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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
95
world-class

85 Ratings
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.27
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 mountsnow1010:
Photo of mountsnow1010
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Great place - I go all the time. Relatively quiet atmosphere upstairs, a bit louder downstairs and usually pretty hectic in the bar. The separation makes it nice however. TVs downstairs (none upstairs that I have noticed). Pretty high "quality" establishment. Service is great - everyone is very nice and I've never had an order messed up. Service is not oppressively attentive, either.
Great beer selection - of course. All of the common DFH brews with several of the harder to get beers on tap, and several others in bottles. Food is good, not excellent, but relatively cheap and pretty good value. Beers are not obscenely expensive either; cheap, given the area. Especially during happy hour. If you're in Gaithersburg, this is a great place to go.

More User Reviews:
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
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 +11.2%

Photo of oskinker
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mattjcrawford
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of srletend
3.5/5  rDev -18%

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

Photo of BigRizz62
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of GuttaMane138
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Dougish
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of RedBane
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Seanem44
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -0.5%

Photo of JakeDebus
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of gfiumara
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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).

Photo of hAle2theWort
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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!

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD
95 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.