My first time at a DFH location. Beer selection was better than expected, and beer prices were reasonable. Food was uninteresting and ordinary. Service was actually pretty good - when our server brought us one beer too many, she subtracted it from our bill and gave it to us anyway. She also had good recommendations about what food NOT to order. I would come back again, but I’d sit at the bar and skip the food (appetizers were OK).
This is a rather quaint brew pub with tight indoor seating. Fortunately, the weather was cooperative and I sat outside. The service is attentive without being dramatic or annoying. Their were 22 beers on tap when I visited plus numerous bottles, all DFH. The food is well prepared but arrives a little too quickly, which I take to mean it might be overly prepped. The prices are average. The outdoor area has a nice covering of hop vines that will likely own the area in a couple of years.
Paid my 2nd visit here on 23/05/12.
Patio area out the back in the sun, mid size downstairs room by the bar and another upstairs room.
Always DFH staples on such as 60/90, Indian Brown, 120 was on tap on both my visits. One cask line and on both visits was 75min Johnny Cask! The main attraction here is the limited one-off and seasonals that are often tap only. Choice of bottled beers to take away, regulars plus aged examples. Service good, staff knowledgeable, happy to give samples. Have eaten here on both visits, typical brew pub fayre, good portions and decent grub!
The green and white colored scheme continues inside the brew pub. It’s a bigger room then I was expecting with a large upstairs area for their on-site distillery. They had 15 different beers on cask including a couple, like the Johnny Cask, that were unique to the brewpub. In addition to their normal pints they also do growler fills as well as flights and half pints. The beer tasted incredibly fresh to me and complemented by fish and chips brilliantly. The fish was substantial and hearty and the corn and crab chowder was fresh as well. They also have a kiosk outside the entrance where they sell merchandise and to go beer. Once again if it’s Dogfish Head you know it’s going to be done right.
Made a special trip to the RB area just to visit DFH. After the tour in Milton, we headed to Rehoboth and found a room, then made our way to the brewpub, trying to get there in time for the advertised 5pm tour. We were a little late, but there wasn’t a tour underway anyway. But have no fear, the staff instantly said that the brewer/manager would be happy to show us around in a few minutes. Sure enough, once he was free, we were pleased to meet Jason, who proceeded to spend a full hour with just my wife, me and one other patron, as he showed us the original brewhouse and their upstairs distillery, giving us great detail on their processes and a little bit of DFH history. Tops! We spent a leisurely 3 hours in the brewpub, enjoying the couple brewpub-only drafts and a great dinner of tavern fare. We headed out with a couple bottles of spirits to try at home. The place has more ambiance than I’d ever have guessed from their own on-line pictures, and we were quite happy with our visit good food, good service, a warm booth on a cold night, and awesome beers can’t ask for anything more. (Brewery #451, 11/7/2007).
Oakes (818) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 25, 2004
They do some brewing here, and some distilling as well. Live bands play regularly and the place has a good reputation as a music venue. Of course, the beers are all Dogfish, but I don't hear anyone complaining. All the regulars, obscure seasonals and all the spirits. A fun stop.
Pleasant place with a nice atmosphere and good food. But I have to say I was a bit disappointed with the beer range. No specials and, in fact, nothing I hadn’t tried before at all. As a visiting Brit I was a bit surprised that was the case. May have just been unlucky with timing. Still, nice to have been there and would probably take another look if passing, which, to be honest, isn’t all that likely.
One of the best non-Belgium craftbrewers in the northeast in my opinion (along with Victory & Smuttynose). This is the restaurant not the main brewery although they can and do make small batches here. I am a big fan of Sam C’s work (catch the Discovery Channel’s Brewmaster series). Dogfish is well known for taking chances ("off-centered beers"). I am still a big fan of their IPA’s...60 & 90 and the unique to this location’s Thur night special called "75 Minute". The place itself is fun and worth a visit for the pubgrub and fun atmosphere. We recently biked over from Cape May (via the ferry and state park bike trail) and were handsomely rewarded for our efforts by this destination. This is a frequent stop on my north-south journeys.
Food was sub par. Service was okay to not very good. Location is great, fun area though you have to go to BFE Delaware. Beer selection was very good with many hard to find or brewery only DFH offerings. No guest taps, which I think is odd. There are some bottles you can order like 2007 Olde School and 2006 WWS, but they are $16! Whew! Pretty fun place.