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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033-2001
+1 703-961-1140
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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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Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

stopping by to have a brew at the alehouse not on the west coast, and also getting a great lunch. Friendly staff, good food, and ice cold beer, some not found by the mainstream beer providers!

Thank Ihv4boys
Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Great beer choices, average food, noisy atmosphere ~ nice evening out! Preferably a place for a drinking group rather than a romantic evening.

Thank Deborah B
Chantilly, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

The 90 minute IPA is one of the best beers Ive ever had. Also, the jumbalaya is something you must try here. I was a bit disappointed with the chicken wings though. They did not taste so fresh on multiple occasions I have been here. But, overall I am still rating this place 5 stars.

Thank cllnparks
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Ate healthy selection for dinner: Grilled salmon, mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Other guests enjoyed burgers and ribs. Extensive special beers and on tap options. Friendly staff, ask for William H., effecient and great personality. Delicious Apple Cobbler a la mode for dessert. Will definitely return when next in the area.

Thank T G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

As you'd expect, they always have a great beer select. This is a great place to watch the game; lot's of tv's, good service, and great beer. Off season it's still a great place. I've been with picky eaters and vegetarians and everyone was able to find something to eat.

Thank phillsea
Laurel, Maryland
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105 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This place is probably a great happy hour spot to gather in, especially if you enjoy beer, sports on continuous viewing mode, and if you are in the age range of 21-30. They had 13 types on tap the day I had lunch. They also have wine available. My server Benjamin was great. I tried the Dogfish Head Trio, 3... More 

Thank Micpea16
Sterling, Virginia
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208 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I ate here with a friend last week and the service was great. We had the hummus app which was ok. and I had a bunless burger which was also ok. But what they do have here is GOOD BEER! Go for the Beer and have some food while you are at it!

Thank Ashley J
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The beer never disappoints. Always great. I had the Chicory stout and it was great with my classic bacon cheddar burger. I was only disappointed in the fact that I couldn't try the more rare brews they produce.

Thank MicPav88
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

This place had amazing food!!! One of the best pizzas had!!! It was a friendly environment with very cute ascetics!!! It was a little louder than a normal restaurant but don't let it deter you from enjoying this place!!! Definitely recommend ... love This brewery! We had several craft beers and they had in house made craft beers!!! And their... More 

Thank Christina B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Average food, great beer selection. A pub on steroids in fact. This place is loud, noisy, and a bit raucous, at least in atmosphere. I am sure it serves a purpose but it seems mostly for younger millennials, or at least the under thirty five crowd who may have lost much of their hearing though headphones already and wouldn't know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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: +1 703-961-1140

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?