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“Great Food and Fun Beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-3108
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Ranked #32 of 225 Restaurants in Rehoboth Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza, American, Seafood, Pub, Native American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Food and Fun Beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I've been wanting to eat here for a while. During a conference, our group visited for a meal but it is difficult to get the true feel of a place with 20+ people. I liked it then but my husband and I took a drive down for lunch over the holidays. It was even better. We had a custom beer sampler and our waitress even brought me a "taste" of a 6th beer and didn't charge us. The calamari appetizer was really good. Their wood-grilled pizzas are the best. Fun and interesting combinations. I highly recommend the Revolutionist. I like beer but I find Dogfish Head a little too hoppy for my taste. However, you can usually find a beer to suit any taste given their WIDE selection. If you go in the winter, beware the tables in the front of the bar. There is a nasty draft whenever someone opens the door. And there are a lot of people opening the door to this place. Ask to sit further back towards the kitchen.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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arlington, Virginia, USA
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“Has gone down hill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

DFH was a good place for food and drinks--was. The menu has changed, although not for the better, and I now find it to be overpriced and mediocre. My husband and I were also in the bathroom for days after eating here.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sleepy Hollow, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Always worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Have been many times with friends who are trying to introduce us to quality beer. The food is excellent and the beer selection is superb (even if sometimes my pallet doesn't always recognize it). My favorite was the Midas Touch and the 60 minute IPA. Have also been to many of their special beer/food pairings with friends and they always have a great event.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing Amazing Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

i have been here several times. It is a wonderful place. Great food, clean, great drinks. great service...and more importantly....GREAT PRICE. They use local ingredients

Visited March 2012
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“Beer Mecca & food okay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats should be on every beer connoisseur's Bucket List. In fact, it should be a yearly pilgrammage for those who live in the Northeast USA. Most beer folks know the beer by now as DFH has been around since '95. But to TASTE the beer on tap with the Rehoboth Beach atmosphere and a good blues or reggae band playing on Friday or Saturday night...well, it doesn't get much better than that. One has to fight for seat at the bar most nights but it is a noble fight. I've fought it many times over the years. Patience and hanging out gets results and a reward. One can see the "on tap" list and have an open discussion with your fellow patrons about the merits of the many beers available to try. You will have questions but there will be answers. It is a community discussion that requires participation. Come on, you didn't go there to drown your sorrows. The beers will make you hoppy. The general consensus in my latest panel discussion is 75 and 90 Minute IPA, Miles Davis "B" Brew and Burton Baton are the best DFH brews with the 120 Minute IPA as the best controlled substance.
Even non-beer lovers come away from this place impressed. Oh, and by the way, there is a distillery upstairs and it produces some of the best rum north of Jamaica along with vodka and gin. They have "tours" on Friday of the distillery and happy hour follows. Be careful if you do that one. Dogfish Head brewery also offers informative tours and tastings at the ever-growing yeast beast in nearby Milton, DE.
The restaurant also has food and after a few beers the munchies will come. The food is pub grub - some of it is healthy pub grub and a lot of it fried pub grub. I recommend the hummus as an appetizer and perhaps the fish taco or veggie burger. The wood-grilled pizza also is a popular choice. The food is definitely not as good as the beer. But then Rehoboth Beach has some of the best restaurants on the east coast right down the street. So go for the beer, maybe do an appetizer, carefully walk down the street to the restaurant of your choice and then go back for a nightcap. Make sure your hotel, motel or bed and breakfast are nearby. If not, walk three blocks to the ocean and throw yourself in. Definitely do not drive especially if you've been drinking Hellhound, 90 or 120 Minute IPA. Cheers.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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