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“Great bar right on the water!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crystal River Ale House

Crystal River Ale House
1610 SE Paradise Circle, Crystal River, FL
352 795 3113
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Ranked #33 of 94 Restaurants in Crystal River
Price range: $10 - $19
Cuisines: American, Indian, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
St. Augustine FL
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387 restaurant reviews
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
“Great bar right on the water!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The bar sits right on the edge of the water and the view is great.

For dinner I had the chicken tikka, with a side of naan bread. My fellow traveler had the grilled grouper.

Both were very good. But the tikka could have used a bit more sauce or some tamarind for dipping.

The beer was cheap and I have told by another couple that the sunset here is great.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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porthotel, Manager at Crystal River Ale House, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thank You very much for sharing your wonderful experience at Crystal River Ale House and sharing your valuable pictures with everyone on Tripadvisor.com

We are trying our best to keep the good experience at the Ale House. Hope to see you back soon...Thank You...JP
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Palm Bay, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent Food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were greeted quickly by a hostess and were seated outside on the veranda overlooking the water. Our waitress was friendly and recommended the Coconut Shrimp with Pina Colada sauce! The shrimp was huge and the taste was awesome! My hubby had the grouper and that was also delicious. Our food was served fast and it was hot. The atmosphere was nice even though we sat in the sun to eat our dinner. I would definitely go back there again and order the shrimp!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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porthotel, General Manager at Crystal River Ale House, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank You very much for your generous feedback and we are looking forward to see you back soon and keeping the good experience going..Thank You again..
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Tampa, Florida
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“Great view with a meal.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Right on the river, fish jumping and divers and boats playing. Great weather certainly helped. When you drive up don't be discouraged, it looks like the place is falling down and then you walk through the tunnel out into the light, hang left and you are there. Our service was great and friendly and food was delicious. I had the mahi mahi sandwich, blackened with coleslaw and tea the and the price was $13. My friends had the reuben and shrimp baskets and enjoyed their meal. Looks like it could be a happening place on Fri and Sat evening. Definitely will go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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porthotel, General Manager at Crystal River Ale House, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you very much for your generous review and we are glad that you had such a wonderful time. will be looking forward to see you back soon .....JP
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Düsseldorf
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“dgood value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

My wife had fried grouper with a salad, i had grilled salmon - both were excellent. Waiters serve you quickly.

Visited October 2012
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“SERVICE SUCKS!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

went w/hubby, the food wasnt that good and the service was the absolute worse, they only thing they have going for them "might be the atmosphere. I would never go there again,my friends wont go to ,word of mouth is:THAT PLACCE SUCKS!!

Visited July 2012
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