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About Capitol Cider

Founded in 2013, Capitol Cider is a restaurant, full bar, bottleshop and music venue located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It offers more than 170 hard ciders on tap and in bottles, 10 taps of craft beer, and features apple-based spirits including vodka, gin and Calvados. Its menu of modern pub fare is entirely gluten-free. The atmosphere is set with dark paneling, a master copy collection of famous paintings, old books and period architectural elements. Downstairs is home to shuffleboard tables, board games, trivia and TVs (hidden) for local sporting & cultural events. Owner Julie Tall has created a robust arts and events program featuring Drink and Draw, live music, art and literary talks, game night and more. With total capacity of 260, Capitol Cider is the country’s largest independent cider bar.

818 E. Pike
Seattle, WA 98122
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:00am - 2:00am

Lunch Menu: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner Menu: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday - Sunday 10:00am - 2:00am

Brunch Menu: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner Menu: 5:00pm - 11:00pm


Late Night Menu: 10:00pm - Midnight EVERY NIGHT

Cross Street:
Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 397-3564

Website:
http://www.capitolcider.com/

Entertainment:
Our downstairs lounge offers a regular event lineup with live music and art events, game night and more. We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community. On our Event Calendar, you can expect to find the "Cider Jam" Session on Monday nights, Cider & Games on Tuesday nights, Capitol Cider Unplugged on Wednesdays and Drink and Draw on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Capitol Cider can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Capitol Cider Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Gluten Free Options (25)
Comfort Food (16)
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Casual (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Fun (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Romantic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 4 days ago

My daughter and I were excited to try this restaurant in Seattle because it advertises as having 100% gf menu. Turns out the batter used is made with chick pea flour, a common allergen for many gluten intolerant suffers and a legume, which many gf eaters cannot consume either. So the menu became very limited. And a few of the items we could eat were already gone for the night, which limited our choices more. Obviously the chef du cuisine is not GF eater from health issues or would know better.
Other than these problems the menu is lovely, and the cider tasting a blast to try.
Service was really slow for our table. The tables on either side turned two times before we left and we did not have any more items of food than those tables. The food we did get need salt but it wasn’t possible to get our server to attend to our needs so we blew it off.i wouldn’t return unless I had an assurance of a change in the menu as noted above and that the servers would take care of us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and drinks were great! Had multiple small plates. Favorites were the lamb, chicken wings and beets.
Service was some of the worst I have ever experienced. Wrong drink flight. Never checked to see if we were happy. Forgot order a second time and generally failed to be there when needed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was wonderful as usual. We had reservations but we were asked if we could move downstairs because they were overbooked. We agreed because we had not had a bad experience downstairs. We were sat at a table for three that was only half a table facing the wall. From sitting to leaving we were there for two and half hours. It took over an hour to get our food. We order one round of drinks, one appetizer, and a main dish for each of us. We ordered everything at once. The server kept visiting the table next to us but not ours. When she did come by she apologized for how busy it was. It was a Saturday evening which is busy but she still had time to stop and chat with her fellow servers several times while we were still waiting to be checked on. This was by far our worst experience at Capital Cider. Usually service is good and even though the servings can be small they are very good. Hopefully the service will be better next time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Delicious food; served efficiently by a wait person who knew about the ciders and took care of our orders carefully.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

THE BEST GLUTEN FREE MEAL I HAVE ENJOYED IN A LONG TIME!! My hubby loved it even more! He couldn’t believe. Everything . He.ate was .gf! Staff awesome and knowledgeable. Cozy and vibrant upstairs with a great bar atmosphere downstairs. Brilliant set up! I will be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was our first time in! The ciders are ENDLESS! It was a good time and the server was knowledgeable about the 1500 some ciders they have! Get the charred broccoli!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Incredible food, excellent service, plenty of options and a kitchen that is 100% gluten free. All of this adds up to a fairly expensive time - worth every penny, but go in with a budget.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was okay. We tried a couple of the small plates and a few of the ciders. The ciders were good but some of the small plates were poorly seasoned and a little bland.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We always enjoy going to Capitol Cider - it's such a relief to me (I'm celiac) that their kitchen and bar are 100% gluten-free. My husband and I also have other dietary restrictions, namely having to be dairy/egg-free. They always accommodate those needs fairly well. We can't have everything on the menu obviously, but we can even have one baked dessert (apple crisp). For this occasion they had the NYE tasting menu that was New Orleans themed. So we were able to have very tasty jambalaya. We weren't able to have things like beignets, but there was an option to order a la carte off the special menu. That is not always the case when restaurants do special menu nights, so that was appreciated. I also had the herb-crusted lamb ribs, which I can never miss... so yummy. It was a little more casual NYE dinner than we were used to, but it was laid-back and great. There were people who were dressed up for the occasion, and there was a special event going on downstairs. So it was a mixed crowd. Good lively atmosphere as always.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Stopped by with my partner while catching up with a friend who lives in Seattle. Came here on the recommendation of others. It was a delight to have a gluten-free menu that was solid! The fact that all dishes made note of what allergens they contained was a nice touch.

