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Dogfish Head Alehouse

Not Rated.
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse

60 Reviews
Reviews: 60
Visits: 85
Avg: 4.08
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

6363 Seven Corners Ctr
Falls Church, Virginia, 22044-2410
United States
phone: (703) 534-3342

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dogfish_ale

Place added by: timtim on 10-07-2007

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Reviews: 60 | Visits: 85
Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

i have been to this particular dogfish head quite a few times now and this is review is from a cultivation of my visits.

when you walk into the place, the interior design is definitely funky. quirky shit hangs from the walls and ceilings. there are 2 large garage doors rolled up in the dining room. overall the atmosphere is unique and sticks with the "off-centered" design behind DF beers.
for the most part, service is pretty good. throughout my visits over the past year, i have actually noticed a lot of the same servers/bartenders. this means servers that are knowledgeable about the menu/beers, which doesnt always happen in this area.
beer selection is solid. most of the time they have all of DF's year-round offerings on draft as well as whatever is seasonal. they also have bottles of some of their finer offerings (be careful cause they jack the bottle prices up significantly! ($23 for an 12 oz. 18 month old bottle of WWS)). apparently sometimes they run out of some of their core beers (notably 60 and 90 min), but i have never experienced this tragedy.
i have still yet to have a bad food experience here. the wood-grilled pizzas are great, the burgers are good, there is a big salad selection, and the sandwiches are really good. i have never had anything off the entrees or dessert section, but im sure they are solid.
they beers are reasonably priced ($5.50 a pint, $6.75 for 90 min snifter) for the area. if you stick to the salads/burgers/sandwiches and only have a couple beers your tab shouldnt be much higher than $25.
overall i like coming to this place for some tasty grub and to grab a pint of something that may be harder to find in bottle or on tap at other draft-houses in the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mattymystique
5/5  rDev +22.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Barracudas
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

It is very nice to have a Dogfish Head Alehouse so close so that one can get their great beers on tap! The service was great. Big place that can accommodate a lot of people. Happy hour seems to be a good time to go!

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Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of oldn00b
4.08/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Overall had a really nice visit. It's basically in a strip mall so not a lot of character from outside. Inside feels like a typical chain restaurant.

If you like Dogfish brews you'll like the quality. Pretty nice having so many of their options on tap. Decent selection, price seems about in line for beer in the area (it's NoVa so yeah, no shock on $9 Burton Baton or whatever). They had a nice selection for Dogfish options but not exactly perfect - we missed 120 by a day.

Service was fast and very friendly.

Food was maybe a step above a Ruby Tuesday type chain. There are some interesting options but nothing mind blowing. Nice bar food to go with some beer.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Being a few miles from my brother's new apartment, visiting a Dogfish Head satellite location became a worthy goal to hit. Well, mission accomplished. On the outside, Dogfish Head could be confused for a national chain restaurant, but on the inside, it becomes a relaxing place to grab a beer without the corporate vibe. There are plenty of seats inside, and even the oval-shaped bar could seat at least 20 people. Several TV's around the bar show sports and news, a well-lit interior keeps the mood warm and happy.

Dogfish Head's calling card is the beer, and 14 different taps of its own beer is a great place to start. A handful of large format bottles from Dogfish Head are available too. 60 Minute IPA, Indian Brown, and Midas Touch, and Burton Baton on-tap, Chateau Jiahu from the bottle among those available. Pints start at $6.50, and while the beer is good, I was disappointed that all I got was a clunky shaker pint.

Very good service complimented the beer. The bartender could easily carry about a conversation of the house beer, as well as providing insider details of capturing a 120 Minute IPA when released. Topping the icing and cake is the food, which is more than acceptable. I ordered a New York steak and got it just the way I liked. I can't comment on the hamburger, but my brother really dug into what he had.

Dinner and a drink? Dogfish Head is just the place, and it won't totally drain your wallet.

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Photo of Drifter1
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of almostjay
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of SlothB77
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of fureousangel
5/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev -2%

So I thought we were due in DC for a concert but I got it wrong- it was a week later. Still we made it down there, and our hotel was a ten-minute walk from the Dogfish Alehouse in Falls Church.

There we walked on a Saturday night at around 11pm, too cold for my short-sleeve shirt. As I got in to the jawn, I ordered a Palo Santo to warm me up.

The draft list is great but mighty pricey, and includes 17 taps such as 60, 61, 90, Bitches, Theobroma, Midas, Burton, Palo, Black-n-Tan (Chicory+90) and the not-listed Claus (Palo+90, a local exclusive apparently named after a regular). I was shocked when the bill came and I saw the $9.50-tag for draft brews. WOW! Serious sticker shock…

The food menu could use some work to make it more interesting, a little more veggie-leaning and overall “better”. As it is, it is mostly calorie-heavy pub classics and pizzas. We had the crab-cheese dip and it was delicious, but a total fat bomb. The pizza was tasty, but hard to digest late at night.

Service was super friendly and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was just right. A big place, it was almost empty when we visited. I was worried the live music would be too loud as it typically is at the Rehoboth pub but that was not the case. I would definitely visit again when in the area, but maybe stick to one beer or try to hit happy hour for lower prices.

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Photo of CAMay
4/5  rDev -2%

Beer was awesome, and we had great service. The only downer was the fish in our fish and chips. Not very special. The chips were great as was the chipotle tartar sauce. Would go back, but try some other dish.

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Photo of hophead_87
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

I go here a few times a month and never get tired of it. Try the Chesapeake Pizza with crab- it's delicious. Nachos and burgers are spot on. DFH beers are also quality, and their beer app is usually updated so you can see what's on tap!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Badger6
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Stopped in on a Friday night, place was packed...seemed to be a good sign. When we sat down, we were not disappointed. The food selection was good, but nothing out of the ordinary for a brewpub. Likewise the beer selection was decent, though it did not seem to feature everything currently available from DFH at the micro/craft brew store. The quality of the food was good. The beer was, well, DFH...it was excellent.

Kid friendly, busy place, but a nice vibe. Service was good, but not overbearing. We will definitely go back.

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Falls Church, VA
91 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.