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American Ale House and Grill

) #15 of 186 Restaurants in State College $$ - $$$ American, ,
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
+1 814-237-9701
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallop salad” (10 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So eclectic and cool! Has an amazing atmosphere and a live music piano bar! Outdoor woodsy seating. Very very cool place - cool chairs and lots of chandeliers! Highly recommend eating here - they have an excellent food selection as well! Had a steak salad...More

Thank Jeff Rachel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed surf and turf perched on the open edge of the tavern overlooking the outdoor patio. The restaurant was busy and we were helped by a woman tending bar, who really knows what good service is - friendly, competent, and responsive. The beer and...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My high school class had a 50th reunion weekend recently and we all headed to the Ale House on Friday night so we could enjoy listening to fellow classmate Tommy Wareham sing and play. It was great fun. Good food, generous drinks, all-out fun place...More

Thank Charann102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review pains me to write. The Ale Hose USED to be my favorite restaurant in town. I sent all of my family and friends there. However, I have had such horrible service each of the 10 times I have been in the past 3...More

Thank Maddie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love the food at the Ale House but the service is horrible. I asked for my meal to be boxed up so I could eat the rest for lunch the next day, as did the girl I was with. She brought out her food...More

1  Thank townieprobs
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We had excellent salads there. The menu was great and offered some different pairings. Great beer selections. The 4 of us had great meals.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I stop here most Sunday nights to listen to live music and enjoy some Jambalaya and oyster nachos. Also call ahead to see what fresh clams and oysters are in. Excellent wine selection.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Several different menus...our friends love this place, it was just ok with us. Probably more fun with a group. Walk-in tables available without a reservation on a Thursday in June, probably busier other times. The lobster roll and the Cowboy sandwich both ranked just ok...More

Thank bobatthebeach999
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Had a team dinner with parents and daughters there. The food and service was very good. A nice selection of the menu.

Thank MNIS4
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Girls weekend in State College. Lousy weather but amazing food and libations. Came here for the steamers available on the bar. Steamed clams, steamed mussels and steamed shrimp served with warm sour dough bread. Add a cold pint and we were in heaven! Shrimp was...More

Thank Bec515
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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, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
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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