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American Ale House and Grill

) #15 of 187 Restaurants in State College $$ - $$$ American, ,
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
+1 814-237-9701
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

8:30 on Friday night and 3 friends and I stopped by here to get a beer before going out. We sat at the bar for 5 minutes, didn't get acknowledged, and then went to a couple of seats in the front. 5 minutes later we...More

Thank ericwN8212SL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I'm in State College this is a must place to eat. If you haven't tried the Sunday Brunch, it's a must, with make your own Bloody Mary and the menu is great. But what I want to talk about is there Buffalo Burger's...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No better place to be on a beautiful summer night. Good music and good food made for a special evening.

Thank smf57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At a conference at penn stater took almost 15 minutes for staff to come asking for beverages. I had to ask if we had a waitress. One if the other servers would make any attempt at eye contact which seemed to be very rude. My...More

Thank pmvneff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I treated our family (son, daughter-in-law and two grandkids) to an evening out. We found the menu exciting; burgers to steaks with chicken, pasta, and fish in between; the wine list competitively priced and selection complete. Our meals were served hot and...More

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this place with some friends last week while i was visiting State College and had a great dinner. This restaurant serves up many American classics and the beers are cold. Outside seating available and full bar inside with lots of indoor seating for...More

Thank Kelsdog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So eclectic and cool! Has an amazing atmosphere and a live music piano bar! Outdoor woodsy seating. Very very cool place - cool chairs and lots of chandeliers! Highly recommend eating here - they have an excellent food selection as well! Had a steak salad...More

Thank Jeff Rachel C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed surf and turf perched on the open edge of the tavern overlooking the outdoor patio. The restaurant was busy and we were helped by a woman tending bar, who really knows what good service is - friendly, competent, and responsive. The beer and...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

My high school class had a 50th reunion weekend recently and we all headed to the Ale House on Friday night so we could enjoy listening to fellow classmate Tommy Wareham sing and play. It was great fun. Good food, generous drinks, all-out fun place...More

Thank Charann102
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This review pains me to write. The Ale Hose USED to be my favorite restaurant in town. I sent all of my family and friends there. However, I have had such horrible service each of the 10 times I have been in the past 3...More

Thank Maddie M
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Brooke K
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any dogs around. I'd call and ask.
Manop A
22 April 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.
10 March 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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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