We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Whistle Stop Ale House

) #9 of 271 Restaurants in Renton $$ - $$$ American, ,
809 S 4th St, Corner of 4th and Williams Downtown Renton, Renton, WA 98057-2731
+1 425-277-3039
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
809 S 4th St, Corner of 4th and Williams Downtown Renton, Renton, WA 98057-2731
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (122)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We don't visit as often as we used to, but Whistle stop is reliable. Salads, sandwiches and burgers are good. They have dinner specials most days. Decent beer selection and craft cocktails. Ceph the bartender is great.

Thank Vicky E
Reviewed June 14, 2017

They do have huge hamburgers and they do have lots of different beers. In fact, you will not go away wanting more to eat. Tucked away in the center of Renton Washington you will find the Whistle Stop Ale House where they serve fine foods....More

Thank willfly4f00d
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Have been here a lot always great food and excellent service. Usually have the special with a craft beer. If I'm feeling like breakfast they have it until 2pm and real good bloody Mary's.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed Burger, Beer, & Salad. The sweet potato fries were kind of strange color & texture (usually love them elsewhere). Good meeting place.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Lunch several times. Fish was really the Cod advertised and excellently prepared. We loved our waitress, she was neat and had her hair up and away from our food. Dinner the same week. Amazing! If they don't have the beer you drink, it's not made^_^

Thank Shirlee B
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I wanted to get an appetizer and ale. We ended up here and decided on dinner after seeing the menu. We had steamed clams that were to die for. I had grilled chicken pasta with Gorgonzola sauce that was great. Just wish they...More

Thank jeanieeast
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a Barfield, but I used to come here for food. The burgers are great, and that Miss fear is good. The staff here is nice, and they're very accommodating. I recommend getting a burger and a soda.

Thank alexborik
Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a lunch wIth a beer. Excellent Reuben sandwich; marbled rye perfectly toasted, Russian dressing not overly applied, and Swiss cheese nice and gooey. Bainbridge Island Amber the perfect accompaniment. Get Robin's section for attentive service.

Thank Jerry L
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast / lunch here today with kids and grandkids. It was ok. Not wonderful, may go back but I would say it's not a destination place

Thank Mary D
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Good food and friendly efficient service on a Sunday morning for breakfast. I didn't realize they served breakfast. I got the regular breakfast and subbed a pancake for the toast and my friend the homemade corn beef hash. Both were good quality. I would choose...More

Thank BEJames70
Nearby Restaurants
Melrose Grill
313 reviews
.06 miles away
Red House Beer & Wine Shoppe
190 reviews
.08 miles away
Berliner Pub
103 reviews
.18 miles away
Smoking Monkey Pizza
69 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Henry Moses Aquatic Center
24 reviews
.58 miles away
Renton History Museum
5 reviews
.20 miles away
8-Bit Arcade Bar
14 reviews
.14 miles away
The Berliner Pub
21 reviews
.18 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Whistle Stop Ale House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $18
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 S 4th St, Corner of 4th and Williams Downtown Renton, Renton, WA 98057-2731
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
  • Phone Number: +1 425-277-3039
Old World charm may be found in downtown Renton, Washington at the Whistle Stop Ale House. For over one hundred years people have come to this neighborhood next to the railroad tracks to enjoy a pint among friends. Adding to the rustic charm is the cherry wood back bar which traveled to the Alaskan Gold Rush before finding a home in Renton. Today's brand new Whistle Stop has seventeen rotating taps that feature the finest ales and lagers of the Pacific Northwest and the World. Freshly grilled deli sandwiches are the menu specialty along with soups, salads and appetizers. Swing by for a quick lunch or spend an afternoon, either way the service is always friendly and the beer is always fresh.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing