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Capitol Cider

4.4
4.4
806 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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2 people

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 806 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Healthy

  • Seattle

    Healthy

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  1. S

    Squirrel

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter is celiac so the entirely gluten free menu was a blessing. The meal was fantastic and the service was excellent. I’d highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  2. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gluten free pub fare and delicious ciders. Friendly and down to earth service. Cozy ambience inside and out. Make a reservation here, be kind to the servers, and enjoy your meal/drinks!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great selection of ciders! Great service!
  4. RV

    RickV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed getting to treat myself to some gluten free fish and chips. The needle was delicious, the cocktail of high quality, and the service was casual, respectful, and very welcoming.
  5. RW

    RW22

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and all gluten free. My husband who is not gluten free loved it! Food is very high quality and there were so many drink options available. The staff is very friendly and willing to help you pick a drink that you will love. It’s a must for gluten free and non gluten free alike
  6. L

    Lois

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pretty good outdoor dining space. Great menu for people with allergies and sensitivities, and good food in general.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    food is exceptional!!! too noisy though to enjoy our group of 8 reunion:(
  8. RK

    RonK

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We arrived for our reservation a few minutes early and were told that they no longer had any tables. When we looked around we saw several recently seated parties. You'd think the whole point of reserving a table would be that they'd have a table reserved for you (i.e., a table not occupied by another guest). We were told that maybe someone would leave our table in 20-30 minutes and we should check back. So while the pictures of the food look quite nice, we never got to eat any of it.
  9. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    Service was very slow and the restaurant was not busy. We had to sit outside because we did not have proof of vaccination.
  10. c

    ciderslut

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    the ciders were all good, lots of options! although overpriced. the food was not good and very very overpriced. i wasn’t aware that vaccination cards were required cause nothing stated to at when i made these reservations and my vaccination card was back in kansas where i am from. so we had to smush together and sit outside next to all the loud cars. and the service was eh. so it was all just eh and i regretted making the reservations and spending my bday dinner there :/
  11. x

    xmasdinner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. So nice to go somewhere and just be able to choose anything on the menu. Loved my "Apple a Day" mocktail.
  12. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My partner has some pretty serious food restrictions right now, and Capitol Cider was suggested to us because of their great allergen matrix! It really helped us feel safe eating the food (and it was pretty good food too)! We had a fabulous time and would definitely come back. I will caution that depending on the restriction your options will be pretty limited, although you should be able to find something!
  13. A

    Ardad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both fish and chips and fried chicken sandwiches were amazing. Wonderful place for gluten free meals
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Portions we huge!! Service was great as well
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love that the kitchen is 100% gluten free. Delicious fish and chips!
  16. WW

    WestW

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have celiac and this was the first time I’ve gone out to eat in a long time. I got their burger, which was huge and I made a big mess of it, but it was fantastic. The fries that came with it were also amazing. My dad got the pesto shrimp rigatoni, and he loved it! We also got the fried calamari to start, also very good. The only thing that was not the best, was that we sat outside, and it’s close- ish to the street and bike lane, so we def got a bit of road dust on us. I didn’t really notice until later, back at home, so it didn’t mar my experience at all. Even with that, 5 stars. It was a great first restaurant since I was diagnosed with celiac. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience2
    The food was good, but the night was completely chaotic. Our dessert came before our dinner. Something’s we ordered never showed up. The woman next to us waited 20 minutes for water. It was just a complete mess.
  18. K

    Ktea

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints! Service is top notch and the staff is lovely! Food is always incredible! We take any friends visiting from out of state here! And we ourselves love going here often!
  19. SA

    SAMUELT

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Acceptable gluten free fare, but barely and not a good value for the price. The fried chicken was dry, and not well flavored. The fries were like bad Chili's fries. The Caesar and ranch dressings were not tasty. Neither the lemon cake nor the cream dollop tasted good. The fried fish was the only saving grace. We wanted to love this GF pioneer but it needs an overhaul.
  20. F

    Foodie12344

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant! It’s hard finding a place with a gluten free kitchen, so it’s awesome knowing this restaurant is safe for those with celiac disease! The food is incredible and I love how it welcoming the staff is.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing place for anyone that has to eat Gluten Free, or for anyone!! The food was excellent and there was a lot of variety and options!
  22. GP

    GregP

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I am an older man and had lost glasses. And my Covid Vax card was a pic on my phone which I had problems finding and we were denied entry with all people in restaurant with out masks. I would not recommend this place to anyone
  23. A

    Aaron

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Safe for celiacs! Will definitely be going back.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    This is a nice casual place and is great for those with Celiac or gluten intolerance. All the food is GF. I'd describe is as good and not exceptional My only complaint is the hostess. She was rude and unpleasant to every customer. After seating us at a sticky table we requested it be cleaned. It was really gross. The entire table was sticky to touch. She informed us she could help but we’d have to wait a while. We then offered to do it ourselves if provided the supplies and she walked away. Then when our waitress arrived we requested those supplies and then cleaned the table ourselves. Service here was subpar. Also, it was not just us. Since we are near near the hostess station we witnessed her rudeness to other guests too. Maybe she was having a day, we all do, but came across that day as ill-suited for customer service.
  25. L

    Lojo

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved our meals, especially the poached tuna (Nicoise) salad! Such an awesome go-to even for those of us not gluten-sensitive. Fantastic service, too-- we really liked our server.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The hostess was rude and they no air conditioning during the summer day.
  27. ND

    NancyD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Even though this restaurant is 100% gluten free I was very sick after our meal. It was very disappointing
  28. J

    Jennstuff

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, location and service. Loved that it was gluten free and COVID conscious. I’d definitely go here again!
  29. CL

    CiderLover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks to them for checking vaccine cards! Everything was top notch. It's so nice not to have to say "can you please make sure this is gluten-free" for half the food!
  30. MG

    MichelleG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet up with friends for
  31. MW

    MichelleW

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great GF food and fries and the staff are always friendly. A regular go to restaurant for us. :)
  32. J

    J123483

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing gluten free, tree nut free restaurant with ability to cater to other allergies as well. Food was top notch, atmosphere amazing, service quick and friendly, dreaming of the next time we’re in town to go again!
  33. MJ

    MarciaJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love that there is a place for celiacs to feel safe to eat out at! I just wish there were more gf/df options on the menu. I can't believe how large their bar menu is. The most ciders ever assembled in one place and they also have a full bar and beer and mead and even hard kombucha! Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts, the poached tuna Salad and the roasted broccoli.
  34. TM

    TenneilleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GF menu good for everyone, even non-celiacs. Lovely ambiance. Love the vaccine requirement . Safety is our priority whdd when dining at restaurants .
  35. CT

    CynthiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

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

    Matt

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    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.
  37. JS

    JSBa

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    Begonia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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!
  40. CV

    ColbyV

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to eat when I’m in town. Approachable, chill, and always friendly.

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 806 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


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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