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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
11:00 - 01:30
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Albany, United States
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank Lynn H
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Welcropd
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank Jackie F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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 

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124 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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 3 weeks ago

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

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 

Stafford, Virginia
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188 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice this past month. My husband didn't want to go again but this was our deciding night. Should we go back or not. We used to be regulars here on monday nights because they had dollar burger nights. The food was good, hot and tasty. The past two times we have been there the food is barely... More 

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

Hi there Debbie, Thank you so much for taking the time to alert us of this situation. I am very disappointed in what I read, and I am so sorry that we have fallen short of your previous expectations. Our standards are much, much higher than this. I will be forward this feedback to management so that they may take... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to watch NCAA basketball and have snacks. Not a waiter in site. Got my own beer from the bar although seated at a table. Begged a waiter to let us order food which was cold when it arrived. Plenty of tvs for watching sports

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

Thank you for reaching out Susan, I apologize for the lack of hospitality you received from us. This is certainly not our standards and not taken lightly. You concerns have been shared with the General Manager and Chef. I would appreciate further details about you visit, so that we can investigate the concerns. Please reach out to me at linzy@capitalalehouse.com... More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capital Ale House is a popular gathering place for lunch dinner and a meeting place to sample beers from all over. The long bar and 'shotgun' collection of booths, not to mention the lower level, accommodate crowds large or small with an eclectic menu with weekly specials and features to tempt all of us "Pub Grub Connoisseurs." Charming staff make... More 

Thank BK M
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
204 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

So, so, so loud. Insanely busy. Bad service likely related to the fact that it was packed. Clean-ish. Pretty environment. Ok selection of ale. Prices are medium-high. The crowd isn't my cup of tea so I'd never return.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I apologize for the loud atmosphere. This weekend we hosted St. Paddys Day celebrations with live music which usually do not entertain. As for the lack of service or hospitality is concerning. We strive to make every guests experience an excellent one. Your review has been shared with the management team... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
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?