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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 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant that served a good crab dip and Dogfish Head did not disappoint! We had tried Nantucket Reef's crab dip and we would totally recommend Dogfish. It was so good we took an order to go!

Thank EandDMiran
Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son attends George Mason University and so when I get a chance, I sneak over to Dogfish Head Alshouse for a great brew and pub food. Both are excellent! Fun atmosphere to hang out or watch the game. Great menu and beer pairings.

Thank PrMichaelM
Fairfax, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food portions were substantial and the service was prompt and attentive. We were a large group of 20 people and it was important to get good service.

Thank Robert D
Boston, Massachusetts
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214 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Dogfish Head makes some of the best craft beers in the US. The Ale House always has at least a dozen on tap. The menu is typical brewpub, but well executed, with good burgers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and appetizers. I love their cream of crab soup. Burgers are cooked just right, nice and juicy. Service is friendly and casual. It... More 

Thank Dutch Brother
North Richland Hills, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Found this ale house/restaurant by Dogfish Head brewing. Wonderful food at good prices with their award winning draft beers. On top of that the Bartenders all 3 were friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely a wonderful evening. Just hate it that their 1600 miles from my home.

Thank Richard J
Santa Rosa, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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 7 November 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 27 October 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?