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Capitol Diner

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800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
717-939-2279
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night

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  • 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good eats for a great value!

Just in Harrisburg for the weekend and out hotel was next to the diner, so we went for breakfast. Service was decent, food came out quickly and the portions were large. I had the sausage gravy and biscuits and could not even finish it! My boyfriend had an omlette and pancakes-both were enourmous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Stacey D
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Pittsburgh
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful taste and price location was a win was within a walking distance away from hotel. i enjoy down home cooking and this was the spot to go to for sure.

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Went here on a late Saturday night and the place was about half full. However, the three of us still ended up waiting almost 30 minutes after ordering to receive our food. The food was good especially the Monte Cristo sandwich I had. I highly recommend that. The place seemed clean and the server was friendly but rarely came back... More 

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Central New York State
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A mixed review this visit. First, the service was very good - just as the last time. My meal (Thursday special) of stuffed cabbage and a side of beets was very good and I would order again. My wife's meal, Spinach Pie, was fair and except for the accompanying greek salad, three bites of the Pie was enough. Chocolate Pie... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Went for breakfast not knowing there were at least three groups of retired gentleman that drove the decible level off the charts! Don't go first Wednesday of month around 9. Go earlier or late morning. Food and service was great! Coffee keeps coming. Good eggs, homefries and sausage. Alpine omelete is good too. Excellent quality for a packed place!

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Pittsburgh
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38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just in Harrisburg for the weekend and out hotel was next to the diner, so we went for breakfast. Service was decent, food came out quickly and the portions were large. I had the sausage gravy and biscuits and could not even finish it! My boyfriend had an omlette and pancakes-both were enourmous and he liked them both a lot.... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Candidate Clinton stopped by the Capitol back in '08, so it looks to be time for another visit. My dining friend and I go a lot more often. While some items may be better than others, I've never been completely disappointed. There's a big diner menu, with all the usual diner favorites. It's tough to go wrong.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Large portions...quick service and healthier options (egg whites, English muffins) waitress was nice...decor was perfect diner decor. Food was great! Everyone gave a thumbs up. Prices were great. 40.00 for 4 people and so much food I left some on the plate!

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Took the children here to eat lunch and seating was fast. Waitress very nice ,smiled often and once food was served came to the table twice to see if the food was ok and If we needed anything else.Its a nice place to go eat and has reasonable prices. The food is delicious no complaints from me or the children.... More 

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Clifton Park, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Well the wait was long - but what do you expect for Sunday morning. But it was well worth the wait. I had the Capital breakfast - two pancakes (huge), eggs, bacon - soooo good. My son had the belgian waffle with ice cream - amazing. My husband and older son had the mexican omelete and corned beef hash -... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The menu is huge- many selections. The place is big stainless steel diner and it is cool. The service is very fast, food arrives so fast I don't know how they had time to fix it. The portions are a bit smaller than at most diners, but are pretty good tasting. The soups are home made- the value is fair... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-939-2279

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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