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Whistle Stop Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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809 S. 4th Street, Corner of 4th and Williams Downtown Renton, Renton, WA 98057
+1 425-277-3039
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Kent, Washington
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great neighborhood bar and grill ! Friendly service , specialty grilled sandwiches and a big selection of beers! Live music in the summertime and outdoor dining!

Thank ckvarel
Renton, Washington
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85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, the usual calamari review. Just so-so. A garlic lemon twist which was nice, and it was cooked evenly. But no real flavor. Would have no problem stopping again. Just would not go out of our way. I had the San Diego Station burger, my wife had the Renton Station sandwich. The San Diego was good with the quac, with... More 

Thank edwardstorton
Redmond, Washington
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was very good. Service was slow but it was busy so it was loud too. Coffee was especially good. Our breakfast were hot and tasty. We'll defiantly be back, just a little earlier.

Thank Elizabeth O
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become our go-to place. We stop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or just beverages! They make a mean bloody mary too! I recommend the portabella omelette for breakfast/brunch!

Thank Claire Marie S
Edmonds, WA
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517 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went on a Tuesday at noon for an informal business lunch. Seating consists of a large number of tables and booths; we opted for a booth. The noise level was a little higher than I would have liked, but then it is an “ale house”. Our server was very pleasant and prompt and our orders came up in a... More 

Thank DP49
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a drink and food!! The people were friendly right when we first got in and service was good. The food came out fresh and would go back for more!!

Thank DaddyDo82
Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The burgers were unbelievable. The prices are reasonable and it is a great place to dine before taking in a play at the Renton Civic Theatre.

Thank G4375BHsallym
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My friend enjoyed the Cranberry Gorgonzola Salad: a generous bed of fresh greens adorned with dried cranberries, candied walnuts, and Gorgonzola cheese. I opted for the soup of the day, a creamy beef barley soup. It was very good, nice flavor with ample bits of beef. I added a half Orient Express sandwich which is roast turkey, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes,cucumbers... More 

Thank Debbiesgre
Renton, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The African American Sister is the best wait staff she is fast and friendly and treats you with respect and knows when you need her and when you don't

Thank Patricia98058
Renton, Washington
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stopped in on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We were able to sit out in the little courtyard. That outdoor seating area has so much more potential. If they fenced it in, added overhead twinkle lights, and cleared up the chipping paint, it would be a magical little oasis to have beer and good food. And the... More 

Thank halekido

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 S. 4th Street, Corner of 4th and Williams Downtown Renton, Renton, WA 98057
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Renton
  • Phone Number: +1 425-277-3039
Old World charm may be found in downtown Renton, Washington at the Whistle Stop Ale House. For over one hundred years people have come to this neighborhood next to the railroad tracks to enjoy a pint among friends. Adding to the rustic charm is the cherry wood back bar which traveled to the Alaskan Gold Rush before finding a home in Renton.

Today's brand new Whistle Stop has seventeen rotating taps that feature the finest ales and lagers of the Pacific Northwest and the World. Freshly grilled deli sandwiches are the menu specialty along with soups, salads and appetizers. Swing by for a quick lunch or spend an afternoon, either way the service is always friendly and the beer is always fresh.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?