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Dogfish Head Alehouse

13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
703-961-1140
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Ranked #8 of 347 restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Gainesville, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have been at least three time i.e. once a year since 2011. The food beer and service is always good. The fish and chips, Dog fish trio, cream of crab and Jambalaya are all very good and the beer suggestion are right on! The service is really atentionned.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

So many choices for an interesting beer, it makes having a beer exciting. Ask for a sample if you are having a hard time deciding. Then pick some food to go with that beer. The fries are great,; so are the pizzas. Everything on the menu is excellent.

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Tampa, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had the adult version of gourmet Mac & Cheese ($17) along with a roast beef sandwich. The others in our party also enjoyed their food as well. They were both very good. I'm not a IPA fan, so the beer selection did not appeal to me. The service was excellent and attentive. The only negative was that the noise... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I joined 50 other people at a reunion of our office staff years ago. It was done on an individual check basis, for which I had doubts as to its efficiency. I was wrong. The young men who attended to our needs did an outstanding job. My Memphis Chicken dish was scrumptious, and I heard similar compliments from other attendees.... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We went here for lunch with friends from the area who spend every Saturday there. The food was very good. I had the crab cake and my husband had the grilled wings. The beer selections are great. There is something there for everyone. I wasn't sure which beer I wanted so our waiter let me choose the beer I wanted... More

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were staying in Fairfax while visiting family in the area. We choose this restaurant because of the reviews on tripadvisor and the large selection of beers. We started out with a slab of beer and a couple of appetizers, the humongous pretzel & nachos, both were very good. And, of course, the beer was great. The place was very... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Not to mention very tasty beer, of course. The overall environment was nice and our waiter topped things off with very friendly and quality service. My boyfriend and I took a while to decide which beers to order with our meal and our server could not have been more patient and helpful (sampling the different beers is a must). Although... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Go for the beer - it's fantastic. The food, atmosphere, and service are good. Worst thing about the place is the location - traffic can be awful. Enjoy!

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We are lucky enough that we can walk to this restaurant, and we go there quite often, especially in warmer weather. There's nothing better in the late summer/early fall than sitting outside on the patio. My husband enjoys trying all the different Dogfish ales, and I even found one I like (I don't normally like anything with alcohol in it).... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Overall, I had a great experience at the Fairfax location. Our server, Joseph, was truly wonderful and was great to converse with. It's surprising how a good waiter can make such a difference. Anyways, the sampler of different beers is a wonderful way to select the perfect beer for your meal. After trying 4 different beers, I finally choose the... More

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