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“Overpriced and food not great”

Capitol Grill inside the State Capitol
Ranked #440 of 3,736 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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Texas
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overpriced and food not great”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Ate there every day for several years. Food is very expensive, and not that great unless you are desperate. Staff is usually nice. Highly recommend going to the Texas Chili Parlor, one block west on Lavaca Streeet, see other reviews. Much more fun, better food and much more affordable!!!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Waxahachie, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Roomy, diverse cafeteria”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

"Grill" is a funny name for this place, since it's a well organized, generously stocked cafeteria. All self-serve. The food is well prepared, tasty (at least all in our party of six thought so), and reasonably priced.

If you're on business in the Capitol and need a feeding locale merely for the food, use this place. Don't waste time finding something away from the Capitol. Anyone can find something good to eat in this place.

Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good to Very Good Food”
Reviewed 10 June 2013

OK, I haven't tried everything on the menu. The baked/roasted chicken is good, but needs seasoning. Salad bar is average.

Thursday's are max soft serve, as much as you can get in the cup with toppings. That's a good deal!

I heard the other food is good. I will continue to go back until I get a bad meal.

  • Visited June 2013
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Austin, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A real shocker”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

I have eaten in the Capitol Grill many times and am amazed at their offerings. The new Grill is nothing like the "linoleum Grill" that used to be in the basement. You can still get Chicken Fried Steak and Bar B Q but you can also get grilled fish Tampico style, fresh soup and a delicious salad at the salad bar. They have made to order sandwiches, burgers and fries and each day there is a daily special. However the specials are popular so if that is what you want, come early. There is also a Grab & Go section with a lot of variety. the desserts are good and there are homemade cookies as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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Houston
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food and affordable price”
Reviewed 9 May 2013

I had a chicken wrap that was delish! Can't find that kind of meal at that price anywhere close by. The only complaint is that there are no free refills on soda! But you can't beat the price and quality.

Visited May 2013
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