Capitol Cider

4.5
603 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Entirely Gluten-Free and Nut-Free Scratch Kitchen. Over 170 ciders and beer and full bar. Main dining room is all ages; downstairs is 21+only, so please let us know if minors are in your party when booking a table.

Founded in 2013, Capitol Cider is a two-story restaurant, full bar and arts venue located in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Capitol Cider is the country’s largest independent cider bar. It offers more than 170 hard ciders on tap and in bottles w/ four cider flights daily. Additionally there are 10 taps of craft beer, gluten-free beer, and craft cocktails. Dark paneling, a master copy collection of famous paintings, old books and period architectural elements create a warm and inviting ambiance. Downstairs is home to shuffleboard tables, board games, and TVs for local sporting and 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 mor
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 603 people are saying
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Jade
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The selection of ciders is great. Love a place with a variety of ciders! The cocktails were good too. Food was good! I only shared a plate though.

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TSmith
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Gluten Free food I’ve had since being diagnosed with my disease. My husband who can eat anything also loved the food. It was so nice for the first time being able to share food together and I didn’t have to question if I was going to be sick later.
The cheese curds were fantastic and the brownie and cheesecake tasted better than any GF dessert I’ve had. We plan on coming back next weekend even though it’s an hour from our house. So worth the trip! The staff is friendly, the atmosphere is relaxing and the food comes out quickly and hot!

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vipAWolf
San Antonio
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to eat gluten free food. You don’t feel like you’re eating gluten free food.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

so we had booked a table for four to sit outside for this past Sunday at 1230 for brunch. On their website it states that they open at 12. We get there at 1230 and go inside and stand around for a few minutes while we wait to be greeted. No one ever comes so we ask the only person in the restaurant (a cook) what the deal is and where we sit etc. he wouldn’t talk to us and walked away. There were no servers and no hosts. We wasted time and money driving there and paying for parking to be turned away from a restaurant with no staff. Don’t waist your time going here

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LyndseyC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnathan was fantastic, the food was amazing, and the ability to have certain items made to match our dietary restrictions was a huge relief.

Keep up the good work, guys!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, heaters are wonderful. Fantastic ciders

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RandiM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely sectioned private tables so we felt comfortable removing our masks to eat. Waitstaff gave us plenty of space. Berry cider flight was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Khadi
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capitol Cider is by far my favorite establishment on all of Capitol Hill. The staff are amazing and the business is run very well. I used to enjoy live music here every week and cannot wait until live music comes back to Capitol Cider!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

This was for a birthday celebration with reservations. The place wasn’t even open at our reservation time despite it was suppose to be and the staff was not very friendly and unapologetic. We didn’t end up getting seated until 25 minutes later.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We’ve eaten here many times, but this time was a bit strange. Our reservations were set at 12, but no one was there to seat us when we arrived. The restaurant door was open, however. We waited quite a bit for someone to arrive and get us seated. The employee had to set up the tables/chairs/heaters once they arrived (nothing was set up beforehand, and the employee seemed a bit annoyed we were there and on time). We, of course, expected to sit outside so that was a non-issue, and the heater was nice. The food was great, as usual. We just felt that it was weird that we were made to feel as though we were in the wrong for being on time for our reservation... The experience was a bit uncomfortable, and I would hope to see a little more professional customer service in the future. The food was delicious, though!

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vipAksnt11
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Found street parking nearby... the dining is outside on the sidewalk, some small tables and a couple of make-shift booths with tented tops and plastic sheeting, tons of portable heaters. Lots of lights and greenery, very festive overall. The ciders are great, food is good and the cheesecurds are amazing. Service was very attentive, prices were moderate overall, we appreciate the effort that these folks are going through to keep businesses alive during the pandemic... thank you for doing so!

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hello
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little outdoor cubbies with heaters and not too much enclosure

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PeterV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food in a nice atmosphere. Being Celiac, it was nice to be able to choose anything on the menu and know it is gluten free. I was torn between the fried chicken and the fish and chips so ordered both.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The food, serve and the experience is amazing. Being celiac and able to go to a restaurant and order able to order anything on the menu with no worries is the best feeling and is sooooooo good 😍

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dope place I love it

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LizbethH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and chips were really good, plate looked really pretty. Great coder recommendations by the server, pumpkin spice cider and blackberry currant cider, were delicious!

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing cider place in Seattle. Would recommend to anyone and will definitely return :)

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NateG
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice to have a place with 100% gluten-free options on the menu. Everything was tasty and if I didn’t know it i would never guess it as gluten-free. Now I need them to open a restaurant closer to Tacoma.

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HeatherT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Recommend the whiskey and cider flights. I found the tequila cocktail too sweet.

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viplizrock7
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant, great service and the cider flights were really good.

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vipStephanieK
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was delicious, highly recommend the fish & chips or burger. Service was great. Felt very clean and safe with their COVID precautions.

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ElissaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner that was celiac safe without sacrificing great flavor. Even the gluten eaters in our group were impressed.

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AmyT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

You'd never know it's a gluten-free kitchen except for the sandwich buns. Fantastic food and excellent service. The Brussels sprouts and cheese curds appetizers are SOOOO good! The french fries are not to be missed. We will return.

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PeriH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cozy booth seating and safe practices from the staff. Amazing selection of ciders, this is a must go when visiting Cap Hill.

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Vitus
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Capitol Cider continues to have great food and excellent service.

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LeslieF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

It’s was just bad

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BrittanyL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to grab drink and bite! They have great heated outdoor dining now as well.

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Gabbs
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very kind and super attentive. Having so many GF options that all sound great is super rare. The food was amazing and the cider/ whiskey variety was very impressive! Will be returning again soon!!

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vipLava
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Got sat next to leak gas line. Not a pleasant experience, I would not recommend this place.

Capitol Cider
Responded on August 21, 2020

Apologies for any miscommunication or misunderstandings when you brought this issue up to you server, but there is not a gas leak in or outside of our establishment.

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PeterV
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially if you are gluten free. Fried chicken Or fish sandwich! Excellent selection of ciders and even on tap so you can get flights.

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Cabra
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Overall great place. The chilaquiles are made with tortilla chips (vs. tortillas) that aren't quite cooked long enough, so they're crispy, but still tasty. Great wine and cider.

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StevenP
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Gluten free and delicious the food was well prepared and served quickly by the attentive server

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and waiters were amazing and very attentive. Food came out quick and was hot and DELICIOUS! I got the fish and chips and the rest of the group got the chicken sandwich. We also got cheese curds and the flash fried brussel sprouts as an appetizer and then the lemon cheesecake for dessert. Everything was amazing.

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vipjustjo
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The service was unusually slow. We had to ask twice to put in drink orders. We ordered our food when we ordered our drinks because we had been there for almost an hour already. The food was excellent, but the service continued to lag. I have not had this experience in this restaurant before. I eat here often enough that sine if the staff recognize me, so I was really disappointed because I had two guests who were eating there for the first time. I’m hoping this experience was just a one off.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had asked for a booth, and were told that they were already taken. There was still an empty booth when we left. Felt disregarded by the host/hostess/management

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I felt that the food was overpriced for the quality. Nice GF options though.

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TheSpeareFamily
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited on a Tuesday Blues night which I thought was a wonderful atmosphere. The food and service was top-notch, as always.

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laffy
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great gluten free restaurant. Been there several times.

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You can order delivery directly from Capitol Cider using the Order Online button. Capitol Cider also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Capitol Cider also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 397-3564.

Capitol Cider is rated 4.5 stars by 603 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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