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Cap City Diner--Grandview

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1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
(614) 291-3663
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Diner With A Flare...

One's normal image of a railcar diner is NOT what will be experienced at Cap City Diner. The fact that this restaurant is in Columbus restauranteur, Cameron Mitchell's stable of fine eateries should be a clue of what to expect. From omelettes to fine entrees and everything in between, the Cap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
jmcclu
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Coshocton, Ohio
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Coshocton, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

One's normal image of a railcar diner is NOT what will be experienced at Cap City Diner. The fact that this restaurant is in Columbus restauranteur, Cameron Mitchell's stable of fine eateries should be a clue of what to expect. From omelettes to fine entrees and everything in between, the Cap City Diner has something for everyone.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

One of Camron Mitchael's better offerings. A exceptional patio when available. Menu is basic but very good. I have never been there when there wasn't a crowd. The staff are magicians seating people. Reservations are certainly recommended but be prepare to wait at peak dinner hours.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Went whilst on holiday from the UK. Quick, friendly service and the food was very tasty. Good selection of drinks too. If im in town again I will deffo go again.Decor and layout Set out like a retro diner but more classy, which i also liked.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The wait staff here goes above and beyond to make your experience a great one. The food and drinks are amazing, and they have an amazing peanut butter pie for dessert. I always stop here when I'm in the area.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A wonderful choice for lunch or dinner. Comfort food well done. It's part of the highly respected Cameron Mitchell restaurants around town. Can't go wrong here, especially if you get the homemade potato chips with blue cheese for starters. You must try this!

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Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

ok this place is located in the old howard johnson restaurant location on olentangy road just south of 3rd street. parking can be a bit of a cramp but the food is well worth the trip[. Comfort food delivered in a very classy manner . the meatloaf is very good the drinks are well prepared. You can not go wrong... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First I would address the parking. It is a bit confusing & there are a lot of businesses sharing the same area We had reservations so there was no problem being seated. They have a good selection on their menu . They are known for their blue chips which were delicious but oh so rich. They are also known for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I always order the Romano Crusted Chicken with extra sauce. Yum! Service is good at lunch. Desserts are BIG! Prepare to share.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Our family of five eats out seldom, so to find a restaurant that everyone find something to like is a feat! I am a gluten free vegetarian, my daughter a vegetarian, my husband very picky, and two boys like lots of meat! All meals were delicious but my husband was disappointed with the portion size for the cost (ie, fries... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My college apartment was right around the corner. We were here for brunch a ton, and for dinner, that meatloaf cannot be beat. I always say I'm going to try something else and always end up ordering the meatloaf because it's that good. Call ahead, these guys are constantly busy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 291-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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