Live Bait Alehouse
Live Bait Alehouse

Live Bait Alehouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.livebaitalehouse.com/
  • Phone: 9058782526x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Monday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday : 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Burgers, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Josh Dyer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout
  • Entertainment: We offer live entertainment with solo musicians

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thompson and Maple
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Shared parking lot with movie theater
A word from Live Bait Alehouse
The Live Bait Ale House welcomes you to our alehouse! Whether this is your first time here or you are you are returning to your regular bar stool, we would like to thank you for your patronage.
We are locally owned and operated. Our founding principles focus on great food and beverage, great service, great staff, and a great atmosphere so you can "eat, relax and enjoy" while dining in our location.
We take pride in our menu and commit to serving fresh (never frozen) fish and meats. Whenever possible, we purchase locally grown and produce food to provide you with the freshest menu items possible. We offer daily feature specials that cannot be beat and are ever-changing seasonal menu loaded with our guests favourites.
You should also know we really enjoy beer...craft beer...and lots of it. We have travelled, tasted, and purchased the best selections available. We are well known for our craft beer selection and invite you to check it out- you wont be disappointed.
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Live Bait Alehouse reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)kid-friendly (6)good for groups (6)hot spot (4)great for lunch (4)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great menu; great food. I'll be back when I can sample more of the great beers !!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Live Bait?
    lobsterless
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I reviewed the online menu prior to visiting the restaurant which offered lobster but unfortunately they did not have any when I got there. That was very disappointing. As well, I didn't find there to be alot of seafood considering the name of the restaurant. Overall, it was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was good (one steak overcooked but lose). Service was poor - had to ask for 2nd drink, and cutlery. Brought out mains and we were not 1/2 way through the apps.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Milton restaurant
    lynjoy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a wagjag for here. If I lived in Milton I might go back but it didn't wow to return with it being a 40 minute drive. Food typical of the larger chains like Kelsey's . Good beer selection and liquor prices reasonable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 26 reviews are from the Live Bait Alehouse reviews archive.
  • Good place
    Heathrob07
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was great, little expensive but tastes good. Service was friendly & prompt. Quiet when we went which was nice for us. Beer choices was neat but would prefer a pitcher of Keith's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    DabdB43
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We have a very pleasant Mother's Day meal, good beer, the Oyster's were excellent and the entree also very good. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice Mother's Day dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My parents and my family had a great experience at Live Bait. I had been there once before and enjoyed it so much we decided to go back for Mother's Day. Everyone enjoyed their food! This is a great alternative to chain restaurants in town!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Keeper21
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food and service! Excellent live entertainment!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Lergus
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Perfect customer service and awesome meal, will recommend to friends and family!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Special Birthday gathering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We had a party of 10 for my father's 91st birthday lunch. Everyone enjoyed the occasion and the food. Our server was terrific and the manager came over several times to make sure everyone was well looked after and enjoying themselves. This is our second visit to Live Bait and we would have no hesitation returning. The restaurant was also very easy to access for my mom who is in a wheel chair.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Excellent Beer selection. Great service. Food also quite tasty. Bonus points for not being a chain restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beer Selection
    MailMan
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    +great selection of craft beers +large selection of fish and seafood dishes +most of the food very good +service was good -sauces (is tartar sauce) very small amount for size of meal -additional (tiny) sauces are an extra cost -no round tables for medium to large sized groups
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a very good experience
    AliJ
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We had a very good experience at the restaurant, The Restaurant was very quiet only a few seated. tables
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looooong Wait
    Traddles
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Reservation was 6:30. Kids meals cam 7:30, adult meals came slightly after 8pm. By then kids were done and starting to get bored. Waitress kept coming by asking if we wanted her to check on our order but never came back to tell us when we could expect it. Food was pretty good, but not worth the 2.5 hour hassle. We won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Initial visit since it changed over from Walker's and we were all pleased with this restaurant. Met our expectations for a nice lunch with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server was very friendly and
    talexVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Server was very friendly and attentive. Bartender is very friendly, came over and greeted us as she has served us before, was very nice touch.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer selection, good food
    chefjay
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This is the type of place you want to go if want to have social drinks. They have A LOT of selection of craft beer. Food was good, nothing to rave about and it was also slightly overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beer selection, food ok
    C1dude
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Would definitely go back for the selection of food. Apps were very good albeit a bit overpriced. Entrees were soso
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience
    Cliffy
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Had a very nice birthday thank you lobster tail dinner was great and apple FILO was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place, not so great service
    Gianni
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My girlfriend and I are the most easy going people ever. The atmosphere was great, good was great, staff was great except for our server.we didn't get our oysters we ordered as appetizers, she was very impatient and made us feel uncomfortable. In The spirit of the season we left her a tip, an adequate one at that, otherwise I would have left her only a verbal tip if u get my drift. Not to mentioned we trekked all the way from Hamilton for this. Nevertheless, I would still recommend , trusting you don't get our service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceptional service!
