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Main Street Ale House

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11225 NE State Highway 104, Kingston, WA 98346
360-297-0440
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 40
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good food with a nice view

We took a nice ride on the ferry over to Kingston for lunch and wound up at the Main Street Ale House. What a great find! They have an outdoor deck in the back with a nice water view. The food selection was vast and everything we had was good. Nice beer selection on tap. The staff is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Andrew M
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We took a nice ride on the ferry over to Kingston for lunch and wound up at the Main Street Ale House. What a great find! They have an outdoor deck in the back with a nice water view. The food selection was vast and everything we had was good. Nice beer selection on tap. The staff is really friendly... More 

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Billings
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped by for lunch while waiting for the ferry. Very good fresh fish and chips. Close to the pier and the view of the bay was great. Wait staff very good and helpful.

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Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has been a great dining destination when you are a walk-on ferry passenger from Edmonds to Kingston. The food remains good and the service was friendly, but it was incompetent. When our beverages arrived, they were the wrong order. I was then presented with the wrong salad and the accompanying chowder did not arrive. My dining companion's order... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Always friendly and attentive wait staff, great food selections reasonably priced. Call for reservations on weekend evenings as there are few other options in Kingston if the Ale House is full. My wife loves the seafood platter, I am found of the big ribeye steak.

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As others have said, this place used to be a lot better. When the server came over, the first thing she told us was that we'd have to wait at least a half hour for our food. She didn't want us to be surprised by the wait. Perhaps she had heard complaints before? It didn't make us very happy that... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

we showed up just short of 1pm on a Saturday afternoon and were happily surprised to find a table outside. We sat down and a very helpful young man moved an umbrella to our table so we didn't get seared by the sun. Great start to what we hoped would be a pleasant meal. We sat patiently for about 20... More 

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Kingston, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place is a poster child for a restaurant rescue reality show. Every level was not working. Here is but a partial list: lipstick on a wine glass, large hole in the booth seat, burnt bread with the clams, vegitible with main course was an overcooked ear of corn, overpriced, poor service. Never again will we set foot in that... More 

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La Quinta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

While visiting my best friend in Kingston, it is a "given" we eat at the Ale House...steamed clams are the best ever (from Alaska so, I think I know what I am talking about) - out ranks any had in the Seattle area! Truly worth a visit as they do it right on all menu items.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a day out by boat from Edmonds to Kingston. Had lunch at the Mainstreet Alehouse. Remembered the worlds best clam chowder yet not to be labeled as such. What a great selection of draft beers! My brother got an impromptu tasting of beers since they were out of his favorite. (Gratis by the way). Great menu with good... More 

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Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Whether you're a local just looking for a place to eat or waiting for the next ferry, Main Street Ale House is a pleasant stop for lunch. The entrance leads immediately to a cozy bar, continue walking to the back of the house where the dining room is. It is not a large restaurant and won't support large groups. Rather,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11225 NE State Highway 104, Kingston, WA 98346
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Kingston
  • Phone Number: 360-297-0440

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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?