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“Ye Olde Alpha: Comfortable, Cozy, and Decent Food”
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
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Returning to Ye Olde Alpha in early September 2013 was comfy and cozy, like slipping on a pair of comfortable shoes. The service and food were decent, as usual. Highly recommend the Woodsdale Chicken.

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Thank Sue R
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Best thing ever. Service could be better but food is brilliant. Kentucky hotbrown is delicious and all the fry options are to die for

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1  Thank Dudusdad
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

Although the food here is decent, the atmosphere is dark and depressing and the service borders on abusive.

Our evening started with a 10-minute wait before our waiter (we’ll call him Chuckles) reluctantly greeted us. When Chuckles brought us our drinks, my mother requested a glass for her beer and you would have thought she asked for a kidney. Then, after taking our food order, my daughter asked for more chips and salsa. We weren’t sure if Chuckles heard because he just stomped off. From then on, all our food/drinks were delivered as if he was throwing grenades at our table, then fleeing the scene.

My daughter and I got our meals rather quickly (served by someone else) but my mom had to wait an additional 15 minutes for her meal. Fifteen minutes to pour soup into a bowl? When she finally did get her soup, Chuckles slammed down the bowl and threw crackers in her direction. Who throws crackers at a 67-year-old?

We couldn’t wait to leave. Unfortunately, we would have to wait because Chuckles was busy complaining to the locals at the next table (Ah, yes, if you’re a local, Chuckles is much nicer to you) about how his fellow co-workers went home and stuck him as the only closer.

Why an owner would employ such a person, who clearly despises his job and many of the people he comes in contact with, is completely beyond me. Ye Old Alpha clearly isn’t concerned about customer service.

The next night we ate at Greco’s Italian Food: Pleasant atmosphere, good food and friendly staff – what a concept.

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4  Thank ornellaafamily
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

Trip Advisor and Yelp led us to this great find. Ribs, salads, awesome fries and pork shanks for our party of four. Food was home cooked and plentiful. Wait staff treated us like regulars. We'd have preferred newer restrooms but this meal was a great break and a surprising highlight in a long day of driving.

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1  Thank Joanne S
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Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

This is a great locally-owned neighborhood restaurant. Have been there 100 times and never had a bad meal. The entire menu is great. The wings are great. The complimentary chips and salsa are great. This place is well done at a decent price. The bar is small, but the ambiance is cool with moose and deer mounted on the walls. This place is a gem in Wheeling and probably the best all-around restaurant in the upper Ohio Valley. They just do lots of things very well.

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Thank Chad26003
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