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Capitol Diner

Diner, American
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431 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901-1304
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I I'm in the Central Sq. area I love stopping here for either lunch or breakfast. The staff is fun and capable. The people that frequent the Capital are mainly all locals and there is a fun give and take with the staff and customers.... food is consistently good and is reasonably price.... please note, its a cash only... More 

Thank zenelxx
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

The food was great except didn't exactly feel welcome there. Staff wasn't rude but they weren't as welcoming as one would expect for a diner.

Thank Stephanie J
Colchester, Vermont
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

My wife and I were in Lynn and went to the Capital Diner for breakfast on a Sunday morning. We were surprised to see it wasn't very crowded, and sat down right away at a table. There was also quite a bit of counter seating. Our waitress was nice and the breakfasts were good, large, and very reasonably priced. The... More 

Thank buckinvt
Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great family run business with traditional diner food! Breakfast was delicious and served right off the grill by friendly waitstaff! Endless coffee and a very warm atmosphere!. A few umbrella tables outside in good weather overlooking a small courtyard, a few small tables inside but sitting at the spinning stools at the counter is still great fun! Nothing fancy but... More 

Thank Biscuit8221
Arlington, MA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Very good diner food. Food came fast, nice place, basic diner food. I was there for breakfast, ordered two eggs over easy, waitress very nice, old fashioned diner.

Thank MichaelJacobyBrown
Lynn, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, long Lynn Icon. Family run and consistent good food at a fair price. Breakfast especially quick ,easy and traditional.

Thank R L C
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

My wife & I went to the Capitol Diner for breakfast to kick off celebrating my birthday. We arrived around 10:00 in the morning, and to our delight we had several options for seating. Originally, we sat at the counter. However, after a few minutes we decided to move to a small table where the seats were roomier than the... More 

Thank PAUL C
Spring Hill, Florida
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016 via mobile

When I was young and that was a long time ago, there was the Capitol diner. I always thought it was the Capital dinner because the old Capital theater was across the street. The bunch of us would go to the theater and always get breakfast or lunch and they fed you , big time! The best hash browns and... More 

Thank alozam
Salem, Massachusetts
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358 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

We had long heard rave reviews about this local diner and finally had the chance to check it out for ourselves. We were not disappointed! Everyone was so friendly in there. The food was served hot and was very good. We will definitely be going back to the Capitol Diner!

Thank NancyG-818
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a place where they welcome you by name once they know you, remember your coffee order and bring it to your table as you sit down. The owner, Bob Fennell, ensures that the unique character of this diner built in 1928 and the quality of its food and service are always maintained as it was by his father... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: 781-595-9314

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