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“Great brewer meets good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dogfish Head Alehouse

Dogfish Head Alehouse
13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
703-961-1140
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Ranked #31 of 331 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Fairport, New York
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great brewer meets good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Dogfish has on tap many brews they are famous for. Their food is a cut above nationwide chains that serve salads and burgers. I wish they had more locations.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Springfield, VA
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“This is the place to sample a variety of ales. The food isn't bad, either.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We decided to try Dogfish Head because it is about half-way between us and another couple we were meeting for lunch. We were all impressed with the extensive selection of ales, and much enjoyed the ones we tried. Everyone in the party was also pleased with the food - on this occasion, grouper, chicken, and roast beef sandwiches. The servers were friendly and efficient. We've already been back twice within a month.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dogfish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Small cozy bar. In places a bit too smile. Neighborhood crowd. Food was good, but had the steak and it was cooked okay. Seasoning was good. A bit of a tough cut. Overall good experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfax, Virginia
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324 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Don't Understand the Raves”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We saw the ranking and had to try it. The food was average, at best I got the feeling the raves are because of the beer selection, which is good. My wife and I thought the food was equal to say an Applebee's or Ruby Tuesday. We won't go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good microbrew selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Nice to find a good microbrewery & restaurant while visiting the east coast. We're spoiled with an abundance of good microbreweries & coffee houses in Oregon. This felt like home, but with the east coast crowd. Very nice. A bit loud & a bit of a wait, but fun weekend evening out. Great variety of beer, good food. Didn't stay for the live music.

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