Hollingshead's Delicatessen

BA SCORE
96
world-class

135 Ratings
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
hollingsheadsdeli.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Ratings:
135
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
500
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of shoegueuze
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

GREAT brews on tap, great bottles, and great German-style food as well. When you order a food item, they assign your number as a beer, so they'll call you as "St. Pauli Girl" or "Anchor Anniversary" when your food is ready. They have great deviled eggs and their ham salad sandwich on wheat is to die for. Come for the beer, stay for the food.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3/5  rDev -31.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of aoampm
3.96/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Been here many times and the beers on tap never disappoint. I've had everything from a goose island tap takover (which had 3 of the bourbon county beers), to special and limited Lagunitas releases such as the waldo beer. Also they reguraly have pliny and blind pig on tap which is always a nice surprise. I used to go there for the sandwiches also but the sandwiches are fairy expensive, about 7-10 dollars for a single and 14-20 bucks for a double (which is ridiculous) and that accompanied with a 6-12 dollar beer really adds up quick.

Overall its a great spot if you want awesome beer and pretty good sandwiches, just be ready to pay about 20 dollars for one single sandwich and one beer. Service is sub par but for me the beer they have make up for it. Would recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of RareyBrew
5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of BingCrosby7
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.

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Photo of orangesol
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.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

I went to Hollingshead's during this year's Younger release in February. When an employee handing out tickets came by, he said, "it'll probably be 2 to 3 hours until we get in." As I never tried Younger before I decided to stay. The people around us who we got to know were really cool. Now to the bad, it wasn't a 2 to 3 hour wait. We finally got into the deli after waiting 6 hours and 13 minutes. Once you wait two hours in line, and the line slows down to a crawl, you already invested so much time, that you don't want to leave.

Fast forward 6 hours and 13 minutes... we got in. It was a nice, family style deli with a nice stock of craft beers in coolers and others stored on shelves. They had maybe 10 or so taps in addition to PtY - RR sours and other beers. I thought the PtY was on the pricey side which included a take home mug. I forget how much the sours were exactly, but they were pricey too compared to other bars I've been to.

I did end up trying PtY which was nice.

If I lived closer, I'd probably return and try their sandwiches. They looked pretty good. I know it wasn't entirely their fault for giving us inaccurate wait time estimates, but that kinda soured the experience as a whole. I'll re-review once I try their food and check out their regular tap line-up and prices.

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Hollingshead's Delicatessen in Orange, CA
4.36 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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