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Ale House - Grand Junction

4.0
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

The Ale House, in Grand Junction, is a local favorite for delicious modern American fare enhanced with global influence served in its lively and rustic restaurant. The creamy artichoke dip served with veggies and toasted baguette and the sausage and cheese board served with preserves and mustard make tasty and sharable starters. Some of The Ale House's specialty entrées include the achiote-marinated shrimp tacos with pico de gallo and lime crema, the elf meatloaf in an apple demi-glace and the Applewood bacon mac and cheese with garlic panko crust, all of which are superb with a craft beer or two. Handhelds, like the hand-tossed avalanche ale pizza topped with chicken, ale alfredo sauce, pesto, garlic and goat cheese and the shaved steak dip sandwich with smoked mozzarella and rosemary jus, are also popular.

For a sweet end to your meal, enjoy The Ale House's cast iron apple crumble.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robery Bradley
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Private party facilities
Offered to large groups only (25 to 40) guests.
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Private party contact
Brian Oliver: (970) 242-7253
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Patterson
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Entertainment
Live music most Wednesday and Saturday nights.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on August 6, 2016

We were on the road and I'd used Open Table to reserve a lunch as we drove across Colorado on the way to California. My wife's sandwich was the best she has had since Scholtzky's closed. We dined outside, and there was a little traffic noise, but the weather was perfect.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2016

I've seen a number of strong reviews for the Ale House, they were so good I tried it last Friday night. I was disappointed, largely in our service was very slow and unattentive, and two orders of the highly touted Mahi Mahi tacos arrived heavily dried out, obviously left under heat lamps too long. The restaurant wasn't that busy, lots of open tables, yet our service was extremely lacking.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2016

Great place to relax and enjoy good food, drinks, and friends. The Chef's pizza is huge and great! We're going back to get more.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2016

We had a group of eight...sat outdoors on a beautiful evening...everyone commented on how good the food was. My mahi mahi tacos were excellent as was my margarita. Our waiter was there when we needed him but not overbearing. The Ale House never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2016

I wish the menu would not change so much (and so frequently). The 50-50 burger was a family favorite. I asked the waitress about it and she told me about the scallop special. ????

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2016

We were in town for one night only and wanted an energetic place for dinner. This brewery delivered, great atmosphere, superb service, and amazing food.
A ++ for my vantage point

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Great place to go to! I have been there many times, and I will definitely return. I will recommend this place to everyone!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We went for Valentines Brunch due to a friends recommendation. We ordered the eggs over medium and they were barely cooked. The biscuit came without butter, when we asked for butter it came out hard and the biscuit was cold so that was left uneaten. The friend who recommended the brunch especially the chicken fried steak said he went again and the food was not as good as he had had previously.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2016

Nice place our service was good as well as our entrees. Only negative was hostess seemed bored and not happy.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

We had visitors in from out-of-town and wanted them to experience something uniquely Grand Junction and not just one of the many chain restaurants....everyone had wonderful meals, drinks and brews!

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1.0Dined on August 9, 2015

We booked this reservation as a mid-way point from Colorado Springs to Las Vegas. We were seated and waited 25 minutes and finally we got up and ask for menus. The Wait staff was standing around chatting. We got up and left. It was very disappointing to not have anyone ask for our order. We had to ask for menus and everything and this restaurant had decent ratings.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2015

My mom, sister and I went for dinner and the dining experience was very nice. Just what we needed! The food was great and our waitress was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food. Even though she had a large party of people to wait on, she found time to ask about our meal and get us more wine. We choose to eat outside and it was a good choice....nice evening and not very loud. The perfect place when you don't want a chain restaurant meal or pay for a elegant dinner at a fancy restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2015

We were looking for a simple dinner and Ale House delivered exactly what we wanted from a brew-pub. Good drinks, good food, we left happy. =)

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2015

I had a decent burger, and my friend had the elk meatloaf. It was so smothered in gravy that it was hard to discern the taste. Rather noisy place no matter where you sit. For an early time on a Saturday night which meant lots of open tables, service was extremely slow. I'll skip it next time I'm in town.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2015

I make this a regular stop whenever I'm in Grand Junction, which is not all that often. I'm always satisfied. The service is good. The food is good. The beers are good. This time I had an elk burger which was cooked perfectly. The beer recommendations from the server were excellent. I'll keep coming back.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2015

This restaurant is clean and wait staff are very friendly. Was given an exstensive beer list with everything on tap. Some people in my group ordered their Avalanche beer, which they said was phenomenal. The food menu has fun selections like elk or buffalo burger and an elk meatloaf. Some fun twists on classic meals. Everything we ordered tasted great. Their Mac and cheese is amazing, their burrito is also great. I personally ordered the elk burger which was very flavorful and had a great sauce on it. Overall, a good place to go for some good burgers and beer.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2015

Great selection of beers on tap.
The bison burger with tomato-bacon marmalade was excellent. I added a fried egg and loved it. My wife had her first ever elk burger and thought it was great.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2015

Awesome place to go for all types of groups. Everything about the place is REALLY nice and the food is excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2015

Descent food forca sports bar. Great service! Good view of all the TVs

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2015

The Open Table reservation worked great and we were seated in about 10 minutes. Our waiter took great care of us. The food was nothing special. I enjoyed an beer, pretty yummy. The noise level was very loud. It was just ok.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

