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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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800 West Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
+1 301-963-4847
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 119
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  • 131
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great beer! So so food

I am a semi regular and it is a joy for ale lovers. The quality of food is not as good. The Ruben egg rolls are the best appetizer / snack on the menu. If you like corned beef, I highly recommend them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
JoeKH
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I am a semi regular and it is a joy for ale lovers. The quality of food is not as good. The Ruben egg rolls are the best appetizer / snack on the menu. If you like corned beef, I highly recommend them.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went there for a late night snack and it was close to closing time and they were nice enough to not only serve us whatever we ordered from the menu but it was fabulous tasting and the bartender assisted us with drinks that would match our food selection.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Expensive and disappointing. One of the noisiest restaurants i've ever been in. Total lack of material to control the acoustic environment, even a tin ceiling to reflect conversation. Greasy overpriced burgers, no veggies as condiment. Greasy and overcooked fries. Grouper sandwich best of the worst. Largest disappointment on the appetizer side. Calamari was obviously of the Gortons variety.. previously frozen,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a restaurant and pub that have frequented for years, and I was there again yesterday. I see it has a good number of positive reviews so I feel compelled to offer a different point of view based on my years of eating here. Quite simply, it has gone downhill, a lot, in terms of quality, especially over the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Went here with several business associates after a day of long meetings. Upon entering we were quickly greeted and escorted to an upstairs table. As soon as we sat down we were able to order a couple of cold beers from a pretty interesting list. A couple of us had the ahi tuna which was very good. Only slight downside... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I would call this a good lunch / Happy Hour place. Not really a dinner or date place late night. Big selection of micro brew but also have a few domestics..Miller light.bud light. Decent menu,...bar type good.sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken etc. But don't get me wrong it's a great HH place, good bar food, great service, clean, right off I270. Kinda... More 

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Washington D.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I’ve been a customer for awhile. I go there on occasion to have a bite to eat and a drink or two. Likes: If you like beer you will like this place for the good choices, otherwise, the food is good, tasty, plentiful, and reasonably-priced, and they serve specials every day. The staff is nice and courteous -always. It has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dogfish Head has good food and a very good selection beer. Check out the beer list - you can get the normal Dogfish Head beers but also many beers you can't find anywhere else. This is a great place to meet friends - relaxed and fun. Catch up over beer and some very good nachos. The main rooms downstairs and... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

For me the menu wasn't great and the choice of food wasn't great. We were there for lunch. Food was okay (I've had better) and service was okay. Atmosphere was good - not too noisy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Beer, how can you not love a good beer. A good or several beers brings you to a happy place and thanks to dogfish head with there high ABV beers it doesn't take long! Keep it up guys my date is ugly!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 West Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-963-4847

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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