time visiting this place after hearing about it for years. Atmosphere was good. People eating at most of the tables, including some of the ones right in front of the beers I was trying to look at. Service was great. I was asked if I needed help twice and the woman who checked me out could not have been nicer. Quality was great. Food looked top notch, even though I didn't partake this time, and the beers all were high quality offerings. Selection was great. They have a ton of beer packed into a small place. I was able to find two Almanac's I had been searching for so that was a welcome surprise. No food this time but it looked awesome from what I saw. Prices were more than reasonable on most of the bottles I was interested in. Overall a really nice bottle shop that I would definitely return to in the future.

02-12-2014 05:40:53 | More by orangesol
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Hollingshead's Delicatessen in Orange, CA
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