We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Capitol Diner

800 Eisenhower Blvd, Harrisburg, PA 17111-2309
717-939-2279
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #41 of 452 restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Write a Review

204 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
    82
    72
    29
    8
    13
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Our waitress was super quick, I hadn't even asked for a replacement ketchup and she was already grabbing me a new one. I wish I remembered her name because she was fabulous, and everyone knows the waitress makes the experience! Our food was good too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at 1030 and seated promptly on a Thursday night. Confusion as to who was going to take our order. Waited for a time for food to come, first delivered 21/2 order. Then was told mashed potatoes feel on another dish..ok, 20 min later mashed potatoes arrived and 1 more meal. Fruit cup was good but, perogies had freezer burn... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montpelier, Vt
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Stayed in the hotel district nearby and asked at the desk for a breakfast recommendation. Bob Evans, she said. I asked for something more local. She suggested Capitol Diner across the street from Bob Evans. This is one of those retro diners...all polished metal...cliche of a 50s diner. It is in great repair, very popular, very professional and a bit... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This place is terrible. My order was incorrect - twice. Finally got up to pay. Told the cashier that my meal was inaccurate and I didn't eat it (because the waiter simply didn't care and just brought us a bill), she left to go get the manager and after waiting 5 minutes for someone to return, we finally decided to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great for breakfast and comfort food. Food is always freshly prepared and quite good. Try the broasted chicken and club sandwiches. Love the retro decor.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Very nice place to dine at any time, servers are kind and efficient with your order. Quick in and out. Fine atomsphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

My family have eaten at the Capitol diner quite a few times and the food and service are always good. I like the option of having a beer or wine also. Good amount of seating and parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I go there usually on Saturdays for breakfast, and the food and service is great. I usually get my food about 20 minutes after I order it and that's a good thing because on a Saturday morning the place is pretty crowded.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Nothing much to get excited about; typical diner fair. Other diners offer much more and at better prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husbands delivers products to many of the local business. Now that he does this we have a very small selection of places he will Allow us to eat at. This is one of them. The food is always hot, good and the restaurant is clean. Even the basement is spotless! I would recommend eating here.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Capitol Diner also viewed

 

Been to Capitol Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Capitol Diner, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing