United States > Virginia > Fairfax
kermis (121) The Hague, Netherlands | October 8, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Stopped in on a Sunday lunchtime. Certainly a very commercial looking place and agree with what jackl said about the feel of a TGi Fridays. Of course the beer is great DFh but doesn’t stretch any further.
jackl (285) Charlottesville, Virginia | September 25, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped in for lunch on my trip from DC to C’ville. Easily located off 66, not much of a detour. The vibe is pretty corporate, very much like a TGI Fridays. There’s a little bit of brewing memorabilia, but I would’ve liked to see a bit more of DFH’s personality on display. This place is primarily a restaurant. There’s 17 taps, sure, but this place’s bread and butter seems to be food. The food’s actually not bad, solid American pub fare. The beer’s pretty expensive. My 16oz pour of 75 min IPA was something like $7. A few ancient ales were on offer. The service was fine. Overall, worth a detour for lunch if you’re heading west out of DC. Solid food, decent beers.
Iphonephan (131) McLean, Virginia | January 3, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in for lunch. Very friendly and knowledgable bartender. More than willing to provide small tasters before ordering. Around 15 beers on draft and another dozen in bottles -- all Dogfish Head and therefore interesting.
craftbeerdesign (100) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 3, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
great food, lots of DFH beer on tap and in bottles (w/some vintage), great service... can’t complain... I would eat here a lot if I lived up here.
Travlr (1257) Washington, Washington DC | March 9, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Absoluely jam packed at lunchtime on a Friday. Atmosphere resembles Ruby Tuesday. Selection was a bit better than other locations, and they do interesting things with a randall. Growlers too. Food is decent brewpub. Service was good despite being busy.
adamjackson (152) Lyme, New Hampshire | January 31, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 11/20
HAD to go here since we wouldn’t be making it all the way out to Dogfish Head’s HQ on this road trip. The ale houses aren’t owned by DFH but the owners and DFH work closely to ensure the brand and appearances are in line with DFH’s goals. That was nice to hear.
The selection was fantastic! Almost everything DFH is making was on tap. You could sample unlimited beers as long as you were also ordering food and beers. I got a $9 beer sampler which had beers I’ve already had but it was still fun to have the 60, 75 and 90 minute IPAs side by side.
Food was great and we left with a 4-pack of Chicory stout and a t-shirt. The staff was fantastic! I have nothing bad to say about them. For lunch time on a Saturday, there were plenty of bar seats available.
Don’t buy beer here. Total Wine in the same shopping center had all the same stuff. Example: World Wide Stout was $20 at the ale house but $9 at Total wine 100 yards away.
Overall, a very nice experience!
nevets4433 (31) Alabama | November 18, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 13/20
A nice place from the respect that they offer some of the rarer Dogfish Head beers...but the prices are ridiculous and the decor reminds me of a poorly done Applebees or Ruby Tuesdays.
dpento1 (4) Virginia | April 17, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome place! Service was great, food was good, and a nice selection of Dogfish beers. They even have a sampler with six Dogfish brews, incase your not familiar with their beers. I had the Black and Red, never had or seen that one before, although it was $9, it was well worth it!
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | December 17, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
This DFH Alehouse has a chain restaurant feel that detracts from my enjoyment. The service is adequate but not special. The tap and bottle selection is fine, though I was hoping for more. While I like the from-the-tap blend for 75-minute IPA, I really wanted the cask version. I did not order food here, but the menu is the same as at least the Seven Corners location, if not Gaithersburg too. The prices are a bit high; $7 for a pint. Ho hum, another average place.
strongpieman (111) Mount Airy, Maryland | November 5, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite to places to eat and drink or even just to eat. Everything on the menu has been above average. Beer is fantastic, although a little pricey. Strongly recommended.
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