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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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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch here a few times and it is tasty, has good service and priced okay. Selection is good and a nice atmosphere.

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Thank Dale O
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A nice place for a good meal. Some nice selections to choose from that are not your usual bar food. Service was good on a very busy night.

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Thank Leigh B
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a fantastic selection of beer (possibly the largest in the area), and the food is always top notch. We've never had a bad experience here, and it's always a safe bet for a great meal and great beer.

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Thank Waffie67
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to share your experience with us and other TripAdvisor reviewers. We pride ourselves in our beer selection but also strive to provide delicious cuisine. I'm happy to hear you have received both on multiple occasions. If you need anything in the future, don't hesitate to reach out to me at linzy@capitalalehouse.com Cheers, Linzy Browne More 

Leonardtown, Maryland
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had visited the Ale House before. We stopped in for a sandwich and drinks. We enjoyed our meals. The french dip was delicious. Loved the ice bar along the bar. Kept drinks really cold. We will return to the Ale House again.

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

All great things to hear! Thank you for reviewing us and we look forward to having you both back again soon. Cheers! More 

Albany, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with friends we haven't seen in a while. The food was excellent, huge beer list, and great atmosphere.

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Thank Lynn H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Arrived after 10 p.m., we were worried it would be a limited menu, with a lot of college kids. We're told it would be a 20 minute wait for a table and took a seat (luckily) at the crowded and incredibly long bar with an ice chilled resting station for drinks! Bar tenders were fast and efficient with great beer... More 

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Thank Welcropd
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had traveled to Fredericksburg a few months ago. Our experience at the Fredericksburg location was not the same as our past experiences had been in Richmond. We spoke to the GM about our night. He welcomed the feedback and asked us to try it again when we were back in town. Initially hesitant, we decided to give it a... More 

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Thank Jackie F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Drinks and dinner, yes in that order, with the girls. The beer menu is never ending. We had mostly shared appetizers. The Bavarian Pretzel and pirogies are outstanding. Will definitely return.

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

Thank you! We appreciate you taking the time to review us. We hope to have you ladies back soon. Cheers! More 

catgrrl
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127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I visited this place on a Sunday afternoon with a group of ladies before going to a show. We really enjoyed our food! We tried the spinach and crab dip appetizer, hummus plate, scallop & bacon chowder, and for meals I had the Hubcap which was delicious (like a pork chop sandwich on a pretzel roll). Other entrees on the... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing us with details and praise! I will be sure to share this with our culinary and management team. We recently changed our brunch menu to all-inclusive for $20 and we would love to have you ladies back to try it out. I want to apologize for the slow, inattentive service. This is certainly not our standards... More 

Stafford, Va
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The food is okay, the beer is great, the building is cool. We love their cheap burger night and their assortment of beer--we go there about twice each year. Sort of franchisey but worth stopping in sometime

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

Thank you for reviewing us. We recently released our spring menu adding dishes like our delicious, fresh hummus platter and smoked salmon appetizer. We would love to have you back in to try them out. Im happy to hear you enjoy burger night and our beer selection. We pour more Virginia craft beer than anyone else. We are locally owned... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?