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“Adequate food and variable service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Auburn Ale House

Auburn Ale House
289 Washington St, Auburn, CA 95603-5036
530-885-2537
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Ranked #9 of 140 Restaurants in Auburn
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: www.auburnalehouse.com brew own beer
Orange County, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Adequate food and variable service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Though it's an average review, I eat here often, but that's because "pickin's are slim" in the foothills. It's not great and it's not bad. The menu has changed multiple times in the last couple years, but there is still a good selection. The salads are good, and the Niman Ranch Burger is possible one of the best burgers anywhere! The full bar seems to produce good cocktails and do it consistently. I don't drink beer. The architecture and decor may be one of the best things about the place. They have large booths and tables too. It can be a bit noisy, especially at night, but you can still have a private conversation given the size and space between tables. Average, but still very much recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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SF Bay Area
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
410 helpful votes 410 helpful votes
“Great Beer and Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

We are so glad we found this place. Great beer, great food and a nice atmosphere.

Tip: The menu says the burgers need to be cooked to "Medium Well" but you can ask for medium rare, medium,etc. No Problem! That said, my medium rare burger was nice and juicy.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“never got our food :(”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

So sorry to report the service was awful. we finally got our food ordered... but after 45 minutes... still no appetizers... she asked us what we ordered, and re-took our whole order... and we said if it isn't up yet we need to go, we are hungry, and she came back and said heres your check... woahhhhh horrible place. no refills on soda and no offer to have free sodas after over 45 min wait for appetizers! she was nice though. probably she only didn't want to get in trouble and forgot to ut our order in??

Visited September 2012
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Newnan, Georgia
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Liked it so much, we went twice on our trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Growing road weary on our trip from Reno to Santa Rosa, my husband was relieved to see the billboard for Auburn Alehouse and the opportunity to rest for lunch with a cold one. We pulled off in historic Auburn and was struck by the beautiful historic buildings and charm of the town. Auburn Alehouse did not disappoint. My husband had the fish and chips. Light and crispy, not greasy or too heavy and the "chips" and a great unique flavor. I ordered the ahi tuna appetizer which was perfectly prepared and served on a spicy, tasty slaw. Great selection of beer for him, and a nice wine for me. Our server Cody was very informative and helpful. We enjoyed it so much, we went back on our return trip and split the turkey sandwich. Large enough to satisfy us both and very good. We'll definitely stop there again if we're fortunate enough to travel by again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good Brew Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Auburn Ale House is a great place for an icy cold home brew and some serious beer food. The menu is pretty heavy with artery-clogging beer food, but it tastes really good (when doesn't good beer food taste good?). The beer is the real draw to this local joint. They brew everything onsite and it is all tasty. You can go light or do dark and you won't be disappointed. On weekend nights you will need to wait up to an hour for a table or to filter into the bar. The space is fairly small with high ceilings so be sure to bring your adult voice as you will need to almost shout across the table on the busiest of nights. I would have rated this with 3 stars except the local brew is very good so they go an extra point. If you're out for a causal night with your honey or the family, check out Auburn Ale House. If you're looking for a quiet, romantic dinner, look elsewhere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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