Dogfish Head Alehouse

Not Rated.
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

66 Reviews
Reviews: 66
Visits: 91
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: 30
Cask: Y
[ 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

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Place added by: Todd on 10-08-2005

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Reviews: 66 | Visits: 91
Reviews by MBPChead:
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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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. (1,140 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of wmbiii
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of 46woody
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ConradKenney
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Capsfan90
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jasonmmccormick
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.9/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Blown away, we took my cousin there for his birthday to get some quality beers. That was of course the easy part and expected. What was unexpected was the food. The Jambalaya was top shelf which was very surprising. My favorite dish and this was as good as it gets. The waiter was very attentive and we talked a lot of beer which is always good. Outstanding and a place that I will attend whenever possible. (413 characters)

Photo of SicEmChris
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of oskinker
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of mattjcrawford
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Great selection of Dogfish Head (obviously), but no 120 minute IPA... Food ok, but nothing special. (99 characters)

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of RedBane
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Seanem44
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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! (836 characters)

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.75/5  rDev +12%

Photo of CorgiDad
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of wildwm
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of gfiumara
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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. (620 characters)

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