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Carolina Ale House

American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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11685 Northpark Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587-4533
(919) 556-8666
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always great place for large groups after the game or during the game. Food can be pricey depending on what you get, but it is always good and always fresh. Occasionally for large groups service can be somewhat slow, but typical of this kind of restaurant. They have favorites like the Dipper and the wings that are always delicious and... More 

Thank Chris R
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hard to mess up a Caesar salad, but they did. Lettuce core mixed in, leafs were wilted somewhat. Chicken blackened on outside and pink in middle. Nachos were specifically ordered with melted shredded cheese, instead it was presented with cheese poured on it, and there was only one little shred of chicken in the large size. Would not recommend this... More 

Thank Matt P
Freehold, New Jersey
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just landed at RDU and needed some food after getting to my cousins. Greeted at the door by a very friendly host. Got seated in the bar area at a high top. Restaurant was clean, lot of tvs and wasn't loud. Our server was Corey. Told us the daily specials and offered us "a nice cold beer on this hot... More 

Thank Jem286
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoying lunch at the Wake Forest location of Carolina Ale House is pretty much always going to be a pleasure, but my recent business lunch there reminded me of how much great service can make a good meal a great experience. Our server, Heather, was exceptional. Efficient, personable and funny, she made the experience positive all around. Oh yes... the... More 

Thank Doug P
Cary, North Carolina
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It seems as if the Carolina Ale House in general has been on a steady decline over the years. I recall more patrons, better menu options, and pricing, although prices are in synch with their competition. I use to really enjoy going to Ale House but nowadays I rarely go and did so this last time only because others in... More 

Thank Juan D
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Hi Juan, Thank you for your feedback. We will make sure to share this with our leadership team. This is how we improve. -Tyshia More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is just ok, bar is nice lots of Televisions. A great place to go watch your favorite game. Always crowded on a Sunday

Thank buildernc
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with family. Very busy bar. Food unappetizing but enjoyed the dessert. Excellent selection of beers but would not visit again.

Thank lesleyannlippett
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Service is spotty, as is the takeout. You can't go wrong with the dry rub wings - best in class! I've never had a successful takeout order. Otherwise, decent food at decent price. Nothing special but the wings.

Thank Catnip625
Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Headed to CAH for some appetizers and beers. Beers where great but the nachos where bad to say the least. Flavorless greasy and stale :(. We didn't complain bc we enjoyed the beer and dessert. The service was average and the waitress was nice. She was attentive and kept the beer coming. Ok place to get cheap beer and food

Thank NCFoodie1977
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great selection of beer. Lots of tv's. The food is usually very good for a sports bar. We all enjoy the grilled wings. Our kids like the video game area too.

Thank Merle C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11685 Northpark Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587-4533
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: (919) 556-8666

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?