Hollingshead's Delicatessen

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97
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Hollingshead's DelicatessenHollingshead's Delicatessen
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Store

368 S Main St
Orange, California, 92868-3834
United States

(714) 978-9467 | map
www.hollingsheadsdeli.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
135
Avg:
4.38
pDev:
8.45%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
500
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 135
Photo of OCbrewfish
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 2

Since this review is for BA, I based my review towards the beer aspect of this fine establishment. Personally, I feel that this establishment offers the best beer, on tap, in "The OC". On any given day you'll find a plethora of quality micros being poured. Additionally, if your a rookie to beer, just ask Kenney and he'll steer you in the right direction.

The service is top notch. Kenney is always greeting his customers with friendly "hello" and his dad is always willing to joke with the customers. He even asked me: "Whats your problem?" I said "Why?" He answered: "Because your glass is empty?" Once in a while they'll get a rush, and you might think they forgot about you but they didn't. Well, if they did just holler and somebody will be right with you.

The food here is a bit pricey for a sandwhich but they say they use top notch ingredients. I guess that would explain it. But I don't come here for the food. It's all beer for this drinker.

By the way, he offers a nice bottled selection too! Excellent domestic micros as well as the European suds too. Whats most impressive are his German offerings. He has one wall dedicated to German beers. I forgot to mention, if you don't like whats on tap, you could get a bottle off the shelves and enjoy your beer that way too.

Overall, if your looking for some quality beer with good people then make Hollingshead one of your stops for a pint. Cheers!!!

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Photo of joeysuds
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2

I had heard about this deli for quite a while. Most said I'd be missing out if I didn't peek in. A few others said that it was "not bad". Eventually I fell into the later of the two groups. It is a great little place to grab a beer. Not open later than 7pm it took me some time to make it in. Their selection of bottled beer was excellent. They had the largest selection of bottled german brews I've seen in Orange County. It took me honestly 20 min to find a beer to sit with. The food honestly could have been better. I ordered a "double" sandwich ,which is the same as the single but with more meat and cheese. The bread was of the "Wonder " sort, small and square. Nothing to call home about. The staff was great. Helpful and knowlegable. Over all it is a sweeter spot in Orange County to shop and drink all in one.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Took a $30 cab ride from my hotel in Anaheim to visit the Hollingshead Deli, and it was well worth the price, as I came back to the hotel with a box full of beer. The deli is located in a strip mall right off Main St. with plentiful parking.

The locale is a nice hybrid deli/beer store. They have a small bar seating area, a deli and on the right side of the store is where they keep all the beer. They have many 6-packs and singles in the cooler, and more in the shelves toward the center of the store. Lots of CA beers are available here, including Stone Anniversary, Anchor OSA, Moylan's, North Coast, Mendocino, Lagunitas etc. They also have a nice selection of glassware and tap handles to look at.

The service here was good, and I like the fact that you can grab a bottle off the shelf to drink with your food.

Speaking of the food I did not have a chance to partake unfortunately.

All in all this place is a must-stop if you are anywhere in the Anaheim/Orange area of California.

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Photo of SwillinBrew
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is one of Orange County's little secrets, a gem... this place rocks. Imagine a deli with the freshest of meats, then for drinks you can chose one of the approximately 12 draughts which are all craft/mircos. When i went last Monday, the night the Packers trounced the Raiders, on tap they had some Arrogant Bastard, Allgauer, Ale Smith IPA, Anchor Steam Celebration, Sierra Nevada Nut Brown Ale, a Samuel Smiths and i thinks some Chimay, from what i can remember (they're getting Old Rasputin in a few weeks). Well, as i was saying, if you dont like what's on tap, you can just go to the store side and pick out a bottle of "put your favorite beer here" and have poured in your mug. I picked a bottle of Stone Vertical Epic which I purchased more of along with a Unibroue 10 that i found... I was tempted to drink a bottle of Rochefort but i'll save that for xmas day. There is a long bar to sit at and about 8 small tables but the atmosphere is defintely deli which works really well here... defintely a place where beer drinkers come to drink. The owners are very kind down to earth people and know their beer. Prost.

The only thing i dont care about is the service. The folks are nice, but service is very lacking. Only certain people of the family can pour, but they cant pour when they're ringing up someone or making a sandwich. Very inefficient.

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Photo of jcalabre
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Hollingshead is a rarity in Southern California: the corner pub/deli. Family-run, Kenny & his clan are friendly & knowledgeable. Usually they have 12 or 15 micros on draught. They have a huge selection of bottles too, both for drink in, or carry out. It's a great place to go on Sat to watch a game & have a brew. During the week, they have deli sandwiches etc. Saturdays are hot dog day, w/ several kinds to choose from.

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