Hobos Restaurant and Bar

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

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We used to really enjoy eating here. My favorite item on the menu was actually a sandwich that was carried over from when the restaurant was S.O.B's.
The last time we ate there I ordered the sandwich and as it was given to me by the waiter, for some reason, I took off the top piece of bread (thank God). What I found underneath the bread was SHOCKING........ANTS. Let me repeat....THERE WERE LITTLE, TINY, BLACK ANTS CRAWLING ALL OVER MY SANDWICH AND PLATE.
I showed this to the waiter immediately, he hadn't even left our table yet, he was still serving the rest of the dishes to our party.
He took my plate and said he would show the owner, Gretchen. HE came back to the table, NOT THE OWNER. And he told us he would comp a DRINK, NOT my lunch...A DRINK!!!!!!! A stinkin' $5 DRINK. And guess what, I was pregnant so I was drinking SPRITE.
The owner Gretchen was there, I saw her earlier, and she never showed her face the rest of the time we were there. The next day I sent her an email explaining how disappointed I was with her actions and the actions of her staff and she said she "runs an organic restaurant, and with that, runs the risk of these little critters getting on the food." Ummmmm hello, was the lettuce not rinsed off? Also she said next time I was in the neighborhood to call her and lunch would be on her. NO THANKS GRETCHEN, MY LUNCH SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON YOU THE FIRST TIME.


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Wow, what a terrific find! I first came across Hobo's at the Rehoboth Farmers Market this past Tuesday, and again last night for an early dinner. What can I say, Hobo's is a vegetarians delight!
At the market I feasted on their Amalfi Sandwich (roasted veggies, fresh mozzarella and pesto on foccacio. And a delightful quinoa-waldolf salad, which met my high expectations.
Dinner was no disapointment either. Between the (what seemed like 14 layer) vegetable tart, a tastey roasted eggplant and artichoke dip, and the most wonderful apple-dumpling imaginable, we left with full bellys and smiles all around.
I would recommend this place to anyone, veg, vegan, and carnivore alike!


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Just do yourself a favor and try this place for yourself. I have lived in Rehoboth Beach for most of my life and have never seen a new restaurant so busy or so well received by locals from the time of opening. I dine here frequently with both clients and family and have always had a wonderful dining experience. My parents recently celebrated their fiftieth Wedding Anniversary at Hobos. We were a table of 9 (two vegans and four vegetarians) and between us represented just about every dietary requirement you can imagine(with a couple of allergies thrown in). I can honestly say that Chef Gretchen could not have been more charming or accommodating of our needs. She sat with us for a full ten minutes, took notes and produced a meal that delighted everyone. With the exception of dining at home, I have never enjoyed such a custom-made meal.
There is always a great selection of vegetarian dishes available - even vegan wraps on their lunchtime menu. The service has always been friendly and informed and the restaurant itself is a beautifully decorated space with a warm and welcoming personality.
This is really a wonderful restaurant that I wish, and know will enjoy, every success.


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We love Rehoboth, and one of the things we love about vacationing there is the nice selection of restaurants. Wow, was this a disappointment. After getting the local/slow food lecture (I guess it's more of a unique thing in places other than my "cosmopolitan" home of Pittsburgh, PA....?) and the tour of the eclectic menu, we were seated at a card table that had been painted brown. I admire the creative re-use of old furniture, but this was ridiculous. Next to a cooler with drinks...and a large institutional sized Helman's mayonaisse container filled with *something else* - a big no-no for health dept regs in PA...but maybe different rules in DE. Server started off friendly, but after the uninspired appetizers arrived (could've made just the same out of the Moosewood cookbook), main course arrived. I ordered Chiles Rellenos, and given the hype at the front of the menu, expected something at least as good as I've had at Kaya in Pittsburgh (www.bigburrito.org/kaya - go there) - it was not. The tomato sauce on the plate dwarfed the peppers and tasted less exciting than my sad home-made efforts with local, organic, heirloom tomatoes and peppers right at home in Pittsburgh. When my partner asked about the cucumber-avocado salad, the server said "the chef sometimes does whatever she wants because it didn't look good when plated". When my partner said she wanted what was on the menu, the server came back with a bowl of the cucumber-avocado salad - which looked like guacamole with chopped cucumbers mixed in. At this point, as I at my meal, I began to feel a bit ill. My partner asked to speak with a manager - who then said someone should've told us the chef does whatever she wants and you can't count on getting what's on the menu. REALLY? Are you serious? I get better service from the high school kids working at Grotto's slinging pizza for jobs that probably pay only minimum wage!(Better food at Grotto's too - and not over-priced). He finally clammed up, took it away and removed it from the bill. We left after paying for my meal (wish I hadn't eaten it...I felt like I had eaten a rock) walked down the street and had yet another lovely dinner at Cafe Sole - which has a fine selection of vegetarian items, many local sources, good service, and I've never felt ill after eating there (like I did after eating at Hobos). All in all, one of the most disappointing dining experiences I've had at any price, and at the prices they charge, there was absolutely no excuse.


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My husband and I consider Hobos a new Rehoboth treasure. We've eaten at Hobos quite often this summer with our visiting friends and relatives, and everyone loved the vegan and vegetarian food and the atmosphere. The owner and staff are friendly and accomodating. The food is prepared with care and creativity, and is delicious. We're very happy to have this vegan/vegetarian friendly restaurant in town.


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Customer service was horible. I wanted to substitute a sandwich ingredient and was told no. There are no substitutions becuse the chef wanted to maintain the integrity of her creations. This is a sandwich, not a secret sauce. After declining to order the waiter returned and told me that I could substitute but there would be an additional charge. I declined and left. Apparently the "recipe ethics" were for sale.


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Oh my god this was the worst experience of my life. After eating at this over priced dive I got the worst case of food poisoning in my life. I ended up at the hosiptal and they told me it was probably cross contamination from cutting up something like chicken and then not cleaning the utensils before making another dish. UGH! I can't even think about it without getting sick! DO NOT EAT HERE! NOT WORTH IT!


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This place had a slammin' opening party but I revisited a few weeks later and its quality, customer service, and atmosphere really depreciated. My dinner was just disappointing, vegetarian yes, but good? No. I'm a local and LOVE to support a new upcoming restaurant but this is just not worth it.


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My husband and I were there for Hobos grand opening and enjoyed the food so much we returned the following Saturday. I ordered a lentil dal curry and my husband had Gretchen prepare him a "chef's choice" vegan dish. Both of us could not have been happier with our choices. The vegan chocolate mocha cake was out of this world. Service was very attentive and Gretchen even came out of the kitchen several times to make sure that we were happy with our meals. I left the restaurant with my dinner leftovers, an extra piece of cake and four vegan salads from their deli area. Hobos is a wonderful and much needed vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. Try their specialty drinks from the bar, you will not be disappointed.

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