My partner and I both enjoyed the fish and chips. (I recommend the apple cider vinegar to go with it.) The mushroom rigatoni our friend had was rich and delightful. My partner had the jalapeno cider, our friend had the wassail, and I went with the winter spice cider. Each was fantastic! We decided to try all three desserts. Really, we loved them all, but ultimately the apple crisp won the day. Plus, our waitress was friendly and helpful. What a fantastic treat!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Capitol Cider goes above and beyond the average gluten free offerings. Everything is delicious, fresh, and safe due to their dedicated GF kitchen. My only mild disappointment was that their amazing buttermilk cinnamon rolls were not available until well after they opened on the Saturday we visited (we sat at 10:15am, and were told they wouldn't be ready for an hour). Don't know if this is a regular occurrence, but I was really looking forward to sharing one with our group. Still, the Toad in the Hole I ordered was phenomenal! I would have liked a vat of the truffle holandaise to go! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 30, 2017

As lovers of cider, we could hardly pass up Capitol Cider on our recent visit to Seattle. We were glad that an ad in the Alaska Airlines magazine alerted us to its existence! Our waitress was super nice, and our seating in a single lane by a front window kept us away from the main dining area which could be noisy at certain times. We explored four ciders by sharing a flight of three plus a glass of another selection, all dry (we do not share in the growing interest in sweeter, fruity ciders, though with around 200 ciders, Capitol Cider would be able to suit any taste). And then the meals arrived, both totally splendid. The braised pork with creamy grits and vinegary beets made me an eager member of the clean plate club, and my husband's chicken fricassee was also excellent. We just wish we lived in the neighborhood . . .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and drinks ! Had a fun time with family and friends. Employees all are super friendly and very helpful.service was awesome👏

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Love Capitol Cider! They have AMAZING ciders, the server was very knowledgeable and the food was awesome. It was busy & I they think they were understaffed because it took a long time for our server to check on us, but we weren’t in a rush.

Tags: Healthy, Late-night Find, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This is a restaurant we will return to. All three meals were excellent. The cheesecake for dessert was creamy and yummy. I’m not a cheesecake person but I loved it. They have a full service bar with an outstanding selection of spirits in addition to the truly large list of ciders. Very enjoyable evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas celebration

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Capitol Cider is entirely Gluten free. This fact is pertinent because you would not know it unless you were told or paid attention to the menu. The food is excellent, the service is professional, friendly without being intrusive or cloying and the Ciders! Oh my! Try it you will like it!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (London)·Dined on December 22, 2017

This was a fantastic restaurant especially for someone who is gluten-free. The food was incredible and entirely gluten-free which was so nice to have. Even those who aren’t gluten-free couldn’t tell a difference because the food was just that good! The service was great and very personable, and it just made the whole experience even better. I would totally go back and recommend it to anyone and everyone.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Mainly eat there for the gluten-free nature of the kitchen. A person with severe Celiac doesn't have a lot of options to eat out and that's important to know you're not going to get really sick due to cross-contamination.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Was looking for a restaurant on Cap Hill we had not been to before and was very pleasantly surprised! Great service, great food, nice atmosphere. It was a bit chilly by the door, only complaint :-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

No good food options if you are vegetarian. Great selection of ciders though.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Steak Frites? Haha. Fat frites. Literally, just pure fat on my plate. The waitress subbed it (much appreciated), but the chef should be ashamed to serve what I was given. Especially for $30!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The cider selection is great, but overall the prices -- for food and drink -- seem really high.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

You can’t beat Capitol Cider for gluten-free dining! Love the fish and chips!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

There every Sunday as a group for brunch, 1/2 of which need to eat gluten-free and dairy-free. Several more of us without eating restrictions enjoy the food as well.
Nice to see their menu grow since we started brunching there about 2 years ago.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We noshed on the appetizers. The garbanzo bean salad was excellent as was the arugula salad. I would order both of these again. We had the chicken wings, the spice version--sticky and tasty. The shrimp were the best, we had two orders. We had the onion soup which was also tasty per the person who ordered it. And lastly the fries were very tasty. We also got one of each of the desserts. The buttermilk cheese case was the best, the brownie was a very close second and then the apple crumble. All there were very good. All in all a very enjoyable and tasty meal. Thanks!

