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Reviewed March 21, 2022

Even though they were super busy, they got us seated quickly. The food was great. Turkey sandwich, chocolate chip pancakes, Royal Breakfast and roast beef sandwich all were good and made perfectly. We finished it off with a delicious chocolate frosted brownie.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed November 26, 2021

Horrible food, service took FOREVER. We were there for at LEAST an hour and a half just trying to have some cold, tasteless food.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 31, 2021 via mobile

What started as a relatively good breakfast and restaurant turned out to be an epic fail! My family and I stopped in what we originally thought was “Silver Diner” to get breakfast on our way back to the DC Area. Not paying attention to either...the signage or even the menu, (our fault) we were actually at Capitol Diner. Our waitress was a really nice lady (didn’t get her name). We ordered our meals, French Toast, fried potatoes w/cheese and onions added in and a omelette. Because we were pressed for time, we had to get to-go boxes and take some of our food with us. After the two hour ride back, and resting up for a bit, I decided to warm our leftovers up to eat. I ate majority of my potatoes, get to the end and discovered one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen in my food— a dead fly!🤮 I called back to the restaurant and requested to speak to the manager, and the young man who answered asks me “What’s my name and what are you calling for?!” I then told him that I was calling to speak to the manager, he again asked “what am I calling for?” I told him to speak to a manager! The manager gets on the phone I proceeded to tell him that I’d left the restaurant around 730 this morning and took some of my breakfast with me, get home to eat it and discovered there’s a dead fly in my food. I also understood that since I was no longer in the immediate area, I still wanted to bring this to his attention, and more importantly to have his kitchen staff to be more cognizant of insects that are flying around in the kitchen, let alone added to the food! He was semi-apologetic, said that he’d talk with both the waitstaff and kitchen staff. He didn’t offer to refund the money! I can’t say that I’ll ever eat here again on any return visit to that area. When you eat here, look in your food and under it! You never know what may be added in!More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 9, 2021 via mobile

Don’t bother going and wasting your money. 20 minute wait turned into 45 minutes. Finally got seated, then took forever to get service. Waitress not at all helpful, or friendly. Not knowledgeable of menu items. Food was cold, sent mine back and waitress told me...she didn’t have time to let me order anything else. However, my meal was deducted from final bill.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed October 4, 2021

Great diner! Selection was the best... The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful!!! This is a go to restaurant when in the Harrisburg area...

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

I evacuated hurricane Ida to Pennsylvania where I have friends. Staying near the airport before my flight home (which was canceled but that's another story), I went to the Capital Dinner for dinner. They were pretty busy, and my server was new. Service was not...great but not for lack of trying. The older couple across the way were not very patient with the server. I enjoyed my food, and I was not in a hurry...It's a diner. I left not hungry...All good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 3, 2021

A receptionist at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn recommended the Diner. It was an excellent choice for diner style food. Excellent menu. Went there twice. Once for take out and the next time for a big breakfast before a long road trip. Lots of choices....Everything made to order and easy in and out if you are on a road trip and not looking for a long or romantic meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2021 via mobile

Best little diner in the area. We had the best waitress Katia. She was so pleasant and attentive. This place is clean. It’s your traditional breakfast food. My kids loved the food, I wasn’t fond of the scrapple, but otherwise it’s a great place to...dine.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 8, 2021

We had to wait while the person doing the seating bused tables, he saw us waiting, but kept busing tables. When we asked about a to go order he sent us to the counter. No one acknowledged us. We waited for a few minutes and...then left. We went across the street to Gilligan's and had a great dinner.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

Excellent breakfast/lunch/dinner stop while traveling to and from Maryland/DC or points west. Friendly service, great food is always a good start or end of the day.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 22, 2021

We had our wallet stolen here and the owner Jim HRONIS had the gall to claim that we were hallucinating and that nobody stole our wallet !! This owner then bribed the local police officers Dominic Payne badge #103 and Off. Glass Badge 114 to...go along with their story and deny any crime occured 👎👎👎 DO NOT EAT HERE ! IT ISNT SAFE !!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

Refused to take my to-go order over the phone. You can only order in person or on line. Bad customer service in this time of Covid! Ordered from another diner instead.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 19, 2020

Shiny chrome exterior starts the diner experience. Plentiful, good food,including breakfast all day. Wait staff consistently friendly, quick, and helpful. Altogether a great experience!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 9, 2020

I love this place so much. In harris burg there is a lot of restaurants but Capitol Diner was the best place for us as we were able to sit and enjoy breakfast as a family. The place is clean, great ambiance, and just amazing...servers. I saw on Saturday morning there was an actual line for a table. The food was amazing. Tina was the person who served my family. She had a calm demeanor and was so kind to me and my family.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed July 21, 2020

No social distancing whatsoever. They've shut the rear dining room due to restrictions on occupancy and are just cramming people in every booth in the front section. i was regular before covid, wont be back after covid.

Date of visit: July 2020
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April 6, 2016|
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Response from Raymond R | Reviewed this property |
same owners great staff lunch today dinner last Saturday service and dinner excellent gave extra tip lunch last week it is the best Diner in Harrisburg our friend from New Jersey should give it another try!!
February 1, 2015|
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Response from Pharvey45 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know, I locked in on the Broasted Chicken and stopped reading the menu, sorry?
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Yes, Capitol Diner offers takeout services.

Capitol Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4