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Empire Ale House - CLOSED

314 W Gates St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3833
+1 360-336-9944
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average8%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Aug 13, 2016
“Good food, drinks, and service”
Jun 15, 2016
“Great Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Pub, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
314 W Gates St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3833
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11 - 20 of 36 reviews

Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped in Mt.Vernon for lunch on our way north and found the Empire Ale house on the corner with parking in front so we stopped. Good choice! Although it was quite with business people and some gents at the bar, it was apparent this...More

2  Thank 65stang
Reviewed September 2, 2014

Food good, lots of beer selection. Found the seats a bit hard and thus uncomfortable to sit for any length of time.

1  Thank Arne E
Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Wanted to sit out and enjoy the weather so we hung around in their seating area until a table opened up, and were promptly greeted to see if we wanted anything while waiting. Nice folks there. Ordered the calamari and it was great. The aioli...More

1  Thank rusty_fwg
Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you don't know the owner/bartender personally or you don't intend to feel unwelcome when you walk into this so-called trendy restaurant, it's probably a good idea to ask yourself: Today do I feel like spending my hard-earned money and precious leisure time in some...More

2  Thank Summer1022
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Like the name says, this is an ale house. Food selection is good, not everything is fried. Happy Hour menu and pricing is nice. But always too damn cold so bring a jacket.

Thank WhidbeyTraveler
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Have been here to meet friends over a beer on numerous occasions but have only had an appetizer on once. We love the variety of beer on tap and the background music (predominantly Blues). I only have praise for the staff on all of my...More

1  Thank Perry S
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Many flavorful choices on it small menu. The wall is covered with minibrews and wine to choose from.

Thank Claudia E
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I can't drink, so I'm missing the main feature of the Empire. The food was perfectly decent. Not stellar but definitely "all right".

Thank hoosierM
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

They have a good selection of beers and friendly staff- often the owner te few times I've gone. Good music upstairs. Their food is good- slightly overpriced.

Thank chumsockeyesalmon
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Our car broke down just outside Mt. Vernon and had to spend the night. Found this place by snooping around, came back at 8:30 found the last 2 seats at the bar on a Tuesday night. Had fresh grilled Coho salmon over fetucine, olives, artichoke,...More

Thank mark-away
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $24
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 W Gates St, Mount Vernon, WA 98273-3833
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Mount Vernon
  • Phone Number: +1 360-336-9944
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