Capitol Cider

4.3
342 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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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
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Phone number
(206) 397-3564
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Broadway
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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.
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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

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.

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

What Insiders Are Saying

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If you think cider is lame, you’ve never been to Capitol Cider. It’s one of our favorite places for a casual hangout in Capitol Hill.

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What 342 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
service
4.3
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3.9
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Seattle
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

This time we were there for Brunch! We have been for HH and dinner. Great menu! The downstairs bar is amazing. It’s a must!!

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2.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

Service was a little condescending, and didn’t give us enough glasses for water. We booked thru openTable and indicated it was for a birthday, but there was no mention of it. Lamb ribs were super fatty not much edible and ended up spitting much of it out. Overpriced and just fair.

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OT
4.0
Dined on July 14, 2018

The service was super slow for everything. The beers were good and the reason we chose it. The burger was good but the pasta was dry and lacked seasoning.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 9, 2018

July 8. Nice people

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Seattle
2.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

We've been here before and had great service. This last time wasn't so great. We ordered bloody mary's and they tasted very watered down. We asked for coffee and not once were given a refill. Our waitress checked on us once, to take our order, and that was it. We saw her checking on other tables multiple times. It was very disappointing. Hoping this was just a one off.

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GS
1.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

We waited for ten minutes and none of the staff spoke with us or acknowledged our presence. There were only two other tables present. We left and had an excellent breakfast at St. John's down the street.

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Seattle
2.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Service was painfully slow. They forgot an entree and had to send back one rare and one medium rare steak because the kitchen cooked them both to well done! New steaks were brought out- after the entire table was done. The exact same problem: we’ll done, again! Even the waiter shook his head. Four steaks they couldn’t get right. I used to love this place but the quality has gone down hill.

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DB
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Really great food and atmosphere! Cocktails are delicious and lots of good cider options. Appetizers especially are amazing and the fish and chips were excellent.

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FD
Seattle
3.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

A good atmosphere for dining and devoted conversation. Food menu varies on days. You will find dishes you like. The only dish we did not like on two visits is the protabella mushroom side dish. With high expectations on our part, it did not taste good and too much soy sauce or salt.

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KN
3.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

If you want good gluten free food this is the place to go. Keep in mind that quality gluten free food is expensive and that there is a 5% living wage surcharge. So this is a special occasion place for us as two peoples or can easily spend 50 dollars on brunch. Staff is friendly but service can be really slow.

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CL
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

Fully gluten free menu with bread service! Excellent drink choices.

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l
Adelaide / SA
5.0
Dined on June 22, 2018

We go to Capitol Cider ofter. The GF food is terrific. For this special meeting with old friends the hostess treated us graciously and gave us 'old folks' excellent place to sit. And it's great to see so many families with young kids.

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Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 17, 2018

We have been here half a dozen times and it has been consistently great. Must go for cider lovers, gluten free diners, and Paleo folks, but the quality is sure to please any palate.

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Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

The space was a nice surprize -- very cozy and unusual decor. Great food and service. And ciders galore!

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b
Seattle
4.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

We are repeat visitors to Capitol Cider because we really like it. Some of our friends need Gluten free (not just prefer it) and the whole menu is gluten free and delicious! The ambience is fun, the service always knowledgeable and respectful and they'll even turn down the music so you can chat if you ask!

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J
5.0
Dined on June 11, 2018

Capitol Cider is so awesome! Food is gluten free and delicious, as is the cider. Staff is friendly and efficient. Space is cozy but not cramped. Perfect!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Best meal in Seattle EVER!

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KV
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

I found this place online while searching for a fun place to take my mom for her birthday. She has celiac and hates having to sound like such a “picky princess” whenever she goes out to eat. I really wanted to find someplace where she could just be “normal” and not have to worry about the food making her sick. Well, this place was that and more! We loved the atmosphere, the service was great, and oh man! The food! SO good! I don’t need to be gluten free and therefore don’t generally eat that way, but let me tell you, I didn’t even miss the gluten! The cinnamon rolls were legitimately delicious. Not just “good for gluten free” delicious. Our drinks were excellent too! Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely be back, even without my mom!

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F
Seattle
5.0
Dined on June 10, 2018

Loving coming here! I'm celiac so I love having a restaurant nearby with amazingly good GF food. The fried cheese curds are ridiculous! Definitely make a reservation if you are looking to go. The place is small and gets busy really quick.

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G
Birmingham
2.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

I was truly disappointed in my dinner here. I specifically picked this restaurant for my birthday. The minute we sat down, our waiter came up to us to ask if we were ready to order! We literally just sat down. It made us feel rushed and that they just wanted to get people in and out for more business. It was my birthday and they didn't do anything special or offer me a complimentary dessert. Which someone would expect on a birthday. The food was good, it was not exceptional. I do not understand the hype around this restaurant. I am not one to write bad reviews, but I was truly disappointed.

