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Carolina Ale House

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

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    Very good
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  • 8
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Watch the game.

Great place for watching your favorite team play while having great appetizers and good food. Lots of choices on the menu and all are tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Butch C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we walked into this restaurant until we departed, I felt like a 5 star guest. Every aspect of the service we received was friendly as well as professional. The Frickles (fried pickles) were the best I ever had. They were crispy and served with a tasty sauce that you'd love to use on just about anything. The... More 

Thank TripperDT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to have dinner at the Carolina Ale House in Wake Forest with friends. Service was fast and very courteous, but the food left a lot to be desired. We ordered an appetizer that included chicken tenders, wings, frickles(fried pickles) and mozzarella sticks. These items were overly salty and very greasy. My friends dinners were sandwiches and... More 

Thank Jim G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for watching your favorite team play while having great appetizers and good food. Lots of choices on the menu and all are tasty.

Thank Butch C
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Showed up with 3 adults and 2 children and waited over 45 minutes for our food at 10pm. Server was willing and making every effort to make us comfortable. Ordered a Buffalo Chicken Salad which was MASSIVE definitely enough to share with 2 other people. Overall it was average and bill was $100 with no dessert or alcohol.

Thank wealthanne
Raleigh, NC
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Not 2nd Amendment friendly as evidenced by the sign near their entrance. Saw the sign and walked out -- they lost our business.

Thank Triangle123
New Bern, NC
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Was in town for a conference and on a rainy night several of us ate here. The server was gracious in splitting our checks on several different orders, and the food was tasty. Very clean restaurant and quick turnaround.

Thank plantationcatt
Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

They used to have some good stuff but not anymore. The food was terrible. Nothing was freshly made. Everything was made earlier and reheated. The wings were hard to chew and the sauce was bad. My son could not eat the chicken tenders since they were hard as wood. I will never go again. And the service could not make... More 

Thank LilianCap
Milton, Delaware
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My husband and I have stopped in here a few times on visits to North Carolina, usually with grandkids in tow. Although this is a very large restaurant, the arrangement of seating makes it feel more intimate. The food has always been very good and dependable. The salads are HUGE. The kids menu is very reasonable and offers something for... More 

Thank Carolyn F
Bracey, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We've eaten here several times and each time our service was very good. The food isn't overly creative, but that's what we like. The wings were cooked and seasoned perfectly. The "meat head pizza" was awesome. We love thin crusts and they couldn't have made a better one. We loved it. The "fiery Thai" wings were not as "fiery" as... More 

Thank Audra K
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Lots of screens, every game is shown and you can get a seat and a beer near the team if your choice (usually). I hear there is food too but as you can tell it isn't memorable. It's average bar food in a fun sport bar setting.

Thank Nadeen S

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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?