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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 - 00:00
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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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Bristow, Virginia
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My associates and I visited after their week in town working with our local customer. We were seated quickly and began our discussion. The dinner service was excellent and the food hot, fresh, and tasty.

Thank David S
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family had a wonderful dinner at Dogfish Head. Our server was outstanding. The Alehouse Bar B Que Hamburger was excellent. Two patties medium rare with tomato, cheese and delicious onion rings. It was a treat for all 8 of us! I recommend Dogfish Head. The patio is shaded and nice for pre-meal refreshments.

Thank DollyLK
Minster, Ohio
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stopped in for a bite and a draft. Warm welcome from the manager and great service. Tried the buffalo grilled cheese with side salad. Very tasty. Server recommended the flesh and blood IPA. Sting hop finish that stood up to the hot sauce in the sandwich. Fully enjoyed the meal. Tried the Tuesday special fried apple tacos for dessert.... More 

Thank Sfrims
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beer was excellent! The food was average (had the burger). The service was good. Overall, it's worth a shot!

Thank DJW-Travels
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with a buddy early to get our drink on. Sitting at the bar with a wide selection of beers on tap, the bartender was glad to let us sample anything. We had many a beer. We also ate. The fish and chips are not beer battered and heavy. But lightly breaded and it is the whole filet. The... More 

Thank Anil D
Fairfax County, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there because it was the closest to our house and did not feel driving around. Service was good, food was just okay , some menu items are found better in other restaurants. The Beer selection was good. It's is good to gather with friends and have couple of drinks and share some appetizers.

Thank Derazi
Tampere, Finland
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721 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy place at the lunch time. The guy who served us very super and so were the brews. Unfortunately there was not that many new beers for me since our last year’s visit to Dogfish Head place in Rehoboth Beach. I found it a bit funny when the guy said if you’d like to buy some of the Dogfish... More 

Thank Jan R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The menu is fairly broad with all the typical American Faire. The beer menu - well, it's a lot to read and consider. The service was fast and courteous and the environment was loud, but a happy kind of loud. I would definitely go back again.

Thank WellWithMySoul
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have always loved Dogfish's beer and it was fun to come to the brewpub with my friends. I got the Chesapeake pizza - the one with the crab on it. It came out way too hot and could have sat and let the toppings chill for a bit. It was super greasy but pretty tasty. And the buffalo chicken... More 

Thank KristenMatt2705
Austin, Texas
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188 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The food was between poor and terrible. Greasy, poorly cooked, and not tasty. But the tap beer was very good. The place is casual, noisy and not comfortable for a business chat.

Thank chinesesun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?