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Cap City Diner--Grandview

1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
(614) 291-3663
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Ranked #37 of 1,967 restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
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
Miamisburg, Ohio
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Took a out of state person who wound up having a Caesar salad....what a waste. We visited location by OSU on a Saturday afternoon 3 pm. Place was already getting busy for dinner reservation. Make one for peak times it will be less of a wait. Love the Blue cheese potato chips. Hubby had meatloaf. Loved it. I had pecan... More

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Orlando
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Great good! Always great service! Always makes our clients feel like they're being treated well! Love the veggie options!

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I am a big fan of the Cap City in Gahanna, so don't get to this location very often. The food is just as good, and the speed with which it was served was admirable. I just wish our server had been a little less coldly professional and a little more warmly human.

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Have been going here for years and was back with some out-of-town guests last week, and love that Cap City never disappoints. From all the reviews here you can see that the crab cakes, meatloaf, balsamic chicken and the desserts are always great, but even the simple cheeseburger is one of the best in town (not in the outrageous category... More

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Grove City, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had dinner at this popular establishment last evening, before attending the Micheal Buble concert. The very crowded and extremely noisy dining room provided a less then desirable atmosphere. We have been at Cap City on several other occasions, but this time was different. The service was poor, the waiter was rude, and I can't believe the steak that was... More

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Portland, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was or second trip to OSU and visit to this restaurant. It's part of the Cameron Mitchell group. Upscale food in a cool diner setting. The dinner rolls are one in a million. Fantastic meatloaf. delicious salads and efficient friendly service give this 5 stars!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While we were here for our 31 National Convention, we had the amazing opportunity to experience Cap City, our food was incredible, service by Shawna was superb, and the atmosphere was great too!!! Everybody that comes to this area needs to experience this place!!!

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Dublin, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our trip with friends to Cap City for lunch was a delight! Our waiter was very helpful. He suggested we order from the "box" at the top. This has their 4 specialities. Among us we had the meatloaf, pecan crusted chicken, and the chicken dish with pasta. YUM! We topped off lunch with the Banana Bread Pudding (wow!) and the... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Always get the meatloaf when here. When I ventured to another choice they were also excellent. Best starter salads with croutons to die for.

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Upstate, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Loved this place for it's casual, trendy, diner-like atmosphere! Also, I have to say the food was surprisingly fabulous. I opted for the meatloaf because I knew it was the specialty ~ and I really enjoyed it! I ate half (big portions) and enjoyed the leftovers the next day, with a little added beef gravy I had in the pantry.... More

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