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This place was amazing! We had a friend in town who has Celiac’s Disease so the 100% gluten free menu was great for her. The service was EXCELLENT. We were so excited to eat we got SO many small plates and 2 entrees to split between 4, including: charred broccoli, marinated beets, cheese curds, burrata, chicken wings, lamb ribs, steak frites, pork shoulder. Standouts were lamb ribs, charred broccoli, pork shoulder.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The place has a really good atmosphere and our server was nice, but the temp was very cold and the 20% livable wage surcharge (apparently not tip) was annoying and confusing. The rigatoni was super bland, small portion and in general one could get better food for a better value elsewhere.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

All gluten free kitchen, great food, good cider and beer selections. Really cool place, we will be back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Capitol Cider is really fun! Theres a great restaurant on the first floor and a bar with board games in the basement! Me and some friends came for dinner, then went downstairs for a fun evening of games and cider - the perfect thing to do with an out of town guest because it hits home on Seattle culture.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Noise level is not "energetic," it is punishing! Luckily, they were able to move us upstairs, which is okay. Otherwise, I loved the ambience in both up and downstairs. Shame they were not willing to turn down the volume. Food was delicious!! Cider was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great food and especially great cider! I tried the spicy wings (not spicy at all), chowder, and fries. They have cider flights which are great and some local ciders I haven't seen at Total Wine / BevMo. Awesome place!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fish and chips were delicious, but the portions were extremely small. I also asked for a recommendation for a sweet cider, and the wait staff didn't recommend anything.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Capitol Cider's unique drink list and delicious food make it a local favorite. I only wish that the portion size was larger.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loud restaurant. The food was really average.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a great time and the server was really good. The food was fantastic and the drinks were flowing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Met up at Capitol Cider with friends for dinner. Parked right on the street in front! I was glad I'd made reservations--it was pretty crowded for a Monday night. The host let us know when she seated us that the waiter was slammed, but we actually had better and faster service than at most restaurants. I was thinking he'd be a bit stressed, but actually he was super attentive and knowledgeable and professional--more like you would expect at a fine-dining establishment. We all loved the decor--dark wood paneling, vintage light fixtures, and lots of really high-quality master copies of historic paintings that make you feel like you're in one of London's best gastro-pubs. We were seated in one of the many booths, which made conversation really easy--a rarity in Seattle restaurants these days. The waiter really knew his cocktails, which was good because my friend is pretty particular about her cocktails (she loved what he brought out so much that she ordered another). My husband, also not into cider, enjoyed the beer selections. I like cider as an alternative to beer and wine, and appreciated learning more about the varieties. I also appreciate that the entire menu is actually gluten-free (although they do not call attention to this anywhere on the menu, and frankly, you wouldn't notice it--the fish and chips batter was amazing!). We had the sweet potato fries with our drinks, then for the main meal, two of us enjoyed the fish and chips and roast broccoli, the other two had the pork cheeks (I think that's what it was) and gave it high ratings. Great sauces, too. The food came out with impeccable timing, and on these really cool wood slabs. After our meal we went downstairs to check out the bar. There's a stage down there with mostly musical events almost every night, but also literary readings and drawing jams twice a month with a live model. So cool! Also a must-see mural. There are several other things on the menu I'd like to try, so we'll be back. Soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vegan, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Live Music, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 20, 2017

They were busy. But made every attempt to be accommodating. My only suggestions; the high rye bourbon cocktail was unbalanced (i love bourbon and rye and amaro, but the liquor I didn't recognize was skunky.) i asked server about it before ordering. She should have told me it was not for everyone. I feel her knowledge of the menu was incomplete. Dessert was a weird flavor combo too. Chocolate brownie, salted caramel mousse thing, and berries. Not good together. No coffee refills offered either.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I try to eat here every time I come to Seattle. I love not having to worry about cross contamination with gluten. The servers are great and so is the food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great gluten free everything!!! Cheesecake is incredible!!!

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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