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Capital City Diner

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1709 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203-4411
+1 518-250-4261
07:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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Johnson City, New York, United States
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great diner atmosphere with friendly staff serving great food! Pleasantly surprised at the large variety of menu options. Very affordable- 8 people for lunch was only $100! Would definitely go again if in the area, highly recommend!

Thank Christina C
Upstate, New York
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not wanting a fancy dinner we went to this diner. My sister ordered a cheese omelet. It was average food & passable. Diners are good for breakfast. I wanted something hot. The prices aren't all that inexpensive for diner food. ($14.95-$18.95) I ordered fried Haddock. Big mistake ! Motza ball soup had not taste, frozen fish battered to death, carrots... More 

Thank smiling4unow
New York City, New York
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Showed up on an early Saturday morning, and got a hearty breakfast that hit the spot and came out extremely quickly. I can see this diner having a lot of regular customers. In my opinion, it was everything a diner should be. I even asked for hot sauce, and there were two to choose from! Good: -Western Omelette -Waffle Deluxe... More 

Thank jazzedup1
Albany, New York
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Extensive menu, great breakfasts from 7 am to Midnight or 1 AM. Can be very busy, but things move along and everybody on staff stays friendly and helpful

Thank Jim_Ketcham
Schenectady, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The bowling alley staff nearby recommended this diner and I see why. There was a short wait for a table but it was worth it. Glad we got burgers because they use good quality locally baked hamburger rolls - the kind that have a dusting of flour on top and hold up to the burger. The blue cheese burger was... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I come here all the time. Their food is good and the staff is great. They run creative specials and dinners are full meals (bread, soup, etc.). I highly recommend this place.

Thank Donald G
New York
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131 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The parking lot was full on a Saturday morning, but we only had to wait a moment for somebody to leave and free up a spot. We were seated immediately, with a smile. Everything was clean, and the staff all appeared to be experienced, efficient, and cheerful. Our food was served quickly. It was mediocre, but we would go back... More 

Thank Susanarl
Griswold, Connecticut
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147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I went here on a busy Sunday morning, and had a great breakfast. Even though it was busy, the staff was friendly and efficient. There was a large assortment of breakfast choices from Omelets, to combo plates, French toast, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and more. My daughter got an omelet with home fries, and I got oatmeal with fruit on the... More 

Thank cjyap
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We are in town for 2 nights. Last night we ate at a "sophisticated" restaurant, where the bill for 2, with 2 glasses of wine and before tip, was over $100. Just okay. Tonight, we ate at this diner... We did not have wine, though we could have had wine, beer, or lots of cocktails... Our bill was $34. We... More 

Thank 1Nicole
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch yesterday. I the burger with fries, my husband had a ruben. My burger was done just perfect medium rare. The Ruben was good but grilled like a grilled cheese and flat. Usually we they are stacked. We had the potatoes fries with gravy for an appetizer and the gravy had a clove taste, which we didn't care for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
07:00 - 12:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?