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Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Active Beers: 120
Beer Ratings: 85,592
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 22 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
320 Rehoboth Ave
phone: (302) 226-2739
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been here several times over the last 5+ years and it has never disappointed. The trip is worth it for the food alone, but the brewpub exclusives add a lot. The regular line-up is very reasonably priced-wife got a 16 oz Indian brown ale for $4.50. They even feature a vintage draft and vintage bottles. The prices are great in the brewpub, but I did notice a price increase on the to-go shop. Still not too bad, but not the great prices they used to have. Long story short, the dogfish brewpub is always worth a trip and is in a great location with a great atmosphere.
11-11-2013 02:15:47 |
More by stephenjmoore
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$
For all things Dogfish Head, this is the place. Distillery upstairs, gift shop outside. Plenty of great beer, nice patrons and a few tv's make it a good destination.
Find a DD driver or a cab, the big beers will definitely inhibit your navigation skills.
10-19-2013 22:25:56 |
More by Porter
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
This was my first time to Rohobeth Beach and the DFH pub. Arriving on an off season Thursday night I found the restaurant and bar packed. One of the few business in the area with a crowd. Luckily though as I was standing by the bar to get a beer a couple seats opened up.
The pub looks like a typical beach side restaurant. It's got some beach themed decorations and, of course, lots of DFH posters on the walls. Outside is a small gift shop with just about anything Dogfish Head related you would want.
There were pizza specials going on this night and along with a very tasty pumpkin bisque I really enjoyed the food. The pizza was a small personal size, but it was loaded. I went in hungry and only ate half my pizza. There was other pub fare and dinner specials on the menu that looked good. Prices were all reasonable. Beers on tap were all DFH. The majority you can get anywhere that DFH is distributed, but there were 3 pub only brews that were worth trying. They also had a 2011 Red & White available.
Service was great. The bartender offered beers when our glasses got low and answered the questions we had.
I also have to note the other patrons at the bar were very friendly. My wife and I struck up conversations with a few different people and after a while I felt like I've known them for a long time.
Overall I had a great time at DFH Brewing & Eats. The crowd was a bit of a turn off though. I'm not sure when I'll be in the Deleware area again, but if I am I'm heading to Rehobeth Beach!
Almost forgot, if you go bring a designated driver or get a room within walking distance. All the beers on tap are high abv.
10-17-2013 19:45:32 |
More by WanderingFool
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
What can I say about this iconic brand and place, and one of the oldest craft beer innovators still going strong in the USA, and Rehoboth proper.
This is Dogfish and so you probably already have an opinion one way or another about their beer, so you don't come here if you like to slam Sam and his brews which is what I am sure a good portion of the BA online keyboard warriors here spend their time doing.
THe atmosphere is all DFH. Posters, artwork, and logos abound. Nice tasteful looking wooden benches and bar, and a small raised band stage. It's inviting. Sometimes the AC though is just cranked a bit high though, and when there is a band late at night... it's loud... but so it goes, it is after all a bar.
Service is adequate. I've had phenomenal service here, to indifferent, but never bad or incompetent. The bartenders know the beer and the menu.
On tap selection here is interesting. There's the usual run of the DFH lineup with the rotating seasonals, but having just about everything here I really look forward to the one off concoctions that the brewery offers. THey also have a few cellared items such as barleywine and palo santo which you can have from a cellared fridge. At times the randall is going, which can contain anything from palo santo through vanilla beans, world wide through chocolate and coffee, to of course hops. They had 90 minute randalled through cascade hops last I visited and it was fantastic.
I am also very impressed with how they have incorporated the beer into the menu, not just as a pairing, but as ingredients also. Often the beer is in the food, such as the Indian Brown French Onion soup (which is great by the way), to IPA flavored mushrooms that go on their pizzas (which are pretty solid). In the years I have come here I have eaten just about everything on the menu, and never had anything that was mediocre.
Always worth a stop when in town, all the time.
09-08-2013 15:44:49 |
More by smakawhat
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Pretty much a standard pub with a standard menu. I was able to try the three pub exclusives, but nothing that really said wow. I had the fish and chips, they were pretty good, but again nothing that separated them from many other pubs. I'm glad I went, but not sure it would be a destination on my plan for my next trip to Rehoboth.
09-07-2013 18:55:54 |
More by claytri
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$
I've been here twice - once for food and drinks, and once just for food.
Be aware, this place can get very crowded, especially on Saturdays, so if you want a table for food, be prepared to wait. I don't know if they take reservations.
