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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Quick and reasonably priced

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Tom W
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New Britain, Connecticut
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English first
New Britain, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Middletown, Connecticut
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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SE USA
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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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41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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90 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?