Capitol Cider

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543 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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Entirely Gluten-Free and Nut-Free Scratch Kitchen. Over 170 ciders + beer and full bar. 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. 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 (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. Capitol Cider is the country’s largest independent cider bar. Main dining room is all ages; downstairs is 21+ only, so please let us know when booking a table.

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Come join us for a prix fixe dinner menu, in addition to our regular menu. Prix fixe menu for $110 per couple- Add a bottle of cider or wine for just $20 more!

Friday, 14 February, 2020

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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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4.3
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LG
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Never got any food so wouldn't know if it was good or not. Sat for 15 minutes with no acknowledgment, no water, nothing. Servers walked by several times, guy behind the bar was in the corner texting. Understaffed?

l
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love coming here on a date or with our kids. The gluten free menu with other clearly marked options like dairy free and egg free make ordering for our family super easy. Everything is delicious. We always order a flight of ciders and love the variety available. We've also had fun with the games available to play and the crossword puzzle made for the brunch crowd (SO HARD).

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Two of my children and I have Celiac Disease so our options for dining out are very limited. Capitol Cider is 100% gluten free (except for their beer) and this creates an amazingly stress free environment for us to enjoy. We usually love to order the fried chicken sandwich (YUM) but they were out the last time we visited. We were bummed but decided on the fish sandwich and fish and chips instead. Our waitress brought out a tin of fries for us to enjoy while we waited on our food. The fries are so so good. We had a great experience, as always, and will be back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Service was pretty slow and in-attentive
Had to constantly remind them that I was waiting on my reservation.

The cider on tap needs to be better, it’s a bunch of sour’s with no character or real jazz to them.

Food was good not great.

AK
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately we had bad service (a server with a condescending attitude and unwillingness to help) and our meal was very lacking-missing 2 toppings in our salad (not a special request, but what the menu said it contained), and the avocado was brown. We only ate our app-that was good. We returned the food and went elsewhere. The manager was kind and took the meals off our bill

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Server seemed slightly impatient with us.

DB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was GREAT...just a bit too salty. Also, tables are quite close together...and canoe very drafty and cold.

BL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

The food was incredible however they apparently are biased against single patrons. I was forced to eat down stairs and subsequently did not get the points for my meal. Eventually after some wrestling with the manager all was worked out. On an upside my server was incredible.

KL
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It is not easy to find a restaurant with GF food that actually tastes good. I had high hopes for Capitol Cider and they delivered! I ordered the Mac ´n Cheese, my son had the Risotto. Delicious on both counts. I also appreciated the wine selection as I wasn’t sure if a cider house would even carry any. I enjoyed a perfectly chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Last but not least...the staff. Excellent. Attentive, warm, professional. Great place!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Server never came to our table. Waited over 15 minutes for menus from hostess. Left after another 10 minutes.

MH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance is always so lovely at Cap Cider. I love meeting a few friends there for brunch or dinner.

SF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious gluten free fish and chips, charred brussell sprouts, and sweet potato fries. The server knows his ciders, too. We'll be back.

FF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, as always. Knowing everything is gluten-free makes dining easier (but still quite tasty!)

AE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was awesome! Dinner was really tasty, and I would kill for the recipe for the graham crackers. Looking forward to my next visit.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have Celiac Disease and I chose this place because they are 100% gluten free kitchen. Some of the best food I have ever eaten. Our party had 2 others that are not celiac and they said the food was some of the best food they have experienced. I HIGHLY recommend

KD
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

This is one of our go-to restaurants. They seemed understaffed this visit so the service was slow. The food was good, as usual!

j
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is always pleasant. It’s not usually too noisy but I was seated near a loud talker. Great options.

f
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

It took 40 minutes for our food to arrive and it was cold. We were so hungry that by the time it arrived we just ate it. The table next to us sat down after us and received their food before us.

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We made a reservation, but ended up waiting for 30 min. My stake was burnt and cold; I asked for no onions, but they were all over the dish.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Incredible cider selection!

JH
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Capitol Cider is a great place for delicious drinks and amazing, gluten-free food. If you don't want to wait for a table upstairs and want a quieter spot for conversation, head downstairs, grab a board game and enjoy the more laid-back ambiance!

DC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with phenomenal service!

LG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend needs gluten free food so finding an entire restaurant that is gluten free was great. The food was delicious and the cider flights were fun.

CG
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always love the gastro-pub atmosphere here—the tall, cozy booths, the amazing master copy paintings on the walls—and tonight we had a bit of live music upstairs as well, which only added to our evening with friends. Loved my flank steak salad and Snowdrift cider, others had the divine fish and chips and the cheeseburger. Everyone raved. We started (as always) with sweet potato fries and the charred broccoli, and finished with the cheesecake and compote. There was a private event in the Ballast Bar so we couldn’t go downstairs for shuffleboard after dinner—next time.

4
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gluten free heaven. The entire menu is gf with many alternatives for other allergies. On a cold and rainy Sunday night , the exterior looked a bit quiet but it was full, warm and cozy when we walked in. Many great varieties of meals and many more kinds of ciders. Love this place

SS
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great food even for those who don’t require a gluten free menu.

JV
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and the sparkling wine was reasonably priced. Will definitely be coming back!

S
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Cider and burger, will be back!

BH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the fact that there is a completely GF restaurant that is fun to go to. It makes going out to dinner stress free. This is also a great place for those that do not have to eat GF - GF Fish and Chips are really good!!

AW
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very quick service! Our server was really nice and informative but not overbearing. She was quick with our flights of cider and mead. Really liked the fact that they offered not only gluten free options but also dairy free as well. Great ambiance. Good place for date night

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent and portions were very good. Service was a bit slow but server was pleasant and knowledgeable. Noise level is high which makes conversation difficult.

g
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are so happy we tried this place. As a gluten free family, they have the most delicious food. We enjoyed it so much, after dining on Friday, we Uber’d Delivery on Saturday! Get the Cheese Curds and fish and chips!

e
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice atmosphere. Great menu. Large taplist and bottle list. Reasonably priced. Very good service. The food was awesome.

JW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We were in Seattle to see a concert at The Moore. Capital Cider is always a go to spot due to the dedicated gluten free kitchen (and stellar bar choices!). Food was excellent; staff great; bonus, live music! It’s nice that the menu gets changed up! And it’s great that there are Small Plate choices.

R
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They do such a wonderful job making gluten free food!

FF
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As an individual with Celiac Disease, it's really refreshing to be able to go to a place where the kitchen is 100% gluten free. The food is delicious and you can enjoy things you can't at other places for fear of cross contamination (such as fried foods). The setting is nice and the staff are lovely. Probably my only complaint is that I wish you could build your own cider flight based on what's on tap. I'd love the ability to get 3-5 small pours of different ciders to try based on what's currently in rather than the prix fixe menu of cider flights they offer. I understand that there is some variation in the prices of ciders which is probably a factor in why custom flights are not offered - however the opportunity to explore these great cider offerings more would be lovely.

TE
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, cider and service

RB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Got seated. Waited half an hour and no one ever approached to take our order. Servers and other employees passed by our table several times and never acknowledged we were there. Like we were invisible, while a table next to us got served. Felt like discrimination

GG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Excellent service. Fun atmosphere. We liked the schedule of events and plan on returning!

J
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always. We shared our plates. The risotto was amazing and counterbalanced the spicy ribs. Service was friendly and we enjoyed Cider and Mead flights.

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