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“A delightful neighborhood restaurant” 5 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 #7 of 339 restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A delightful neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We dined al fresco on their little patio right next to the parking lot and had a great time. Surprisingly little traffic going by. Food was delicious - lobster mac n cheese and salmon sandwich - and my husband loved the ale sampler. We're going back so he can try the 180!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“A really pleasant neighborhood bar and restaraunt, great micro brews, and kid friendly for lunch or early dinner.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We've been to this small restaraunt chain in other cities and we always have a pleasant time. In Fairfax the wait staff is always casual, sincerely friendly, and attentive. They have an outside seating area that is great in spring and fall. The selection of micro brews is top notch. They also offer a flight to sample multiple beers. The food is much more than pub grub and at reasonable prices. The wood oven pizzas and wood grilled veggies are very nice. They offer a kids menu if you need it. We'll keep going back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Dogfish Head is a must stop if you are anywhere in the Fairfax area. The menu is full of unique dishes and they use fresh/gourmet ingredients in all of their dishes. I had the pasta w/ spicy meatballs and it was incredible and my wife had a sandwich that was great too! I have heard great things about their fish tacos if thats your thing. I wish there was a location in the Sterling area; I would eat there all the time! Check this plade out, you wont be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Love Dog Fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

The fish tacos on the " special" menu in Fairfax are addictive and the best thing on the menu, but everything is great. Also love the Spring salad. Soooo happy they added outdoor seating!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairport, New York
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15 helpful votes 15 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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