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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 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
Laurel, Maryland
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85 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?