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Dogfish Head Alehouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1413
+1 301-963-4847
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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United States
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140 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like this restaurant. Unless it gets really busy, it is usually pretty fast. The food is delicious. However, every single time I order the salmon thoroughly cooked, it is burned on the outside. Wish they could do a better job on this front.

Thank Want2GoHome
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beer is excellent and the fare is really good. The burgers, for example (and especially on Mondays!) are well prepared, cooked to the ordered temperature and flavorful. The entre salads are great but the dressings - I always ask for mine on the side.... the overdressing of salads is sadly not unique to Dogfish Head but in most restaurants....... More 

Thank Btravele2013
Roanoke, Virginia
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Dog Fish Head fan I was excited to visit this location for the first time. Different set up/lay out than the Delaware pub I have visited. I sat at the bar and the bartender was courteous and professional. Great recommendations. I enjoyed their butternut squash soup and my entree was their Cuban Sandwich. All in all, great vibe.... More 

Thank Esteban M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here inbetween games of a soccer tournament. Was looking for bar/grill type of menu. This place aptly fit the bill---Plenty of options to choose from so there's something for everyone in your party. The wood-fired burgers are TO DIE FOR. And the hand-cut fries are deeeeeeelish. Wasn't crowded at the time we were in there but could easily see... More 

Thank Loretta S
Woodbridge VA
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good burgers and salads. Generous portions at decent prices. Friendly and efficient service, too. Nice pregame atmosphere.

Thank brez00
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice casual atmosphere. Known for their different beer brews. Had bacon cheeseburger which was delicious as were the fries. Friendly and quick waitstaff. Not a quiet place at lunch though, so be prepared to talk loud.

Thank Julie P
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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227 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a patio good enough during the Indian Summer in November and we took the opportunity to dine outside rather than the indoors which is unavoidable during the winter months a couple of weeks away. Burton Baton is one of the favorite drafts and a sizzling burger matched the beer. No need to go for fancy dishes. Indoor is... More 

Thank BirTurk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Craft beer lovers know Dogfish Head well, as it is probably the best breweries on the east coast. If you haven’t tried their brews on tap yet, their alehouses are the place to go for a real treat! Always a wide selection no matter what your tastes. And the food here is superb as well, sandwiches, salads, salmon, crabcakes, tuna,... More 

Thank PAUL J
Silver Spring, Maryland
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132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Decided on Dogfish Head Alehouse more by location than anything else as we needed a place to meet friends for lunch in the Gaithersburg area. Happily surprised that the food, service, and atmosphere were much more than I expected in a restaurant with an emphasis on beer. The menu has enough options to please everyone. Testimonial to enjoying our food... More 

Thank klmaestra
Burtonsville, Maryland
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246 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here on a Saturday afternoon for some beer. Since we were a little hungry, we ordered some nachos. I have to say these are some of the best nachos that I ever had! I usually take pictures of food before I start eating but I had to take a picture of our plate when we... More 

Thank RAKfromMD

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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
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 W Diamond Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-1413
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Gaithersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 301-963-4847

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?