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Family Date Night in Columbus {Cap City Fine Diner}



Take a peek at our family date night in Columbus, Ohio…a visit to Cap City Fine Diner and a walk through Ohio’s capital city.

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My husband and I have been married 18 years. We haven’t always been the best examples of taking the time for dates. Time to refresh and talk about life. We’ve done better the past few years since the kids have been older, sneaking out for coffee or a walk in the park.

As much as I love dates with my hubby, now that my kids are older I look forward to family date night just as much. Often times the to-do list of the every day grind can suck the life out of us. We need time as a family to enjoy each other’s company outside of the home, laugh & be goofy together…make memories. To remind each other that we do love each other {even brothers and sisters!}. My girls (and don’t let him fool you, even Braden likes it!) get so excited to get dressed up and have an adventure out for an evening.

{We documented our evening on Snapchat…follow us for our silly antics. Our username is tastesoflizzyt.}

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This past weekend Cap City Fine Diner and Bar in Columbus, Ohio, was gracious enough to invite us in for a family dinner out. This Cameron Mitchell retro restaurant did not disappoint and was the perfect way to unwind together with the family.

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The decor was ideal…huge bubblegum machines (can you tell Kinslee LOVES candy?) and jukeboxes.  And on the menu? Classic comfort food. We look forward to trying new restaurants of all styles, but comfort food like pork chops, meatloaf and fish & chips…if these are on the menu, we’re sold!

Our server Vince took great care of us. He had an enjoyable sense of humor, freely accommodated our wishes and offered his help with what food was best. I could tell he loved his job and the company. He even patiently waited while I snapped pictures of each course.

We started with peach teas, root beer from the bottle and strawberry basil lemonade. Can I just say that with the first sip of my strawberry basil lemonade (freshly squeezed lemons, strawberry puree and muddled basil), I knew it was going to be excellent eatin’ that night.

Vince told us we had to try their famous cheese covered potato chips….that’s all cheddar cheese and alfredo sauce melted over crispy chips. Vince was impressed with how fast that disappeared. They serve fresh bread to each table, too!

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Although pork chops and meatloaf are their classic dishes, we ordered crispy fish ‘n chips, romano crusted chicken and southern fried chicken. I fully expected to for us to share each meal so we could all taste a variety of Cap City food, but as soon as this romano crusted chicken with tomato cream sauce hit my taste buds, there was no sharing happening. It was all mine.

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If the sweet drinks, buttery rolls, cheesy chips and mouth-watering entrees weren’t enough, last came dessert. Deep dish apple pie, chocolate covered peanut butter pie….

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and Maddie chose a Big Cup ‘O Chocolate. Because why not?! We got three desserts to share between the 5 of us. Sharing desserts is usually not recommended in our sugar-greedy family, but with our bellies as full as they already were it was necessary and the perfectly sweet ending to our family date night dinner.

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After our dinner at Cap City Fine Diner, we headed into downtown Columbus. I had planned for us to see the Columbus Symphony Orchestra at their concert in the park. What I failed to realize is that you needed tickets for this event. Lesson Learned.

Thankfully there was so much going on in the city that night!

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We found an arts festival with locally made items to buy and see.

A dress shop in the back of a truck? Fun!

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If there’s one thing I love about the city, it’s the graffiti filled walls in the city alleys. A photographer’s paradise!

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A stroll through the city is just what we needed to walk off some of our dinner.

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If you’re in Ohio, I highly recommend Cameron Mitchell Restaurants for a husband/wife date or a family date night out. I’ve had the chance to visit three of their restaurant concepts: The Guild House (think house-made fresh donuts….), The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek (steak and an unbeatable Sunday brunch buffet) and now Cap City. All three are so unique, but I’ve not been disappointed with the service, food or atmosphere at any of them.

Q: Do you take the time for family date night? What are some of your favorite things to do?

Q: What’s your favorite Cameron Mitchell Restaurant, or which would you like to try first?

Looking for another family outing? Try the Bob Evans Farm!

 Find more of my favorite places in Columbus, Ohio here.

 

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