Ale houses are popular hangouts for people who want to enjoy the wide range of delicious food and drinks, particularly alcoholic drinks, available in these establishments. More than the food and drinks, however, the customers flock to them because of the interesting people and welcoming place.
This is true for the chain of Carolina Ale House restaurants. Here, you will find that, indeed, the people and the place complement the food and drinks so well that you will want to linger.
Below are the latest Carolina Ale House menu prices.
Picked For You
|Classic Philly Cheesesteak||$10.70|
|The Varsity Cheeseburger*||$9.63|
Bar Bites & Shareables
|Five-Cheese Spinach Dip||$8.77|
|Pretzels with Queso||$6.90|
|Beer-Battered Cheese Curds||$8.19|
|Classic Burger Sliders||$7.78|
|Smoked Chicken Quesadilla||$9.97|
|Southern Fried Chicken Sliders||$7.17|
|Carolina Chili Nachos||$10.44|
|Carolina Smoked Chicken Nachos||$10.44|
|Parmesan Chicken Flatbread||$9.00|
|Bacon Cheese Fries||$7.52|
|Carolina Triple Play||$8.53|
|Beer-Battered Green Beans||$6.57|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$6.54|
|Chips & Salsa||$3.46|
|Beer Battered Fries||$4.99|
|Carolina Pulled Pork Nachos||$11.95|
Soups & Salads
|French Onion Soup||$5.44|
|House Garden Salad||$7.50|
|Southern Fried Chicken Salad||$10.75|
|Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad||$14.91|
|Buffalo Shrimp Salad||$10.67|
|Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad||$12.87|
|Chopped Apple Salad||$11.69|
|Strawberry Chicken Chopped Salad||$11.49|
|Sirloin Steak Salad||$13.57|
|Blackened Ahi Tuna Wrap*||$10.87|
|Buffalo Zinger Wrap||$9.53|
|Pulled Pork Sandwich||$9.94|
|Buffalo Chicken Sandwich||$9.93|
|Classic Reuben Sandwich||$9.74|
|Southern Fried Chicken Club Sandwich||$9.88|
|Baked Turkey & Brie Sandwich||$9.99|
|Turkey Pita Club||$10.34|
|Ahi Tuna Wrap*||$10.49|
|Crispy Shrimp Platter||$13.86|
|Hand-Battered Chicken Tenders||$10.50|
|Beer-Battered Fish & Chips||$11.98|
|Grilled Atlantic Salmon*||$15.98|
|Thai Chicken Bowl||$10.21|
|Fresh Grilled Salmon||$15.49|
|Zinger Loaded Mac & Cheese||$10.49|
|Pulled Pork Loaded Mac & Cheese||$10.49|
Steak & Ribs
|Angus Top Sirloin*||$17.19|
|Chargrilled Choice Ribeye*||$20.06|
|Bacon Swiss Melt*||$10.78|
|Pimento Cheese and Bacon Burger*||$10.96|
|Caribbean Fish Tacos||$8.99|
|THREE Steak Tacos||$13.72|
|Island-Style Shrimp Tacos||$9.23|
|Smoked Chicken Tacos||$10.93|
|THREE Island Style Tacos||$11.64|
|Chargrilled Chicken Tacos||$8.83|
|Island Style Fish Tacos||$10.17|
|THREE Smoked Chicken Tacos||$12.69|
|2 Steak Tacos||$11.67|
|Ahi Tuna Tacos*||$9.49|
|2 Island Style Tacos||$9.62|
|2 Smoked Chicken Tacos||$10.67|
|50 Fresh Wings||$53.49|
|30 Fresh Tenders||$32.09|
|Extra Blue Cheese||$1.09|
|Additional Wing Sauces||$1.09|
|Black Cherry Cheesecake||$6.43|
|Kids Pasta Pasta||$5.09|
|Kids Caribbean Grilled Chicken||$5.75|
|Kids Little Cheese Burgers||$5.05|
|Kids Popcorn Shrimp||$5.79|
|Kids Grilled Cheese Sandwich||$5.09|
|Kids Fish & Chips||$5.79|
|Kids Cheeseburger Quesadilla||$5.79|
To Go Drinks
|Diet Dr. Pepper||$2.54|
|Aquafina Bottled Water||$1.64|
Raleigh Ale House is the predecessor of Carolina Ale House; the name change happened in 2002. The chain itself is owned and operated by LM Restaurants, a hospitality management group that also oversees other dining concepts. There are more than 30 locations of Carolina Ale House in six states – and counting.
What They’re Famous For
Every Carolina Ale House is known for its wide variety of craft beers from several micro-breweries. The craft beers change on a regular basis although there are also several regulars on the menu.
Aside from the alcoholic drinks, the restaurants also have a changing menu that attracts old and new customers. The freshly-made, chef-inspired entrées are the most popular for good reasons.
Why Eat Here
As soon as you enter a Carolina Ale House, your first observation will be its lively atmosphere, chic yet casual interiors, and welcoming smiles. The customers are a mix of the young and the old, from students to young professionals, from couples to families, and even the single diner who just wants to enjoy the dining experience. But keep in mind that it isn’t such a kid-friendly place, partly because of the full bar.
The waiter service isn’t the fine dining service many people expect from an ale house. But we must say that the waiters and waitresses seem to have been well-trained in the fine art of service. Most customers then say that their dining experience was made more enjoyable by the waiters’ and waitresses’ courteous, attentive and competent service.
While the concept of an ale house has its roots in medieval times, the Carolina Ale House is a modern version. There are several pieces of proof from the heat radiating floors to the numerous televisions tuned in to different sports, the menus on tablets, and the modern kitchen. The sports bar vibe is part of the reason for its popularity, especially among the young crowd who want to be updated on their favorite sports and on each other’s lives.
The kitchen at each Carolina Ale House is also notable for making the food from scratch. The dishes are, indeed, surprisingly delicious with every bite with a few standing out for their excellent quality.
These include the Asian Grilled Schicken Salad, the Grilled Chicken Flatbread, and the Chorizo Meatloaf with Bacon Chipotle Gravy, as well as brisket quesadilla and blackened tuna salad. The Southern fried chicken salad and the chicken with Buffalo sauce are also favorites among customers.
We also love it that the Carolina Ale House chain of restaurants is keen on giving its customers with something new on the menu on a regular basis. This is among the reasons for the chain’s popularity because the new culinary creations, most of which are gourmet in quality, add a sense of adventure to each visit. If necessary, you can ask your waiter about the new dishes on the menu so that you can try them out.
The extensive beer menu attracts the adult crowd, even the beer connoisseur, in whatever city a Carolina Ale House may be located. There are more than a dozen choices in draft, craft and bottled beers so food-and-beer pairings are a favorite activity among diners.
The alcoholic drinks are great when watching the numerous games shown on the television. Since Carolina Ale House locations are popular hangouts for sports fans, you should set realistic expectations about the noise level on game days. Then again, it’s the lively atmosphere that makes for a great place to spend quality time with your friends.
The restaurants are great places to enjoy your lunch and dinner, as well as your late night jaunts for a filling meal. Don’t worry about being underdressed as both the attire and ambiance are casual; just don’t come in your bikini or pajamas and you should be fine with the crowd.
The best days to come here are usually on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays although any day of the week is a good time to enjoy the dishes and desserts, too. There’s also a happy hour where the drinks and certain foods are priced more affordably.
Bring your family and friends whenever you come to a Carolina Ale House because life is about sharing of good food and drinks whenever you can.
To learn more about Carolina Ale House or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.carolinaalehouse.com.