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The Alehouse Columbia, Columbia, MD
The Alehouse Columbia, Columbia, MD
The Alehouse Columbia, Columbia, MD
The Alehouse Columbia, Columbia, MD
The Alehouse Columbia, Columbia, MD

The Alehouse Columbia

4.3
4.3
1258 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (443) 546-3640
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Cross street
    Interstate 175
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after 5pm.
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Friday night in the bar after 9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,258 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Lively

1,258 Reviews
  1. Birthdaygirl

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and menu gave a lot of options without being too overwhelming. Server was friendly and efficient. Would love to go back to watch a sporting event.

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  2. slanger

    Baltimore

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We sat at a booth and ordered happy hour food...wings, pretzels and we additionally had the tuna toast. The wings were exceptionally good. The pretzel came with 2 large pretzels and dipping sauces and it was good. The tuna toast was nicely presented and tasty. Our server was nice too.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This has been my 5th time dining here and I absolutely love it each time . This time the temperature inside was a bit high heat wise but over all I enjoyed the food and drinks as always.

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  4. DaveB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table was ready when promised and as we requested. We came in to try some new menu items and they didn't dissappoint. We tried the devil eggs and pork belly burnt ends. Both were delicious. Our server Sammy was awesome! We will defintely be back. Brunch was solid as usual.

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  5. SaraD

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to eat when you want to chill. Good service, good food, lovely ambience.

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  6. Jo5555

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My fish tacos were greasy! My teenage daughter got an adult Mac and cheese which was smaller than the kids Mac and Cheese.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Don’t get the fried pickles. You essentially get fried batter. Pickles are no where to be found

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  8. GemL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality and tasty food and drinks in pleasing atmosphere. Our server Daniel was excellent! He was personable, helpful and checked in to make sure all was well. We enjoyed our experience at Ale House Columbia and will definitely come back.

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  9. RRRR

    Baltimore

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The burger was excellent. Tex-mex rolls are the best. Like the renovation and update. Service was outstanding. Thanks

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crab cake was blah. Lots of crab with zero flavor or seasoning. Eggs were terrible, and homefries dried out.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the crab cake with Brie mashed potatoes and garlic broccoli. Nothing was seasoned well. The crab cakes weren’t bad but I’ve had better. The ambience was nice and the restaurant was beautiful. My waiter was mediocre nothing to brag about.

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  12. DrRon

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time trying their Brunch. The food was good as usual; however, I ordered my sandwich with no onions. It came with onions. I returned it and it took so long (everybody else was finished eating) that I had them cancel my order. Therefore all I had were mimosa’s, but the rest of the family thoroughly enjoyed.

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  13. TedH

    Washington DC

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    With a cozy pub atmosphere, quality dishes like really good sandwiches and crisp salads, and excellent customer service, The Alehouse Columbia has become a go-to neighborhood spot. I appreciate the free parking lot, making it convenient to pop in for a meal, happy hour or to watch the latest game on their huge TVs with friends. Between the fair prices and welcoming vibe, The Alehouse offers solid value and leaves me feeling so satisfied that I excitedly look forward to my next visit.

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  14. DinerFromHoCo

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall, it was fine. We'd only been once befoe and we'll go back. The food was good and reasonably priced. Overall the service staff was friendly and prompt, but our server dropped the ball several times. Serving the wrong drinks, items we ordered never came until after we asked to remove from the check when we were finished eating, disappearing for most of the meal. Just wasn't her day.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and beer selection. Perfect place to watch football. Service was excellent too on a busy day

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  16. PamS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! The service could be better. I should never have to continually search for my server during a meal. The place wasn't crazy busy so that wasn't the excuse.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, excellent service. Our server Xavier was wonderful. Friendly, professional, made the dining experience even better.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The floors were really dirty in there. Fries and chicken nuggets on the floor. A whole pickle under another table. A huge spider came walking across the bench. You gotta clean up in there.

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  19. DrRon

    Baltimore

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first time back in years. The reason then was the lack of diversity in the menu. Wife is a Pescatarian and the choices were limited. However, the new menu is more comprehensive and the taste was good. So we have returned and will make this one of our regular casual dining spots again. We will be visiting for Brunch within the next two weeks.

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  20. KDeP

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great, and the service was good. My complaint is that when we were seated, the host moved a table to make room for our party of five - there was a significant amount of trash under the table they moved, and they left it there. So basically we ate next to garbage. A bit disappointing, especially since we had family from out of town with us and wanted to show off this nice restaurant, but the trash was hard to ignore. Other than that, it was fine.

