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Ye Olde Alpha

50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV
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Ranked #8 of 95 restaurants in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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English first
O'Fallon, Illinois
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This place is fantastic, and each visit seems to be better than the first. If you have never been here, you don't know what you're missing; it is well worth the effort to track down this unique restaurant just off the old National Road. From a very nice free appetizer of chips and dip to a menu which has something... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Ye Olde Alpha is a short drive from the Wilson Lodge at Oglebay, but well worth it. We sat on the bar side of the restaurant upon the advice of a local. The atmosphere added to our enjoyment ... everyone was enjoying themselves, but their enjoyment was subdued so conversation in normal tones was possible. The chicken wings were outstanding!

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews 192 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I started going to the Alpha in 1979. I enjoy it today as much as I did then. It changed hands a few years ago and did something I didn't think it would-- it got better. It's fun, great food with a big selection. Service is great. Do yourself a favor. Go. Enjoy!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Starting with the name. Ye Olde Alpha. Then the menu. What a variety of food. Greek, Mexican, anything you want really. Salads, steaks, chicken, anything. It is old timey with deer heads on the walls. Our waitress was very energetic and helped us with our orders. We couldn't decide what to eat with such a varied menu but the waitress... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Positive: Low prices. Good fare, some dishes inconsistent. Staffing seems to be an issue on certain nights.

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Akron, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We took a Sunday drive and 2 1/2 hours later we arrive at the Ye Olde Alpha Tavern, our planned destination. We had never been here but the travel was well worth it. The food was excellent and the service was great. We would come back here in again. If your in the area give this restaurant a try, you... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

In the foodie mecca of Wheeling, WV (not), Alpha is a local favorite. Although the building, inside and out, has seen better days long ago, it does have a certain charm. It filled up fast for lunch with a mix of businessmen, families, and a lot of teenagers on what turned out to be their last day of school. My... More

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Do not visit Wheeling without stopping for a meal at the Alpha. It is a local restaurant with a diverse menu--it is possible to get a fried bologna sandwich as well as very on trend ethnic dishes. The long history and close community connection are part of the charm. The taxidermy collection on the "bar side" is a trademark. Great... More

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Culpeper, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We were taken here by the shuttle service at our hotel. The food is plentiful and good. Lots of locals think so too apparently as everyone seemed to know everyone. Try it, I think you'll like it!

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Charleston, WV
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The unassuming bar/restaurant offered some of the best food ever. The pork shank as suggested was one of the best things we have ever eaten. It was such a delicious treat! Can't wait to go back to Ye Olde Alpha when working in the area again!

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