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American Ale House and Grill

) #15 of 186 Restaurants in State College $$ - $$$ American, ,
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
+1 814-237-9701
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“scallop salad” (10 reviews)
“cowboy steak” (8 reviews)
“oysters” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had excellent salads there. The menu was great and offered some different pairings. Great beer selections. The 4 of us had great meals.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stop here most Sunday nights to listen to live music and enjoy some Jambalaya and oyster nachos. Also call ahead to see what fresh clams and oysters are in. Excellent wine selection.

Thank Eric P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several different menus...our friends love this place, it was just ok with us. Probably more fun with a group. Walk-in tables available without a reservation on a Thursday in June, probably busier other times. The lobster roll and the Cowboy sandwich both ranked just ok...More

Thank bobatthebeach999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a team dinner with parents and daughters there. The food and service was very good. A nice selection of the menu.

Thank MNIS4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girls weekend in State College. Lousy weather but amazing food and libations. Came here for the steamers available on the bar. Steamed clams, steamed mussels and steamed shrimp served with warm sour dough bread. Add a cold pint and we were in heaven! Shrimp was...More

Thank Bec515
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very good menu choices, reasonable price and options. You can get higher end menu items or grab a burger. Seafood is an option. The atmosphere in the bar area is enjoyable with Tommy Wareham on the keyboard playing everyone's favorites. This is a great place...More

Thank stevegT8768JK
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Impeccable food and service !!!!!! Just amazing. Will definitely go again. The Piano bar is great entertainment!

Thank JadeNevada
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Acoustic tunes at the piano bar every Sunday night with Ted and Molly. Alehouse plays some pretty sweet tunes when they don't have live entertainment too. Food is awesome, service is lovely. Great place for a family get together, romantic evening with bae, or friends...More

Thank KT T
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Have been to American Ale House about 3 times, and food/service have been fairly consistent. Not fine dining by any means, but a nice option for standard tavern fare. A little out of the way from downtown, but sometimes it's not a bad thing to...More

Thank jcav08
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We made a reservation months ago for dinner while in state college for my daughter's graduation. The place was extremely crowded and the staff was working really hard to accommodate everyone. We arrived a little early and had to wait but that was ok. They...More

Thank Diane K
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Brooke K
Are small dogs allowed on patio?
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any dogs around. I'd call and ask.
Manop A
Hi. I would like to make reservations for 5 persons on May 7 around 8:00 pm. Please let me know. Thank you
22 April 2016|
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Response from 1947Carlo | Reviewed this property |
I think that this request is to make reservations. Whoever is asking, call the Ale House at 814 237-9701.
Do you take reservations?
11 March 2016|
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Response from MJKR61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they take reservations. I suggest you ask for the room with the piano bar if you like it louder and rowdier (piano player is great - lots of fun!) or ask for the dining room that's more quiet if that's the atmosphere... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 821 Cricklewood Dr, State College, PA 16803-1806
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-9701
  • E-mail
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