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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

61 Reviews
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

6363 Seven Corners Ctr
Falls Church, Virginia, 22044-2410
United States

(703) 534-3342 | map
dogfishalehouse.com

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Added by timtim on 10-07-2007

PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
89
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
8.82%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 89
Reviews by Eriktheipaman:
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Checked this place out for the first time for my birthday dinner last week. The decor in here is pretty cool but with lots going on. service was very friendly and while not very knowledgeable about beer (which was to be expected) was very good.

My main complaint here is the beer is all served wayyy too cold. It took me 10 mins just to get my beer to warm up enough to really taste and smell. The prices on the none "standard" beers can be really steep. $9 for 12oz of Midas Touch is a little pricey to me but if I do pay that I would like the temp warm enough so I can actually taste it.

The food was pretty tasty and the overall experience was about what I expected. I will stop by again but I'll just stick to the cheaper beers on the menu.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of logicalparadox
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

I made the pilgrimage at last!

Vibe: pretty on point. Tap room feel, with the speed and service more common to a chain restaurant, which has pros in addition to cons.

Quality: Dogfish Head. 'Nuff said.

Service: Akin to an Applebee's. It was somewhat busy when I went and our waiter wasn't around much. But there were lots of servers and busboys and so forth.

Selection: pretty much most of what they make, plus a few unique things that I've not seen available anywhere retail (at least not in my area). Worth a trip just to see World Wide Stout on tap!

Food: was Ok. Menu reads a lot like Applebee's, but execution is better (and food is hopefully fresher). We just ended up splitting a pizza and getting some off-the-wall spring rolls that were pretty good for what they were. Don't expect the food to blow your mind, but it's not bad. The food is just there to go with your beer.

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Photo of bigred89
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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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