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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
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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New Britain, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Their hot dogs are undercooked (I always have to ask for well done and they're still not hot and don't have that "snap" like they used to.) and the sauce gives you the squirts (on 3 separate yet consecutive occasions), Burgers are cooked to death and dry. The fries suck. Only semi good things are the onion rings,which is sad... More 

Thank bub72069
Tolland, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have to stop for two everything any time I'm nearby. Two with a drink is still under 5 bucks. Say hello to Art when you're there.

Thank PapaBones
New Britain, Connecticut
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

this used to be the pinnacle of dogs ,hotdogs that is in the area .but the meat sauce has changed ,and while the food is still good it isnt what it once was..

Thank myleswoods
New Britain, Connecticut
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4 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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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
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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

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