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Capital City Diner

1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
+1 518-250-4261
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 29 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 19 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 26 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 13 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 6 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 25 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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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