Review: Dogfish Head Brew Pub – Rehoboth Beach

A few weeks ago, I had to be in Delaware for a few days.  Arriving on a Saturday night, we only had one night to enjoy the area. My coworkers and I decided to visit the Dogfish Head Brew Pub in Rehoboth Beach.  Rehoboth Beach is approximately 45 minutes south of Dover.

Dogfish Head Brew Pub

The pub was located on the main strip of road leading to the boardwalk.  Parking was free, but limited.  As we approached the entrance, we could not help but notice all of the patrons waiting outside.  The hostess informed of us a 24 minute wait (very specific).

Dogfish Head Brew Pub

It was at this point we made a decision to hang out until a seat became available.  Why drive there to leave after a few minutes? We grabbed a couple of beers at the bar while we waited.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Bar

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At almost exactly 24 minutes, we were seated in the main dining area.  The main area consisted of many tables in the center of the pub and some single tables along the wall.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Main Dining Area
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Seating

There were a few tables available upstairs.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Upstairs Seating

Lastly, guests also had the option to sit outside on the patio.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Outdoor Seating

The waitress quickly came by to provide drink and food menus.  She also informed us that beer flights were available.  I should mention that Dogfish Head has exclusive beers at the pub, which made it feel special.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Menu

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Drink Menu

We were prepared to order within minutes (we did have 24 minutes to review the menus).  I started with a beer flight and some calamari for the table.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Beer Flight
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Calamari

While all were tasty, the Dragon and YumYums was my favorite.  The calamari was cooked perfectly.  I was not terribly hungry so I ordered two supposedly small dishes, pork rinds and buffalo mac and cheese.  The food was delivered within minutes.  There was so much food.

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So much fooooood
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Pork Rinds
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

The mac and cheese was the highlight.  Not only did it have bleu cheese and grilled chicken to go along with the macaroni, there were three buffalo chicken wings in the middle of the dish.  Whoa.

My coworkers ordered tacos and nachos.  They stated the dishes were better than expected.  Much like me, they could not eat all of the food.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Tacos
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Nachos

As we were finishing lunch, we noticed a buzz going around the pub.  Apparently, the local radio station broadcasts from Dogfish Head on Saturday evenings.  They have free raffles every hour on the hour for four hours.  We had about 15 minutes before the first drawing, so we decided to wait.  I had a Nama-Crush-It during this time.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Nama-Crush-It

The hosts came around to the tables to mingle with guests while we completed the raffle tickets. We barely completed the tickets before the first drawing.  This would turn out to be a great strategy as I won a Dogfish Head + Grateful Dead record player.  Best. Day.  Ever.

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Dogfish Head/Grateful Dead Record Player

With my stomach full and newly acquired record player in hand, we decided to swing by the gift shop.  The shop had all kinds of memorabilia and BEER…so much beer. The newly won record player could be purchased for $120 USD as well.

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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Gift Shop
Dogfish Head Brew Pub
Dogfish Head Brew Pub Gift Shop
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Dogfish Head Brew Pub Record Players

To end the day, we took the 12 minute walk to the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.

Final Word

We had a fantastic visit to Dogfish Head Brew Pub in Rehoboth Beach.  The entire visit was next level.  The food, beer, and overall feel were something I would not expect from a “pub”.  If you find yourself in Rehoboth Beach, make this your first stop…you can thank me later.

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