User Reviews (7) :
In the burbs it's not easy to find great food, and great beer, and definitely not under the same roof! This place definitely shines brightly for foodies and beer lovers alike. Complete from-scratch kitchen, and the largest beer selection outside of Philly. The place is too good, and unfortunately too small with only 13 tables + 15 seat bar. Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff.
Sadly, the PM bartender & owners should consider taking more time off, they are always on the floor, definitely looking & acting worn out. Probably explains the condescending attitudes they give patrons and employees..
Posted by CW: Mar. March 12th, 2012 at 12:49 AM
This is the go to place if you want consistently great food. We have never been disappointed in the food or service. The reason for the wait is obvious; from appetizer, sandwiches, to entrees you will always find something delicious. It is a microbrew haven.
Posted by Tina: Mar. March 2nd, 2012 at 6:44 PM
I used to live up the road, went here often enough. I really do enjoy the beer selection, though I wouldn't call it unique to the area, having Lucky Lab and Union Jacks nearby. Generally, I find the food to be average, generally too salty. I'd maybe take a date during the week, but not the weekend, way too busy, not enough seating, wait is too long. As for owner/mamager comments, I've talked to them, they're nice enough, but I could understand another point of view. The service is generally reasonable, food comes slowly on the weekends.
Posted by Bob: Mar. March 1st, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I don't know what's up the butts of the previous reviewers, because Gary and Melissa certainly are not self-absorbed, arrogant, condescending, egotistical or any other negative word you can think of. They and the rest of the staff are friendly and knowledgeable.
Posted by Chris: Mar. March 1st, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I can not believe someone would term the owners and management as self-absorbed and arrogant!!! I have been a frequent visitor since Day 1 and always find Gary, Melissa and all the staff warm and welcoming and quick to join in conversation. The 2 reviews of Craft Ale while accurately painting the food do zero justice to the great social environment.
Posted by Thursby: Mar. March 1st, 2012 at 10:58 AM
I agree the food is generally top notch and the beer selection is second to none. The previous reviewer had it spot on... Arrogance or more accurately self absorbed. The owners don't have a clue on the social side of running a business.
Posted by Amateur: Feb. February 28th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
As I sit here writing this review I am in fact eating a terrific grass fed burger with cheddar, caramelized onions and bacon from Craft ale house. Everything I haver eaten from Craft has been very good. The Chicken fingers are top notch and the burgers are off the hook delicious. I truly appreciate the effort to be eco friendly from the grass fed meats to the eco take out packaging. One pet peeve. I called this past friday to order take out and was told they don't do take out on friday and saturday nights? What? You are going to refuse business? It seems a little condescending and egotistical to me. Now listen I am a previous restaurant owner, so I know the pressures of the weekend onslaught but would never dream of refusing an order for take out, it takes less effort for the staff to do take out than dine in and quite frankly if they had more seating I wouldn't be getting take out 3/4 of the times I eat from there and I do not live that close to craft I am about 20 minutes away but would rather get takeout to avoid the overcrowded restaurant and bar. It is very lacking in seating. Otherwise it is definitely a place to be tried and enjoyed.
Posted by maria: Feb. February 28th, 2012 at 7:09 PM