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510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
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Ranked #9 of 130 Restaurants in New Britain
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Middletown, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

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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365 reviews 365 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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New Haven, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Dog specials are what to get. Mustard, Onions and Sauce. The menu is short but solid. It's a great lunch spot, always full of locals so get there early before you get caught in line for a while. Not the best dog I have ever had but definitely a great one. The staff is very fast and to the point.... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It is like stepping back in time...a few things on the menu above where you order. We ordered two Hot Dogs each (comes with mustard, onions and meat sauce). It hit the spot for a quick bite. Very nice to "check of the list" of places you should eat in CT. (at least from what I heard). They do not... More 

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hartford, ct
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

You can't beat a Cappy dog. First off, it's not chili so if you go in with that expectation you will probably be disappointed. Service is incredibly fast; a total no frills place. Wait in line, move along, and try to find a seat. They have fries and burgers too, but the dogs are where it's at. It is not... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Its not in the Best of areas,But During the Day its fine. An ole Fashion Eatery/Lunchion place. Ask for " The Works " I get 2-3 when I go. They also sell the Sauce so you can make them at home. Good Stuff. Its a good Dog at a good price. Been making the same thing since the 70s when... More 

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Additional Information about Capitol Lunch

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

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