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“Great for between games” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Ale House Columbia

The Ale House Columbia
6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD
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Ranked #3 of 7 Bars & Pubs in Columbia
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington, DC
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great for between games”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were recently in Columbia for a lacrosse tournament at Blandair Park. The Ale House was a five minute drive. We had about 12 people who wanted to get out of the heat and have some food and beverages. The place was modern, bright, and had tons of TVs. It was a little hard to find as it was tucked back in a small shopping complex. We had to give directions to some folks as they ended up at a place called the Columbia Ale house. We told them once they saw fudruckers, pull into the plaza and go around back.

The waitress was very helpful for our large group and had no problem adding tables and chairs as the crowd grew. The beee drinkers loved the assortment. The wine list was a little lacking, as there was no "oakey" Chardonnay. Folks liked the Cuban sandwich, the artichoke flatbread and the Tuna Tartar. We asked if one of the salads could be split and this was done without issue. Even split, it was a good size portion.

All in all, a good stop.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kendallwood
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

Macaroni & cheese was watery and tasteless. The chips & blue cheese fondue, the chips were too soggy to dip into the fondue. My French dip sandwich was so fatty it was essentially inedible. Interestingly, our waitress didn't bother to ask how we liked our dinners when both of us pushed away nearly full plates. The whole experience was disappointing, at least we had two good drinks!

Thank Holly F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great Place for Friends, Beer, and Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

We were greeted kindly and quickly seated in this beautiful modern establishment. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive. We had the Kobe Sliders and Tex Rolls for appetizers with some great Oliver Beer. Womderful. Got a side Ceasar as part of my entree. Large portion and excellent. Ordered the Cuban Sandwich and the Duck Confit Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Awesome! Ended with the Bread pudding. Yummy. The short red haired waitress was fantastic (sorry forgot the name). This is a must stop!

Thank TheHopefulTraveler
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Clarksburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices, excellent selection of beverages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Unfortunately we live in Montgomery County but met someone here for dinner and drinks. The Ale House was excellent. They had quality food like duck tacos and other savory dishes for good prices especially compared to where we live. The beer selection was top notch with beers from all over. I had an excellent Cuban sandwich while my wife had a very good Kale salad. Oh and we forgot to mention the Pretezel appetizer which was huge and easily could feed 5 people. Wish there was a closer Ale House to us. Similar place is Dogfish Ale House but they are much more expensive!

  • Visited June 2014
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South Lyon, Michigan
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“Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

They serve a fantastic seared tuna sandwich and a salad with seared tuna. Both are unbelievable! Oh, and great beers also! Enjoy!

Visited June 2014
Thank Kelly L
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