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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
703-961-1140
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Restaurant

I love the food in this restaurant and the service is excellent. It can get pretty noisy since it is an open air restaurant, but if that isn't a problem for you, you will love it. I highly recommend the steak salad. Best I've ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
LoverDover
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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142 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I love the food in this restaurant and the service is excellent. It can get pretty noisy since it is an open air restaurant, but if that isn't a problem for you, you will love it. I highly recommend the steak salad. Best I've ever had.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here instead. Not my favorite kind of food--a lot of fried options. The server was very nice however. We had a very noisy party next to us--extremely loud voices and laughter but heck, that can happen.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here for the first time in January. Long wait on a Saturday night, but at least they sat my party away from the family section. The beer was good, although I'm not sure what the raves are about. Having said that, I am not a beer aficionado. The grouper sandwich I had was very good as were the fries.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Great selection of good beer, wine and other mixed drinks. The food is delicious too and a good variety to choose from on the menu. Definitely a go-to place!

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A favorite watering hole not far from where i live. Staff is friendly, courteous and competent. Ask about any Happy Hour or other specials. They have a great selection of their brand craft beers.

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Gloversville, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I had stopped here sometime ago just for beer, but stopped recently on a Monday night for dinner. The place was very busy for a Monday night, and we had to wait about 25 minutes for a table. They have a nice selection of beers and all five of us found a brew that we really enjoyed. Food was very... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Attended a holiday luncheon for work. Was surprised they could accommodate a group but plenty of space. Food was good too.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Typical sports bar without very much excitement. Normal food should be expected but you don't come in here expecting great food. Just enjoy. Server was very nice.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is such a wonderful place to try and learn about spectacular beer available in the area. If mere mention of 'Budweiser' makes you scowl, if you think corn belongs in bread and NOT in your beer, give the Alehouse a try. The wait staff is well-versed on all the beer selections and can helpfully steer you to tastes that... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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353 reviews 353 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's always a pleasure to go to Dogfish Head. The beers are varied and interesting and the staff is knowledgeable enough to make suggestions. The food selections are really good for a brewpub, with special kudos to the starters. Service is good and parking is easy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: 703-961-1140

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 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?