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Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
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Taps: 22 / Bottles: 2
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
320 Rehoboth Ave
phone: (302) 226-2739
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
I've been to the DFH Brewings and Eats a few times now and it always seems like a friendly place. The food is good and the selection of beers are always changing.
Mind you, this is not a place to go play pool or watch the game, but it is more to meet new people, drink the beer and talk beer and spirits.
The staff is friendly and they even let my dog sit at the table with us and gave him a bowl of water. (it was outside seating)
The only negative that I found is that the space inside gets tight when it's busy. Other than that,I can see myself stopping in when I am in town.
01-12-2012 18:02:04 |
More by UfosBigRigsnBBQ
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
The atmosphere was pretty nice. It was decorated a lot like a regular bar or pub would, with decorations and some Dogfish Head memorabilia scattered around. It is definitely not a sports bar or a place where you'd go to shoot pool and play darts. It's literally a place to have a beer, eat some food, and chat with friends. Based on the reputation though, I thought the place would have been a bit nicer.
The quality was good...the food was large and tasted like it was made with better quality ingredients. There was an excellent selection of beers, and they were served in appropriate glassware. Seeing the attention to glassware puts that extra touch on the quality.
I had no problems with the service. The waitress was always asking if I would like another beer, gave me time to order, asked how my food was...it was great. We got a seat as soon as we walked in, and both drinks and food came out timely.
I felt that the selection was very nice. They were out of a few menu items (both food and beer) but there was more than enough other items to choose from. They had a wide variety ranging from your standard pub food, to stuff that you would see in an upscale restaurant.
The food was pretty good. It looked very nice and tasted pretty good, but it was under-seasoned and wasn't cooked completely. Overall it was like pub food kicked up a tad.
The price is what I expected from the beers and food.
01-05-2012 06:09:28 |
More by teromous
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to the DFH brew pub in Rehoboth a few times now and I really like hanging out there. There are usually a few new beers on that I have never gotten the chance to try elsewhere like the Death Metal and Lowrider. The limited release beers are always a treat and never disappoint.
The atmosphere is great as to be expected at a place like this. I've met many wonderful people including Sam, the Alstrom Brothers, and many others just hanging out here. Just hang out at the bar and you'll meet all sorts of people.
Sometimes the service can seem a little iffy when sitting at the bar but then again most places tend to get that way as business picks up over the course of the day. Some people get a little annoyed by this and they just need to remember that the bar tenders are filling drink orders from the bar and from the tables.
The food selection is great and everything I have had there has been fantastic. No complaints there what so ever. The parmesan fries are killer and are served with a bacon mayo as well as a mayo with malt vinegar mixed in. I also recommend the duck wings, fish tacos and their pizzas.
All in all I look forward to getting back out there again soon. If you haven't gotten the chance make you way over to Rehoboth and stop in for a pint. Just remember they open at noon everyday unless they are doing a brunch.
12-13-2011 19:21:58 |
More by ArrogantBastage
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
Went to Rehoboth on my honeymoon. Went to the brewery then as well. Dogfish has always been my favorite brewery and going there is like a dream come true.
It was very nice. Maybe a little quaint if you will.
The service is always crazy good. the year before we went to the falls church location and we were give a free round, a free desert and a free six pack and two pint glasses. at rehoboth the manager bought our meal and set us up on a tour. very good people there.
Selection changes all the time. its very cool.
The food is ridiculous. ive had antelope burgers, portebelos, pulled pork and bacon burgers and they were almost all the best ive ever had.
Great Place. Highly recommend.
12-07-2011 03:40:14 |
More by mattboyer182
District of Columbia
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We visited this bar over the 4th of July weekend this past summer. We arrived minutes (literally) after it opened and the place was already packed. There were two seats at the bar, so luckily there was not a wait to sit (although I likely would have waited quite a while).
The beer selection was great, especially the varieties only available at the restaurant. I was able to try some of their limited release beers on draft. They were pretty typical of the Dogfish Head beers: experimental, a bit adventurous, and complex. I only had some appetizers, but the food was good and definitely worth going bcd to try some other things on the menu.
I was a pretty disappointed about how packed the place was. Obviously there is a ton of demand for the bar, but when it filled up later in the afternoon (closer to 2:00), it was hard to walk between the bars and the tables with the limited space. There's little separation between the "dining" area, and the bar-area.
The beer was great, and the service was to be expected at the height of the lunch rush. I would have preferred some better crowd control by the hostess, or for the tables to be a little further from the bar. Overall, the experience was very good. I plan on going back again as soon as I have the chance.
11-29-2011 06:25:17 |
More by DCTriBeerGuy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Situated right on Rehoboth Ave, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats is a short walk from the beach and nestled in with all the hotels and shops in the immediate area. I've visited here plenty of times and always enjoy going to have something new (i.e., brewpub "exclusive" drafts, food).
Outside is a deck that's open when the nicer weather rolls around, which in my experience garners you the worst service of all. If they're busy, you're quite forgettable out there. Nonetheless, every time I've been inside it's been great. Separated into the bottom area with bar and seating, and up the stairs is more seating to accommodate when they're busy or for larger parties. In my experience, you receive the best service if you sit at the bar or downstairs. The only complaint about the lower level I have is it's very tight when it's full, hard to maneuver and fairly cramped.
The food has always been extremely good, and I try to sample something different each time. But, let's be honest; you come here for the beer. Yes, the Dogfish standards and seasonals seem to always be on, which is nice in terms of variety but I'm more interested in the brewpub exclusive drafts. One offs, limited releases, small batch experimental beers make it on draft here. They provide sample glasses if you want to taste something and generally the prices for what you get is very fair.
