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“mostly good food - service needs work” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ale House Columbia

Ale House Columbia
6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045
443-546-3640
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Ranked #8 of 11 Attractions in Columbia
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Columbia, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“mostly good food - service needs work”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

It took a while before our server came over. We put in an order for wings and drinks. She came back after an appropriate amount of time with our drinks and took our food order. A LONG time passed - no server, no wings, no food. Finally the food came out. Wait - what happened to our appetizer? We asked them to bring the wings anyway and dug into our food. The Ale House burger was delicious as were the veggie slaw and the sauce for the blackened chicken pasta. The "blackened chicken" was an unseasoned, dry piece of chicken breast. Very disappointing. Turns out the "seasoned" fires were also unseasoned. The wings finally made an appearance after I caught the server texting in the bathroom - really??? The sauce for the wings was actually really tasty, the wings themselves didn't really do much for me. The cookie and ice cream dessert was warm and gooey and delicious!

Visited April 2013
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English first
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Will go back!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Tried the new restaurant on a Sunday evening. Atmosphere is great, server was attentive and food was good. My boyfriend ate the blackened chicken pasta which he said was really good and I had the fried egg burger with green beans in place of fries. Both were good and they didn't charge extra for the substitution. Green beans were awesome and they gave a good size portion! Not quite a full 5 stars as their menu for food it a bit limited and we wanted to try one of their mussel dishes but all it came with was bread no pasta. That's more an appetizer to me then dinner. We will be going back.

Visited March 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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11 attraction reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Great beers.....food still needs work”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This place just opened in early December so you can expect some growing pains. We liked the look of the place..lots of seating choices and TV screens to watch games. The service was good and we enjoyed the selection of beers - loved the fact that they even had ciders available. The food was not so good - we had to send back the wings because they were charred and the second batch we got was not properly cooked through. We will give this place a try again and hope the food has improved by then as the menu selections look good.

Visited January 2013
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