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Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA

Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg

4.3
4.3
31 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Capital Ale House is a family-friendly restaurant and bar that serves a variety of New American and German-inspired dishes. It offers a large dining area with tables and booths for guests, a large bar, an outdoor rooftop deck decorated, and an entertainment area with pool tables and dart boards. The bar at Capital Ale House offers an array of specialty cocktails and craft beers.

Located within walking distance of many other downtown Harrisonburg attractions, we are the perfect place to pause for a conversational lunch or a lively dinner with friends.

We are Virginia's Beer Authority with the best local burgers, steaks, wings, and German-inspired fare, and the largest selection of craft beers in the burg!

We're proud to serve only pasture-raised, antibiotic, and hormone-free Virginia beef and strive to procure other local products when possible. With 100 taps, we're sure to have a beer for you!

Capital Ale House also serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bavarian, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:30 am Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (540) 564-2537

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jan Schaeffer

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large dining spaces that we can adjust with moveable walls. The ample open space in our game room area, complete with dart boards and adjacent bar, is the perfect gathering space for seated or happy hour gatherings. We never charge a room fee, only a minimum for food and beverage.

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisonburg

  • Cross street

    Court Square

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. T

    Tina

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server was nice but scattered. Dropped drinks, had to remind her to take entree order, forgot to bring second round of drinks, expected much better service especially with the increased prices. Not what we typically get.
  2. J

    Jenfit

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience2
    Food was good. Service was slow. Drinks took forever and server was inattentive
  3. MB

    MelissaB

    Nashville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Our food took forever to come out even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. When it did finally come out most of it was barely warm. Also the dishes were inconsistent. My breakfast burrito wasn’t as described on the menu (missing sauces on top) and 2 people ordered the avocado toast and both came out topped very differently. They only thing the same about them was the avocado.
  4. CG

    CynieG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wasn’t a fan of the French toast and the steak/egg dish was cold. The pretzel dessert while tasty was baked too long. Service was excellent.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on October 11, 2022CynieG, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologize for the quality of your food, we strive for excellence and obviously fell short on your visit. I will address the issues with our culinary team to make sure your next visit is 5-stars! Cheers, Eric Harpine Associate Manager

  5. NR

    NancyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our food was average. No “wow”factor. The beer was good and my jalapeño margarita.
  6. SK

    SunshineKate

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mattie was an excellent server. The food was really good except I hate cilantro so ask! I did and Mattie provided me with options. I will definitely go back
  7. S

    Scott

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was disappointed for having a reservation for 8 of sitting in the back - away from windows by the bathrooms. We are all office workers without windows. Was looking forward to a brighter atmosphere. While I understand prices, my cobb salad was not worth 14.5. It was mostly lettuce. A few strips of ham, very little chicken compared to the competition and no corn at all, which I found to be odd.
  8. SP

    SusanP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    2nd time at this location. Food and staff are great. Will return again.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on August 24, 2022SusanP, Thank you for taking the time to leave four stars and a recommendation! Hope to see you back in soon for a third visit! Cheers, Kathleen Molinari Front of House Manager

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, efficient waiter.
  10. JL

    JimL

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great outdoor space on the roof.....views and setting are spot on. Food is delicious and the suds selections are outstanding.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on June 26, 2022JimL, Thank you so much for the five stars! We are happy to hear you loved our rooftop patio and the selections! Can't wait to have you back. Cheers! Kathleen Molinari Front of House Manager

  11. SG

    SueG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was inviting and casual and most food hot and tasty. Only one order of fries was semi cold but server quickly replaced with hot and a larger quantity.
  12. BV

    BarbaraV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great server - Will! Food was good and the atmosphere was great!

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on May 10, 2022BarbaraV, Thank you for the 5 star review! We appreciate your business and glad you enjoyed your server Will. He is a great server! We do hope you visit with us again soon! Cheers, Samantha Bridgewater Associate Manager and Beer Buyer

  13. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food quality and value are exceptional. Did not have dessert, but they looked good. Best draft beer selection around.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on April 28, 2022JohnS, Thank you for the 5 star review! Also thank you for the kind words about the draft menu. As the beer buyer for this location, I appreciate you taking the time to give us such a great review and to speak highly of our beers! Next time you are in, try our dessert pretzel! You will NOT be disappointed! Cheers, Samantha Bridgewater Associate Manager and Beer Buyer

  14. MM

    MeredithM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We got the apps at the same time as the entree without apology, which happened to the table next to us as well. Could have been a server issue. We had the steak & the chicken - it was mediocre at best. The vibe was lively & fun. Would recommend going with low expectations, ordering very basic items and if you want courses, order your entree after u finish your app.
  15. KL

    KathleenL

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for good food. Service was terrific. We were not rushed at all great beer selection

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on April 2, 2022KathleenL, Thank you for joining us for dinner last evening! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. Cheers, Jaime Reese General Manager

  16. JL

    JimL

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service from Will on the wait staff and food from the chef were exceptional. We tried the food week menu suggestions and were amazed. Rooftop offered an almost private setting. This was an impressive dining experience.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on March 20, 2022JimL, Thank you for the kind words about Will. I will make sure he gets this review. We have just opened the patio so I am so glad you were one of the first to sit on our newly remodeled patio. We do hope you stop by again to enjoy nice weather on your rooftop patio! Cheers, Samantha Bridgewater Associate Manager and Beer Buyer

  17. JK

    JulieK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic! Our server was phenomenal!!

