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Capitol Lunch

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510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
+1 860-229-8237
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I've been going to Capitol Lunch on and off for over 50 yrs and their dogs and sauce has remained consistent as far as my taste buds can tell. Low key casual dining area but the focus is on the great hot dogs. Onion rings and fries are pretty good too. They have a new item...Kielbasa which I may try... More 

Thank Dave C
New Haven, Connecticut
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365 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Hot dog heaven.... plain and simple... old time favorite has been here for about 50 years... great hot dogs with your choice of topping or their old standard Famous Sauce... perfect snap when you bite down ... Can't go wrong...๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Thank JJFlash7
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

On this Monday February 27 was my very first visit to Capitol Lunch. I have seen this establishment on one of the travel shows and must say I was not disappointed. The hot dog was just the right portion for me. The special sauce was not spicy and was not runny. If I were younger I could have easily eaten... More 

Thank Rosemary L
New Britain, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Their hot dogs are undercooked (I always have to ask for well done and they're still not hot and don't have that "snap" like they used to.) and the sauce gives you the squirts (on 3 separate yet consecutive occasions), Burgers are cooked to death and dry. The fries suck. Only semi good things are the onion rings,which is sad... More 

Thank bub72069
Tolland, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I have to stop for two everything any time I'm nearby. Two with a drink is still under 5 bucks. Say hello to Art when you're there.

Thank PapaBones
New Britain, Connecticut
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

this used to be the pinnacle of dogs ,hotdogs that is in the area .but the meat sauce has changed ,and while the food is still good it isnt what it once was..

Thank myleswoods
New Britain, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Their menu is very minimal yet there is no need to expand their menu. Their hot dogs taste great and very affordable. Their so called chilli does not taste like chilli at all but it has an unique taste which compliment the hot dogs very well. It is a cash only establishment. This keeps prices low. Go down and support... More 

1 Thank Ruben989
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing but the best when you go to Capitol lunch. The everything hotdog is insanely good and the chili is delicious. They have other things on the menu but I've been going for years just for the hotdogs. I would highly recommend if you are a hot dog lover.

Thank Place4u2nv
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Go here for hot dogs - Martin Rosols that snap when you bite them. This place has been a favorite for New Britain-ites forever. People that used to live here make a point of going back for their Cappy Dog Fix. I always get mine with mustard and sauce - but you can get them any way you like.

Thank nickadillo
New Britain, Connecticut
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Capitol Lunch is a must when you come to New Britain. The hot dogs they use are the best in the state and their "Cappie Sauce" is not to be missed. Add some mustard and chopped onion to the soft buns that they use and you have a hot dog that you'll keep coming back to New Britain to eat.

1 Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: +1 860-229-8237

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?