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Cap City Diner--Grandview

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1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
(614) 291-3663
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is an upscale version of a traditional American roadside dinner that once was common. The food was unremarkable. The wait staff was kind & considerate. Some what noisy during busy times. Seems popular with business people & families.

Thank Dave G
Houston, Texas
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238 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Parking can be a challenge during peak hours, so drive around to the back for more spaces. Several seating areas including bar, central, front, and covered patio. Some can be quite noisy, so ask for a quieter table if necessary. We had a group of five for lunch and just two of us for a second lunch. Service from Sarah... More 

Thank TravelerTrish73
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good ending to our first night at the #31Conference. A great atmosphere and good staff. We had the meatloaf and club sandwich. We are from the south and the meatloaf wasn't what we are accustomed to but was good. Then we wanted some chocolate and decided on the Big chocolate cake and it was HUGE! We split... More 

Thank nannyFaith99
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The BBQ ribs were not very tasty and the Cole Slaw flavorless, I expected better from a Mitchell's restaurant. the waitress made many mistakes.and the only saving grace was the Blue Cheese Potato Chips and Crab Cake appetizers.

Thank livebro
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cap City Diner has a good menu with sandwiches, salads and hot food. Dining area is good for large groups, but I prefer to sit at the bar for the fun atmosphere and I like that they offer a flight of craft beer. For cocktails, the pineapples in the house-made pineapple Finlandia packs a punch. Best is the blue cheese... More 

Thank Julia C
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is terrific and the food is great. My favorite is the crab encrusted tilapia and and the blue cheese chips.

Thank Anita P
Columbus, Ohio
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273 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in this diner a couple of times and honestly, both times I left a bit underwhelmed. Food is good (specially the burgers) and I will go again but nothing out of this world.

Thank Lola M
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My two experiences at Cap City were just fair. Food and service were average. Location is good for OSU visitors and nearby businesses.

Thank Rodolfo B
Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can't really go wrong here. Everything is solid. The blue plates and milkshakes stand out to me.

Thank adamheuss
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm in love with a good diner and frankly this took it to a new level. Eggs Benedict amazing but is only available for brunch Sunday's. Went back for happy hour a few weeks later amazing deals on food! Blue cheese chips to die for! Can't wait to head back

Thank Meganvb4571

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Diner, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1299 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212-3135
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: (614) 291-3663

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?