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EK
Seattle
2.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Walked in to a crowd of different groups of people at the host table but the restaurant was pretty empty. We wanted to eat outside because the suns out! But there were little beetle looking bugs everywhere including crawling on my friend so we moved inside. Only to drink flat mimosas, a tiny serving of fish in our fish and chip dish and a fruit salad we were not expecting. Fries were good and service was very accommodating.

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CM
Seattle
2.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

We ordered our food and drink almost immediately after we sat down, and then we waited 50 minutes in order to get served. Not once did any of the server's come by to check on us, we washed just people who have been seated long after us get served. When we finally did receive our food they let us know that our drinks would be comped, which is the polite thing to do if you've made me wait nearly an hour for fried fish and hash. The food was delicious if you are gluten-free or peanut free, this restaurant has amazing options and you don't need to be nervous about it. Also as a cider lover you will find things on their draft list that you can't find anywhere else, but the lack of customer service was appalling. Also value for money isn't great. The fish and chips portion was small and was $18, we just got out of London and had something three times that size for the same cost. Also the poor on the beer is 10 ounces or less and it'll run you between 9 and $12, for some of the more unique ciders that might be justifiable but for most of them it really isn't.

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OT
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Breakfast and dinner were excellent!

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a
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

The food here is great for anyone with Celiac's disease like my fiancee, but the prices are high and the portions are small. Sadly, the dining area gave me the impression that the windows are never cleaned and the lights are dim to hide dust. We still love going from time to time (or just picking up to go), but we can't afford to pay their prices too often.

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Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on May 26, 2018

All the food we ordered was delicious and the drink/cider list was amazing! Highly recommend the lamb ribs and oven roasted chicken!

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New York Area
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Great place. Truly enjoyed happy hour and our meal. Amazing cider list. Wish it was in NYC as well as Seattle.

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 24, 2018

Great vibe and great food

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DF
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Unparalleled selection of craft ciders, both local and international.
A haven for gluten free diners.
Service can be slow, but it's worth planning the extra time.
The staff are truly kind and the food is worth waiting for.
I've rarely been disappointed.

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AB
Seattle
4.0
Dined on May 15, 2018

Food was outstanding - the cod chowder was really delicious!

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San Francisco
5.0
Dined on May 14, 2018

This cider house rules.

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AS
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

The fillet of beef was a disappointment, both the beef and the veggie. The cider was good, as expected.

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L
Seattle
2.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

The food and service are usually very good. I asked our server about the risotto, spring menu item, he said it was really good. However it wasn’t true risotto-it was rice in a thick sauce, completely weird texture and inedible. I sent it back and requested the chicken breast instead. I should have checked to see how long it would take as we were going to a concert. It took a long time, my husband finished his meal and went to save seats before I got my food. I had to rush my meal, don’t even know what it tasted like.

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DC
2.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

Decent food, terrible service
Reserved a table, then had to wait an additional 25 minutes for a table while there were numerous tables available.
Took nearly 10 minutes to take our order and then missed several items that had to be reordered

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on May 7, 2018

Very good food and service! We enjoy coming here. We've been here several times and it has always been good with friendly servers.

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r
5.0
Dined on May 7, 2018

Great food! Great atmosphere. Went here with friends and family -- had fun!

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J
4.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

Group of four of us came for dinner for the first time to Capitol Cider. 2 of us are glutton free and that was the draw. All of us liked the food, the cider, great cocktail and the best service. Wish I had got his name, but the food server added to the fun evening and could not have been better. Cute place too. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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MQ
Seattle
4.0
Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a reservation at 7 and we weren’t seated until 7:30, although there were open tables including the one we were eventually seated at. All that said, once we were seated we received excellent service! The food was wonderful.

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E
Seattle
2.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Great bar downstairs! I love coming here for cider, but the restaurant was disappointing. Food was just ok, small portions and service was insanely slow on a weeknight.

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Denver
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Walking through the Capitol Hill neighborhood and stppped by for the Calvados and cider flight. Ended up enjoying a ribeye dinner and apple crisp for dessert.

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CS
Portland
5.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Capitol Cider is my favorite restaurant and my go-to for special occasions. I, unfortunately, am gluten-free and being that Capitol Cider is an entirely gluten-free restaurant, it's the perfect place for me. On top of that, their food is amazing. You would never know it was gluten-free if you weren't told. The three dishes that I would highly recommend are 1) the charred broccoli 2) the fried cheese curds 3) the skirt steak. Their service is awesome too! Every person that has waited on our table has been phenomenal. They are so knowledgeable and friendly.

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