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Carolina Ale House

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American, Brew Pub
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11685 Northpark Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587
(919) 556-8666
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good sports bar

We've been to a couple different Carolina Ale House locations, and this location several times. Service is usually good (a little lackluster this latest visit). The food is very good (normal sports bar fare). The honey buffalo wings are excellent and my favorite is the Island-style Shrimp Tacos... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
mcburrell730
Good for:
  • Families with children
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Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We have been there a few times and won't go back. Each time they got our food and drink orders wrong. Last time we were there with friends it was a disaster. We had to wait a long time for our drinks and then they were wrong. We ordered our food, and after waiting about 30 minutes the manager came... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fast service, great food in a clean and friendly environment. Huge portions and a varied menu and take-out is also available. The prices are reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been to a couple different Carolina Ale House locations, and this location several times. Service is usually good (a little lackluster this latest visit). The food is very good (normal sports bar fare). The honey buffalo wings are excellent and my favorite is the Island-style Shrimp Tacos (amazing combo of creamy, spicy, and meaty). Definitely glad we're getting a... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Service was great. Will be back. The food is pretty good too. The wings are excellent. Love the seating with television viewing for all. The outdoor covered deck with the bar is nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A great place to go after work have a drink est some chicken wings and watch the Carolina Hurricanes play or any sports.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Big, open sports bar. Ok menu, works well for this setting. Beer selection has definitely increased over the last couple of years so if you have not been there because of that take another look.

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Raleigh, NC
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18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My wife and I met our daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren there for lunch after a stress filled morning with the unexpected passing of a parent. This was a blessed break in a difficult time, WE were there just after the lunch rush so the restaurant was a bit quieter than one would normally expect...again a blessing. Our server, Gabriel, was... More 

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Raleigh Nc
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Picked up the daily special; chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans. Delicious and very reasonably priced!

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Ale House has good food and the atmosphere is great for watching sports during the mid day hours, but once the sun goes down. It becomes a haven for sloppy drinkers and rowdy pool players.....

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My son and I shared wings, loaded fries and we each had French Onion soup. Everything was good, not great. The fries were a little soggy but still pretty good. There was an issue with the order the food came out (we requested our soups first and ended getting them last), so the manager comped the whole meal. Would definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11685 Northpark Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: (919) 556-8666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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