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“Outstanding food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Main Street Ale House

Main Street Ale House
11225 NE State Highway 104, Kingston, WA 98346
360-297-0440
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Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Kingston
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Catania, Sicily
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We dined here with our three small children and we're delighted to find a very complete kids menu! The children all loved their food. I had the splatter plate and will order just coconut shrimp next time - excellent! My wife raved about the ribeye and loved it. They were very busy and we're apologetic about the wait, but it was worth it. Service was fabulous. We even saw a young man come in looking for work. The cook asked him if he was hungry and proceeded to cook him a special meal to-go for free. We were very impressed. We will be back for sure!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Just okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Party of 2, one adult and one child for a 7pm dinner on a Thursday.
The indoor dining area where minors can sit is very small so in inclement weather, eat elsewhere! The back patio is not covered. The view is mostly the parking lot but you can see a little of the park in the distance. Our server was nice but seemed inexperienced. A problem I can usually deal with handle but he was downright awkward.
I had the fish and chips, nothing spectacular. My daughter had the child's salmon. It had really good flavor but the portion size was really small, even for a kids meal.

It wasn't one of our most favorite meals on vacation but the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston was nice and the restaurant is about 2 blocks from the ferry landing.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Um....no”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Best clam chowder you've ever had people??? No, Pikes Place chowder and Fishermans Wharf in Seattle dominates this place. Server took forever, food was expensive. Wasn't horrible, but wouldn't return again.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Servers sometimes have a loud, brusque manner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We have been to the restaurant a number of times. The food can be variable. I had a crab plate that was not very good. The service is complicated because the serviers seem to operate through a hierarchy under a lead server---a big woman with a "this is how it is" attitude.

There is no view except that over the backside parking lot and a very distant view of the sound.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bremerton, Washington
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Good service, nice view, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I had the soup of the day which was some curry based soup over rice...it was good. We also had the tempura fish tacos which were also good. Great service. Nice view. Convenient to ferry. We would go back!

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