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“Decent”
Review of Ye Olde Alpha

Ye Olde Alpha
Ranked #4 of 111 Restaurants in Wheeling
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Greek, Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Alpha is a Wheeling restaurant institution, and celebrates its 85th year in 2017. We pride ourselves on fresh, quality food with impeccable service
Beech Bottom
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Decent”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

My mother and I had lunch here today after vising a local fall festival in the area. She had the turkey Ruben and I had the squealer burger today. Service was OK-waitress was actually seen covering her face in disgust when she saw she had another table.

Note to wait staff: people can see you!

The food however was wonderful as always. Didn't get dessert but I am going back for that. They have some great options!

  • Visited October 2012
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English first
Wheeling, West Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“OVERRATED”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Maybe the most overrated restaurant ever. Food is inconsistent and bland and wait staff is extremely indifferent. The place has been a neighborhood staple since the 30's hence the loyal following. The decor has not been changed in my lifetime. The best part of the Alpha are their tortilla chips and salsa, other meals such as the Gyro's, fries and steaks tend to give you serious gastrointestinal issues the next day.....don't get me wrong they are clean! Just not sure what they cook their food in.

Visited March 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Food!!!”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

In a town/area with mostly chain restaurants the Ye Olde Alpha was a pleasant surprise. I ordered their house steak and it was very good. WiFi access is a plus for me when traveling for business by yourself. Try it! You won't be disappointed.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Ashby, West Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great food buried in a quaint neighborhood”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Alpha is one of the strangest places we have ever visited, our GPS took us thru neighborhoods and around the horn but we finally found it, (it is not hard if you just listen to the hotel folks directions, duh..)anyway, this restaurant/bar is located in the middle of a neighborhood and reminds you of an old Moose Lodge location. It has two entrances, for dining use the one with the large green awning that says restaurant...we were seated promptly and we were surprised to learn the how large the place is, it was a busy homecoming night for two local schools so the kids were all dressed up, but this did not prevent our server from getting our drinks and order promptly. Our meal was really great, portions were large and the price was reasonable. It was a little weird to notice that the place had no windows, but there was so much going on to watch we didn't mind. It was clean but could use a little spiffing up, don't let that deter you from visiting. Large groups should call ahead.

  • Visited September 2012
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Westlake OH
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great choices- good food!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Restaurant has been around a LONG time (my hubby's great grandfather drank here). Lots of choices for everyone, but highly recommend the house special of Pork Shanks Greek Style, or the Chicken Pot Pie. (The pork shanks are my favorite.) Good food, good service, fun character. Reservations should be made for larger parties as it gets quite busy!

  • Visited September 2012
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