Cap City Fine Diner offers an exciting blend of traditional diner fare with upscale touches.

1299 Olentangy River Rd., Grandview, 614-291-3663; 1301 Stoneridge Dr., Gahanna, 614-478-9999; capcityfinediner.com

Cap City Fine Diner offers an exciting blend of traditional diner fare with upscale touches. The restaurant's signature meatloaf might even be better than your mom's. Anyone who loves meat and potatoes will find the menu tempting.

Like any good diner, Cap City offers an ever-changing blue plate special and a nice array of delicious desserts. Young diners will like watching the giant desserts go by on the servers' trays. They're enough to tempt any kid to clean his plate.

For parents, there's a wine list to peruse.

Cap City is a noisy, fun place where you don't have to worry about boisterous kids disrupting a neighboring patron's meal.

Runners-up: Starliner Diner, Tommy's Diner