The Alehouse Columbia

4.4
1060 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Join us for dinner, then stay for drinks and live entertainment in our indoor bars or on our spacious back patio. Watch your favorite teams on our 50+ big screens, host a party in one of our private rooms or just relax with a cocktail under the stars. At The Ale House Columbia, you'll find great food, expertly-crafted drinks and Howard County's best nightlife.
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LouW
West Virginia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Menu is wide ranging, full bar service as well not just microbrews.

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Cess
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it. Def will be back for bottomless brunch

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viplaurelfoodie
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food wasn't that great. Came out lukewarm and without any flavor. French toast bites were overcooked, fried green tomatoes were ok but could have used some seasoning, bacon was old and greasy. Alehouse is a nice place but their menu could use some revamping. Won't come back for brunch.

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Deegee
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were a group of 4 and chose outdoor seating on a cool/cold spring night. The food and beer selections were really good, the actual food didn’t disappoint at all! It just got a little cold for us out there but otherwise a great place to go!

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vipOpenTableNickname
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ale House used to be really good but food and service have gone downhill. It is about average now. Food was just okay; service was mediocre.

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martymar1970
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A good experience, overall. Food was good. I ordered the corned beef sandwich and my wife ordered the flat bread pizza. Our beers were very good. Service was slower than usual. Staffing appeared to be low and our server was new.

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vipCamilleB
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Britney was an attentive server. Thank you!

Corned beef was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I got the crab egg Benedict and it was honestly bland. No flavor. The breakfast potatoes were good. Our waitress wasn’t attentive at all. Never really came to fill up the mimosas or even water. This place was my usually my go to spot (pre-COVID) now I’m not impressed. Definitely won’t be back for a while.

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Tiffanym
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food, great location, great prices

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AnnettE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good--hostess, wait staff, food, and value. I would certainly eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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vipClaudiaP
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheeseburger sliders were good and onion rings are the best I ever had! Also fried artichokes are good and a large portion or the price. Served with horseradish sauce and marinara which is delicious either way. Their seasonal cocktails are innovative and delicious.

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Kerry
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server Brittany! She was so nice and accommodating and provided great customer service! (Her nails were also on point!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

When we first walked in, the bar seemed quiet crowded! The dining room was better with occupied tables well spaced out.
Our party of 3 shared the whisky battered onion rings which were delicious. We all had burgers and fries. Two Fried Egg Burgers and one Bacon Cheeseburger. All were cooked Medium as requested and the fries were super! Sometimes the fries are not, but this time they were! Hot and perfectly salty. It would be good if salt and pepper were more readily available. All in all, a great meal.

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JillW
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We love the food .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great brunch with bottomless mimosas and no matter what you get, the food always hits the spot 😋

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went on valentine's day. Mussels were just OK, blackened chicken pasta was good though. Overall not a bad bang for your buck.

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AustinM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope place. .... Would go back for brunch and bottomless mimosas

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AleaV
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best chicken and waffles in Columbia hands down. Bottom less mimosa price is fire. Absolutely love it here

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BrittneyR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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RONIN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service throughout! From hostess to wait staff, well done!

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vipJohnD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made reservation. Drive across town with my guest and.... they were closed?!!!! Locked up like a drum!!

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Our waitress was great specially for brunch, we got our bottomless mimosas very quickly and she always came and checked on us even during a busy Saturday!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Server was not very attentive.

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vipFredericklady
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit during brunch. Adhered to strict COVID-19 protocol which made us feel real comfortable. The server made an excellent recommendation fir me containing an awesome pretzel bun Reuben.

Definitely adding this place as a must visit again

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GingerS
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covid-19 social distancing protocols are 'mostly' followed - I felt comfortable here as opposed to other establishments. It is difficult for servers to remain socially distant in an area where they have 8 tables.

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JohnW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! From the moment we walked in the door, to the table service the experience was superb!

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TylerT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed the food here and our server was very nice and welcoming.

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PhilP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good stuff

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Stevo
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to watch football

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vipOkay
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We were seated at our table and waited 10 minutes before our waitress even acknowledged that we were sitting at one of her tables. She zoomed past us and said "I'll be with you shortly." We watched her walk past our table several more times without her stopping. After 15 minutes, we got up and began to walk away from our table since our waitress never came back to take our drink order or even offer us water. As we walked away she walked by and said "I was eventually coming back to your table." We left the restaurant and went to a nearby one and had a much better experience.

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vipVpe139
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was nice and gave great recommendations for food since the menu is so large. We were not happy with one of our dishes and the manager came over to apologize and it was taken off the bill. Huge servings, better to share, food was hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here to meet up with friends for drinks and food. We felt safe and was comfortably able to social distance. Food and drinks were good and the service was great.

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ellie
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here is amazing! Love their outdoor seating!

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JBird
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We went for weekday lunch - mom, daughter, grandmother - and sat outside since the weather was nice. Unfortunately the umbrellas at the tables had been put away for the season so it was very sunny and a little hard on the eyes. Food and service were very good and the experience was as expected. Our waitress (Brittney) was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful spot with great service, great prices and great food

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KarenH
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Different criteria- eating outside, probably staff shortage. Food selection is great and tasty.

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Brunch
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and so was the food! I will definitely be back!

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courtlwal
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Due to COVID-19, I am only comfortable eating outside, so I made a dinner reservation online requesting an outdoor table. We were seated right away, and our server was very friendly and helpful. It was Taco Tuesday, so I got the $5 spicy marg, and she even asked them to leave out the fresh jalapeno garnish after I told her I was a little nervous about the spice level. I had the Roasted Pear Salad which I always enjoy, and since I am a vegetarian I ask them to leave the chicken off. She actually deducted $2 from our check to "make up for" the lack of chicken on my salad, which I thought was really thoughtful even though I would not have asked for that! I have really enjoyed going to Alehouse Columbia during the pandemic due to their outdoor area seating and their great customer service--not to mention the great food and drink selection, including Oliver Brewing beers. Highly recommend.

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KatieG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful! Love that there’s an outdoor dining option.

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You can order delivery directly from The Alehouse Columbia using the Order Online button. The Alehouse Columbia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (443) 546-3640.

The Alehouse Columbia is rated 4.4 stars by 1060 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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