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Capital Ale House

) #26 of 1,267 Restaurants in Richmond €€ - €€€ American, ,
623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-780-2537
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (104 reviews)
“pretzels” (26 reviews)
“pierogies” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
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1 - 10 of 568 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing service, great range of beers to try from. Awesome ambiance and nice place to spend time and have some fun

Thank anirudhkashi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hamburger I ordered was A# although the accompanying French fries were mediocre. The beer list is excellent and the wine list, for a restaurant of this type, was acceptable. My only complaint was spotty service but it may have been because of a large...More

Thank Marc F
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marc, thank you for your review and for stopping by! Glad to hear you enjoyed your burger. But sorry to hear that the service was spotty! We will be sure to let the general manager know so that it will not happen again. Hope...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was close to the hotel. It was moderately busy when we arrived. We had to wait for a server and then it took forever to get our food. Which was not worth the wait. We went back a second time just to try...More

Thank Suz843
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a Saturday night about 7 or so. The restaurant has a huge seating capacity. The fact that it was practically deserted should have a waived me off. The server was prompt and friendly, just like he should be. We ordered promptly anhd...More

Thank JBClark
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there JB, I am so sorry you had a less than satisfactory experience with our steak! This is absolutely not how we want our steaks to be served, as we are proud to serve all Virginia grown, hormone and antibiotic-free beef. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The beer selection both on tap and by bottle is great for any enthusiast and the burger was amazing!

Thank davidmlight87
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Food beer list. Food was just ok. Service was incredibly slow. Took 1.5hours to get pretzels, even though there were only about 5 tables. I think they spent the extra time overcooking my burger. Even getting waters and menus took a very long timeMore

Thank JPB_36
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there JPB, I am so very sorry to hear about this experience you had with us. I will be passing this on to management so that we can use this feedback to train and improve our staff. This is absolutely not our standards at...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Was going there with a friend. The beer list is awesome. The food delicious. I took a blue cheese burger and is was yummy. Service is good. I will definitely go there again.

Thank blondema36
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Service is primo! Good food at a good price. Casual dining. Depending on which Capitol Ale House location you visit, there is live music for entertainment. If you are into craft beers, this is a great venue to visit, extensive menu of local and regional...More

Thank Joan P
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for the awesome, detailed review! We value loyal patrons like yourself and to show our appreciation, please reach out to me personally at linzy@capitalalehouse.com I look forward to hearing from you! Cheers, Linzy

Reviewed 10 May 2017

Beer selection was awesome. Ate there twice, first night had the schnitzel which was average. Second night was their "burger special night." I ate with a fellow co-worker and both of our burgers were dry, served on the same plate (yes the same plate). We...More

Thank John J A
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Burger night has been a guest favorite for 10 years and due to its popularity and logistics, we do not take guest requested temperatures on burgers, yet serve them mid-well to well done....More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great burgers, very good beer selection, friendly service, nice pub atmosphere. I'll come back here next time I'm in Richmond.

Thank CSI-Reviewer
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there seating for music events?
15 May 2016|
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Response from CapAleHouse | Property representative |
Yes, at our downtown Richmond location, you can have seating at a table with full dinner and drinks service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-2537
  • E-mail
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