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Capitol Lunch

American, Hot Dogs
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510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
860-229-8237
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 21
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Hot Doggie Dog!

Wow legendary Capitol Lunch in New Britain has some of the best hot dogs in Connecticut and their hot dog sauce is world famous and top secret! Great hamburgers too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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New Britain, Connecticut
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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Wow legendary Capitol Lunch in New Britain has some of the best hot dogs in Connecticut and their hot dog sauce is world famous and top secret! Great hamburgers too!

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I love the sauce for these hot dogs! Place itself is kind of crappy- Not the best area of New Britain. We always got them to go. Fairly inexpensive. Never tried anything other than the hot dogs/chili. The chili sauce is one of a kind.

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New Britain, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Simple counter service and you are in and out so fast it will take you longer to park. Standard tables with chairs seating is available. They are know for there own sauce which is much different than most hot dog sauces. I recommend giving them a try, in business for many years for a reason.

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New Britain, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

These are by far the best hotdogs I have had. I have been coming here all my life and I will be coming here until I die. Can't beat the price for a quality hotdog from an institution that is part of New Britain. People that have lived here would pay big money to be able to have these dogs... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have been to many famous hot dog places and this is one of the best! Hot dogs are delicious with fabulous chili! You have to try Cappy's fries that come with cheese sauce and chili. We actually went back for seconds! Not a fancy place but quite nostalgic and very comfortable. Love this place!!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wow, can't believe the reviews. My wife and I have stopped here for over 10 years from time to time. Always loving the hot dogs and thinking they were the best around. Today on the way back from the beach, we had some time to kill and thought it's been a year or two since we were there, lets go... More 

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Doylestown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

These are the hotdogs I used to go to Capitol Lunch for late at night while I was in high school . They were great then and they are still great! The special hotdog sauce is amazing! My favorite is mustard onion and coney sauce. The service is super fast. It's a hotdog joint so don't set high expectations in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Capitol lunch is worth a detour to have their dogs with the special sauce. Get in line, order and pay and your dogs are soon on their way to being savored. Go ahead and order one more than you think you'll eat - it will save you time going back. Make sure you have plenty of napkins - it's delightfully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Great hot dogs at a bargain price, get 3 or 4, you'll be glad you did. This place is known far and wide, people I know travel from an hour away just for their dogs.

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

There a few things in life you can do over and over again without someone trying to change it. Capitol Lunch thankfully does not mess with success. Same great chili dog I got as a kid over 40 years ago. Its worth the trip!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: 860-229-8237

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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