Capital City Chop House

4.4
746 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Welcome to Capital City Chop House!

For decades, the Chop House has obsessed over one thing: quality. We start with the best steaks, seafood and chops we can find, cook them exactly to your liking, then inspect every plate twice before serving you. At every turn, we pay special attention to the details. It’s these little details that all melt together to make a truly extraordinary meal.

We believe premium ingredients are only as good as the chefs who prepare and cook them. We also believe a legendary menu falls flat without legendary service to serve it up. So whether it’s a business lunch, happy hour or date night, join us for a bona fide meal made the right way — all in an atmosphere where you can relax and be yourself.

Capital City Chop House sits right outside of Raleigh, making it easily accessible from most places in the Triangle. It’s within striking distance of Research Triangle Park, and it’s just a stone’s throw from RDU Airport.
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Sparky
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service excellent , Sea Bass good but the 46.00 N Y STRIP could have been bought at Food Lion for 10.00 Cooked ok but not a good quality strip like I remembered in the past meals there. Should have tried the Filet. I was disappointed as this used to be a special place but has really gone down hill perhaps has not recovered from COVID problems that has affected so many places
my 5.00 she crab soup was the highlight of my meal Sparky / Durham

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Ruineddatenight
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been going here for many years. Very disappointed in the current state of quality and service. Ordered the famous crab dip and had small pieces of shell in it. Ordered the Ribeye steak and frankly for a "Steak House" it was not up to par. I could have been eating at Golden Corral, Ryan's Steakhouse, or any other chain restaurant as this steak was not flavorful (as menu stated) and overall a tough piece of meat (not tender). The mashed potatoes for the side were obviously "instant" from a box. They were not very good, had lumps in them and were almost cold when they arrived with the meal. When KFC mashed potatoes are better, something is wrong. For $150.00 to take my wife to dinner, I was very disappointed in the overall experience in food. Our waiter was also the bartender so we had to wait extra time for him to come by to take our order, check on us, bring us our check, etc. The noise level was high as a waitress was dropping silverware to be cleaned/rolled right behind us (within 10 feet). We will not be going back and that is unfortunate.

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KevinK
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great bisque and appetizers. Steaks were meh mostly. Presentation was as expected from high dollar steakhouse. Quality of meat could have been better for the price.

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viplisac
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I have been here before snd had a wonderful experience. This time the sides were cold. A large party of 8 left the table next to us it remained dirty the whole time we were there the man at the front took his mask off or had it under his nose. Very different from the first time a few weeks ago.

I was very disappointed in my experience.

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JefferyS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. The sea bass was exceptional and the steaks were delicious.

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vipIHospitality
New England
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place

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RalphR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - great presentation, fabulous service. A must for a good meal.

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Peter
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The ribeye was a total low bar.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great server.

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ChiQuitoM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Service was not great. Server kept apologizing but it didn’t get better. I ordered the lobster which was chewy, Luke warm and the size of a large shrimp for $39. My significant other had the pork chop and he loved it. We both had lemon drop martinis and I have no complaints. Salads were delicious. Sides, loaded baked potato, jasmin rice and broccoli were all good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing place. Clearly one of the best restaurants in the world. I have to tell every body about it.

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FredL
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Could not have been a worse environment for 2 people eating. Placed in a small "library" where 8 people were shouting across a large round table. I had to turn off my hearing aids. Then of course I could not here wife across our table. Food was not as I had expected. Just middle of the road. Table "benches" are the worse I've ever had to get in or out. Walking out through the bar, I realized those tables were much better. And all this on our55th anniversary. Yes we stated that on the reservation! Never to return!

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DebbieHigh
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had excellent service our waiter was great snd the food was amazing. I highly recommend them . It was our first visit but we will definitely go back soon.

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
131 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiter came to take our drink orders, and my husband asked if they had a certain type of whiskey. The waiter said he would check, but instead went to a few tables to check on them, take orders, etc. It was a very long time before he came back, and he had forgotten to check on my husband's question about the whiskey. My husband became frustrated and just asked for iced tea. The waiter came back with my glass of wine and completely forgot my husband's iced tea! I ordered salmon, which I have had there several times and have enjoyed. This time it was very heavily salted and tasted horrible. Clearly Capital City Chop House is suffering from Covid Syndrome (insufficient numbers of staff and unqualified staff). The manager apologized, but it was a very frustrating evening.

