Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Dogfish Head Brewings & EatsDogfish Head Brewings & Eats
BA SCORE
3.9/5
141,297 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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Reviews by WVbeergeek:
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A trip to Rehoboth Beach wouldn't be complete without a stop at the Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats that said that's probably why we ended up in Rehoboth. I loved my experience overall great setup great beach atmosphere but this brewpub was world class although the beach shack decor would tell you it's just a chill place to have a beer, well it's that too. Other than the large wooden Dogfish emblems with each draft strung across the top of the bar, all of the publications DFH has been in are up on the walls on the way back to the bathroom. This really shouts out what a mainstream crossover DFH has been able to market through both the face of Sam Calagione and the extremity of the beers. Maxim and Playboy mags, along with every beer mag or newspaper across the board some one's mommy loves them and knows how to keep a good track of their successes. I went during the 3-6 pm happy hour on a Monday which was perfect for two reasons one they had 90 minute run through Randall the Enamel Animal and two they just tapped a brewpub exclusive Palo Santo Marron which utilizes holy wood from Paraguay for aging effects that's awesome. Service at the bar was dead on although vibe was very relaxed and slow this particular Monday a few people having late lunch early dinners but for the most part regulars who work in the area were here and that's where my conversation was focused. The batender was a younger guy I believe his name was Wes and via the website I see he's been working at this place for ten years, wow. Draft selection awesome they had Aprihop, Festina Peche, Palo Santo, 60 and Randallized 90 minute, Shelter Pale, Raison D'etre and D'extra, Lawnmower Light, and India Brown as well. Bottle selection I was a bit underimpressed, all they had was WWS not Red & White or Black & Blue left. Actually during my whole trip and every liquor store stop nobody had any of the big DFH bottles or special seasonal releases this was a bit of a let down that I could handle, considering I can get them all in Pittsburgh. I drank my lunch money so no food thoughts although those wood fired pizzas looked tasty. Food seemed a bit pricey and comparable to the rest of Rehoboth Ave dining places but during happy hour I had about four drafts all a dollar off so I made it out okay. Great time met a guy who worked at the local record shop that I had been eyeing up since I got to our hotel so I stopped in their the next day to shoot the shit and check out the selection.

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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 141,297 ratings
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