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The Ale House Columbia

$$ - $$$American, ,
6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045-4885
+1 443-546-3640
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pretzels” (17 reviews)
“mussels” (21 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045-4885
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the most part things at the Ale House went fine for most of the family, but 2 people had trouble with order requests and an appetizer that showed up after their entrees. My French dip was good as were the fries and my wife...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The bar area is modern and has a very comfortable atmosphere. The bar can accommodate many patrons and there are many high-top tables as well. Although there were baseball games on the tv's, the bar was not rowdy. Our server's name was David and he...More

Thank HappyTraveler1202
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We use to frequent this place, but last couple of times it wasn't great. The food is acceptable, the menu diverse and the staff attentive. On our last visit for lunch I ordered the Bacon and Blue Chips and the Ale House Burger. The bacon...More

Thank Maggie L
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

If you like large beer selections and good food, this is the place for you. Try their Ale house burger if you like blue cheese and bacon. If you don't like it loud, don't come to the bar or even some of the indoor seating...More

Thank Thisisryan
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Went here on a Friday night for date night. Wait was acceptable, drinks were decent. Our server, Chelsea, was fantastic. She was very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. Live music that wasn't overwhelming- we were still able to have a conversation easily. TV screens...More

Thank Rachel I
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

It's hard to find a restaraunt known for its great beer selection that also has high quality gleuten-free food AND cocktails. Their tacos and mussels are so delicious! Add in the outdoor patio and it is a recipe for a wonderful evening out.

Thank MelbaToastess
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My wife had lunch here today and I ordered the Korean BBQ Tacos and my wife ordered the Fish Tacos. Spicy and delicious.

Thank LordThomMohr
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The apps here are great and salads are filling. Of course the beer selection is great. The only concern I have is the service at times. Bar itself is great but the dining room service can be slow

Thank ricktable
Reviewed 11 July 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the area, offering innovative and diverse food. They have fantastic specials, too. We've had the mac and cheese ("create your own" style made the real way - with bechamel!), fish and chips (never greasy), burgers, soft pretzel with beer...More

Thank Kat W
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Limited menu, fair service, great beer selection and nice bar. Tacos were fair at best if you love beer this is a can't missed

Thank DaveThornbury
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045-4885
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 443-546-3640
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