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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service!..ok food

The place has an amazing ambiance..(it's so shiny!)...the wait staff was amazingly friendly and courteous..service was fast. The food was just OK however. Burgers were good. And the cinnebun cheese cake was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Steph-Mike_Porcelli
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The place has an amazing ambiance..(it's so shiny!)...the wait staff was amazingly friendly and courteous..service was fast. The food was just OK however. Burgers were good. And the cinnebun cheese cake was amazing.

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here because we got into town at almost midnight and we needed food (and the diner was open). Its also located less than 5 minutes from the La Quinta that we stay at when we are in town. The food and service were great and even though it gets busy during breakfast/brunch hours the wait wasn't long and... More 

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Thank Mead310
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great, fast and friendly. The food was not very good. It's hard to mess up a belgian waffle and patty sausage but it was not great. It will however hold you over at 2 am!

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Thank Baconstrip
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the better diners around the 'burg. Food is quite tasty and the prices are equally good. Breakfasts are terrific and the menu is quite extensive. Great place for lunch too. I've never had any of their dinners as I prefer a more upscale restaurant. Overall, you can't go wrong!

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Thank Myrna B
Pilesgrove, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was ok food was ok service was ok it's a short distance from the hotel.open all night so if you need something late they are there.Close to highway too

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Thank bullridermom
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never had a bad meal here. We mostly only go for breakfast, but I have heard others say that other menu items are good as well. The place is always busy, but we've never had to wait for seating.

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Thank hleann
Monroeville, NJ
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice this past weekend and both times the food was DELICIOUS. I visit the area annually and this is always a stop on our list of things to do.

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Thank Jean Marie L
Erie, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed dinner here during Harrisburg's first snow storm of the year. The beautiful diner was warm and cozy with very cool decor. My grilled ham and cheese was good, but simple, and the fries could have been warmer. Others in our party enjoyed their meal--hot roast beef sandwich and ham loaf, both with mashed potatoes. I would recommend this... More 

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Thank SAILWRITE
Greenwood Lake, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in love the Harrisburg area I always stop here. Food is good, portions are substantial and the price is very reasonable. All of the staff are very friendly.

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Thank Dafracman
Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Capital Diner (Capital City Diner) is the restaurant I go to (when visiting the area) for comfort food. Most is the type of food my grandmother made...if I want a tasty breakfast (24-hours per day, which I love), or meatloaf or a cheese-steak sandwich (they are huge!). I would not order anything too "fancy" there...but for comfort food - they... 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: Dining on a budget, Families with children

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