The Pickled Pig Pub


17 Reviews
The Pickled Pig PubThe Pickled Pig Pub

Type: Bar, Eatery

18756 Coastal Hwy
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971-6155
United States

(302) 645-5444 | map

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Added by bengumbo on 10-09-2009

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Reviews by jmfc8237:
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5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I absolutly love this place!! I have been back several times and have coined it my new Thursday Headquarters. The atmosphere is really well put together with a lining around the ceilings of all the past tap heads they have, and neat paintings that have a green pickle in them with a black and white backround. Service and knowledge of the staff is top notch. The bartender knows a ridiculous amount of information on all the beers they offer with a weekly updaated "beer Board" that changes constantly. Their selection never dissapoints when it comes to beers and love that they offer tastings and smaller less expensive pours for a chance at trying more beers with less of a hammered effect. The food is exceptional for the price and the specials are always great. I personaly recomend their appetizer fish tacos which are out of this world. To call this an app is a slap in the face to all other appetizers. Two enormous freshly battered fish tacos with a little zip from jalapenos and pickled onions. Another winner in the bacon jam and bleu burger. Sinful and wonderful combo of a giant fresh burger and shoestring fries that are addictive. I also recomend going to one of the monthly beer dinners which comprises of a 5 coarse meal and beer pairings for only $40. All in all this is my newly found utopia and I plan on spending lots of time there.

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Photo of seanchai
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

These are the same folks who have the Pig and Fish restaurant in downtown Rehoboth with this being the original. Located in a strip mall on Route 1, they've done what they can with the décor. However, the food is excellent and they had a really nice selection of local and regional beers on tap and in bottles. Since the beer is obviously selected with the food in mind, the selection skews more to the lighter end with a lot of Belgian style choices and only a few hoppy options. Pro tip - if you're visiting Rehoboth, I wouldn't feel you need to hit this place and Pig and Fish as the menus are very similar.

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Photo of bcgeiman
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dsshuck
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of JonathannRobert
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of GrantGarrity
4.84/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Excellent pub, always rotating taps with great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

PEI mussels were excellent. Burley Oak Rude Boy was better. Reasonable prices. Staff is knowledgeable and attentive. I'll be back.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of paresis
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Dinner on a Thursday night with family. Restaurant is clean and at 7pm well lighted. Staff is friendly, draft list provided with menus- draft beers marked with a check mark. 14ish taps mixing local with national/intl. being out of town, went with 2 local - Old Dominion Gigi Saison and collaboration with The Monarchy and Stillwater - It's Still Weisse. Menu is what you expect from a gastropub. Ordered Fried Pickles which came with a fantastic spicy dipping sauce similar to a buffalo sauce and hummus and feta cheese which I felt was light on the pits/flatbread. The main event was their Pork Flatliner sandwich - a monster panini with ham, pork bellies, pulled pork, bacon, cheese and bbq sauce w/ pickles. My heart probably skipped a few beats, but that is my issue not theirs! A next visit will definitely include their cheeseplate- they rotate 10ish different cheeses. Will definitely go again and recommend highly if you are looking for a good tap list in Rehoboth with excellent pub comfort food.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Necowboy
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Great food and a rotating beer selection on draft that covers the universe of beer very nicely! The staff is really knowledgable and accommodating. The only drawback is it is a strip mall, but very clean and spacious. The specials are the best, and their occasional beer dinners are fun.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cjgiant
3.99/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

This place is easy to miss, but try not to, if only to try out the beer selection. We went on a Thursday off-season earlier tonight. We arrived at 545pm or so and it wasn't busy, and never got overwhelmed during our stay. We had an app amongst our beer offerings and the waitress understood we were in for the long haul (in no hurry).

The draft selection was appx 10-12 beers, with about 30-40 bottle and can offerings. The selection was pretty good, and although they did offer a few BMC, and a few local beers (always a plus in my mind) the range of others was really good. Yes, they had some DFH, but also imports and other craft beers. We easily found options we hadn't had before.

