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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse

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

Place added by: Todd on 10-08-2005

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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 67
Reviews by therica:
Photo of therica
4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Wow I love the opportunity to get here, occasionally, an hour's drive.

Decent food, for starters. You could have a child's birthday dinner here if you wanted. I love the calimari appetizers and the veggie pizza and ... the list goes on. My daughter wasn't impressed on one occasion with her dinner but overall the meals are above-average.

Service-- fantastic. Plus, servers are beer-savvy. In fact, as part of their training they have an entire day of hands-on education on DFH beers. What a pity they get paid for it ;-)

Beers-- DFH on tap, need I say more? The only downside is not the place's fault, it's the N*zi-esque Montg Co law which forbids dispensing growlers. In fact, this establishment has to buy its kegs from Montg Co which in turn buys it from DFH in Delaware! What a political SCAM! This is called the traditional "Three-Tier Distribution" system. Rep John Boehner (R-OH) is all for it, especially since he gets nice contributions from the folks at AnhBushInBev et al. Watch the dvd "Beer Wars" the next time you wish you coulda gotten a growler of Palo Santo or Bitches Brew, or even an 8oz rather than a 5oz serving restricted by Montg Co Law.

I even got an android app for my cellphone that shows the hourly update photos of this place's current on-tap beer board! Search for "Ale Boards" if you're interested.

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%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of jaltland
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Gaithersburg, MD
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