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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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  • 49
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  • 10
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  • 16
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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
Always a Temptation

I travel to Harrisburg quite a bit on business. Each time I get off the turnpike I beat myself up for not leaving earlier. With time as the only constraint, I always try to stop at the Capitol. The service is quick and friendly and parking is abundant. The food is a step above the traditional diner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Wayne J
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Average food at about average prices. Only ate here because it was one of the few restaurants open after we left Hersheypark and it was close to our hotel. Service was great, but couldn't order off the kids menu because it was after 10. Not a big deal, but my child would have preferred a kids meal.

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I travel to Harrisburg quite a bit on business. Each time I get off the turnpike I beat myself up for not leaving earlier. With time as the only constraint, I always try to stop at the Capitol. The service is quick and friendly and parking is abundant. The food is a step above the traditional diner food and consistently... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Everytime we drove by this diner it was busy so we assumed the food was top notch. It's a really cool looking place with lots of chrome and neon lights. We stopped in for late night eats after a long day at HersheyPark. The food was mostly average and portions were average. I would go back, but my expectations are... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

average diner with average good and prices. Both spectacular.... Could have been cleaner. Probably wouldn't go back.

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new york
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109 reviews 109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My family and I missed breakfast at our hotel so we stopped here. I'm not a real fan of diners but the food was outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly and took our order fairly quickly. The food took a little while but I have to remember I'm out of state AND on vacation so I need to slow down.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been going here for years & never had a bad experience like this one.The food was terrible. Bacon was still raw,omelet was dry, homefries were like mashed potatoes, & the service was no better. Had to send my home fries back & the server never brought my omelet & toast back out while I waited for the homefries... More 

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Chicago, United States
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143 reviews 143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here twice, and the service and food is very good. Menu selections are great, and I will definitely be back to eat here again.

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The Villages, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice looking place with old time diner feel - we had dinner and there was a large selection of family favourites - I had turkey dinner which was excellent and others had Philly Cheese steak sandwiches which they liked and one had pasta dish that was very good

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went here for dinner on a Tuesday night. Seated right away. Server was very pleasant. Meal arrived quickly. Not expensive at all for two people. Fountain drinks, sandwich, no dessert.

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Richmond, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

John, the greeter @ Bass Outdoor World referred us here after we found out there wasn't a restaurant in BOW. Didn't want a chain restaurant, so he sent us here. Recently renovated inside. Was nice. The air conditioning was on full blast. Was way too cold. I ate like a little piggy. Had the fried clams, "pickled beets", Cesar side... More 

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

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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