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Capital Ale House

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner
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SNACK
Add our cheese sauce $2.00
$8.50
Giant Bavarian Pretzel
Served with sweet Bavarian mustard. There’s a reason we sold 40,161 of these in 2017. They’re wunderbar!
$8.00
Belgian Style Fries
Served with Belgian-style flavored mayonnaises including citrus-cayenne, roasted garlic, pesto, & CAH sauce.
$12.00
Loaded Fries
Our Belgian style fries topped with bacon, cheddar, roasted corn pico de gallo, ancho chipotle sauce and chive sour cream.
$7.00
Fried Pickles
Crunchy house breaded pickles served with CAH sauce.
$10.00
Sweet Potato Fries
Served with 78 Spicy Barbecue Sauce.
$11.50
Calamari
Fried calamari, roasted corn pico de gallo, cilantro aioli.
$10.00
Spinach, Crab & Shrimp
Lump blue crab meat, shrimp, baby spinach, Parmesan cream sauce, pretzel bread.
$9.00
Pierogies
Potato & onion pierogies, bacon, Havarti cheese, herb sour cream.
10 Wings $13.00
20 Wings $23.00
$7.00
Five Wings
Your choice of: Barbecue, Thai Chile, Mexicali, or Hot Buffalo.
$9.50
Chicken Tostada
Grilled chicken breast, black beans, cheddar jack cheese, two crispy corn tortillas, chive sour cream, roasted corn pico de gallo, ancho chipotle sauce.
FILL
Large $9.00
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$5.00
Ale House Salad
Fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumber, matchstick carrots, shredded red cabbage, croutons.
Large $9.00
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$7.00
Caesar Salad
Fresh chopped Romaine, Parmesan cheese, croutons.
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$9.00
Spinach, Strawberry & Brie
Baby spinach, strawberries, Brie, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette.
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$12.00
Cobb Salad
Crisp greens, diced egg, diced ham, grilled chicken, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, croutons.
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$13.00
Black and Blue Steak Salad
Blackened steak skewers, spinach, gorgonzola cheese, tomatoes, pickled onions, blue cheese dressing. Served with garlic toast.
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$12.00
Italian Roasted Chicken Salad
Roasted and pulled chicken, romaine, cucumbers, basil garlic roasted tomatoes, crispy pepperoni strips, peanuts, shoestring onions, and basil creamy Italian dressing.
Grilled Chicken $5.00
Grilled Salmon $7.00
Shrimp $6.00
Blackened Steak Skewers $5.00
$16.00
Sesame Ahi Tuna Salad
Sesame crusted rare tuna topped with a soy glaze, romaine, cabbage, carrots, peanuts, scallions, and sesame vinaigrette.
$15.00
Supremo Flatbread Pizza
Marinara, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, house-roasted tomatoes, fresh basil and creamy Italian drizzle.
$14.00
Margherita Flatbread Pizza
Marinara, fresh mozzarella, house-roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and olive oil drizzle.
$15.00
Pesto Chicken Flatbread Pizza
White sauce, feta, Parmesan, Italian chicken, fresh basil, pickled red onion, and a tomato-basil pesto drizzle.
FEAST
Add cheddar cheese
$9.50
Ale House Burger
Virginia beef, lettuce, tomato, onions.
$12.50
Bacon Black & Blue
Cajun seasoned burger, crispy bacon, gorgonzola, lettuce, tomatoes, onions.
$12.50
The Smokehouse Burger
Barbecue sauce, Gouda cheese, lettuce, tomato, fried shoestring onions and choice of: pulled pork, bacon, or pit smoked ham.
$13.00
Gyro Burger
Greek seasoned lamb, fresh red onions, tomatoes, baby spinach, feta cheese, tzatziki sauce, grilled flat bread.
$10.00
Black Bean Burger
Black bean patty, house slaw, ancho chipotle sauce.
$12.00
Homestyle Mac-n-cheese
Cavatappi pasta in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with toasted bread crumbs and garlic toast.
$19.00
Chesapeake Mac-n-cheese
Jumbo shrimp, lump crab, Old Bay, cavatappi pasta in a creamy cheese sauce.
$15.00
Southern Mac-n-cheese
Creamy cheese sauce and bacon with a mound of pulled pork in the center, BBQ sauce, and corn pico de gallo.
Full $26.00
$18.00
Virginia Beef Ribs
Fresh local beef ribs braised slowly, tender, and basted with our house Sweet and Tangy BBQ or Southern Gold Mustard BBQ sauce. Served with fries.
$26.00
NY Strip
10 oz grilled NY strip with choice of garlic blue cheese butter OR peppercorn-tarragon butter. Served with vegetables and Yukon mashed potatoes.
SIDES
$3.00
Fries
$3.00
Broccoli
$3.00
Mashed Potatoes
$3.00
Seasoned Rice
$4.00
Sweet Potato Fries
$4.00
Asparagus
$4.00
German Mashed Potatoes
$4.00
Apple Sauerkraut
$4.00
Corn and Bean Salad
About
Capital Ale House is Virginia's Ale House. We are locally owned and serve only the best craft beer from around the world, across the USA and of course local Virginia brews. We're proud to serve only pasture-raised, antibiotic and hormone free Virginia beef and strive to procure other local products when possible. Please visit any of our five locations and enjoy a great meal, quenching beer and our Virginia hospitality.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here to visit with a nephew (student at JMU) who recommended this place. It was an excellent choice. Plenty of room and relatively quiet with a very good attentive waiter. We walked to the restaurant so we're not too sure how hard it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank MaryLouandJohn
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for the 5 star review. Stop back in any time you're in town, there's always something new on draft! We do have a parking lot available for guests on the Graham St side...More

Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Hubby and I were in Harrisonburg for a flying trip to pick up items from a colleague. We were downtown; he found the Capital Ale House on an app. Comfortable and stylish place with a mind boggling selection of craft beers! The menu was also...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank blueheninwv
CapAleHouse, General Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and our 100 beers on tap! We hope to see you back on your next trip. Cheers!

Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile

All the staff are very helpful friendly and really make you feel comfortable in the location the food is good prices are within budget and decent an overall good place to visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mrsm0ntalv078
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We went for the Monday night burger deal $3 for the capital ale burger (regularly $9.50) after 4:00pm. We were pleasantly surprised that quality was still good. Beer menu is large and something for all.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pintavalle
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2019

We are glad you enjoyed our burgers with us here! We get our beef local from Seven Hills in Lynchburg, VA to ensure the best for our guests!

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent meal complete with craft beers. All wait staff members were friendly and professional. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank David M
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, we hope to see you again!

Reviewed 16 October 2018

I had the Maryland crab soup as an appetizer. The soup had excellent flavor. It could have been a tad hotter in temperature but it was still great soup. I ordered a black and blue salad and it was the bomb. Big pieces of blue...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 75Moose
CapAleHouse, General Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Make sure that you look the selections over before you go. The selection was incredible! I had the Cuban Sandwich. It was delicious. Presentation was a 10. Waitress was friendly and accommodating. Atmosphere was very nice. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobWDE
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for the 5 star review!! Hope to see you back soon! Cheers.

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Took us until the second nite of trying to actually find this place. Once inside, bartenders were good, food was average. Nothing outstanding about this place. Great variety of beers.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank crs3249
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Sorry you did not think our food was above average! Please email me at Samantha@Capitalalehouse.com so I can find out what you had to eat and to hopefully make sure its amazing for the future. Look forward to hearing from you.

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed tonight's dinner at Capital Ale House. The family ordered a gyro, club sandwich, fish and chips and a steak. Everyone was very happy with their selections. The on tap beer selection was extensive and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We decided...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travel007_8
CapAleHouse, General Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Thank you for the fives stars! Cheers!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

The food menu always impresses, more sophisticated than your typical bar menu. Can't beat the bacon and gouda mussels. The number of beer taps is almost overwhelming, but no one is complaining

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Brennon84
CapAleHouse, Manager at Capital Ale House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for the great review and five stars! We look forward too seeing you again!

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