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Dogfish Head Alehouse

Not Rated.
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

30 Reviews
Reviews: 30
Visits: 51
Avg: 4.25
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, Virginia, 22033-2001
United States
phone: (703) 961-1140 | map
www.dogfishalehouse.com

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Place added by: guild337 on 08-21-2009

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Reviews: 30 | Visits: 51
Reviews by BeerSox:
Photo of BeerSox
4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This is actually the closest location to my house, only a few miles away. Unfortunately for those traveling or without a car, that means it's distant from public transportation. While it may be near some bus routes, they can be confusing and not always desirable. Located in a shopping center with a Giant Supermarket (DFH Alehouses love to share real estate with grocery stores for some reason), and a Total Wine & More around the corner which has a great beer selection.

The interior is pretty standard, lots of tables and booths. I feel this one is a little smaller than the Falls Church location. There is a rather large U-Shaped bar with maybe 20 stools. There is also a small area where people can walk up to order a beer while waiting for a table. Not a lot of places have this, and it's a nice touch for those busy nights. TVs are scattered around the place, generally playing sports.

The beer selection is great, with plenty of options on tap, plenty of bottles, and even some vintages. The draft beers are at a good price, while the bottles are usually the high gravity and rare beers, so they can be pricey.

The food is above average, with a wide variety of choices from burgers to pizza to salads.

The service is about what you would expect. Prompt and nice, happy to come and get you another beer.

If only this place was within walking distance... it might be my second home. Recommended.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jcMPLS
4.71/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ntjockey
3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

real fun place. food was decent beer selection was great, got to try a couple beers that are unavailable in my neck of the woods. only downside was the cost of to go beers. asking $20ish for beers like import, wws, and 120 i was expecting house beers to be a little more affordable but still a great place.

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Barracudas
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of hoppy91
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of derryd
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of Thrashsquatch
4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

This is like my local cheers bar. Love the vintage nights and special release parties. This place fills up when special events happen but the staff stays on their game. The food here is to die for. Bottles are available for take home. My only gripe would be the pricing is a bit high, but hey what are ya gonna do?

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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of delta490
4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I love coming here (and the original in Rehoboth DE). I have had a wide variety of their menu and the food never disappoints. Burgers, sandwiches (both hot and cold), appetizers, desserts, they all are delicious. Then you get the bonus of having a wide variety of the Dogfish Head beer line available (to include some offerings that are difficult to find or only available in their Alehouses) and it makes it just that much better. The service sometimes suffers a little when they are really busy, but not horribly. Just a little bit longer of a wait on getting drinks and food. All in all, I keep coming back.

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, VA
94 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.