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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 - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 14
    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
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I gave this restaurant 4 stars because the service was excellent and the food was good. I say good because it's pretty typical bar fare: burgers, etc. I had a bacon cheeseburger and it was very good, although wasn't cooked quite right, but it was still good. When we selected this place, we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jennifer H
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Detroit, Michigan, United States
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Rockville, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The beer was what made us try the restaurant, and the food is what keeps us going back. The sizes are generous, and their onion rings are amazing - even if you take them home and reheat them the next day. They are very family friendly, even on weekend evenings/nights. I would recommend going early on the weekends, as there... More 

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Thank Pam C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Do not even think about growlers. Beer well done and food well thought out. Yadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadayadatada

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Thank Dan M
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

120 minute IPA - seriously?! Go to Dogfish Head for the beer - there are so many delicious varieties, and the bartenders and servers are knowledgeable and helpful. The beer gets the 5 stars, not the food. The food is decent but is just an add on. Don't go for the food, but eat it if you must...

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Thank jonathanbabu
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave this restaurant 4 stars because the service was excellent and the food was good. I say good because it's pretty typical bar fare: burgers, etc. I had a bacon cheeseburger and it was very good, although wasn't cooked quite right, but it was still good. When we selected this place, we were hoping for more local flavor, but... More 

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Thank Jennifer H
Germantown, Maryland
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is not enough space to write how great this restaurant is. The food is off the hook and the beer is the best in the land. If you like 90min IPA or Pumpkin Ale, you will not be disappointed. Go eat there and you will have no reason to go anywhere else.

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Thank Wilipepper
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'll try to keep it short. I decided to visit Dogfish based on the raving reviews floating around the area. As we first walked through the door, 3 employees were at the host stand looking at something on a phone. We were seated quickly though with no problems. Server was absolutely wonderful though. Very knowledgeable on the menu and extensive... More 

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Thank Gabriel C
Maryland
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like this restaurant -- it is casual, it's 2 levels, and the food is really good. It can get noisy but the atmosphere overall is still better than a TGIF/Ruby Tuesday and the food selections are much better. They are know for their 'ALES" and it can be a lot of fun taste testing their IPAs. Good service... More 

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1 Thank CLDLSLCL
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Great food to please our family of 5. Wait staff was very helpful with suggestions. Excellent fish and chips. Great deep-fried Mac and cheese.

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Thank Lisa P
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We eat here often, so I don't write it up every time, but I like to update so the information stays fresh. Speaking of fresh, that's one of the features of this place: fresh ingredients, fresh ideas and great food. My wife and I love the smell of the wood grill when you come into the welcoming atmosphere of Dogfish... More 

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1 Thank jwhallgren
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We often come here. The food is consistently excellent. I usually get the spring salad with blackened salmon. The salmon is always moist and delicious. We can always count on a good meal here.

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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, Pizza, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?