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“This is the place to sample a variety of ales. The food isn't bad, either.”

Dogfish Head Alehouse
Ranked #13 of 419 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Springfield, VA
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“This is the place to sample a variety of ales. The food isn't bad, either.”
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
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dogfish”
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.

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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
519 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Don't Understand the Raves”
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
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Eugene, Oregon, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good microbrew selection”
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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Eugene, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice place, good food and drinks.”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

Saturday night dinner. Hopping place. Don't go if you are in a hurry or want a quiet conversation. Busy and loud, everyone having a good time. Great variety of edibles. Had a plate of mussels for an appetizer. Yummy! Many kinds of beer on tap. Great menu selections. Live music that night. We left before it started. Moderately priced.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Steve88765
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