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American Ale House and Grill

821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
+1 814-237-9701
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden little gem parking tends to overflow to the street Made reservation week in advance was a smart idea as weekends are very busy Ate in the piano bar Asked for steam bar menu Had the gumbo was very good all the sandwiches and steaks...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Guidosarduce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went around 6 for dinner and the wait was an hour and a half. We ordered 2 cocktails, which were fabulous! Once we were finally seated, my husband ordered a steak sandwich and I had the shrimp gumbo. His steak came out first and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LovetheBeach821
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a recommendation on the way back from a road trip. We were seated promptly at 7pm on a Saturday night. The place was about half full. Greeted by a pleasant waitress, unfortunately she couldn't maintain. We had a variety of plates on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gr8Eater123
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Ale House my family and me on a Saturday in early September, they were only six other people in the restaurant but it still took over an hour to get her a meal... And the meal ugh, the steak sandwich their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mkellerman
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

After work two coworkers and myself went to the Ale House for dinner on a recommendation from someone. We began our meal with two appetizers the pork belly and the calamari, which was pretty good. Of the three of us that dinner only one of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Montgo22
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We usually try to eat in the bar area. This time they had a 50's group singing for charity and you could pick your songs from their play list. The bar menu has jambalaya that is fantastic. I have a hard time ordering anything else....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nautinittany
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We are long-time State College residents and found ourselves in Toftrees at dinnertime last night. Thought "gee, haven't been to the American Ale House is a long time, let's try it again". Boy were we disappointed. Service was slow, our food came out cold, server...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul V
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Right by where we live. Lots of choices, I've tried many things there and never had something I didn't like. The Piano bar area is fun as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank colleenandmikes
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We ended up eating here twice during a recent week of meetings in the area because the place had a good mixture of quality food and nice atmosphere for business discussions. There is a nice choice of seating here, including outside. Some originals here like...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LebaRJ81
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been here now twice and the food is great. They have many classic dishes but also a few special dishes that will certainly catch your eye. Full bar, lots of craft beers and domestics. Awesome wine list and lots of TVs for your...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Brooke K
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any dogs around. I'd call and ask.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from 1947Carlo | Reviewed this property |
I think that this request is to make reservations. Whoever is asking, call the Ale House at 814 237-9701.
March 10, 2016|
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Response from MJKR61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take reservations. I suggest you ask for the room with the piano bar if you like it louder and rowdier (piano player is great - lots of fun!) or ask for the dining room that's more quiet if that's the atmosphere... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-9701
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