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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
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11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you cant find what your looking for when it comes to beer your blind or arent a beer drinker, The food is also excellent they have burgars to fish tacos . The only bad thing is parking but like all great things you have to hike a little bit worth the hike.

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Thank thedude696969
Springfield, Virginia
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We returned for Sunday brunch at the manager's invitation after a bad experience. I've not seen many places do this but they really wanted us to have a better time and to see how things work -- the way they should. We were very pleased with our brunch selections, the crab benedict and the hamburgers. Will return again and again.

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

Thank you for returning!!! And thank you for writing a new review. I am so glad you all decided to return. Sometimes we experience errors and we hate to negatively effect our guests but your willingness to forgive and come back is much appreciated. Please reach out to me at linzy@capitalalehouse.com or the General Manager at jordan@capitalalehouse.com if you need... More 

Virginia
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always enjoy the Capital Ale House for informal dining in a fun environment. The food is better than average bar food and the service is generally good to a lot of fun. The beer selection is great!

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Thank Richard A
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

All great things to hear! Thank you. Cheers! More 

Stafford, Virginia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was with a group of eight. Well dressed, looking like there was money to be spent (there was). Basically ignored by the staff. Self-served at the bar and found a table for ourselves. Wait staff never asked if we wanted to see a menu or have our drinks refreshed. Service was non-existent and staff attitude was an embarrassment for those... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know USMSMac. This is certainly not a usual occurrence for us and we sincerely apologize. We have a host that greets and seats guests that are interested in a full dining experience. Did our host greet you and offer a table? I would love to gather further details about your experience so that this can... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have taken the entire family for a birthday party and I have taken just my husband to the Capital Ale House and both meals were great. I love their calamari and I had the shrimp tacos and wish there was just one more. We just moved from Atlanta to Fredericksburg and our real estate agent told us to check... More 

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Thank Gail D
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

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

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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 4 December 2016

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 

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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 18 November 2016 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 

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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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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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.

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Thank kris1899
Springfield, Virginia
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137 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 

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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
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?