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Dogfish Head Alehouse

Not Rated.
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
95
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 8.45%
Taps: 16
Bottles: 30
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

800 W Diamond Ave
Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20878-1413
United States
phone: (301) 963-4847

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dogfishbeer

Notes:
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(Place added by: Todd on 10-08-2005)
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by MBPChead:
Photo of MBPChead
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%

I will say this in all truth that this review is a bit biased since dogfish head is probably my favorite brewery. However, that does not change the fact that my experience with the restaurant was quite wonderful overall. I came in a few months ago with a friend for dinner and were seated at a window side booth. My first impression of the establishment is that it wharf/harbor side rats den except neater and cleaner. Dark and moody in appearance but also warm and welcoming with a very friendly and welcoming help staff. Service was very good overall and the bar offers roughly between 10-15 different DFH(dogfish head) brews on tap. For an appetizer we ordered the "Fries, Rings, and Chips" and for $6 they don't skimp you out I was more than satisfied until my main dish arrived. For dinner I ordered jambalaya since I love the stuff to death, but at $17 you hesitate just a little. Now, if you like spicy and love jambalaya DON'T for seventeen dollars their jambalaya was worth every penny and more some of the best I've EVER Had. So if your in the area and enjoy great food and unique and different beers than DFH will not disappoint.

MBPChead, Aug 24, 2010
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

SicEmChris, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

oskinker, Nov 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

mattjcrawford, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Great selection of Dogfish Head (obviously), but no 120 minute IPA... Food ok, but nothing special.

srletend, Aug 31, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +8%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

reebtaerG, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of GuttaMane138
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

GuttaMane138, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

wrightst, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

DrBier, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Dougish, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of RedBane
4/5  rDev -6.1%

RedBane, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Seanem44
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%

Great atmosphere in this two story building. Rustic look with nice Dogfish Head posters hung all over. A bit plain, but in a good way. Not cluttered like some places.

Quality is excellent. Both in beer and food. The food compliments the beer wonderfully. Try the crab dip!

Selection is good. For me I consider it great, and I love DFH beer. The Chicory Stout was out, which I was disappointed about. Can't fault them though. A good beer goes quick.

The food was really good as well. My parents enjoyed it which is a compliment as my Mom can be hard to please.

Value was great as well. Not to high priced, and there were both cheap and expensive beer choices.

My only knock is on the service which was a little slow. Really it was our server. She wasn't bad, just not fast or attentive.

I will be going back to this place for sure!

Seanem44, Jun 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

spark3148857, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

JakeDebus, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

CorgiDad, May 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

wildwm, May 05, 2014
Photo of gfiumara
4.43/5  rDev +4%

In my experience, restaurants with good beer have bad food, and restaurants with bad beer have great food. DFH has both good beer and good food. I do feel that the DFH beers are a bit overpriced (some 8oz pours can be $10.50), but I bet a lot of that has to do with the location. I've seen people drinking Miller bottles, so I guess they serve that too. Be sure to snag their $10 off $29 coupon to make your stay a bit more reasonable. Also be warned that because this place is so popular, it can take a while to be seated during dinner and be a little loud. Reservations aren't allowed unless you have 8 or more people.

gfiumara, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ZEB89, Mar 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Ghizmo, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jaltland, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

March_of_99, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%

The dogfish head alehouse is a cool place to go and grab a few beers and some food. The menu is somewhat similar to the brewpub in rehoboth, but the prices are much higher due to the area. They usually have about a dozen dogfish head beers on tap, with around 8-10 bottles available. The beer selection is solid, the food is very good with a nice selection of offerings. They even had an entire page of gluten-free options, along with an extensive kids menu. Worth a stop, just a bit pricey. Try to go during their happy hour if you can (6 days a week).

stephenjmoore, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of hAle2theWort
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%

I think very highly of and recommend the Dogfish Head Alehouse chain. Food has always been delicious, beer is always outstanding. I have been MANY times to the Gaithersburg, MD and Chantilly, VA locations and have never left disappointed. Clearly the beer quality and selection has been the primary reason for any visit. The surprising part has always been the food which has been a tasty delight on each visit. The downside… the beer is not cheap. So bring some extra funds and imbibe!

hAle2theWort, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of Cyhops
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%

Excellent food and a very good selection, especially of Dogfish Head...obviously. Bartenders were excellent, very friendly and had good food suggestions. Handled the rush well as well as a broken glass and other drama.
A definite return for both the food and the beer.

Cyhops, Aug 17, 2013
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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD
95 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.