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Capitol Cider

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585 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizbethH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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
6 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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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
1 review
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
1 review
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
9 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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justjo
Orlando
8 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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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 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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jannekev
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Capitol Hill's food is delicious , gluten free and almost every dish can be made vegetarian or vegan too.

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JeffreyC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We eat here often because of the gluten free menu. The food this time was the best everywhere. Everything was delicious.

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eldergaycouple
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. We shared Brussels Sprouts, which we have had a few times previously. This time it had a bit of vinaigrette, and it was still great if not better: crunchy, slightly blackened.

I had the cod cakes (Crab is so expensive that few restaurants serve it) and they were really tasty and filling.

My husband had the pumpkin risotto which he liked. However, he was really looking forward to the Bologna Spaghetti, but it had cream in it, which we were told, could not be deleted. Why the cream?

More non-Dairy would have been nice as well as more pasta options (same pasta but more sauces)
The expresso martinis were great, but not just for desert.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was very good. Portions were on the smaller side for the cost, but the flavor and ingredient quality seemed high.
I went with a friend who has very sensitive gluten allergies. She can have reactions from sharing utensils or cups with people who have eaten gluten, and she did not have any issues after our meal.
I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone with gluten restrictions and anyone looking for high quality food!

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vipFrozenFoodie
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Brunch food was not terribly warm. The gravy on the biscuits was gluey, and the portion size surprisingly small. My friend complained that his hash was almost entirely carrots. We ended up going somewhere afterwards to satiate ourselves. Service was friendly, if not attentive.

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DaBe
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.. The food was excellent and variety of beverages was huge. My wife found her new favorite cider/drink. Overall an awesome experience for Valentine's Day.

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JenandMark
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent donner and well priced. Our server was delightful and even gave us a complimentary dessert for our anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Family Valentine’s dinner- a double-date with our son and his girlfriend. Capitol Cider surprised us in a good way! Both the small plates and the entrees were wonderful, the ciders were unique and the drink menu extensive! Capitol Cider feels like an old English pub- we sat at a comfortable long table next to a “fireplace,” cozy on a cold February evening. The food and drinks came out in a timely fashion, but we didn’t feel rushed. We plan to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!!!!! Definitely adding to the regular list!!!

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SethL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The breakfast options were great, but those GF cinnamon buns.... next level! Very good food and the service was on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Horrible food, poor wait staff, didn't even log our reservation.... Do not recommend. Very disappointed because love to see a gluten free place but also not vegan friendly limited options very bland

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yummyinthetummy
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the marinated beets (slightly pickled flavor; delicious), the fried chicken sandwich (messy, and so tasty), and the cod cakes from the happy hour menu. The cod cakes had a tiny bit too much sauce on them (it made them a little soft if you didn't eat them right away), but they were really flavorful. Everything else was flawless. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. What a great find for GF eaters AND diners with no dietary restrictions alike!

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PatS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting quality food and awesome service. Not inexpensive, but not too extravagant either. My gluten sensitive family can eat anything on the menu, but none of it tastes GF! I love the Hash and Poached Egg breakfast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Overpriced brunch and quality is not good.

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KevinR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food portions were good size but not worth the money you pay. On top of the high prices, you then get charged a “living wage tax” as the min wage in Seattle is more than the company wants to pay its employees and the way they offset this is to charge the customer. Really?! Although it’s not a large amount of money, it’s the principle of the matter and had I known that the company operated this way, I would not have eaten there.

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WouterV
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that everything on the menu (save the beers) is 100% gluten free.

FAQs

Capitol Cider offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 397-3564.

Capitol Cider is rated 4.5 stars by 585 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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