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Dogfish Head Alehouse

13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
703-961-1140
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Ranked #9 of 346 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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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great beer and lots of different beer styles and options to choose from. The food menu is also pretty decent and has an artisanal flare to traditional pub food. Food was quality and presented well. Service was excellent, with a manager giving the kids some free swag to help keep them occupied while we eat.

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Huntly, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have taken my employees here couple of times. The service has slowly gotten worse each visit. It is not the speed or quality, just the attitude is too robotic. No real caring. No smiling just order taking.. I guess that is fine, but there are so many alternatves that I will choose another. The food is not good enough... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

By far the best bar in Fairfax with a great selection of beers on tap. My favorite meal is their seasonal crab grilled cheese sandwich, it's a must try.

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Lakeland, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you’re looking for an upscale pub you should give this place a try. I went with four others on a Tuesday night. It was a large and lively crowd - on a Tuesday, which I took to be a good sign. We were willing to have a seat hanging out in the aisle so we got seated right away.... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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