After all the bureaucratic hassles, Capital City Diner breezed through its final health inspection today, obtained its business license, and plans to open for business on Tuesday.

So how does it feel to finally start slinging hash, Matt Ashburn?

“Scary as hell,” he says. “Actually, I think it’s a relief, and I couldn’t be happier.”

The diner will be open Tuesdays through Thursdays, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., but will then stay open continuously from 6 a.m. Fridays to 5 p.m. Sundays.

After the jump, you can get an early look at the Cap City Diner menus. If you have any comments, good or bad, Ashburn would love to hear ’em. E-mail him at

Click on the menus to expand.