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Capital City Diner

1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
+1 518-250-4261
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
“finger food” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this diner regularly and would never say the food is delicious. Usually the food is mediocre at best or like today my husband's soup came out after his meal and the waitress was annoyed he sent it back, his turkey was cold...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had supper at the Capital City Diner and it was great! My husband had the pot roast and I had the turkey dinner. The homemade stuffing was almost as good as mine. The beef barley soup was amazing. And the homemade tapioca pudding...More

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

We found The Capital City Diner on the way to tour University at Albany. It was wonderful! French toast, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, sausage gravy and home fries were all tasty and perfectly cooked. Service was fast and friendly. If in Albany, definitely worth a...More

Thank Rhonda M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

I ordered a fish sandwich and shortly out came a breaded crust. I looked for the fish in the supposed fried flounder. With a searchlight I went fishing for it and finally found a few specks ( perhaps the size of a guppy) of what...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great diner with lots of food choices, deserts, kids meals, etc. nice atmosphere and convenient location!

Thank J L
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

When traveling through Albany we often stop at the Capital Diner. We know that the place isn’t very clean, prompt service and adequately good food. This time the Gouda + sandwich was very good as were the fries. The eggplant parmesan was much too salty...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We are from out of town and make The Capital City Diner first choice in the Albany area. All above comments are true, but I must add this. Our server, Victoria is one of the best servers I have had in 50 plus years of...More

Thank SelectiveCustomer
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Wow, is all we can say. It was Sunday morning at 9:30 and we had to wait... so what do you do? Have a face to face conversation! Service was wonderful, the food was great, and the company was spectacular!!! Drop the cell phones and...More

Thank dreamin2travel
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Went here since I saw it on a tv show. Inside is cute but the food was mediocre at best. And over priced for what you get.

Thank jpb540
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

To begin with the appearance if the property was very appealing and the bathrooms were very clean. But here's what happened after first impressions. The staff defiantly needs training on open air workspace as we had to hear bickering upon arrival on (just ignore her...More

Thank Michael S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-250-4261
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