    Maddie5
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great food in a fun, lively atmosphere. Saturday evening live entertainment very enjoyable. Sure to return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific dining experience
    Spudrummer
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    This is our third visit and the food is consistently good. Beer options galore. Great service and tables well spaced out so that you don't feel like you are dining with other guests!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    goose
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Overall the experience was good. We had the Oktoberfest special, the food was great, the beer selection was good. The only thing I would critique is the server uniform (or lack of). I would go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • only complaint was the music
    djskmlw
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    only complaint was the music was a little too loud. everything else was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening. Food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great evening. Food was good, our grandson (16) found wings terrific and our appetizers ( mussels and crab) delicious. Shrimp taco shells innovative and good and chips & chips nice portion. Beers were good and service excellent. Music a tad loud and tvs on all the sport stations well located. Well located ( neighborhood) near theatre etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average.... Very Average....
    Leaf
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    First impression was good when we walked in but it slowly went downhill from there. After we were seated we were greeted and the waitress took our drink order. They have a lengthy craft beer list which is something that is nice. Always good to try something that you have not had before. I would say that this was the highlight of the dining experience. Appetizers were on the decent side but once the main course came it was difficult to finish some of the food. They are trying to improve on service and dishes because the owner came over and offered another meal at no additional cost. She even took it off the bill which was a nice gesture. Would I go back? For dinner - NO. For drinks and live music - YES.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our first
    Smilesjen
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    We really enjoyed our first time. It was a late dinner and we had kids, so It seemed to be a perfect fit for a last minute find. The food was really good and my fav was the calamari . Will be returning. It was also well priced!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit will not be back
    dorshecVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    We started with the Colossal Onion Rings - for $8.99 you would expect more than 1 large onion ring with 4 small ones. They tasted good however for the value it was lacking. I ordered the Chicken Fettucine and the pasta was undercooked and the dish lacked seasoning. We had to request salt and pepper for our table so that we could add flavor to the food. Hubby ordered the Rainbow Trout and both the trout and quinoa were very bland. The service was good but will not make up for the taste of food. Will not be visiting anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday dinner
    frankieferno
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Wide open concept, split into 3 areas. the bar side is all booths, the other two are high top tables and padded benches that can be arranged however you choose depending on group size. Higher slightly than average chain restaurant prices, but a bigger variety and specials offered with unique seafood. Warm draft, inexperienced bartender obviously. Food taste was good! The server had to constantly be chased to come to the table, when needed. Appetizers not completed when dinners were brought out. No one cleared appetizer plates from in front of each guest and expected the customer to move and hold it while "hot plates" were delivered. Overall, this place could be acceptable but seems they hired very inexperienced staff at all positions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but a bit pricey
    RoxaneB
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Went for a family birthday dinner and selected an early reservation. Food was great! However, the price point is on the high end for Milton, turning this into a 'special occasion' place rather than a regular hangout. Downside was a family who let their young toddler run and scream all over the place and the staff did nothing to request that the parents control their kid. This child ruined the dining pleasure for us. I'll probably try it again but at a later time when kids aren't there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.