The food was decent but nothing overly special,even though we only ordered an appetizer and shared a sandwich. We filled our curiosity with 4 oz pours on a few beers, and found a few beers we want to have again (and again) . It was nice as we slowly tried our beers that our waitress adjusted and visited us as our beer got low. Funny that it appeared the "beer manager" was around and approving of our choices (or so our waitress indicated).

The reason to come here is beer options, for sure (I was drooling over the kegs I saw that had yet to be tapped). The food was totally enjoyable, and the service was pretty darn good. We were in the restaurant, but I did notice the bar area was a bit small, and the 2 TVs weren't offering much, if i were looking for downsides.

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Photo of MikeRoni
3.78/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

It’s on RT 1 so you don’t have to deal with the headache of going into downtown Rehoboth. It’s tucked in a strip mall that has plenty of parking. The food is nothing special but they do have some fun and creative dishes. I have never had a bad meal, but never a great one either. They have a very nice beer list of not just local stuff. I prefer this over going into down town Rehoboth any day. I would say go here for lunch, DFH if you wanted to try a brew pub exclusive, and Pig and Fish (sister restaurant with more creative and higher end food)

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Photo of Rifugium
3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Popped in here real quick after a recent trip to Dogfish Head. It seemed a pretty decent place, nestled innocently in a small strip mall adjacent to a Burger King. You pass by a small seating area to get to the bar, which seats maybe 12-15 people. Simple decor on the walls, somewhat dimly lit, TVs, a large chalkboard displaying what's on tap. There was a decent selection on tap--about 10 to choose from--and the beer list tempted us with stuff that was in the pipeline but not on yet, and it that's not enough for you, there is a pretty nice bottle selection as well. Small pour option is always good. We had eaten earlier, but we sampled a few small items for a snack, and every thing was good. Our bartender was friendly and on the ball, so no complaints about the service.

Our visit was short but sweet, and I would like to go back here for a full session, but on the rare occasions we go to Rehoboth Beach, it's always for the DFH brewpub, so...

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Photo of rhartogsq
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Pretty good place in an interesting location; near the outlets! So let your wife or girlfriend or husband or boyfriend shop while you can try great craft beers.
Aside from rotating Dogfish Head taps, they get a great regional selection as well. I have had some interesting Evolution stuff, Troegs, and Victory there (St. Victorious was great on tap).
The food is solid there as well. I can't name anything specific, but I like it.
Also, Jerry the bartender is great, and always happy to chat you up.
Thursday's they run beers through Randall and they can get creative.

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Photo of Spider889
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped here for lunch on my trip out to Dogfish Head recently. Nice clean interior, this place is more a restaurant than a bar, though there is a small bar in the back.

The tap list was ok, but I guess I was expecting more local/regional stuff than they had, and at least a little variety. 95% of the beers were spiced/wheat spring seasonals or light Belgian styles. I also remember not getting an actual list from our server, we had to go look at a chalkboard or something clear across the room near the bar. It appeared bottles were available but no list was to be found here.

The menu looked promising. I got a sandwich with multiple kinds of pork on it. It was good but too large and greasy to want to stay to continue drinking.

Overall definitely not a bad stop, but I'd prefer to just hang at DFH all weekend over this place to be honest.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My go to beer bar. The Pickled Pig doesn't look like much from the outside, but it may be the best beer bar in Southern Delaware. With a large rotating tap list and pretty extensive bottle list, there is usually something on tap I have no had before. There is always something local on from either Evolution or DFH, and they also have a Randall that is used on Thursdays. They post their tap list on their website and typically update it when a new beer is put on.

The staff is quite knowledgeable and know a good amount of information about all of the beers on tap and have no problem giving suggestions or letting you sample something before ordering it.

The food is also pretty good, have had the burgers, fish tacos, and the chicken sandwich.

My only worry is that the prices have seemed to increase a good bit over the last few months, almost to the point where ordering a pint is too expensive to go. Hopefully this will not continue, as the Pig is my favorite place to grab a beer.

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The Pickled Pig Pub in Rehoboth Beach, DE
4.36 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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