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The Ale House and Eatery

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
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17121 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-1926
+1 425-408-1306
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Nanuet, New York
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139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

This is a converted old home that retains all the charm of such a place. As you walk upstairs to the restrooms, your hand touches the dark wood railing, you can sense the generations who went before you on that stairway. The dining rooms at the top of the stairs take you back to a time when a meal was... More 

Thank hunter112
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

The atmosphere may be casual but the Main St Ale House is very serious about their beer, ale and menu. The ale house does get noisy but outdoor seating is available for a quieter dining experience. The waitstaff was very knowledgeable about the various ales available. My son raved about the mac & cheese and I opted for the nachos,... More 

Thank Roushmobile
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012

The Main Street Alehouse is a blend of small counter bar and a moderately sized restaurant. When full, it is quite loud (unless it's nice out and you are fortunate enough to get a seat in the outside area behind the restaurant). The food is really quite good; most entrees come with Main Street Ale House's homemade potato chips---the spicy... More 

1 Thank 411Shirley
Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012 via mobile

It is a cool place and they have a good selection of beer. The food wasn't amazing but was ok. Service was good

Thank Ryan P
Bothell, Washington
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2012

I've been here several times and have always had good food. I like the relaxed atmosphere. They have great Beer and Meal Appetizer options - Reasonable prices

Thank HGun
a city by a lake, WA
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

We were planning to eat at Rainin' Ribs in Lake Forest Park (see that review), and it turns out that they are closed on Mondays. We decided to continue driving on Bothell Way and actually head into Bothell. I found this place when searching on Google Maps. The menu sounded pretty good so we thought we'd try it. SERVICE: At... More 

Thank wannabefolkie
Woodinville, Washington
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2012

It is fresh, menu specials change, great beer on tap

Thank jillrenae
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

My group waited by the 'please wait to be seated' sign while others breezed by and sat down. When we asked if we could get a table we were treated rudely. Our food was good, our service horrible.

1 Thank lynn p
Kirkland, Washington
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Small classic bar/pub in downtown Bothell. Always a number of good micros on tap. Food can be so, so, but the "Spicy Cod" I had last night did not leave anything to wish for. The ones in our party who ordered burgers were not too pleased, but it "passed". Place can be a little bit noisy (bare brick walls) but... More 

Thank Wellcraft19
Brier, Washington
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187 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2011

I recommend the Main Street Ale House if you are hungry for home made potato chips. They are delicious! The restaurant features a rotating selection of beers. Try something new when you go.

1 Thank Roberto D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, American, Brew Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17121 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bothell
  • Phone Number: +1 425-408-1306

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?