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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 ewright:
Photo of ewright
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went to this location over the Memorial Day weekend... I've now hit all 4 DFH locations: brewery in Milton, original brewpub in Rehobeth Beach and the ale houses in Gaithersburg and Tyson's Corner.

The atmosphere is good, with lots of DFH swag on the walls. It's always nice to see the draft list in big bold chalk letters on the wall, including ABV. Of course, the draft list is all DFH beers. All the standards plus Festina Peche. The bottle list includes most of the special brews, including year old Peche and year old WWS. Prices on the vintage cooler are a bit high ... $12 for a 12 oz bottle of Palo Santo seems just a bit high, especially when it sells for $3-4/bottle in stores.

I had the Peche and Shelter Pale ale, the wife had the Indian Brown Ale which I tasted. The server knew enough to ask if I was familiar with the Peche since it is so different from other beers. I was amazed at how cloudy this came out on tap. I also saw him bring a free sample of lawnmower light to a lady at a nearby table who ordered a bottle of Bud Light.

I ordered the portabello sandwich which came with a side salad. The sandwich was SO loaded it took me three bites to hit the bun! The table also split the fries, rings and chips... darn good homemade potato chips.

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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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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
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