On the search for the best hot dog in Connecticut brings us to Capitol Lunch in New Britain.

If you haven’t had the hot dog with sauce (sauce is mandatory) from Capitol Lunch you are missing out.

It’s wonderful.

Keep that in mind as you read the rest of this.

The hot dog has an absolutely perfect snap.

This is what you’d expect from a Polish-American owned restaurant in the Polish-heavy New Britain.

The bun on these dogs also provides almost no taste. Instead, keeping everything together and not getting soggy or breaking apart.

This is especially important as you must get the sauce on the hot dog.

The sauce is a meat-based chili with a super fine texture.

The way you get the texture is by putting the chili in a blender after it is cooked.

Also, the meat sauce, again which tastes wonderful and is mandatory to get the full Capitol Lunch experience, is as close as you will come to the flavor of cigarette as possible.

This is not a criticism, but instead part of the experience that is capitol lunch.

Because of this…smoky…experience, you should get another topping that can compilment smokiness.

Something sweeter like onions or ketchup or relish.

But overall, this hot dog is a wonder to behold.

The rating:

With the smoky meatiness form the sauce and the perfect snap to the quality hot dog, these hot dogs are among the best in CT.



Address: 510 Main St, New Britain, CT 06051
Closed Sundays
Phone: (860) 229-8237