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American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 August 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 1 July 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 8 June 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 2 June 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 23 May 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 25 October 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 19 September 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 9 September 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 21 July 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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7 April 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!!
2 February 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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Frequently Asked Questions about Capitol Diner

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