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Cap City Diner--Grandview

1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
(614) 291-3663
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Ranked #40 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Columbus, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Once again I've had a good meal at Cap City. I have never been disappointed in the multiple (20+) trips dining here. Service was great and they worked with the picky eater I was with.

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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

All the Cap City Diners are good. Always look forward to going and never had a bad meal. The roast beef is perfect and my kitchen stays clean. For lunch, it doesn't get any better than the fish sandwich.

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Columbus, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It is one of those places that you think, it could be old. It is not old though, just has a good feel. I ate at the bar. The bartender acted like I was his most important client. I had a nice meal, great service and the price was reasonable. I have taken my family there too, at on the... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Okay, I have been to this restaurant several times, but until recently, never tried what they are known for. Why? Because it's Meatloaf! But, I must say, no wonder they are famous for this? It is incredible, with mashed potatoes and meatloaf and mushrooms and a wonderful gravy. I absolutely love it and will probably order it every time now.... More

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Stryker, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were staying nearby and decided to stop here for dinner since it was within walking distance and we didn't want to deal with the heavy traffic in this part of Columbus. The interior was different from what the exterior suggests, but it was cheerful. It was very noisy inside, which I don't care for. I would rank our service... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I had the crab cake....it was not well cooked...consistency of jello..my partner had a fish dish which was just average AT BEST. I like the location, but the wait staff was a little surly..

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Belleville, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place has great atmosphere and was very busy which accounts for the noise level. It was hard to hear people around our table. There were five of us squeezed into a booth. None of are very large but it was quite crowded. But...the food here was great. Two people had the Philly cheese steak, which looked amazing. Two of... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

There are a bazillion delicious restaurants in columbus. I've always enjoyed my experience at Cap City but it feels a bit more chain-ish restaurant and the food is great but not excellent. There are soooo many other great places in Columbus that I would rank above it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

A few years ago as I was planning a trip to Columbus for a concert, a co-worker mentioned Cap City Diner - we've been hooked ever since and make it a point to go there whenever we can. So, when I realized we'd be driving straight up 315 for my daughter's college visit, a reservation was made. We arrived 15... More

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New Concord, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Arrived 20 minutes prior to reservation time and was seated immediately. Waiter very polite and professional. Great menu options. Prices fair. Portions large. Chocolate cake for dessert is recommended.

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