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Capitol Lunch

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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, Takeout

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  • 3
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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
The Best

Had two dogs and as always it hit the spot. Been going here since i was a kid and its always been the best dogs around.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Patrick B
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Newington, Connecticut
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Newington, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Had two dogs and as always it hit the spot. Been going here since i was a kid and its always been the best dogs around.

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Thank Patrick B
Berlin, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

Capital Lunch is a New Britain staple. The dogs have that snap when you bite into them. The sauce is the reason people keep coming back. Also try the onion rings they are worth it.

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Thank Neemr22
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Capital lunch has been around for about forever. I still remember going to get hot dogs there when I was 9 or 10. I am 65 now and every time I have one, which by the way is impossible because they are so good, you have to have at-least 2 or 3 for the craving to stop. Now the memories... More 

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Thank ElectricalDan1
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Great steamed hot dogs with chili sauce. They have been a local institution since at least the 1950s. Maybe longer. A good quick lunch and original New Britain fast food!

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Thank kandn30068
West Hartford, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is the place to go for a great local hot dog. They snap when you bite into them. The meat sauce is wonderful and not spicy. Capitol lunch has been there forever and they don't appear to have ever remodeled or upgraded, but the dogs are always the best. Don't be shy, you will need 3 or 4 to... More 

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Thank Richard J
Bristol, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you are in the mood for a hot dog, this is the place. They have a chili sauce that is legendary - a recipe that is a closely guarded one. It is a hit and run type of restaurant, best for take out as it is New Britain and the neighborhood is a little dicey. A destination for many... More 

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Thank jer b
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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Thank TheVoiceofCT
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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Thank TracyM6942
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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Thank Tom W
New Britain, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?