Sitting at the bar is a bit easier. The beer selection is pretty good, especially considering what you can get on tap and buy in bottles from the shop. Unfortunately, I don't really like a lot of the new pseudo-beers and proto-beers that Dogfish is brewing these days and serving on tap. My favorite beer that they had on tap when I went was the 120-min, but obviously the 60-min and 90-min are great standbys.
The bartenders were mostly nice, although I tried to ask questions about some beers to one bartender who was at the end of his shift, and he seemed a little rude and was trying to rush me along. The other bartenders were all nice after that, however.
The beers at the bar varied in price, but the flights were certainly worth it for trying a lot of different brews. The bar also serves Dogfish's infused vodkas, some of which are pretty nice (thinking of the Peanut Butter vodka here).
I can't recall the pricing right now, but the beers in the shop were not particularly cheaper than you can buy in a store. That being said, the selection is MUCH better. I picked up two four packs of 120-min ($36 per four pack) plus a Black and Blue, a Noble Rot, and something else while I was there.
They were sold out of any limited edition, classic brews when I went, unfortunately.
08-12-2013 17:23:02 |
More by tkdchampxi
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2.75 | $$$
This place is basically a standard American pub food restaurant with a bar...but also with a growler-fill counter attached to the outside. The beach crowd is not likely to complain, but any serious beer drinker should.
Tastes are relatively small, though affordable.
Service is not terribly interested in the hopjuices or the brand's history or mission. And in this loud, somewhat crowded place, some effort needs to be made--but it seems a knowledge base is lacking, too.
The brewers certainly do some creative things and are to be commended for pushing the envelope. But, only a small percentage of the variety of offerings succeeds...too many of the products are just gimmicky.
So, it's not a great expense, but not a great value for full pours of most of what's available.
Glad this was a vacation based on surf and sand, rather than suds and malt.
07-24-2013 00:23:15 |
More by 1sophrosyne1
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Was staying in Cape May for the weekend with my girlfriend but check-in time wasn't for another 4 hours so I convinced her to take the ferry across to kill some time. The cost of taking my car on the ferry was a bit much so we decided that when we got to the other side, we would hop on a bus instead. We were greeted by a very friendly staff and our waitress was very knowledgeable about everything. Shared an appetizer and both got entrees. My girlfriend had a martini (which I frowned upon but she doesn't like beer at all) and I made myself a flight of both beer and the spirits they produce there. I also had another beer and my girlfriend caved and ordered one as well which we both enjoyed. The bill only came out to be $60 which I was very surprised but happy about. Dogfish Head beers have always been a favorite of mine and the visit made me like them that much more. I ended up grabbing 2 growlers and a shirt as I left smiling. I would love to head over to the actual brewery next time I am over in DE. I highly recommend stopping in to anyone who is in the vicinity .
07-16-2013 16:41:34 |
More by Danimal1101
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Had to stop here because 60min and 90 min got me into craft beer. It's great for a Dogfish Head fan. They have all the staples on tap. Was hoping to try some new crazy stuff but they didn't really have it. Based on other reviews, maybe I went there on an off day and missed out on some brew pub exclusives.
Food was good. I ate most of my son's corn dog kids meal. It was really good. There is a small shop next to the restaurant to buy Dogfish Head gear but like the beers, nothing new that u can't get. Most of the stuff u can buy on their website. They sell beer there too (Bottles). Glad I stopped there overall.
06-30-2013 13:46:46 |
More by 2Xmd
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Drove down to the brewery and brewpub from Connecticut on 6/14/13 to do what my friend and said we would always do if we had the opportunity. Round trip 12 hours, 2 tanks of gas, and $60 in tolls were entirely worth it.
We started the day with a tour of the brewery and tap room. Which was an experience in its own. The brewpub kept the experience going.
Our waitress, Brianna, was in training and did a spectacular job. We got a couple of pizzas, a couple of beers and dessert and had a great time. I normally don't get dessert at restaurants anymore, but when you see he desserts on their menu you will understand why I did.
Every person was polite and accommodating, from the hostesses to Brianna to the guy at the to go window outside [yes they have a beer/merch to go window].
The beer list was expansive and intriguing. We didn't happen to hit day with anything super-rare, but got to try some brewery exclusives (like thecurrent Province Ale release) and had some great food.
Prices were surprisingly responsible, and the fact that there is no sales tax in DE was a nice surprise coming from CT,
We will make that pilgrimage again.
06-15-2013 21:00:33 |
More by sinstaineddemon
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