Dogfish Head Alehouse - Fairfax

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PRBeer  (566) Parsippany, New Jersey | October 24, 2015
Nice place to have some pub grub...watch some sports...and drink Dogfish beers. The place itself is very cool...as are all their establishments...but it often gets very packed...so keep that in mind. The food is good to very good...but nothing really great or gourmet or anything. As for the beers...they usually seem to be their standard offereings...at least when Iíve visited (just down the road from a family member...so convenient when I visit them)...itís unfortunate they donít offer more specialty and one off beers...seems like just the standards...along with some of the same seasonals that cycle. Iím guessing they may have some special tasting nights...but they donít seem to be on the weekends when I visit. By the way...I am a big Dogfish fan...especially their Milford, DE brewery and their Rehoboth Beach brewpub...I just feel this place is a bit too corporate and lacking some of the soul of the DE locations. Still...if in the area...worth a visit.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
can8ianben  (121) State College, Pennsylvania | January 18, 2015
Trendy neighborhood bar and grill with good selection of DFH beer and tasty pub food. Prices arenít cheap but arenít bad for DC metro.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (639) Tampere, Finland | November 8, 2014
Very busy place at the lunch time. The guy who served us very super and so were the brews. Unfortunately there was not that many new beers since our last yearís visit to Dogfish Head place in Rehoboth Beach. I found it a bit funny when the guy said if youíd like to buy some of the Dogfish Head beers to go we shouldnít buy the beers from them but from the liquor store at the same mall. Quite interesting.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138  (331) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014
Nice restaurant located in the middle of a shopping plaza focusing on Dogfish beers. Decent selection of drafts from Dogfish Head. Food is good and on par with the other locations. Growler fills available. Lots of free parking.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK  (796) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 10, 2014
If youíve visited the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach thus is similar but only 75% as good. The ambience of the restaurant is similiar except instead of being on the main drag of a sleepy beach tow its in a suburban shopping center. They have all the orthodox DFH releases but none of the brewpub one offs. The food and service are solid but priced fairly high and not the primary reason to go.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
kermis  (360) Zeeman, Netherlands | October 8, 2013
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 doesnít stretch any further.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
jackl  (680) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 25, 2013
Stopped in for lunch on my trip from DC to Cíville. Easily located off 66, not much of a detour. The vibe is pretty corporate, very much like a TGI Fridays. Thereís a little bit of brewing memorabilia, but I wouldíve liked to see a bit more of DFHís personality on display. This place is primarily a restaurant. Thereís 17 taps, sure, but this placeís bread and butter seems to be food. The foodís actually not bad, solid American pub fare. The beerís 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 youíre heading west out of DC. Solid food, decent beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (308) McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia | January 3, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign  (120) Fort Collins, Colorado | July 3, 2012
great food, lots of DFH beer on tap and in bottles (w/some vintage), great service... canít complain... I would eat here a lot if I lived up here.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Travlr  (2488) Washington, Washington DC | March 9, 2012
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.

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