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Dogfish Head Alehouse

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  • Bethany W.
    "Midas Touch is 2nd only to the Punkin Ale!"(5 Tips)
    Bryan B.
    "The seasonal Punkin Ale is great."(3 Tips)
    T dawg
    "Steak bomb is the best!"(4 Tips)
    Mark B.
    "The cream of crab soup is pretty awesome...have it with any IPA."(3 Tips)
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  • Kiva F.
    Kiva FecteauAugust 5, 2016
    I love knowing I can always get my favorites, but check their specials menu anyway for great new things to try. And ask about their burger of the week! Here's the one I just had.
  • Mikey Z.
    Mikey ZJune 5, 2015
    Had some creole salmon when I was here that was on special, as well as fried yucca. Both delicious! My friend had a pepp. pizza burger (also a special) that he said was also delicious. I will be back.
  • Bryan B.
    Bryan BenoitDecember 16, 2015
    The seasonal Punkin Ale is great. They have a new burger daily so make sure to ask what the days special is!
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresFebruary 20, 2015
    Go for the The Alehouse Mac & Cheese, prepared with Gouda, pepperjack and Parmesan. Topped with chopped applewood smoked bacon, wood fired red peppers, sun dried tomatoes, summer squash and zucchini.
  • Dante F.
    Dante FioreJune 26, 2014
    Ol time Boston Pub style environment packed with patrons watching Soccer drinking amazing crafted beers. Food was served fast, Hot and tasty. Kids loved the chicken fingers rack of ribs Great. Fries#1
  • Tim G.
    Tim GallgherJanuary 31, 2015
    The Jambalaya is fantastic. Gotten get it on rice. The Mac and cheese with chicken is wonderful. If you see it on the menu, you must have the butternut squash soup. (Seasonal offer)
  • Cormac P.
    Cormac PhalenAugust 25, 2012
    Even though we all know Dogfish beers is the nations best craft beer, you add some of the most delightful food to the mix and you have a GREAT evening of food, friends and drink.
  • Patrick H.
    Patrick HooverAugust 19, 2014
    The food is great, fresh, creative and priced right BUT the beer is outrageous! DFA is seriously famous for its award winning beer. All kinds of beer, unbelievably good stuff.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie P.July 13, 2013
    The three cheese crab dip with their homemade chips and wood charred bread is amazing. Their burgers are organic and let's not even talk beer section, ridiculously awesome!!
  • Randy L.
    Randy LinaresJune 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, decent, prices, excellent beer selection. Some of the best burgers that I've ever had. Is Maryland so of course the cream of crab soup is a must.
  • Matt Z.
    Matt ZembrzuskiAugust 23, 2014
    Ales, bratwurst sandwich, burgers, 90 minute IPA is a must have regular offfering. Be on the lookout for the rarities : 120 minute IPA and Worldwide Stout.
  • John S.
    John SullivanApril 22, 2016
    Easily one of the best restaurants in Gaithersburg. Amazing drink and food. Everything is good on the menu. You have to try this place if you love beer.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CoxApril 23, 2015
    Wonderful local brew house - amazing burgers and fries, great place to hang out and have a few beers. Try the 120 Minute IPA!
  • John H.
    John HodgesSeptember 14, 2011
    60 Minute or the 90 Minute? Always a tough decision. Try the Alehouse 75! It's everything you love about each mixed together. Can't go wrong with this one.
  • Ching Y.
    Ching Yu ™September 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Not sure what beer to get? Get the sample tray, which comes with six different 4-oz. portions of what they currently have on tap. Ask the staff, they will help you out!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MilesMarch 20, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The beer is good, the food is phenomenal. Everything I've had on the menu is awesome. The turkey and avocado club is my favorite.
  • Justin S.
    Justin StreufertAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything is amazing, but these are my favorites: egg rolls. Jambalaya over penne. Steak bomb sandwich. And naturally the beer.
  • Lori P.
    Lori PlazinskiJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Crab soup, Four Cheese Pizza with crab topping. Ale house salad and the chicken and shrimp salad are both nice.
  • Jessica
    JessicaSeptember 16, 2013
    The Mediterranean hummus appetizer is AMAZING! My favorite thing on the menu besides the Pumpkin Ale :)
  • Tony L.
    Tony LDecember 8, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Great beer and a menu that is hard to choose from because everything is good. What more can one ask for?
