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Ye Olde Alpha

50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003-5907
+1 304-242-1090
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003-5907
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We live in Wheeling and we eat here almost every week. Fair warning: call ahead to reserve! Great food and service!

Thank canaanlover21
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the very kind review and most importantly, for continuing to come back to the Alpha. We so appreciate the business and for you taking the time to review us, Mark

Reviewed 1 week ago

This little gem is off the beaten track and supplies a family owned 1950's style dining experience. The food equals the atmosphere and is long missed in the 'Big Chain' restaurants.More

Thank Joseph S
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Brass: Thank you for coming to the Alpha and for taking time to comment about it. We are happy that you found us and most importantly, that you had a great dining experience. We are very appreciative of the comments and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great bar/restaurant in Wheeling. Very good American menu. Lots of choices. Food was excellent and served "hot". Service was good and the place rocks. Some very creative choices.More

Thank Harvey H
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Harvey, first, thank you for coming to the Alpha and two, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a very positive review. We appreciate that you enjoyed the menu, food and service and we hope to see you again soon some...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The alpha is a wheeling staple. The food is good but the atmosphere makes it great. And you get free salsa and chips! The bridgeport brownie is amazing

Thank speedytraveler17
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Alpha. We appreciate you coming, we are happy you had a good dining experience and we hope to see you again soon We are very grateful for the kind words. Mark

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious with a diverse menu and I would have definitely given it a 5 had the service been better. I typically try to grab lunch before the rush arrives in the hopes of shorter wait times during the work week. We...More

1  Thank Christina W
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We ate here one evening. It was quite difficult to choose what to have as the menu was quite extensive! My son had the Bison Burger which he really enjoyed and I had an Italian Hoagie, something we don't get in the UK, I cannot...More

Thank Claire P
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2017

Claire, thank you so much for coming to the Alpha and we are happy you were pleased with the menu choices. We are proud of our menu and spend lots of time with and on it. Good choices by all of you and we appreciate...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

My coworker and I stopped in here after it was recommended by the hotel desk clerk where we were staying. Not being from the area, we definitely felt like outsiders as soon as we walked in. We were able to get a drink and ordered...More

2  Thank John B
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

John, thank you for the feedback although it is not what I want to hear from anyone. Please email me details at mark@yeoldealpha.com so we can talk and rectify this situation to insure it does not happen again. If you are every back in Wheeling,...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017

This place is very busy, so be prepared to wait a little. Hardly ever more than 20 min. All food is prepared to order and is cooked very well. WE like to have family gatherings here. They can set up for big groups. The food...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Stuffed banana peppers for a good start following following great selection of spirits. Everyone had steaks and enjoy them. New York style cheesecake to finish up with all the drizzles

Thank Al F
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Thank you for coming to the Alpha and we truly appreciate the nice comments. We value all feedback as it helps us do a better job. Mark

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This was an old Moose Lodge and not very interesting from the outside but.....inside. The bar is a show stopper with dark wood and critter heads hung all over. Would love go back at night with some friends. The restaurant has a real mid century...More

Thank MountainMe47
AlphaMark, Owner at Ye Olde Alpha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Good afternoon and thank you for your unique perspective of the Alpha and for the nice comments. While it was not an old Moose Lodge, the bar area was an old Vaudeville Theater back in the 1920's. You picked one of our best sandwiches and...More

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Response from rickgreenberg100 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure fi they can deilver alcohol? I would call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Carmel Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003-5907
  • Location: United States  >  West Virginia (WV)  >  Wheeling
  • Phone Number: +1 304-242-1090
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Ye Olde Alpha is a Wheeling restaurant institution, and celebrates its 85th year in 2017. We pride ourselves on fresh, quality food with impeccable service
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