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Capital City Diner: Up All Night
January 30, 2012 | 9:00AM

Capital City Diner, one of the best things to happen to Bladensburg road EVER, closed their doors this weekend due to all the reasons you hate to hear: rising costs, flailing economy, a big national restaurant opening just a stone’s throw away.

We recently spent a night there for the first in our “UP ALL NIGHT in DC” series, so enjoy these as a memory of a time that just passed us by:

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  • Debbi says:

    what a wonderful collection of photos!!! they really capture the variety and warmth of the spot. :)

  • Shauna Shauna says:

    So very sad.

  • really? says:

    I was pretty sure they were closing for renovations and would be coming back. According to their fb post at least.
    Nice photos though

  • jeff says:

    no excuses for this. poor marketing. they are in a good neighborhood and have an awesome product. there wasn’t enough advertising or marketing, bottom line. that place could have been packed every night.

    what’s next for the location?

  • Kimberly says:

    @Really? – Indeed, tis true: http://www.capitalcitydiner.com/

    Great work, Steph. Good tribute to a great diner. Looking forward to the rest of your series.

  • cale Cale says:

    I should have made the effort to support them more often than I did, dudes that ran the place were super nice and the food was tasty, even though I did give them shit for not stocking malt powder.