Capital City Diner Soft Opening – Official Opening Tuesday

by Prince Of Petworth February 21, 2010 at 10:31 pm 7 Comments


Capital City Diner will open Tuesday at 1050 Bladensburg Road, NE. This is the place they brought down from upstate NY. There was a soft opening this weekend and I think I’m still full from Friday night. Of course I did have the “Super Happy Fat Boy Breakfast”. And it lived up to the name, I was super happy and most definitely fat:


You can check out the menu from City Paper’s posting last week.

This is a great little spot. And it is indeed small. It probably can fit 20 at the counter and there were maybe 6 or 8 booths. The staff was super friendly and you really feel like you’re back in the 50s with the old school decor.


It’s a little bit of a walk from the H St, NE bustle but definitely worth a trip for an authentic diner experience. I only wish they opened a bit closer to where I live…

  • Looking forward to dining at an establishment that is not a haven for hobo apologism.

  • Anonymous

    I just hope the food is real diner food that you can get on the side of a state highway in upstate NY or PA that has honest and delicious pancakes and eggs made on a grill that could use a bit of cleaning ( which makes it taste so great ) and uses REAL BUTTER —

    I will be mad if it turns into some diluted yuppie nostalgia where you get scrambled egg beaters made on organic vegan butter substitute.

    These diners are not about the decor – they are about the delicious food. I will remain cautiously optimistic.

    • Anonymous

      Self – reply –

      I ranted before I looked at the menu – it actually looks serious! I am not upgraded from cautiously optimistic to “Obama-Level Hopeful”

      • Anonymous

        *sigh* not above should be now… i need coffe

        • Well Anon look at it this way, if you actually took the time to look at the menu before you posted, we would never have been blessed with these three awesome posts!

  • JW

    I went there on Sunday it is definitely real diner food. I am going to reserve my complete judgement because it was the soft opening. The food was good will go back again sometime, however, not sure it was so good that I would make what is a pretty long trek.

    The service staff was very friendly and although it was a soft opening it was running very smoothly.

    Definitely worth another trip when they are up and running at full speed.

  • a lot of us who live in trinidad are really excited at our first sit-down restaurant in the neighborhood in a long long time. i went with a group this weekend and thought the food was excellent—and the portions are enormous. you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.


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