Cappy's fries are the best!. I've have never been to Capps until recently. I used to hang out at the William Penn Tavern until the management changed hands. I had to follow my beloved bartender to his new job! Cappy's food is amazing at a great price.
Amazing wings,Flat pop, and poor Waitstaff.
Although I have problems with this place, I keep going back. Why? Their twice baked wings! So good!!! Only now I take them to go.
The reason I don't eat there is because it takes FOREVER to be waited on. A number of times, I've seen them bring the wrong sandwich to the table! Rarely any apologies. My husband and I usually get our foods at different times, even if it's the same thing.
Don't order pop, unless you like it flat. On a first visit, a friend was delivered a flat pop. She asked for an iced tea instead. She was told that she would have to purchase the iced tea. My friend hadn't but two sips of it! She decided within a few minutes of getting the pop!
Don't get the Ceasar Salad either. Unless you don't mind paying a lot for lettuce and dressing. The parmesian is just the cheap stuff out of the can.
The wings are good! The atmosphere is fine. I want to like this place, but can't. sorry. thumbs up for being the way it is on Walnut Street.
Best damn cheesesteak this side of the Mississippi.
Most bars in Shadyside cater to a younger crowd. This is the only bar that does it with style. I'm not a big fan of all that hoity-toity hooplah that Shadyside bars are known for. Cappy's is kickass because it's not afraid to be itself. Hell, i go there with my ex-wife and her kids during the day and my girlfriend at night, and she's 20 years younger than i am! Each finds it accomodating, delicious and a great place to just take in the neighborhood.
The thing is people are just so natural at Cappy's, like Clapton said "after midnight, we just let it all hang ooouuuuttttt...." And like my review is named (i tell this to everybody i come near in Shadyside)--BEST CHEESESTEAK IN TOWN!! There fish sandwich is good too and i the Spinach and Artichoke Dip is a pretty awesome way to start. Only possible problem is they got Bud Light on tap instead of Budweiser, a faux pas if i ever seen one. Luckily they got some inexpensive beers and some fancypants beers there too to try out--i believe new kinds every week, so that's cool. They only have a few static beers, so it's a good place to come experiment with it and not as crazy priced like the Sharp Edge or nothing. Waitresses are pretty hot; don't get a lot of my jokes, but they're nice. The bartenders seem cool. I especially like the lady who works there afternoons, she reminds me of a lady i used to know growing up, Mrs. Crenshaw. But that's beside the point. Kids in the kitchen are loud, but funny and efficient. They sometimes pop their heads out of the kitchen and deliver a one-liner that i usually write down because it's so funny. They were playing this game called "racy comics" one time, rewriting the captions in the paper. They're a laugh riot! They're probably the reason i like coming back the most. I come to Cappy's on dates sometimes JUST so i can experience their antics and hopefully be there for something funny so i can impress my dates. All in all, a pretty cool place.
The epitome of Pittsburgh bars. Never have I experienced such a shockingly splendid spectacle as I have at Cappy's Cafe. The lush, warm, inviting atmosphere pulled me right in as soon as I passed the threshold of the vestibule- the smell of fresh, hot, grease-free cooking. I was quickly served a heaping bowl full of delectable chicken tortilla soup. Initially, I was hesitant to try out the place, but I was pleasantly surprised, especially by the staff. The cooks were fast as lightning and equipped with a golden sense of humor that brightened up the place. After the soup, I had a med wrap, several Yuenglings, a Spring Salad, and a Devyn Delite- all fresh, crisp, and delicious. It wasn't the second-rate slavery that I'm used to seeing in such a small, bar-oriented kitchen. God bless those gentlemen! I hope they make more than 8 dollars an hour.
Best way to spend any amount they think you will pay. I sat at a table with 3 friends. We all ordered a domestic beer. 3 of the drinks were the same but we were charged 4 different prices. Any way you do the math we got cheated. 4 customers not going back.
WOW!. This place has the hottest waitresses and the absolute coolest, most experienced bartenders in the city. It has a tropical yet iron city feel.
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