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American Ale House and Grill

821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
+1 814-237-9701
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“oyster nachos” (18 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (8 reviews)
“salad” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In town with my 2 sons for the Michigan Penn State game & went here for dinner. We all ordered the bone in rib eye & we all agreed that it was one of the best steaks we have had. We have been to many...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by here at the recommendation of a local. It was crowded but the wait was only about 10 minutes for a table. In the center of the restaurant is a lively bar with sing along music. Everyone in that room was having a...More

Thank TrackMomof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We make a regular stop of the American Ale House. I buy gift certificates every year and hoard them to give myself an excuse to go there. They have great seafood, jambalaya, draft beers, steaks, lamb, salads, lots to like. And they often have very...More

Thank KristianJL
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Spent a lovely evening with friends at the American Ale House. Our waitress Kaitlin was superb. We especially enjoyed the mussels in the Thai peanut sauce. Best of all enjoyed listening to Tommy at the piano bar. This "Wildflower" will be back!!!!

Thank Joan T
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Soft shell sandwiches, oyster po'boys, beautiful fish. Really wonderful food and excellent and accommodating service. Seating outdoors on the patio can be wonderful but you will hear the college staff talk shop at their tables.

2  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This has always been a great restaurant tucked away in Toftrees, just a little outside of town.The food is always excellent! On this occasion, they were short staffed, but usually there is no problem.

Thank asd24
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in Tofftrees not far from campus. We always stop anytime we're visiting and never leave disappointed. Food is excellent, service is great, and the atmosphere pleasant. If dinners seem pricey, the sandwiches and appetizers are great. Try the oyster nachos and the...More

Thank N9974CDcharlesm
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Very unique menu but not a lot of choices. More seafood choices than steak. My wife prefers seafood, she always finds something she likes. Last night I had their wings. Only one type. With different degrees of heat. They have live piano on some nights....More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The American Ale house is a restaurant and bar located in Tofftrees, right outside of Penn State. It is about 5-10 minutes from downtown. When we last came last year the menu was totally different. Now it is much more sophisticated. The food is delicious....More

Thank Jordyn I
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We usually end up coming here every time we are in town. It's a place where you can get great food and enjoy other patrons at the bar. Plus they have entertainment as well.

Thank granth649
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Brooke K
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any dogs around. I'd call and ask.
Manop A
22 April 2016|
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Response from 1947Carlo | Reviewed this property |
I think that this request is to make reservations. Whoever is asking, call the Ale House at 814 237-9701.
11 March 2016|
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Response from MJKR61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take reservations. I suggest you ask for the room with the piano bar if you like it louder and rowdier (piano player is great - lots of fun!) or ask for the dining room that's more quiet if that's the atmosphere... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-9701
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