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gtb1442
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Manager spoke with us (as well as all tables). His enthusiasm for reopening the restaurant and continued great food and service was refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GM, Scott, is fantastic!!! The only complaint we had was the comfort of the benches and difficulty getting in and out of our table. Scott even sat in the bench beside my mother to see what we were talking about. We had a good laugh. We had a great server, Macey!! The food…omg…the food was delicious!!! All menu items came out prepared perfectly!!

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RichardS
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service

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vipMikeT
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Had a business dinner with Helen and it was fantastic

Her attention to the desires of the group, offering suggestions made one of the nicest business dinners I have had in a long time.

The selection of reasonably priced high-end wines, appetizers, and entries was first class

Nit sure I would recommend for a date night but you will not find a better place for a business dinner

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vipGood
Raleigh
52 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience was awesome!!! Our server Erick was polite, caring and very personable. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. We will return without a doubt.

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely amazing.
Manager was wonderful
Was my first time there and with a first date.
Was a great experience. Will definitely be going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food.

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vipJamesW
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The restaurant is dated and in need of a deep cleaning

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Robin
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nice atmosphere. The cheesecake is delicious! Service could've been better; I was truly forgotten about.

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Tartan
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Disappointing, service chaotic, food average--some elements over-seasoned. Not worth the price.

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VicB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Food was excellent except for an overcooked broccoli. The salad was very fresh, steak cooked to perfection. I was over billed but corrected promptly. This category of restaurant required smart casual for dress code but most patrons were in shorts and really casual t shirts, not that I really minded, but was surprised as the prices are not typical of a casual family dining and there were a few families with adorable babies. Thus, if you go, do not worry about smart casual dress mode; just enjoy the meal but do not order broccoli and check you bill.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. Soup and creamed spinach were a bit too salty for my taste. Beef filet was excellent. Service was good.

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Elysse
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambience and service are excellent. The noise in the main dining room was excessive and led us to request eating in the bar area. It was much more relaxing there. The food was not as good as I remember from several years ago. It was decent, but nothing to rave about.

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JamieW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, first class service and perfect ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great. The food was incredible and the service was fantastic. Only complaint is the cost of add-on option for the amount received. I ordered an add-on grilled shrimp for $8 and received 3 grilled shrimps. Not a good value.

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LadyCinNC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cindy was fantastic! Our server (I think his name was Bill) was very nice and even provided a complimentary birthday dessert. Ambiance perfect, a little too quiet but I believe it’s because of the time of day when we dined in (5pm). Great date spot!!

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stevem
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meat selection without standing flavor and tenderness, filet was very good with Cajun sauce. I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipRobertL
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good steakhouse for a casual and fairly inexpensive steak. Menu has many other options as well. This steak is Angus beef-----it is NOT prime meat.
Good price performer as meal includes salad or soup and a side dish.
You get out at about 1/2 of the price at Ruth Chris but bear in mind it is NOT prime which Ruth Chris is.
So, this is our weekday steak house and Ruth Chris is weekends.

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
131 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed with this restaurant. It is a wonderful, hidden gem. The food, service and ambiance are wonderful. Everyone who hasn’t tried CCC has missed a special experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m sorry can’t remember the waitress names. We sat in the back room that look like a library. We had a wonderful time

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ShariahM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not feel welcomed. An employee let the door go on my mother after holding it for another couple

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SanderP
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, Kate
She was attentive and had a great sense of humor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
131 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were nervous that being closed for Covid may have caused their dining experience to decline as it has with several fine dining restaurants. However, their food and service have maintained the high quality they had before the pandemic. So glad to see them open and doing well.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious,we made early 4:30 reservation so hopefully wouldn’t be too crowded, We’ noticed the spaced seating and that COVID-19 procedures were in place , Crab dip and Fried oyster Salad were my meal and they were best I have ever tasted . Mom had Salmon and sautéed spinach and jasmine rice . We left full .Great service and friendly Chefs as kitchen was open to dinners . We will return

FAQs

Capital City Chop House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 484-7721.

Capital City Chop House is rated 4.4 stars by 746 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.