It's always a pleasure visiting and even had the opportunity to chat with Sam when my girlfriend and I were visiting with our friend Matt. Extremely laid back, nice, friendly and let us snap some pictures with him. I thought it was very awesome for him to be at the pub, interacting with the customers and beer lovers alike. Highly recommended, and I always look forward to coming back.
10-07-2011 13:27:30 |
More by ShanePB
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place rocks! Where else can you eat a burger made from local beef fed on spent grains from the namesake brewery? CIRCLE OF LIFE, BABY!
Roll in off the beach (put on some flip flops or something, for Cripes Sake), and belly up to the bar. Like smoke (the sweet aromatic wood kind)? I do--especially when it shows up in my food. And this wood fired beast delivers!
The burgers aren't the only thing local. Here you'll enjoy (yes, you WILL enjoy it) local seasonal produce, local cheeses, and--oh yeah--local beer!
A fresh glass of 120 min ipa brewed in the back room? CHECK
75 min on the hand-pump? ROGER THAT
Chicha (yeah the saliva mash)--which by the way tastes nothing like spit, YUP
Noble Rot--fermented with botrytized grapes (look it up), THAT TOO
And too many other silly one-off brews to name here, as well as all the standard DFH portfolio. Also one or two "library" selections in bottle--older beers that you thought were long gone (yes that price is ridiculous, but you thought that beer was long gone; now pay the lady)!!
Yes, the service can be a little slow sometimes; THEY'RE BUSY! Didn't you just read what I wrote above? It's worth it. This place kicks a**!
10-06-2011 16:08:27 |
More by shawnsmith1
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I'm gonna couple both the brewery and the brew pub together since I can't find a place to rate the brewery. They are both in the same state and within about 30 minutes of eachother.
This palce rocks!!!! The beer selection is incredible and the food is equally is good. The servers are speeding and know alot about the beer on tap even the brewpuv exclusives. If you are planning a trip to the brewery you have to stop here after for happy hour, it’s so worth it!!!
I’ve gone to DFH 6 times in the last 4 years. It’s always been a great trip the people are super polite and the tour is fun and loud. The tasting is amazing and fresh and of course free. If you are close to DE I recommend you go to this brewery. The last time I went the construction was a little loud but much needed to make more of their great beer. I can’t wait to go back and visit again and see how the new add-ons came out
10-03-2011 04:05:40 |
More by bobbypaulson
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I haven't been here in over six years. Last time, JVK was a near sapling. Now he's entering first grade. Well sheeeit.
Atmosphere: With Hurricane Irene and the school year looming, Rehoboth was emptier than usual. That got us a parking spot in the DFH lot late in the afternoon. We were seated upstairs, where the steps are labelled with hops. Downstairs has the bar and stage along with seating. Upstairs is more our pace. I like the bar. The upstairs overlooks the distillery.
Quality: The upstairs restrooms were generally clean. Kyle, our waiter, was friendly and then some. Food was good. All-in-all, high quality.
Service: As I mentioned, Kyle was friendly and, after the upstairs cleared out, we chatted extensively. He broke the evacuate OCMD news on us. I can't blame him for that one though.
Selection: Six or so regular offerings, another six seasonals as well as Limb & Life on tap and bottles of Life & Limb. I went through 75 minute (on cask), Limb & Life, and Palo Santo Marron. Ksak had Chateau Jiahu.
Food: Diverse menu. The tatertots had chicken fingers and pizza. Ksak had a portabello sandwich and I had the pizza with goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, proscuitto and a balsamic reduction. Damn that pizza was good.
Always worth a visit, especially when the crowds are waning.
08-26-2011 02:14:01 |
More by akorsak
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
We visited the Brewpub on a Thursday afternoon. Smaller on the inside than I was expecting. There was a cool walk-up kiosk outside that you could get apparel and alcohol to-go.
Upon arrival, there were a few open tables and we were able to be seated before the big rush. Within 30 minutes the place was packed.
We were greeted nicely by the hostess, and as I said, we were promptly seated. This was great! But, after being seated it took twenty minutes and me getting the attention of a hostess until we were waited on. Once our waitress arrived she took our drink orders. I started with the 75 minute on cask and my girlfriend had their Birch Beer. While we waited on our drinks, we decided on our meals. The waitress came back and apologized for not having my beer. She said she was waiting on the bar. This happened for all three of my beer orders.
Our food came out in decent time. I ordered the Indulgence Burger, and the menu was correct in saying "consider yourself challenged." Hand-formed patty, an onion ring just as thick as the patty itself with the best breading, house made bacon, and local cheddar cheese. My only complaint here is the bun could have been a bit bigger for the size of the sandwich. Delicious non-the-less! My girlfriend had a Chicken Caesar Salad. It was a bit on the smaller side, but there was a lot of chicken. I don't think it was worth the $12.
The selection is top-notch with about 15 house-made brews, birch beer, and spirits. I enjoyed a 75 Minute on cask, the Jonny Rawton Pils (nice and lemony), and the 120 Minute (too sweet, over-hyped). Everything was fresh.
Overall, this is a great place to have lunch or dinner or a quick beer when at the beach. Everything on the menus here is fresh, local, and delicious. My only complaints are that it gets very busy, the service lacks, and the prices may be a bit too high. With all that said, I will be back (hopefully for an even better experience).
08-15-2011 16:59:57 |
More by thain709
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