Dogfish Head Alehouse

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

55 Ratings
Dogfish Head AlehouseDogfish Head Alehouse
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy
Fairfax, Virginia, 22033-2001
United States

(703) 961-1140 | map
dogfishalehouse.com

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Added by guild337 on 08-21-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
31
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by BeerSox:
Photo of BeerSox
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Nace4
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Great location, on par with DFH in Rehoboth. Atmosphere is above the original position, maybe because the location is newer. DFH Rehoboth does have the edge on Vibe, since its located two blocks from the beach and your dog is always welcome on the deck. Food rocks, and is worthy of the high quality beer selections. You can always find the DF standard releases on tap, but their limited and seasonal releases are the best part. Too bad you can't get growler fills for the limited releases.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of BigTuna820
4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Photo of jcMPLS
4.71/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ntjockey
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of scxcrunner
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
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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4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
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 -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Dogfish Head Alehouse in Fairfax, VA
4.27 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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