We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Capital Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-2405
+1 804-780-2537
Website
Today
11:00 - 01:30
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

525 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 515: English reviews
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined out on a weekly special. Great $2 burgers and beer! Two things my fiancé loves. Service was a bit detached, but I guess the waitstaff dread $2 burger nights. Burgers didn't seem to be made to order - don't get me wrong, it wasn't sitting under a lamp at McDonald's or anything, just it took so long to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank jtthompson719
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Burger night has been our guests favorite for over a decade now and continues to be one of the busiest nights of the week. For the operations and logistics of this evening we do not take temps on any of the burger specials as this evening requires full use of the grill and burgers will be... More 

Palm Desert
Level Contributor
186 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I suppose for a bar food establishment this place is ok. If you want to drink beer and have bar food then it's fine. But service was a bit slow and the food was average. The fries for instance were chewy. But this place will work in a pinch.

Helpful?
Thank Mark E
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Hey mark, Thanks for reaching out to leave feedback. We are known for our beer selection, pouring more Virginia craft beer than anyone else in the Commonwealth but our cuisine is just as important. We recently recruited a corporate Chef who has culinary experience from all around the world. He has begun changing some menu items and creating community partnerships... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a burger and some fine beer for dinner. Great selection of food and beverages. The service was spot on with excellent selections for food and beer pairings. My teenage boys enjoyed the food as well. Would definitively recommend.

Helpful?
Thank FCMedic
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
151 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A standard ‘ale house’ format with a huge beer list with helpful descriptions. The food was standard fare, burgers, ribs, chicken etc but well cooked and presented. . Lovely young staff make the whole process quick and friendly. Reasonably priced and recommended.

Helpful?
Thank Loz97
Laurel, Maryland
Level Contributor
148 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there at about 2:00 pm for lunch so the place was fairly empty. The food was good and there is an extensive and good craft beer list on tap, but the service was poor. When we arrived there seemed to be some disagreement between the hostess and one of the waitresses which caused a delay in our getting... More 

Helpful?
Thank MarkLaurel
CapAleHouse, Public Relations Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this review

Hey MarkLaurel, I appreciate you taking the time to review us and providing details about your experience. This makes the investigation in correcting these concerns faster for our management team. Your review has been shared with the General Manager who will re-visit training and coach the team members from the day of your visit. It would be helpful to gather... More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burger - just the Ale House Burger. Delicious beer and friendly staff - especially the General Manager - Bernadette.

Helpful?
Thank tmiddleb
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
216 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had lunch there and it was awesome. We actually wanted a light lunch but ended up having Burgers and Beer and it was good this way. Service was great and the Food was awesome. The list of beers is huge and I am sure everyone will find something. On Weekends they have concerts in their large room. so when... More 

Helpful?
Thank MCB110611
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a busy Saturday afternoon. Good food, prices and service. Would definitely return!

Helpful?
Thank AL C
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Features a nice brunch menu and all the beer you could want. The menu offers lots of choices and the interior pub style and not fussy. Nice seating by the front windows.

Helpful?
Thank AmyKatherineAB
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here Sunday night; they had a shortened menu because they were out of most things... therefore, the only menu we were given was one sheet of paper listing the 10-15 things they had available, with no descriptions of anything and no prices listed. The waitress was not very friendly and seemed annoyed to be working there. We ended... More 

Helpful?
Thank m e

Travellers who viewed Capital Ale House also viewed

 

Been to Capital Ale House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:30
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219-2405
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-2537

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Capital Ale House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
6 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Capital Ale House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?