Dogfish Head Alehouse - Fairfax

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
JCB  (289) Durham, North Carolina | July 9, 2017
Nice little island in a sea of strip mall hell. Enough variations on both beer and food to make this more than a last-resort tavern. Great service, nice beers, and you can’t argue with the value. Will be back on future trips, I reckon.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
hman43  (33) Pinehurst, North Carolina | May 29, 2017
We went there on Memorial Day. They had a fairly good selection of beers and mixers. The food was good overall. The service was good. The only disappointment was that the flights were almost double the cost of most places that I have gone to.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
PRBeer  (677) 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 I’ve visited (just down the road from a family member...so convenient when I visit them)...it’s unfortunate they don’t offer more specialty and one off beers...seems like just the standards...along with some of the same seasonals that cycle. I’m guessing they may have some special tasting nights...but they don’t 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  (127) State College, Pennsylvania | January 18, 2015
Trendy neighborhood bar and grill with good selection of DFH beer and tasty pub food. Prices aren’t cheap but aren’t 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  (741) 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 year’s visit to Dogfish Head place in Rehoboth Beach. I found it a bit funny when the guy said if you’d like to buy some of the Dogfish Head beers to go we shouldn’t 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  (384) 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  (864) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | May 10, 2014
If you’ve 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  (506) The Hague / Amsterdam , 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 doesn’t 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  (740) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 25, 2013
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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan  (381) Jackson Hole/McLean, 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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