The Ale House is the perfect place to have a fun classy date or night out with friends. The atmosphere was sophisticated and energizing. The service was good, they were very helpful and relaxed. Our waitress was courteous with checking up on us and was definitely not overbearing with it. The food was AMAZING. I had the cranberry and apple glazed salmon, which came with seasonal veggies and a mashed or whole baked potato; it was super moist and cooked to perfection. Also, there was a live band performing the night we were there, they were very fun, professional and classy. The bar had a couple of sports games playing on different screens which were not distracting for the other people in the restaurant who were just enjoying their meal and drinks. The Ale House is a gem worth visiting.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2014

Good service good beer. Good food. Good location n easy to find.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2014

My wife had the special of the day which was a shrimp fettuccine. It was very, very good. I had the fish and chips, disappointing to say the least. The fish was on the verge of charred. The first piece was passable but the second was greasy and I had to pick the fish out. The fries were greasy and tasted like they had been sitting and then reheated. We had the Thai chicken skewers which were great and the Carmel pie which is rich and delicious.

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2014

50 minutes before our appetizer arrived and with no bread served it was a long 50 mins with kids, server forgot to put in specifics on our order so when the food eventually came it wasn't correct, we weren't given the option to sit outside when we were seated but noticed a beautiful outdoor dining area when we were leaving, drinks were not refilled, food was ok but obvious that corners are cut when it comes to quality ( thai chicken skewers were like mcnuggets in sauce). Could be a neat place due to a nice ambiance and sports playing on TVs if service was improved.

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4.0Dined on August 15, 2014

We split the Sherry Spinach Salad and 50/50 Burger. Both meals were fresh and tasty with a nice presentation, much better than your average bar food hence the four stars. Our server was prompt and on top of things. The place was a little dirty, prime example is that as we sat down the bench seats still had crumbs from the last customer. Overall a pleasant surprise after a day hiking around and really ranks between good and very good but I rounded up.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2014

Not very impressed. We've been to the Denver location and think the food and service is a lot better there.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2014

Good food, good service. Music outdoors, made a nice evening.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2014

The Ale House carries several of Colorado's microbrews on tap. Ironically they were out of the Brew I chose. I was able to find a good substitute. Also I prefer bison over beef in my burger but they were out of that as well.
My salad was fresh and green. Next time we are in grand junction we will be going back.
The Ale House beats all of those chain restaurants hand down.

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3.0Dined on June 20, 2014

Ok, I do have a personal issue with servers touching the bare straw with their hands, especially the drinking end! Also server grabbed top/rim of glass when she grabbed it to refill. Otherwise food was good, including pasta and salad.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2014

The food I had was really good. Best fish dinner I have had in Grand Junction. And I loved the Mud Pie (to go) it took me 2 days to eat.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2014

Great food with good service. Would have been five stars but the bet coolers inside are way to warm. Been a problem for a while.

Summer time not a problem as they I've bottled beer outside. If you want micro brews you are still stuck with bad cooling.

Food is good. Service is good beer is warm.

Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

My husband could not stop talking about how much he enjoyed our dinner at the Ale House. We were visiting from out of town and chose this restaurant based on its online menu. I wanted a lot of choices. And boy did I get it. My husband ordered the Fish and Chips and they were fantastic. Fish was battered just right and cooked to a flaky inside and crunchy outside. My chicken pot pie and spinach/pecan salad were both excellent. I kept thinking at each bite "Boy, this is good!". Our waiter was excellent, making suggestions when asked and checking in on us despite a large party in his section that took up much of his attention. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2014

Recently while on a house hunting trip from Wisconsin, I had the pleasure of checking out this establishment and was quite impressed. I will return to this establishment again once I re-locate. The Bison Meatloaf was outstanding!! as was the Breckenridge Wheat beer.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2014

Perfect place to split entrre before going to a show.....perfect place for after too!

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2014

We have been to The Ale House many times, often with a less than adequate experience usually tied to poor management of service. This time however we arrived early, i.e. 5:30 and beat the crowd. We enjoyed good service and good food before going to the Rockestra concert @ CMU. As we finished our meal, a 24-top business function showed up which our server manned solo. It didn't affect us, but so sad for the other 2-tops he was serving. Here is were my question of management comes in. Just the same we'll be back, especially when their great patio is open again in the spring!

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2.0Dined on October 27, 2013

With two football games being broadcast on their big screen TVs, the crowd around the bar was way, way too loud. It was annoying. Would not go back. Food was not memorable.

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3.0Dined on September 13, 2013

Our food was overcooked. Ribs were tough. Chicken sandwich bun stale. Sweet potato fries not hot or fresh. Beer was good. Lots of choices.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2013

If you're a beer connoiseur, this is your place. The menu descriptions give the appearance of a better than average restaurant, but not so. You will find lesser quantities, poor seasoning (my chicken pot pie was all sage and canned under a tasteless flake top), and no sense of a chef putting effort in the kitchen. I'm not a prude, but the waitress was heavily tattoo'd and pierced, adding to the tastelessness of the restaurant. I'd go for lunch or an afterwork beer or wine on the patio.

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4.0Dined on May 23, 2013

Great beer menu & good pub grub. Bustling place any day of the week. Super fish tacos.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2012

Great casual dining in Grand Junction. Very good service in a very crowded & hoping place. Food was very good, especially the fish taco's. Portions are very generous & prices are reasonable. Great beer selection, as you would expect.

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