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Capital Ale House

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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917 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5807
+1 540-371-2337
11:00 - 01:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great beers. GREAT atmosphere lots of fun to visit. Will go bk soon. Gotta try all those beers n wine I believe.

Thank Margaret K
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am a Fredericksburg native so I go to Capital Ale frequently. I have never been disappointed by the selection of brews offered daily. I usually go for lunch when it is not very crowded. The food selection is pleasing and always good. I love the ice bar that ensures my beer is always cold. The staff is efficient and... More 

Thank Robert W
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an ideal place to sample a huge selection of Ales on tap. Whatever ale you like, you will be sure to find something that suits your tastes. My favourite was the high seas plank, which is a really rich and powerful flavour, served in smaller glasses due the strength (10%). Wonderful At the rear of the bar is... More 

Thank Gold M
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review! We a hope to have you back in our house soon. More 

Catania, Italy
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a bar menu that is more extensive than the food menu, this place is a hops lovers dream. The food is also excellent, and decently priced. It can get crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, it is a bar after all, but if you want to avoid that just go in a bit earlier, you won't be disappointed.

Thank kris1899
Springfield, Virginia
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127 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, Beautiful bar, clean restaurant. Went for Sun brunch, not many people there as they had just opened. Obviously someone didn't come to work in the kitchen. I ordered Santa Fe steak and eggs - came with burned hash browns. You can flip them over but you can't hide it. The steak was perfectly cooked but the poached egg on... More 

Thank MK E
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review MK E, I am happy to hear our manager took care of you listening to your concerns and graciously comping your meals. I apologize for the burned items, that is certainly not our standards. He was unable to answer your question because he knowingly would never send them to a guest that way and unfortunately was... More 

Province of Catania, Italy
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I went with a party of 30. There are several entrees to choose from that sound delicious. I ordered the Smokehouse Burger: Gouda cheese, bacon, and BBQ sauce. The Burger was big and tasty. The fries come with different flavors of mayo. I will definitely be back to try the pasta and other dishes. Sorry, I forgot to take a... More 

Thank Stephen D
Baltimore, Maryland
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216 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Walking down the streets of Fredericksburg to go to this restaurant, you realize what a charming town it really is. This restaurant is very large, with a beautiful bar and a large seating area. They have a huge selection of beers and friendly servers who can help you find something you'll like. I ordered the crispy fish tacos, as I've... More 

Thank Adam T
Westminster, Maryland
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had dinner with Friends on a golf trip. Very cool bar and restaurant area. Nice décor. Great beer selection on Tap. All the food was very good - only complaint was slow service. They got the drinks out quickly but appetizers took 25 minutes and they all didn't come out at the same time - Then we had another long... More 

Thank terps101
Alexandria, Virginia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I visited the Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg Virginia on 28 October 2016 and found a great place to hang out and with some great eats! We only had some drinks (which they have a great selection of cider, beer, etc at a reasonable price). Be sure to enjoy the Bavarian Pretzel (more than enough for one, so share with... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First time going...Pimento dip appetizer, perogis and steak,,all very tasty..place was busy but service was good..prices were pretty average for the area..If you wanted drinks there is a bar. plenty of seating. ,

Thank Brenda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 917 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5807
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-2337

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