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on March 7, 2022Julie, Thank you for the great review! We love hearing when our guests have a great experience and hope to serve you again in the future! Cheers, Eric Harpine Associate Manager

  18. ER

    ErinR

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Noah was fantastic! He was friendly and efficient, guiding us in our menu choices and helping us have a wonderful experience. The food was very well prepared and flavorful. We will definitely return.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on March 7, 2022Erin, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review! Noah is one of our all-stars and I will make sure to pass your kind words on to him and our culinary staff about your meals! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Eric Harpine Associate Manager

  19. L

    Lynn

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I was visiting from out of town .. when I do visit , I have always said I wanted to go to Capital Ale House. I was kinda bummed because the 2 items I ordered they were out of. Then the service was mediocre. The empty dishes from our apps were never cleared off the table , until our entrees came . It was busy , but not that busy . I was a waitress for many years , and that was one thing I made sure was taken care of busy or not .
  20. CP

    ChelseaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food! Big portions so we split. Our server was super nice! We will be back!
  21. TB

    TimB

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Blair was great server

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on December 27, 2021TimB, Thank you for your feedback! We will be sure to Let Blair know that you enjoyed her service. Cheers, Jaime Reese General Manager

  22. TT

    TaTe

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great option for a college town….really enjoyed the farm to table options and the local selection of beers and whiskey.
  23. JA

    JaAn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. They were very accommodating when we had additional people added to our party. The waitress was very attentive. The food was amazing.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on December 9, 2021JaAn, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers, Jaime Reese General Manager

  24. AR

    AlexR

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken sandwich and loaded fries were delicious! I will always recommend Capital Ale House to anyone!
  25. i

    irisheyes

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Decent food, really bad service. The waitress was really rude and never return to check on us or bring the sides ---
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First visit Staff friendly - obviously staffing is a challenge everywhere these days Waiter forgot to put in one entree, so it came out as rest of party finishing meal - he comped the entree, which was the right thing to do Would visit agaim
  27. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal! Great gluten free menu. Thank you for a gluten free brownie! In past, service has been an issue, but this time was responsive and efficient. Restaurant is very popular, so reservations are recommended. Great fish tacos.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on October 26, 2021James, Thank you for the 5 star review! I am pleased to hear that we have stepped up on our end and gave you the great service you deserved! Glad you enjoyed our fish tacos! 100% a fan favorite. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Samantha Bridgewater Associate Manager and Beer Buyer

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    BC Home Coming

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on October 20, 2021Anonymous, Thank you for the 4 star review! I would like to hear more about your meal with us. Hopefully next time we can turn that 4 into a 5 on food! Reach out to me at Samantha@capitalalehouse so I can hear more about your experience with us. Cheers, Samantha Bridgewater Associate Manager and Beer Buyer

  29. M

    Mike

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great and so was the food. It provided a nice environment for my wife and I to enjoy a rare night out away from the kids. It was nice getting to eat a good meal, have a glass of good wine and share a discussion about something other than dirty diapers and messes needing to be cleaned up. We also appreciated having dinner without having to wash dishes. We'll be back...some day. :)

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on October 14, 2021Mike, We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to serving you and sizzle again! Thanks again,

  30. G

    Greg

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The amber Oktoberfest ale was very good. I ordered pork schnitzel with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. The pork was terrible, the crust was burnt, the inside was dry. The worst I’ve had, the sauerkraut was tasteless. Only the potatoes met the grade. I was just passing through but the meal was extremely disappointing.
  31. LJ

    LadeeJay

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    22 minutes agoNEW Ok so on a mini vacation and we decided to check this place out. Man let me tell you the food was amazing!! Upon Arriving the place looks like it could be a small hole in the wall, but entering it was pretty big. Our waiter Will was super great offered great suggestions and ALL we all delicious from the appetizers to the entrees to the dessert. The only thing is the ambiance wasn't that great.. everything else left us wanting to come back. The smokehouse burger with pulled pork bacon and ham was the BOMB the southern mac n cheese was AMAZING along with the wings, pretzels, calamari, steak, apple pie, brownie man I can't name everything but know it was great. We will definitely return.

    Capital Ale House - HarrisonburgResponded on October 14, 2021Ladee J, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to our culinary team and your wonderful server, Will! We look forward to serving you again in the near future! Cheers, Jaime Reese

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg using the Order Online button. Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 564-2537.

Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Capital Ale House - Harrisonburg

41 Court Sq, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Court Square

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisonburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:30 am Sat 10:00 am–1:30 am Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bavarian, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jan Schaeffer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (540) 564-2537

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large dining spaces that we can adjust with moveable walls. The ample open space in our game room area, complete with dart boards and adjacent bar, is the perfect gathering space for seated or happy hour gatherings. We never charge a room fee, only a minimum for food and beverage.

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