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Capitol Cider

4.4
4.4
771 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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7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 397-3564

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Gabel

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Capitol Cider can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (206) 397-3564

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    Broadway and East Pike

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Our downstairs lounge offers a regular event lineup with live music and art events, game night and more. We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community. On our Event Calendar, you can expect to find the "Cider Jam" Session on Monday nights, Cider & Games on Tuesday nights, Capitol Cider Unplugged on Wednesdays and Drink and Draw on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 771 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Healthy

  • Seattle

    Healthy

  • Seattle

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  1. CT

    CynthiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Recommend 100% From a totally gluten free family of 4.
  2. M

    Matt

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Vaccine card mandate is dumb and only serves to alienate people. Most people are vaccinated. Everyone is fine. Stop pushing an agenda. Only reason I go to this place is my kids allergies. Server seemed put out the whole time. She seemed unhappy. I tipped less because of “livable wage”. Your food is so expensive already when is enough enough? Make food not social agenda.
  3. JS

    JSBa

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent ambiance and service - great gluten free menu!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    100% Gluten-Free, awesome (and tasty) option for my partner with Celiac.
  5. B

    Begonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. We sat outside and then heard music in the basement on a Wednesday night. You may need earplugs as the sound reached decibel in the hearing loss range…so much fun This venue!
  6. L

    Lily

    Seattle

    135 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We’re long time loyal customers. Yesterday’s meal was disappointing. Service was mostly a miss: our server disappeared and after a few minutes another appeared; the runner tried delivering our food to two other tables before arriving at ours, then auctioned it off. We waited quite awhile for our check and finally asked a random employee who noticed us flagging them down.
  7. w

    wannabe

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Make sure you get a reservation as this place is always busy. The cider choices are fabulous; prices are getting a bit steep as of late. Love the snacks too.
  8. RF

    RachelF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The food was good but not great. Fish and chips - fish was tasty but fries were lukewarm and soggy. Fried chicken sandwich - bread to chicken and veg ratio really off. Cocktail was tasty.
  9. GS

    GingerS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so nice to eat in a restaurant with a dedicated GF kitchen that also sells Gf beer! The staff was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.
  10. C

    Carin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a blessing to have a gluten-free restaurant that has excellent food and atmosphere. Our server even set up the patio heater on the sidewalk seating so we could “people watch” in comfort while we dined in the rain.
  11. BD

    BlackDiamondGuy

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were excited to be able to take our daughter in law to someplace where everything on the menu she could eat. Our server and the rest of the staff were very responsive to our needs and the food was very good, albeit over priced for most of our items. We might come back, but will always consider this place only for special occasions due to the cost.
  12. V

    Vegasmary

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I asked for a burger medium and it was 100% a brickette. Service was ok. Apple butter that came with the cheese curds was amazing though.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Our experience last night was so-so. We went to celebrate a birthday but there was a live musician that was so loud. We couldn’t hear each other at the table. The space is kind of small for live music. Food was so-so. They were out of a couple things we wanted and that was disappointing. Anyway, maybe it was just a night off. We will try it again.
  14. w

    wannabe

    Seattle

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great location for cider - great choices and a variety of styles. Great service!
  15. S

    Starkraving

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    Ordered the fish and chips, calamari, cheese curds and dinner salad, all of which just fair and overpriced. The menu price that you download with the qr code didn’t reflect the actual price of the food. When we were given our bill all items we ordered were priced higher. Sat outside and had a man walk past with his pants down and that wasn’t the worst of it. Families with small children should be aware that this part of town isn’t kid friendly. The highlight was our waitress Amanda, truly a gem and one of the friendliest servers we’ve ever encountered.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Capital Cider never disappoints. Visiting our daughter at school…she was diagnosed with Celiac 18 years ago,,,,never thought gluten free food would be so amazing!
  17. JB

    JimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've had their takeout before - but this was first time eating in. It was great! Fish & Chips - awesome. Chili - awesome. We don't drink so can't comment on the brews. But they all looked great.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I have been gluten free for 15 years so it was exciting to go somewhere that is fully gluten free. The food was… okay. I got the fish sandwich and found that Burton’s was considerably better. Also the front door was open and it was freezing!! I did love that they wanted to see your vax card.
  19. T

    Tracy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Staff was friendly. Food was good, but limited on carnivore selection. Service was slow and they seemed under staffed.
  20. S