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HoltryMarch 31, 2012
    For all the celiacs out there, try tweasonale, their new gluten free beer! It's a great change of pace for sorghum based beermaking...
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.November 10, 2010
    DFH black & tan, which is normally 90 min mixed with Chicory Stout is mixed with Guinness when Chicory is off Nov.9th 2010 - just saw the bartender crack the Guinness can!
  • Mary B.
    Mary BatesOctober 20, 2016
    The food was awesome and so was the beer that we had. Highly recommend the Dogfish Head Alehouse
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SOctober 16, 2014
    Great food. Recommend the chicken and shrimp salad, the dressing was phenomenal. Service was great also.
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PhillipsJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not a good vegetarian selection. Eat before you come. Basically not so good hummus, pizza, one sandwich. Gluten free menu (limited, but hey- they have one)! Good beer and good waitstaff.
  • Scott K.
    Scott KleinSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Best bar in DC for 2011 & 2012! Fantastic burgers, wings, pizzas, and sandwiches. Great entrees too.
  • Franz Z.
    Franz ZichyAugust 22, 2014
    Try the non conformist pizza with asparagus, gorgonzola, pesto, spinach, grilled portobello, and olives
  • Kazem E.
    Kazem EdmondMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The nachos are the best I've ever had. The service is second to none.
  • Patty P.
    Patty PowersDecember 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite host is the dick in the orange shirt. He is so Friendly and welcoming. He always smiles when I come in
  • 4sqMOCO
    4sqMOCOMarch 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Mayor Sidney Katz of Gaithersburg will once again declare 4/16 as Foursquare Day in person at this Dogfish Head Alehouse location on April 16, 2012. The swarm party will be upstairs from 5-8pm.
  • Dogfish Ale House G.
    Welcome to Dogfish Head Alehouse located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Here you'll find many of the favorite features that folks have enjoyed at the original Rehoboth, Delaware Brewpub. Read more
  • Zac S.
    Zac ShipleyJune 21, 2011
    Fries, chips, and rings app is great. All made fresh and a lot on the plate. Bring a friend or come hungry!
  • Francisco S.
    Francisco SanchezMarch 29, 2013
    Good food, good service, excellent beer! Only bad thing is that They don't do growlers.
  • Erik B.
    Erik BrokOctober 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great craft beer. Very crowded on Friday nights. Table reservations are for 2 hours only.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LymanDecember 12, 2013
    7 words. Off menu fried pita buffalo chicken sandwich. Trust me (even though we have likely never met).
  • TaRa
    TaRaMarch 31, 2010
    One of my gave places in this are, and like every new dish I try. However, we weren't big fans of the new bread pudding. It was more like cake than the warm drizzly mess it should be!
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DAugust 25, 2014
    The wings and onion rings are awesome!
  • T dawg
    T dawgFebruary 7, 2011
    Awesome food! Steak bomb is the best! Midas is a beer you need to have. Wish we had this place in Pittsburgh!
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GanascioliNovember 1, 2012
    chipotle mayo is the best stuff on earth. Get a side for the fries.
  • Hannah M.
    Hannah McKennaOctober 7, 2013
    The gluten free burgers are to die for and the bread does not break apart!
  • Rebecca F.
    Rebecca FreitagNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try an aged World Wide Stout! My favorite! Or, when they have World Wide and 120 Min, ask for a Heaven & Hell.
  • Gara K.
    Gara KottJanuary 10, 2014
    Such good food n beer a bit loud n a bit of a wait but sooooooo worth it
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.April 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
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  • Mark W.
    Mark WoodMay 30, 2013
    Steak Bomb sandwich and 120 minute IPA. Both fantastic!
  • Katie C.
    Katie CalverAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Ahi Tuna burger is delicious! And the staff and atmosphere are great!
  • Brian T.
    Brian T.July 30, 2015
    Obviously a beer spot, but the food is really good in it's own right
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BruceFebruary 15, 2012
    Get something (anything) that comes with the fries because the fries rock!
  • Albert K.
    Albert KremsFebruary 17
    It's a great place for lunch and dinner! The food is great!
  • Justin B.
    Justin BrightbillJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The wood grilled pita and hummus might just be the best thing ever.
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.June 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great American craft beer. Try the current seasonal or collaboration brew on tap!
  • Chris L.
    Chris LockeyAugust 11, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Buffalo wings, extra crispy. You won't be disappointed.
