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“Capitol Lunch....From childhood to present...the Best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Capitol Lunch

Capitol Lunch
510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
860-229-8237
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Ranked #10 of 130 Restaurants in New Britain
Cuisines: American
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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107 reviews 107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Capitol Lunch....From childhood to present...the Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Capitol Lunch is the BEST hot dog place in the world to me! It is our timeless restaurant. We went there as children, and never could get enough! The hot dogs are delicious! Oh, the meat sauce!!!!! Incrediable. Get it with everything on it. So it's 1960 something...yum...Now it's 2013...YUM, YUM! I am craving them now. Definitely can eat 3! Don't mind the neighborhood, it is what it is, and a treasure for the palette!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, Connecticut
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“My Dad was right! Cappy dogs are the best!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Growing up, my father always talked about Capital Lunch having the very best hot dogs. He passed away before we ever enjoyed going together. I recently was in the area, and sought out Capital Lunch. My Dad was right. They are cooked perfectly with the just the right amount of crunch on the outside. I tried the Cappy Dog, with the special sauce. Although I'm not a fan of sauces or chili on my hot dogs, I found it rather tasty and interesting. I also had my favorite, sauerkraut and mustard. Yum. So good. Did I mention that two dogs and a drink was around $ 5???? Can't beat it! Staff was friendly and efficient. Don't be thrown off by the area. Try it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plainville, Connecticut
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Hot dogs and more........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

For people traveling through Central Ct, stop by Capitol Lunch for a great hotdog and more for a great value. They have the best meat sauce and the service is great, you can usually get in and out in less than five minutes.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“Gotta have a Cappy Dog in New Britain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

If you go to New Britain you need to swing by Capitol Lunch on Main Street for a couple dogs with mustard onions and their famous sauce... You order and within a minute you have paid (cash only!) and are ready to eat.. great family owned restaurant that has been around and will be around forever!

Could easily eat 3 dogs and a side of fries and a soda and still pay less than a crappy fast food combo meal...

MUST visit when in NB!!!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Newington, Connecticut
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“A Very Famous Hot Dog Joint”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Having grown up in New Britain, CT and very familiar with Capitol Lunch, I might be one of the few who is not in love with their chilli dogs.

Visited June 2012
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