    Sunil

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    I choose capital cider mostly for Fried chicken sandwich but was okay. Definitely not up to the hype other reviews said.
  21. CL

    CiderLover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, cider was good, great atmosphere. Prices a bit high though.
  22. GF

    GFinthePNW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No idea how many times over the years I have eaten here. As a celiac it is so nice to have a place I actually like even if I didn’t have food allergies with an atmosphere I like & a place I can order like a “normal” person from planned gatherings with friends to one of my wife & my favorite spontaneous dates to eat here on the patio with our dog, sip a few ciders & then stroll over to Elliott Bay Books. Inside I really like the atmosphere/styling. More like a pub crossed with a library full of books & oil paintings where a sign painter lives. I’ve had birthday dinners here with about 10 friends to business meeting lunches with 1 person. Even my picky brother on a visit enjoyed it. The outdoor seating was a few small tables now a few more since pandemic began a bit squeezed onto the city sidewalk out front but we are thankful for the few more additional tables but if bringing the dog so we only can sit outside we’ll make a reservation.
  23. V

    Vicki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant! My partner has celiac disease and it was so nice to go to a restaurant and for him to have so many options. Since he is also a pescatarian by choice, everything on menu was clearly labeled which also made it super easy. The food was delicious!
  24. MW

    MaryW

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best GF restaurant I have been to anywhere!
  25. C

    Cabra

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, especially for sitting outside! I think it would have been too noisy inside, but good ambience outside, even if a little chilly.
  26. LE

    LeslieE

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    our waitress was great. engaged and interactive with us. Music was TOO loud. Love the beatles, but it could go down in volume just a touch. We have been coming to the restaurant for many years. Would like to see it spruced up a bit, maybe change up the decor a bit. Food is alway wonderful and we really appreciate the 100% gluten free.
  27. J

    Judinner

    London

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - as a coeliac travelling around it’s so great to find a place that’s so good for allergens - it’s 100% gluten free, super tasty and great service!
  28. KL

    KellyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience we had at Capitol Cider!! Service, food and ambiance is incredible. We will be back!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were seated and no one ever came to our table after 25 mins.
  30. SL

    SLCFood

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must-visit every time I am in Seattle! Excellent food and drinks, and great service!
  31. E

    Encee

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Disappointing. Left to languish at our booth for far too long without any recognition by server (maybe short-staffed, but quick acknowledgement should have been easy to manage). Burger ordered medium rare was medium well at best, veggies undercooked (should NEVER happen with butternut squash or Brussels sprouts), eggplant soaked with olive oil that pooled in the plate. Great meal last week, not so this week; will be a while before we return.
  32. JS

    JuliaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious. We are from Boston and I would literally fly back just to eat the fried chicken sandwich again. SO GOOD.
  33. M

    Moeeee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The service was good but the food however was very bland
  34. NS

    NatalieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! My wife have celiac and the whole restaurant is GF
  35. P

    Pdove

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was not great. The waiter was not attentive,
  36. E

    Encee

    New York Area

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have a celiac family member and Capitol Cider is a go-to for us. Even setting aside the gluten-free aspect, this place does it all right: fun playlist and atmosphere, truly excellent cocktail program, a kitchen that knows how to turn out way-tasty dishes, and quite good service. Fried cheese curds - light and irresistible - are a must.
  37. l

    leannek

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the dinner and the cider. My sister has so many allergies on top of her celiac disease so eating out is very limited. This was a really nice dinner for her. And the waitress was absolutely wonderful answering our questions.
  38. i

    islachica

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food is good though not great. Cod in fish and chips was rubbery but otherwise good.
  39. MI

    MIMI

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being gluten free it was wonderful to be able to eat anything off the menu. We ordered several dishes and shared it. It was all delicious. Our server was terrific.
  40. R

    Rose

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was excellent. Their gluten free food is amazing

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

FAQs

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 771 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Capitol Cider

818 E. Pike Seattle, WA 98122

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway and East Pike

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Brunch Sat 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Fri 5:00 pm–11:30 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Gabel

  • Entertainment

    Our downstairs lounge offers a regular event lineup with live music and art events, game night and more. We love supporting local artists and serving as a gathering place for the community. On our Event Calendar, you can expect to find the "Cider Jam" Session on Monday nights, Cider & Games on Tuesday nights, Capitol Cider Unplugged on Wednesdays and Drink and Draw on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 397-3564

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Capitol Cider can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (206) 397-3564

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