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Dogfish Head Alehouse

American, Bar, Pub
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13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

First visit, and we had high expectations based on the reviews. I ordered a fish sandwich, and my wife ordered a cup of soup and a pizza. Hers pizza was good! Her soup tasted like someone dumped too much Old Bay into her cup, and it wasn't good. My fish sandwich was very dry, and the fish covered less than... More 

Thank MarkPeebles
Fairfax, Virginia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Better than bar food. Some very good dishes behind their obviously great draft beers. We go for the beer, but their seafood is well prepared. Service is really very good.

Thank 790Larry123456
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had a very good meal. The beer I tried was also excellent. Service was prompt, friendly, and correct. They seem to specialize in burgers, but three of us chose salmon and were quite happy with it -- prepared a different way for each of us. And veggies properly prepared. I've been to other Dogfish Head Alehouse locations and liked... More 

Thank Doug S
Arlington, Virginia
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147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We like the Dogfish Alehouse for its convenience to where we live (Arlington) and for its friendly service, excellent food choices, and creative approach to customer engagement. It is usually quiet during the week-days--not empty--but relaxing. Lots of brew choices and various specials to the menu. We are still lobbying for the roasted artichokes to come back!

Thank DrChipB
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Had a lunch with and old friend and got my usual favorite specialty hamburger ... A barbecue bacon double cheeseburger on a gluten-free bun with their most excellent French fries. Yum yum!! We also like their gluten-free pizza We like to get here at least once a month and will continue to do so probably forever!

Thank Al K
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We ate here with family including kids and it was very good. The food was excellent and the home brews were great. I would recommend dessert as well.

Thank Louis K
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a quiet lunchtime in July. Prompt, friendly service and great food & beer. Burgers, pizza and salads were all high quality.

Thank Bmfw
Oak Hill, VA
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

3 of us went for dinner on a nice evening, and sat outside. There are outside TV's showing sports. Some people have their dogs with them. Everyone seems to be having a good time. Good food selection on the menu, and good beer selection. All the food was good. The waitress was niced, but service was a bit slow. But... More 

Thank 58SAL
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Let me say up front, I am a craft beer junkie and like Dogfish Head. Its is not easy to find in Albuquerque, other than in bottles in a very limited selection. Enjoyed the variety of beers and the recommendations of our waiter, which included a tapping of a new seasonal beer part way through dinner. Enjoyed a 50/50 peche/90... More 

Thank Maribeth T
Fairfax, Virginia
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I love brewpubs and ale houses, and this one did not disappoint. From a service point of view, I was quickly seated and waited upon. The waiter was attentive and quickly brought me my beer. It was a very eclectic, if somewhat limited, menu. Enough to satisfy pretty much everyone without overwhelming the reader with choices. Like any ale house,... More 

Thank Jon M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?