Capitol Cider

4.4
651 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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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 651 people are saying
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Bonnie
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gluten free food, dedicated facility, no reaction.

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carmenh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celiac safe deliciousness. So good. No words. Expensive price I am willing to pay.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone really enjoyed their meals! Fried Brussel sprouts, lemon risotto, burger, wings, caprese salad...all delicious.

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AngelaL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved being able to have cider flights. Highly recommend the cod chowder - really well seasoned! (this is coming from Boston and NY'ers)

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Sheri
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I enjoy the food at Capitol Cider very much, but the service is often unpredictable. It took us 65 minutes to get our food this time and the restaurant was only 20% full. We were very polite, yet we felt ignored and disrespected by our server. We ended up having to get our food boxed up because we had an event to attend. We ate our $200 meal two hours later in the car. It is worth noting that this is my first negative review I have ever written.

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ToriaB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

I think it was just a busy night, but that being said, we didn't receive napkins, silverware, or a second refill on water, despite being there for 45 minutes. I had to ask for eating utensils and napkins after our food was delivered. Our order was missing a 2$ sauce we ordered, and there was an abundance of flies. So much so that one fell in my drink. Our server was unresponsive and cold, and our fries were over done and room temperature. Before covid, I remember Capitol Cider being quieter, with no flies and better service. I don't think my visit today represents the entire experience, but given how pricey their menu was, I was quite disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really fine.

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PatriciaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose to sit outside and there was lovely live music which was enjoyable but it made it hard to converse. The food was very tasty and cider fly very fun. Overall, we would come back but sit inside if there is live music.

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CaraC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Disappointed. Website made it sound like this was a nice place with good atmosphere, and upscale allergy friendly dining. Staff was rude, food was disappointing, and there were flies buzzing all around. Save yourself the meal and $$.

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Rhiannon
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Busy when we went, glad we had reservations! Despite the crush, our waitress was attentive and cheerful.

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IsraelD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celiac Friendly!!! All the way!!! Highly recommend Capital Cider. The Food and cider were amazing and best of all my wife and I felt great during, after, and the next day. It’s always great to hear “you’re safe here” after explaining to the waiter that my wife has Celiacs. We’ll definitely be back, thanks for a great night of service.

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JaimeM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. The service was Outstanding.....

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Place was closed when I made reservations

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viplovetodine
Shropshire
123 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Here, I can relax and eat without worrying about gluten. The food was good and the service was great. My meat was a little bit on the salty side.

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RubyS
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really loved the food. Not followers of the GF diet but loved the chowder and the calamari. Would like a choose your own cider flight option. One flight was absolutely delicious for us (anything goes) the other was not to our liking (farm to table). The service was fine for how busy they were and our pup was able to sit outside with us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a great server, but the ratio of service to tables was way too low to provide efficient service. The food was delicious, prepared by an executive chef. Even the appetizers were amazing. The music got loud at times, and it was difficult to enjoy a meal with five people in our family group. The cider was amazing as always, but due to the low staff numbers, we probably ordered fewer ciders than we would have have we had more efficient service. That made our build cheaper, but the restaurant also lost out on a spinning extra money there.

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vipEvCW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food wasn't great - covered in salt and the salad was actually soggy.
Beers and drinks were good. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Flies everywhere, understaffed.

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vipMuratB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the cider selection on tap was great and the food, especially the onion rings and cheese curds, were delicious. Great service too!

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Olive
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100% recommend esp for GF folks! Such a treat to not stress about picking through the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing GF food and fabulous service

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BrandonE
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cider selection, very GF/DF allergy friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was gluten free! Onion rings, fish and chips, everything! And they didn’t taste like the usual cardboard gluten free food at other places. The food was amazing. Well done! I will definitely be back during my next visit to Seattle.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was slow to start, but we chocked that up to the place being VERY busy. Once we got everything ordered though, it was REALLY lovely. The staff is wonderful, they're very conscientious about space & safety, and the food/ciders are always great. A+ gluten free menu too!

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AmberR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have many food allergies and Capital Cider is the only place in my extensive travels(I travel the united states frequently) that I can literally point to anything on the menu and say "I want this" and get it without being sick. No long explanation of allergies or fear that I have to use my epi pen or spend the rest of the night sick.. its AMAZING! Thank you Capital Cider for the Delicious food and awesome service! My Favorite restaurant from Seattle to D.C.! Everyone reading this just GO you will be very happy that you did

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible. We had to ask for our drinks several times after ordering, and were seated 15 minutes after our reservation. We love the food here but the service makes us question if we wouldn’t just do take out in the future.

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Loveleeb
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was prompt! Love music was nice but a bit loud when trying to talk across the table.

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Jennifer
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The staff were extremely busy when we went. We waited awhile to be seated, order our drinks, and for our food. However, they did explain that they were understaffed today, and honestly, it wasn’t an issue that they were a little less attentive. They still made us feel welcome, and we enjoyed our time. Due to all the wait times, we did end up staying for 2 hours, but it was a special occasion so we gladly took our time.

We ordered one draft cider, one cocktail, and two flights of cider. We also ordered sweet potato fries. We had thought they forgot about our fries as it took a very long time for them to come out. They even comped the fries without us asking. They were all splendid! The fries were very delicious.

While the service may not have been the best that day, they were still accommodating. We had a great time.

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MJPF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very attentive server, excellent selection of ciders! Food a little pricey but SO worth it for the ambiance and variety of cider available.

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EmilyK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Before the pandemic, Capitol Cider was one of my favs. Being gf, I loved that I could get anything on the menu, the service was sincere and the environment was vibrant.

My main question during the pandemin - why does a restaurant take reservations online and not honor them? I don't mind showing up and knowing that I might have to wait, if I hadn't gone through the motions of making a reservation.

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Taylor
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari, fish and chips, and BLT were all outstanding

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HannahL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love Capitol Cider. It's a celiac's dream, and my people with no dietary issues enjoy the food just as much as I do.

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Whitt112
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First and foremost, this place is a must if you eat gluten free. 100% scratch kitchen that is gluten free and 100% amazing. So good, we did Postmates the next night for dinner. This was our first night in Seattle and it could not have been a better experience. Will absolutely be returning our next time we venture to Seattle again. And if you have never had GF deep fried cheese curds, they are absolutely worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were surprised by great live music! Very fun atmosphere

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Emiliej
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing gluten free menu, good beer choices for everyone. Cheese curds. Need I say more?

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CECILY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. The brussel sprouts and fish and chips are some of the best things in the universe.

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viplindapaul
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capitol Cider is delicious for us. We think of it as a special hometown bar with the best food around. We may not be cider people, but we sure are Capitol Cider people.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Practices great Covid restrictions. Wonderful waitress, food was great. Only complaint is the music is a tad loud for conversation.

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Robert
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

If you want some great cider recommendations this is the place.

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raheem
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great time.

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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 4.4 stars by 651 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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