We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Capitol Diner

American, Diner
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
431 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901-1304
+1 781-595-9314
06:00 - 14:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Went for a business meeting over breakfast and service was great. Food was great as well Service was fast and food was fantastic.

Thank Anthony F
Lynn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
168 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly greeting, attentive staff. Small space, classic old school diner look and feel. Two eggs over easy with bacon and toast appeared quickly. The eggs were cooked to order, nice soft yolk. Bacon a bit over done but still had bacon flavor. Toast was freshly toasted, jelly tray offered without asking. Price was very reasonable.

Thank Seacoastbreeze
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A step back in time to a friendly & bustling diner with wonderful food. Sit at the counter or at a small (tiny) table where you can just barely squeeze in 4. In summer there are some outside tables. Excellent "diner food" and great prices. A great place for breakfast if you're not looking for a fancy atmosphere.

Thank Mia C
Lynn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Capital is awesome! It has been there forever and has always had great food. Bob the owner is an awesome guy and everyone that works there is so nice! Great food too!

Thank vdeland27
Berkley, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The Capitol Diner is as authentic as you can get for an original diner car restaurant serving up classic diner fare. Even the staff conversing with locals using goofy nicknames in thick New England accents gave it an even more old school vibe. The food is by no means amazing but it is what you want and expect a diner... More 

Thank spoonyfork
Lynn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 April 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
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 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

Travellers who viewed Capitol Diner also viewed


Been to Capitol Diner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Union St, Lynn, MA 01901-1304
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lynn
  • Phone Number: +1 781-595-9314

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Capitol Diner staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?