  • Holly C.
    Holly CortezFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of our favorite places! Get the wings extra crispy!
  • Jorge N.
    Jorge NMay 10, 2012
    Best beer period. Don't come here and ask for a Bud or Coors or any of those pee-beers...have some respect.
  • 4sqMOCO
    4sqMOCOFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This Dogfish Head Alehouse location will be hosting a Foursquare Day swarm party from 12-3pm on 4/16/2011. Mayor Sidney Katz of Gaithersburg will attend and officially declare 4/16 as Foursquare Day. Read more
  • Kirk M.
    Kirk MyersJanuary 31, 2012
    Dogfish will grill their wings instead of frying them. All u need to do is ask!
  • Ishmael
    IshmaelApril 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Careful as the bartender converse only to push drinks. Bartender to trainee: "You're a pusher. Your job is to get them to keep drinking."
  • Keith A.
    Keith A.January 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Unbelievable food. You have to try the famous Buffalo Chicken Sandwich.
  • AJ
    AJSeptember 20, 2012
    Apart from the beer I thoroughly enjoy their egg rolls and nachos.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisAugust 29, 2011
    Alehouse BBQ Burger is burgernoms of awesome!! You must try it :)
  • Stefani B.
    Stefani BeserApril 5, 2014
    Great beer, decent eats, nasty tasting tap water EW
  • Cesar S.
    Cesar SmithMarch 20, 2014
    Order anything. You can't go wrong!
  • Lisa M.
    Great food, and tasty fresh brewed beer
  • Denis S.
    Denis SosnovtsevNovember 26, 2012
    Don't ever, ever have the Ta Henket. The flavor is somewhere between a garlicky roast beef sandwich and puke. Ancient Egyptians had no taste.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisAugust 29, 2011
    Chesapeake Pizza and beer is a great combo!! You must try it :) super nomnom
  • Ken C.
    Ken CortezApril 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Our favorite place! 90 and Midas...
  • Magda
    MagdaMay 29, 2015
    Love visiting this spot whenever I'm in Gaithersburg
  • Gary C.
    Gary CarpinetaAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The IPA Grouper Sandwich is fantastic.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren ShankmanDecember 28, 2010
    Beer sampler Is a great way to taste a nice variety of their offerings
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay S.December 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The andouille egg rolls are tasty!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FSeptember 18, 2011
    The fish tacos are AWESOME!!! Best east of the Mississippi!
  • Mark B.
    Mark BirchAugust 13, 2011
    The cream of crab soup is pretty awesome...have it with any IPA.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MaloneAugust 9, 2014
    Go for the beer, stay for the food!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WegznekJanuary 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bar is always packed, unless u come between 2-4! So expect to stand!
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel ReichertAugust 18, 2014
    The food is just as good as their great beers we all love.
  • April H.
    April HarrisJuly 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the pizza with portabello mushrooms
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny LyonsAugust 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chicory - Sometimes, there's just nothing like a #DogfishHead #chicory beer.
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CurtisSeptember 30, 2012
    A nice place to kill 60 minutes.. Or 90 minutes... you get the idea.
  • Russell A.
    Russell AcostaJune 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Not a fan of dark beers/IPAs, so they recommended "namaste"- tasty recommendation!
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JungJanuary 11, 2013
    Fish and chips!! Really tasty!!
  • Thoko K.
    Thoko KachipandeJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Shelter Pale Ale is next best thing if you miss the lawnmower.
  • mike b.
    mike bMarch 1, 2015
    The Steak Bomb. Awesome!
  • Brad E.
    Brad E.May 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Enjoy a Festina Peche, on the patio, during the Summer months
  • beth h.
    beth howeFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Julie is awesome. Best place to hang out in Gaithersburg. Ask for a half portion of nachos.
  • Nicki W.
    Nicki WrightNovember 10, 2014
    Everything I've had was good
  • Lisa M.
    The food and fresh brewed beer!!
  • Sam K.
    Sam KnutsonApril 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy ApriHops while you can! It is a great seasonal.
  • Angela W.
    Angela WegznekOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Love how the lady bartenders always remember me and my drink. No matter how long its been since I'd gone in
  • Jeff N.
    Jeff NicholsonMarch 6, 2013
    Cheddar bacon burger w/ Burton Baton - AWESOME!
  • Dustin H.
