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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
95
world-class

88 Ratings
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
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

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Place added by: Todd on 10-08-2005

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Reviews by damndirtyape:
Photo of damndirtyape
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I used to live in the Gaithersburg area and the place that now holds this place has changed hands several times before Dogfish Head landed it. Right across from NIST it's a great hangout for the local scientists and those just wanting a good beer. I go there every time I'm in the area.

The main bar and some eating areas are downstairs, and upstairs is solely tables for the restaurant part of the alehouse. Cozy, clean, nothing special.
Of course the beer selection is only Dogfish Head, but they have a pretty good selection of tap and bottled beers.
I found the service to be very good. They tell you up front if the beer you've ordered is only on tap or if its only available in bottles. They always bring the right glass for the beer and do make helpful suggestions on pairing with food or personal tastes.
Food is good. Not "Wow!" but quite good. The beer shines out and the food goes nicely with it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of misternebbie
4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Capsfan90
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of jasonmmccormick
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.9/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of SicEmChris
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of oskinker
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of mattjcrawford
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of RedBane
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Seanem44
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
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!

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of CorgiDad
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of wildwm
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gfiumara
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Ghizmo
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaltland
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD
95 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.