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Capitol Diner

American, Greek, Diner
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800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
+1 717-939-2279
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

The Capitol Diner has been a landmark for decades and their reputation is deserving. During my college years they were in another location. Now in a much more convenient location, customers still stand in line for their service and food. The Capitol Diner sparkles....both literally and figuratively.

Thank 495Nick495
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was good, but not superb. The staff was excellent and friendly. Priced right. Close to the hotel. Nice diner type interior.

Thank Lois M
South East PA
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155 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were there a few weeks ago and had a great experience. This time we found ourselves heading back, and went back. The waitress was poorly trained in the menu, and poorly trained as a server. She made mistakes on what we ordered, and forgot items that came with what we ordered. When asked in 1 case it was like,... More 

Thank BerksPADad
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While the service was quick and the quantity was plentiful, the flavor was lacking. I went for breakfast and was disappointed in the flavor of the coffee and my omelette had no flavor. Additionally, I was disappointed in the diner to refuse to Cost-effectively accommodate a gluten-free diet.

Thank Denise C
Central PA
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My granddaughter and I stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed! Our waitress was friendly and helpful and very patient with us as we had a hard time deciding what to choose from their extensive menu. Our food was wonderful and we each took as much along as what we ate! Also loved the retro decor and everything was... More 

Thank mimimj
Ashburn, Virginia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Friday night around 8. It was pretty busy but they sat us immediately - party of two. Quick service. Extensive menu but didn't see anything out of the ordinary. We ordered wraps - they were good - can't complain about them but also nothing outstanding about them either. Fries were same. Kept our drinks replenished. If you... More 

Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typical diner food done well and served fresh. I've had a few things not right over the years and the staff is always fabulous abut fixing it (ex.burnt bacon). Best diner in the Harrisburg area by far!

Thank Racheal K
Guelph, Ontario
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Nov 3, 2016 we dined at the Capital Diner. Very nice atmosphere. The menu is extensive and they have lots of options for the senior crowd. I ordered the bourbon chicken and it was very good. My dining partner ordered the salmon, which was good but a little over cooked and dry. Service was very good. I would recommend... More 

Thank goldenboy1947
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Capitol Diner is a great diner, but the thing that stands out is the bakery! Breakfast, lunch or dinner the diner is outstanding. The bakery is a fine way to finish a great meal. From the German Chocolate cake to the Coconut cake to the other fine choices,all will satisfy!

Thank David D
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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293 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was very good! Nice breakfast place with very good service. Good location, next to shopping and right off the highway. I was impressed by the cleanliness and friendly staff.

Thank Rick E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-939-2279

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?