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“Fun spot, great beer, OK to bring the kids”

Whistle Stop Ale House
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Ranked #9 of 303 Restaurants in Renton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $18
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
kent, wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Fun spot, great beer, OK to bring the kids”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great find. Good food, great beer and a stack of board games will all make for a fun evening. Check it out

Visited March 2014
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Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“good food, fun people, tons of beers!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

we were sort of lost near seattle and were hungry; we saw the whistlestop and stopped for lunch --- what a happy accident! the bartender was our waiter and he was great -- funny and nice and welcoming.
there must have been over a dozen beers on draught and a great choice of burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups. you can sit at the bar and eat or at any of the tables. everyone we saw was happy: staff and customers alike -- it's a fun place.

i had the Victoria Station sandwich: roasted turkey, honey smoked bacon, melted cheese on grilled sourdough that was amazing! steve's pastrami was excellent and the fries were really, really good!
all in all, if we can find it again we may go back tomorrow....

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank ritabee27
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maple valley
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Renton's Ale House for the people's choice”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The moved into the current building a few years back from across the street and the railroad tracks. It has been up hill from there! Hugh selection of beers on tap and bottle. Good bar offering. The atmosphere is bright, clean and full of fun people.
Staff are great. Soups are amazing. I subsitute fries with soup on an order. Ruben is as good as there burgers. Best beef available for burgers. Good non burgers choices, too. It is a neighborhood place. I drive 16 miles to this neighborhood!

Visited June 2014
Thank william p
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great beer and sandwich stop”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had lunch and reviewed menu for possible dinner opportunities. Sandwich and beer stop, good food and good beer. That is all one needs sometimes. Friendly service, good prices, bar and grill atmosphere. You can belly up and only have a beer, but that would be a waste, eat something. Would definitely eat here again. Outdoor seating is in the parking lot basically, go inside.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank andyandsally
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

My husband wanted to come here. I was expecting to only find burgers and sandwiches, which didn't sound good to me, so I was surprised to find other dinner options on the menu. I ordered the chicken Marsala. It was delish! And they had homemade tomato soup that was creamy and amazing. A nice spring side salad. What a great meal for an ale house that was not expected. The waitress said their breakfast (only on weekends) is really good, so I will be coming back to try that too.

Thank mousielover
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