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Ye Olde Alpha

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Mexican, American, Greek
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50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV
304-242-1090
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Neighborhood Place!

You know a restaurant is going to be good when the locals recommend it. And this proved to be true with Ye Olde Alpha. This menu has a great variety and there is something for everyone. I had the London Broil and it was cooked perfectly. Really tender with great flavor. Hard to beat the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Irene B
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

You know a restaurant is going to be good when the locals recommend it. And this proved to be true with Ye Olde Alpha. This menu has a great variety and there is something for everyone. I had the London Broil and it was cooked perfectly. Really tender with great flavor. Hard to beat the food, but the service was... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The service was great. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was pretty good and they had a nice selection, including some items that I would say are typical southern dishes like fries with gravy. They were also one of very few non-chain places open on Sunday.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The Alpha is an old fashioned happy place, comfort food, satisfied repeat customers, with a kitschy bar. I have always enjoyed my food choices, especially the Greek style pork shanks. If this is your first visit you must try them.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Silverware was setting on top of the menus next to the cash register and being wrapped by the cashier (without benefit of any hand sanitizer) between customers. When taken to our seats, there was enough food left on the floor from previous dinners that you probably could have constructed another meal. There was no mention or offer to clean the... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This restaurant has been a long time staple in Wheeling....however, it's dark and smells musty. Service was very good and the food is okay for a quick bite.

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I like the Alpha. I know its probably not for everyone, and by a quick look at the menu, its obvious that it doesnt know what it wants to be. However, i have never been disappointed with my food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The appetizers were amazing. We went two nights in a row. Main meals were good. You could tell this is s local favorite. Worth a try!

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Kingwood, West Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Some co-workers and I were in town for business. Our shuttle van driver suggested we try this place. The food and service was outstanding! Our server was very attentive even though she was busy. We did not have to ask for anything. We will definitely come back!

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I enjoyed the liver and onions which was recommended by a friend. Good local establishment recommended by locals.

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Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Ok food, with a decent variety of items. I've tried just about everything, nothing is bad, but some items aren't great. Decent bar atmosphere, its a lot like Cheers. They need to loose the guy bartender though, he's lazy, rude, and it is obvious he doesn't care.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: 304-242-1090

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?