Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Dogfish Head Brewings & EatsDogfish Head Brewings & Eats
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3.9/5
141,288 Ratings
Dogfish Head Brewings & EatsDogfish Head Brewings & Eats
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

320 Rehoboth Ave
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 19971-3108
United States

(302) 226-2739 | map
dogfish.com

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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.32/5
Reviews:
212
Ratings:
391
pDev:
13.66%
 
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Ratings: 391 |  Reviews: 212
Reviews by NoLeafClover44:
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I went here the week before Christmas while staying down the road in Dewey. The street was well decorated for the holidays, although most of the shops in the area were closed for the season. My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner around 6. It was the offseason so we had no trouble getting a table; in fact the place was only about half full.

The food was very good and much of it was local grown produce and meats/seafood. I had a garden salad with local veggies and the fifth column pizza with crab, asparagus, and tomatoes. It was different but very good. My girlfriend had the ceasar salad and a crab cake sandwich, which was also very good. I appreciated the diverse menu and local flair of most dishes. Some of the entrees were in the $20-30 range but you can easily get a burger or pizza for $10-15.

The real attraction for me was the beer. They have 20+ beers on tap, including all the usual suspects and a few brewery exclusive beers. They also have the 75 minute on cask, which I highly recommend. I appreciate the fact that their website keeps a very well updated draft list in case you are like me and prefer to do a bit of research ahead of time. They also have a small vintage selection of bottles from the past few years, although these are a bit pricey. Their beers are in a $5-7 price range, which is fine for many of the normal beers in pints, but is a bit much for some of the 10 oz. pours they offer. The prices on the beer are comparable to what I usually find at nicer bars, but I would have expected slightly better for the brewpub. It wasn't outrageously priced, by any means. They also offer a sampler of small pours with the price varying based on what you select. Obviously this is the way to go if you are interested in trying several of their beers. They also have a wide variety of liqour distilled in house with a number of specialty cocktails. I didn't try any but, like the beer, some of them sounded like very unique concoctions.

I appreciated the kiosk outside the brewpubs which offered all of their merchandise and bottled beer to go. I picked up a few different pieces of glassware, a tin sign, and a growler, all very reasonably priced.

Overall I enjoyed my experience here. The atmosphere was laid back with a beach feel. The prices were a tad high, but not unreasonable, especially for a vacation beach town. I recommend checking this place out of you enjoy DFH beers and be sure to get the 75 minute on cask!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mothergoose03
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of _nickg_
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mynie
3.64/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2

Right on the boardwalky-type ocean area that's not really a boardwalk but still has all the stuff you'd find on a boardwalk. They've just opened a new, very large restaurant facility right next door to the old pub, which is now a shop.

The decor looks like it came out of a box labeled "Premade 2017 Middlebrow Restaurant." It's woody, there's edison bulbs, TV, medium-strength light, low ambient noise. It's pleasant enough but doesn't have much character to it.

The beer is Dogfish Head beer. It's good.

The food kind of sucked.

The service was meh but they were incredibly busy for a Monday so they were a little under-staffed.

Overall, stop by if you're in town. But probably not worth traveling for.

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Photo of jbarry3000
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sfsean28
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Great food and fresh brews. They have a spacious bar and a big dining area. 2nd floor loft with tables and room for live bands. Its also kid friendly.

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Photo of BigMike
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of heddar33
4/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JoeCentra
4.68/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Photo of CreightonSM
4.98/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jbalintjr
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of sbuchert
4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ConorGolden
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of TAisaBAlla
3.8/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jacobob10
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Got there at around 4:45pm on a Saturday in the middle of the summer. It was crowded when we arrived but no wait yet. Our party was 4 adults + 2 toddlers and we got seated immediately in the main dining area. Very casual, laid back vibe inside that fit the beach town surroundings. Our servers were friendly, despite clearly being very busy, but handled our food and drink orders promptly. Lots of "off-centered" offerings on-tap, but I decided to go with the Shelter Pale Ale, currently only available on draft in Delaware. It was fresh and tasty and made for a great accompaniment to the wings, pretzel bites, and fried pickles we shared at the table. The food was good but nothing mind-blowing. Overall, an enjoyable stop for some apps and drinks. I'd like to return sometime at night when they get live bands to play.

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Photo of mpc175
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of DrSchnitzengiggle
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Went back in May. Had a phenomenal time! Service was excellent, the people were awesome, the food was great, and there were a good amount of beers to choose from, including plenty of experimental brews. Can't wait to go back!

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Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +15.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Kdouble
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Service was fantastic. Very crowded on a Saturday night but the bartender was always there.

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Photo of Urk1127
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of rosmith51
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Food is pretty good, beer selection is great.

They seem to always have a few taproom only things (stuff that isn't bottled normally)... but most of that has be had there... very little of the brewpub only stuff is available for growlering.

It can get very crowded, especially on the weekends, but the people were all nice.

Staff was very helpful with recommendations, and very friendly.

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Photo of HeyLady
3.76/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.81/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth Beach, DE
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 141,288 ratings
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