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Capitol Lunch

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510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
+1 860-229-8237
10:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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New Britain, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Their menu is very minimal yet there is no need to expand their menu. Their hot dogs taste great and very affordable. Their so called chilli does not taste like chilli at all but it has an unique taste which compliment the hot dogs very well. It is a cash only establishment. This keeps prices low. Go down and support... More 

1 Thank Ruben989
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing but the best when you go to Capitol lunch. The everything hotdog is insanely good and the chili is delicious. They have other things on the menu but I've been going for years just for the hotdogs. I would highly recommend if you are a hot dog lover.

Thank Place4u2nv
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Go here for hot dogs - Martin Rosols that snap when you bite them. This place has been a favorite for New Britain-ites forever. People that used to live here make a point of going back for their Cappy Dog Fix. I always get mine with mustard and sauce - but you can get them any way you like.

Thank nickadillo
New Britain, Connecticut
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Capitol Lunch is a must when you come to New Britain. The hot dogs they use are the best in the state and their "Cappie Sauce" is not to be missed. Add some mustard and chopped onion to the soft buns that they use and you have a hot dog that you'll keep coming back to New Britain to eat.

Thank Karen R
wesley chapel, fl
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I am 72 years young and I have been eating dogs at Cappie's since I was 5 or 6 years old. I have lived in the Keys for almost 30 years and return to New Britain several times per year. My first and last stop when coming and going is Cappie's for three no onions, onion rings, and a Coke.... More 

Thank capthowe
Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

What can i say, being a New Britain native I'm biased towards this place but the hot dogs they have can be enjoyed by anyone. Soft bun, a snap from the dog on every bite and the flavors from the sauce, mustard and onions. I visit the area twice a year and these are the only hotdogs I eat through... More 

1 Thank Joe A
New Britain, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A must go place for lunch if you are in the downtown area and are craving a hot dog or burger. Is only cash but still worth keeping a couple bucks in your pocket for iy

Thank Anna J
New Britain, Connecticut, Usa
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Capi dogs are a New Britain tradition. Great service and they now sell their hot dog sauce. Very savory.

Thank malikdesade
Hartford, Connecticut
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455 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Just your typical town diner with good eats and friendly service. I crave the pastrami Rubens and tasty sides of onion rings ! Great location !

Thank GringoAlto2000
Hartford, Connecticut
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263 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

I visit this local eatery for its hot dogs with their special sauce. I have no idea how they make the sauce other than that it appears to be beef-based and is tasty. Regardless, they also serve hamburgers with the appropriate fixings. You order at the counter and the seating could best be called "basic cafeteria" style. Fries were good.... More 

Thank Jerandnanc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051-1812
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Britain
  • Phone Number: +1 860-229-8237

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