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  21. Dee11

    Baltimore

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, service was excellent. They’ve upped their game and we’re happy to be back!

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  22. JessicaG

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great brunch with a friend. There is a make it yourself bottomless mimosa option. I had the chorizo burrito and it was delicious and the breakfast potatoes are amazing. Will definitely be back.

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  23. JamesR

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a bit disappointed in our food. I had a hamburger which was a bit dry (ordered medium) and my wife had a French dip which was fatty. Both were certainly okay but we expected better. The staff was friendly and attentive, though they took our order to the table next to us at first.

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  24. COZE

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value for dining! Pleasant waitstaff and my server Sammi was the best! Wonderful house Chardonnay (I purchased a bottle) and my pasta dish was amazing! Only thing is that, At first the music gave me anxiety, like the music gave me like Jan 6-Capitol Hill vibes, but then later someone changed the playlist to a more upbeat , inclusive sound thank God 🤸🏾‍♀️😂😂 *Coming back to try the Jerk Chicken 💯💯💯

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  25. MelissaM

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Sammie, was so polite, punctual and attentive. She checked on us several times and suggested items from the menu when we asked for her input. The food was very good! The steak and eggs were cooked as requested. The breakfast sandwich was tasty as well. The endless mimosas are worth it!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious and we had a great server! The special fall menu that's going on right now has some great options.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good when we actually had it. Service was terrible. Did not bring out our appetizer. We had to cancel it. Given one drink menu. No silverware. Forgot my dressing.

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  28. GemL

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was not their usual. Apparently server never put our order in. Wait time for food super long. Two of the orders were wrong. One meal came & we had to petition for it. We sat outside and set up and ambience great. Also, when food finally arrived, it was on par as always. Hope they focus service issue.

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  29. JanaeF

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food was amazing! A few hiccups with our order and bill but nothing that couldn’t be resolved with a smile. Allison our server was welcoming and pleasant. Recommend given their brunch a try for your next get together. Will be returning!

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  30. RichL

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ale House burger is perennial favorite. Bad luck to order second beer just as keg kicked.

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  31. AlvinB

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I made an excellent selection, so I was informed. I tend to agree. Looking forward to returning.

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  32. Kirasmom

    Baltimore

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, took forever to come out though. Service was very slow. Hadn’t been here in a while, don’t anticipate returning.

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  33. EJRand

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place in Columbia. Enjoyed the food and the price were great for the quality of food. Will definitely go again.

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  34. Alberto

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. We have been there several times and in particular the waiters and waitresses are excellent every time. Yesterday Claudia was outstanding.

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  35. Cheyenne

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! We will for sure be back! We went for my fiancé’s birthday & our server (I think her name was Sylvia) was awesome!!! The bottomless mimosas were a hit!

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  36. ProfPlum18

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. Took a little bit of time for the food, but they did bring out the children’s chicken tenders and fries before the adult’s food was ready. As for the fish and chips I ordered, it certainly was underwhelming for $21.99. Fish fillet was thin, not much to it, and I’ve gotten way better from other restaurants. I will add the beer selection was great, had a sour on nitro, so it’s a hit or miss depending on what you are visiting the restaurant for. My friends burger looked like a better option for the money.

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  37. JoelB

    Baltimore

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first visit, definitely won't be our last. Nice vibe, friendly service, great menu and the food is tasty! Plus they have Dr. Pepper!

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  38. Antwan

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place has some tremendous entrees and appetizers. Also, the craft beer selection is great. I recommend almost any of the easy drinking beers on the list. Great service, food, and experience for casual dining or a group outing. The staff were also more than amenable to accommodate or larger than normal party of 12 when more people showed up than we anticipated.

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  39. SeeZee

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was all good; service was too, except I would have appreciated if the server had told us that there was a $2.99 upcharge for the Caesar salad along with my sandwich--I would not have ordered it. I would rather have an included small Caesar salad with no upcharge. it was way too large for a side salad.

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  40. Javoris

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and atmosphere. Our server I believe his name was Brayden was great.

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FAQs

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 4.3 stars by 1258 OpenTable diners.

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 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Alehouse Columbia

6480 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia, MD 21045

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Interstate 175
  • Neighborhood
    Columbia
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Gastro Pub, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We offer complimentary valet parking every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after 5pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music every Friday night in the bar after 9pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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