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Dogfish Head Alehouse, Gaithersburg

800 West Diamond Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 20878
301-963-4847
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Ranked #3 of 273 restaurants in Gaithersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 7, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Dogfish Head Alehouse is certainly not your typical alehouse. While they do have some of the more typical ales you may have come to expect such as IPAs they also have a great tradition of producing some less common brews. Some are based on historical context (Midas Touch) while others use a regional ingredient in the aging process (Palo... More

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Katowice, Poland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent place. Always packed, so don't be surprised if you have to wait 20mins or more especially before happy hour and weekends. A wide selection of beers will please everyone. Bar with sports and two outside sitting areas. Try the beer sampler at your first visit.

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Medina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Went early on a weds at happy hour, was able to it at the bar easily. Quick and good service and food . The beers were pretty good ,but a bit pricey.over all a good experience and if in the area again would probally go back again .

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Kensington, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were a table of 7 who had to shout to each other to be heard. Service was good. Our waitress brought out the children's food immediately. Our food was delicious and the beer drinkers were very happy.

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Shelton, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The bar is large and plenty of TV's. I had a pizza, perfect size for 1 hungry person. Easy access and plenty of parking out back.

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Germantown Maryland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Had not been here in almost ten years and forgot about it. My wife suggested we go there for an early dinner so off we went. I am very happy with the service, food and cost. I don't know about the beer since I don't drink and drive. We had the cajun egg rolls first. A blend if chicken and... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Not from the area but familiar with brew pubs. This must be very popular because I tried to get a table on a Wednesday around 7pm and there was about 20-30 min. wait, but the next night we got there about half hour earlier and only a 10 min. wait, well worth it. I don't know if they accept reservations.... More

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

They have a sampler rack well worth it. Parking is available all over the place. The wait staff know there beers. Love the 90 & 120 min IPA. Make a reservation to avoid the wait. Or fronton the patio and bar. Good outdoor seating on the shady side of the building popular and crowded. Fish tacos are the best.

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

$10.50 for a beer yes I loved it but wow it was So small n a lot of mobey plus out of smaller pretzels so had to pay 9 for a hard preztel never again

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I always thought of Dogfish as first and foremost a brewery but I am happy to say I have never had a bad meal at Dogfish. Absolutely love their steak salad and enjoy great fish and chips.

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