New Foodie Posted February 27, 2010 Share Posted February 27, 2010 After a long saga Capital City Diner finally opened this past Tuesday. Their website doesn't have much up yet, but you can find a menu here. It's located at 1050 Bladensburg Rd, NE near the intersection with L. Although it just opened Tuesday the +1 and I went to try it tonight for dinner (we figured it would be slammed for brunch on its first open weekend so didn't want to wait for Saturday or Sunday morning). We got there around 7:15 or so and every booth was taken (there are 5-6 four-person booths) and 4 people were sitting at the counter, leaving 6-8 empty stools. We were going to just stay at the counter, but a booth opened up before we ordered so we moved over to spread out a bit. It's certainly 1940's size (a little smaller than we'd make them today), but I really like the old school feel. We didn't try them, but they do have Mexican Coca-Cola and Cheerwine in bottles along with some Boylen sodas. Even though we were both getting breakfast we started with an order of Loaded Waffle Fries (w/ cheese sauce and bacon $6.75). They were pretty basic, but definitely gooey and comforting with pieces of real, crispy bacon (no bacon bits here) crumbled on top. The +1 had the Pigs In a Blanket (3 sausage links nestled in pancakes $6.75) and although he thought the sausage links were on the small side, he ate every bit and loved the pancakes. I went all out and got the Super Happy Fat Boy Breakfast (juice or coffee, 1 pancake, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, toast or biscuit $8.75). It was all delicious. The eggs were basic eggs (over easy and cooked properly) and the bacon was a good level of crispy. The hash browns weren't as crispy as I would maybe prefer, but they are of the shredded variety cooked on the flat top. Instead of being toasted, the toast is cooked on the flat top as well, and although certainly unhealthier, it made it so good. Usually toast is a part of my breakfast I overlook with everything else on the plate but this was really good. The pancake, however, was awesome. Definitely the highlight of my meal. Little crispy on the edges and a nice level of sweetness. It'll be hard not to order pancakes on every visit. Biscuits aren't served after 11am, so I'll have to go back earlier to try those. We were quite full but decided to split a Chocolate Milkshake ($3.50) to end it. Nice and thick but not too heavy or overwhelming with a good swirl of whipped cream on top. They also have a choice of pies (available a la mode). All in all I'm excited to have the diner on the Hill. It's open Tuesday to Thursday 6am-10pm and then 24 hours from Friday at 6am - Sunday at 5pm (closed Sunday night and Monday). Looking forward to going again soon! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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