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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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10:00 am - 10:00 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

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Well-known with the locals & worth finding for out-of-towners

This is a very popular restaurant with the local population and worth looking up if you're from out of town and want a good restaurant that's not a chain restaurant. If you're not local, you probably won't find the Alpha unless you get on-line, stumble across it when in Wheeling or ask a local... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
campingrandma
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Wheeling, West Virginia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had dinner here on a "Mexican Monday." Definitely a popular local restaurant as it was crowded when we arrived. Parking is limited and can be an issue. Menu is diverse and there is something for everyone. Had the fajitas; taste and portion size were good, but nothing special. Pricing seemed a little on the high side. Overall the experience wasn't... More 

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Highland, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We were just looking for a restaurant open for Sunday lunch. My wife wasn't too excited when she saw the exterior, but the entire experience was great. They had a wide ranging menu, and everything we had was not just good, it was delicious! Our service was also polite, friendly, informative, and quick. It was a very good experience, if... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Alpha! This place is great! It's a laid back and comfortable environment with a very diverse menu! From snacks and bar food to full on gourmet meals this place has it and it's always great! The Greek wings are the bombdiggity!!! My family loves it here!

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Alpha has an extensive menu of great food. The service is superb, and the staff is always ready to help with whatever you need. Try the wings, the Mexican menu on Mondays, the sandwiches and wraps (Like "The Jones" and Kentucky Hot Brown). Always a good selection of domestic and imported beers too. The desserts, especially the Key Lime... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant with the local population and worth looking up if you're from out of town and want a good restaurant that's not a chain restaurant. If you're not local, you probably won't find the Alpha unless you get on-line, stumble across it when in Wheeling or ask a local where's a good place to eat.... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Their food is always excellent! Great apps- bruschetta, wings, chimichanga! Try the Rockfort (french) bleu cheese with the wings. They have a wide variety of beer choices. Really interesting menu with just about anything you can think of and many things you never could. The bill can add up quickly ,but you'll always get a good meal.

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Finger, TN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

"The Alfa" as locals call it has been serving Wheeling area residents and travelers for decades. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is of good quality. This is one of Wheeling's best known spots.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Cold beer, mounted (dead ) animals on the old time bar side walls, neat open bar & pool table area & one of the best restaurants you'll ever find. Chef Charlie is a master at food menu twists & really runs a tight ship. He & his buisness partner Mark have revitalized this legendary establishment! Many times when one sees... More 

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Hidden gem of Wheeling. I love the big selection of the menu. Best wings in the valley (try the hot and Greek mixed)! You can't beat the free chips and salsa too.

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Wheeling, WV
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

As a local, Ye Olde Alpha is a tradition with its taxidermy and hearty fare. The updated menu and service since its new owners took over have only enhanced the historic draw of this unique family bar and restaurant.

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?