    Dustin HedrickDecember 27, 2012
    Get the jambalaya or the crab cakes!
  • Pat R.
    Pat RainesJuly 27, 2013
    Best onion rings I've ever had!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WilliamsJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the slow roasted roast beef sandwich. It'll change your life.
  • Amy P.
    Amy PMay 3, 2013
    Try the Alehouse Chili Nachos
  • Pablo
    PabloSeptember 1, 2011
    Careful with the shrimp in the salads... They don't devein them here!
  • Lowell
    LowellSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The Grouper sandwich gets me every time - especially with a punkin ale
  • Julie K.
    Julie K.July 11, 2012
    Great beer, below average food. They need to step up their food quality to meet their beer quality.
  • nerd E.
    nerd EOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The ribs are tasty bit not very meaty.
  • David Q.
    David QuanteApril 21, 2015
    I love their mac and cheese
  • Terry S.
    Terry StratoudakisJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Actually good Mac and cheese
  • Russell A.
    Russell AcostaJune 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Had jambalaya over penne= delish
  • tolu
    toluApril 16, 2012
    Love the Dogfish Brownie Sundae
  • Kenny D.
    Kenny DowdFebruary 22, 2012
    A few 120 minute beers n you'll be calling a cab!
  • Greg T.
    Greg T.October 5, 2014
    Any beer is good.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly ColwellSeptember 23, 2014
    Beer, salad
  • Mike A.
    Mike ApplebyMarch 29, 2012
    Indian Brown Ale is amazing.
  • avery h.
    avery hungApril 16, 2012
    Shelter pale ale... Delicious.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McKennaMay 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Namaste is back for a limited run!
  • April H.
    April HarrisAugust 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the pizza
  • Manu V.
    Manu VohraApril 5, 2011
    Great Burgers and Chateau Jihau
  • Jason L.
    Jason LJune 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The buffalo chicken sandwich is good.
  • Jeff T.
    Jeff TumarkinMarch 24, 2010
    Awesome place for ales and food! My Cheers :) Read more
  • Rick S.
    Rick SluderApril 25, 2012
    Great fish and chips!
  • TaRa
    TaRaMarch 30, 2010
    Haven't been in TOO LOOOOONNNNG! Must get back soon!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CaraballoApril 14, 2011
    Do yourself a favor, drink the Midas.
  • Erin S.
    Erin ScrivensMay 15, 2011
    Great food and great beer!
  • Thoko K.
    Thoko KachipandeOctober 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Midus touch for a little sweetness.
  • Bethany W.
    Bethany WSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Midas Touch is 2nd only to the Punkin Ale!
  • Anna S.
    Anna SchubertFebruary 2, 2012
    Best burger
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CarneyJune 16, 2011
    The little bartender is very unwelcoming and rude! Unfortunate...he ruined our experience
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MillerAugust 10, 2013
    Drink here!
  • Brian G.
    Brian GreenDecember 28, 2011
    Poor service and mediocre food. There is usually a wait at the door and I can't imagine why.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BurrowNovember 13, 2013
    Mediocre food and terribly expensive bitter beer $8.75 for a 12 oz cup
  • Pete S.
    Pete SJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sah'tea! Yum!
  • terri
    terriMarch 3, 2011
    Bre is the best!!""
  • Meg N.
    Meg NewtonAugust 17, 2010
    Mac and Cheese is AWESOME
  • Jessica G.
    Jessica GhaffariMarch 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the new Red & White before it's goooone!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WegznekOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Mmm boston iced tea
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LessigApril 15, 2011
    Fish & Chips
  • Karen D.
    Karen DrengwitzSeptember 9, 2012
    W/ Lara Roach
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulNovember 26, 2011
    The side salad is so not worth the up-charge. Stick with the mediocre fries.
  • Ally
    AllyMarch 9, 2014
    They don't accept vertical IDs :(
  • Megan P.
    Megan PowersMay 20, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Thomas is awesome!
  • Sarah G.
    Sarah GarwoodMarch 25, 2010
    Aprihop beer rocks!
  • Pete S.
    Pete SJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Midas Touch!
  • Ishmael
    IshmaelApril 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pee on you
  • William H.
    William HJune 2, 2012
    Worst service ever! Undercooked meals 0 stars on this place.
  • Taka A.
    Taka AmanoApril 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Palo Santo Marron!
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