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Capital Ale House

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American, Bar, Pub
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41A Court Sq, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3759
+1 540-564-2537
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Naperville, Illinois
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stuffed pretzel sandwich was in the top 10 sandwiches I've ever eaten. My wife ordered it and everyone at the table had a bite and wished they'd ordered it. Pretzel roll with mild sausage, kraut and a tasty mustard. Shrimp tacos were succulent -- not the typical overlooked shrimp. The accompanying bean/corn salad was healthy and delicious. Service gets... More 

Thank David V
Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capital Ale house has decent food and decent atmosphere. They have a $3 burger special on Mondays - but i have found them to not be consistently good. i have had very good service every visit.

Thank Jennifer C
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I appreciate your feedback and criticism about our Monday night Burger Special. I have shared your review with the Chef who will investigate ways to improve. Please reach out to me at linzy@capitalalehouse.com if you need anything in the future. Cheers! More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I LOVE Capital Ale's deals and food but the past few times we have been there the service was so terribly slow it has made us unsure if we want to return. With only two or three other tables in the restaurant (the past two times) it has taken over 25 minutes to get drinks, we even... More 

Thank Alyson S
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us Alyson. I don't know where to begin but with an apology. This is not our standards and as a loyal patron of ours know this is not usual. I appreciate you bringing this to our attention and this will be corrected immediately. Your review has been shared with the General Manager who will coach our... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

100 beers on tap and a knowledgeable staff get the night started well. I had something like a Black and Blue burger that had some of my favorite flavors: Cajun seasoning, Gorgonzola cheese and bacon. The Cajun seasoning didn't really come through for me and the Gorgonzola was a bit light. Still a decent burger. However, 2 others in my... More 

Thank PhreedomPhun
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving feedback. Without it we would never improve. I have shared your review with the General Manager who will coach and re-visit training with our culinary team. You're right, overcooked lamb is never tasty nor the texture you would want. We are always happy to recook or offer a new dish when a guest is unhappy. You... More 

Chatham, Virginia
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191 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has a fun tavern atmosphere, unique menu with lots of vegetarian dishes and one of the largest selections of draft beers on tap I have ever seen. Service was also very good.

Thank Eddie H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our visit to this Capital Ale House location and loved it. My wife said the Cobb salad was the best she has ever had. Great craft beer selection. Highly recommend a visit to one of their many locations.

Thank zieg1968
Ridgeley, West Virginia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

What a great find in downtown Harrisonburg. Their beer selection is amazing and their food menu was just a great. Service, atmosphere and very friendly staff. It was a great start to Homecoming weekend for my husband and I.

Thank Melanie_Lombardi
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This may be an ale house but they offer way more. Being GF i found the selection of local ciders fantastic. They even have a full gf menu. Sat at the bar and had a great meal

Thank Fred M
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Incredible burger! There could be no better selection of beer on draft anywhere. Lot of great menu options, including tasty selections for the health conscious. My picky "stay in their comfort zone" teenage eaters destroyed the pierogi appetizer.

Thank agelof
Williamsburg, Virginia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Tried Capital Ale house out for lunch one day while visiting Harrisonburg and had a wonderful experience. Their burgers were great but they also had an interesting and varied menu. Their been list was vast and excellent. Service was good and everyone there was friendly and informative. They also advertised some really good specials that would be worth returning for.... More 

Thank WEGL185

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41A Court Sq, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3759
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-564-2537

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?