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Capital City Diner

1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
+1 518-250-4261
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a late dinner. Started with a side order of onion rings. They were perfect- crispy and tasty. I had the Reuben with corned beef. It was full of tender meat , sauerkraut and melted Swiss. Russian dressing was on the side. Best Reuben...More

Thank marykarz
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great diner - all the items you would expect on the menu and then some. My kids were happy and easily found options they were pleased with for lunch. Service was fast and friendly. An easy choice.

Thank catskill2016
Reviewed 20 July 2017

You can get a great hearty breakfast here (located out on Western Ave) and a fine burger or sandwich whenever you wish. Classic diner, comfortably large.

Thank David S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast while our son was at college orientation. The food was great, the atmosphere was authentic in every way, and the service was way above par!! Got to say that Carolyn was one of the most attentive waitresses we've come across in...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We enjoyed another meal great at Capital City diner. The service is good and food is delicious. Located on Western on the northwest side of Albany near the Capital City mall.

Thank George_from_Florida
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
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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