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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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is your standard pub menu with burgers, wings, pizza, etc. The Pub Burger is HUGE! Great service and the food is good. Average about $10.00 per person.

Thank Paul K
Penfield, New York
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, great food. We've come twice in two days. BBQ is awesome...today pot roast., tomorrow we fly home to New York. We will be back.

Thank deaconiupup
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We'll see you next visit. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this bar/restaurant is the best. Where else can you go on a Sunday to watch any game of football you want. It was fantastic and the beer specials and choices are great.

Thank sue c
SigBrandMgr, Owner at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for the love Sue! More 

North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

First time visit here for lunch...BBQ Sandwich/fries for me and chicken salad for wife. Food was very good...service from either a new or non caring server was so-so.

Thank HoosierCruiser
Rolesville, North Carolina
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239 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We met friends for dinner as they had eaten here before and told us how good it was. Well they were correct. Everything was great. My wife had a margarita and the fish and chips. I had the shrimp taco. All was very good. We even split a baked cobbler for desert. We will definitely return again and again.

Thank David H
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you, David. Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again! Ryan C. More 

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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Hi Chris, thank you for sharing your experience with us. So glad you enjoyed your time there and shared your recommendations, we will share your comments with our team. Have a great rest of your week. - Tyshia More 

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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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
SigBrandMgr, General Manager at Carolina Ale House, responded to this review

Matt. Oh no sorry to hear about your experience. This is certainly not our best. We would like to make this right if you wouldn't mind sharing your contact information to WeCare@carolinaalehouse.com Thank you - Tyshia More 

Freehold, New Jersey
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, 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?