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Burgers and Brews

Central Connecticut's Burgers & Brews Trail

Central Connecticut's Burgers & Brews Trail includes the American birthplace of the hamburger sandwich, historic taverns, innovative burger bars and the region's finest breweries. Come hungry! Come thirsty!

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Burger Joints
Intimate, casual, cozy settings where the focus is all about the food!

BART’S DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT
55 Palisado Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
860.688.9035

BIG STEVE’S GRILL
81 Whiting St.
Plainville, CT 06062
860.410.4304

EDUCATED BURGHER
59 Broadway
New Haven, CT 06511
203.777.9198

GEORGIE'S DINER & RESTAURANT

427 Elm Street
West Haven, CT 06516
203.933.1000

GOLDBURGERS
1096 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
860.665.0478

GUIDO’S DRIVE IN AND CAR HOP RESTAURANT
242 Broad St.
Manchester, CT 06040
860.432.5999

SHADY GLEN
Fried cheese on top of a burger – need we say more?
840 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT 06040
860.649.4245

360 Middle Turnpike West
Manchester, CT 06040
860.643.0511

WOODY’S HOT DOGS
Though known for its hot dogs, this joint serves up great burgers, too!
915 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06103
860.278.5499

Steamed Burgers
Sink your teeth into this steamy wonder, a culinary curiosity indigenous to central Connecticut!

BURG'R TEND'R
628 South Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
203.294.8888

DAWG HOUSE
1360 East Street
New Britain, CT 06051
860.224.2636

K. LAMAY'S STEAMED CHEESEBURGERS
690 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
203.237.8326

O’ROURKE’S DINER
728 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860.346.6101

TED’S RESTAURANT

43 Berlin Rd.
Cromwell, CT 06416
860.635.8337

1046 Broad St.
Meriden, CT 06450
203.237.6660

Burger Bars
These culinary geniuses create unique combinations that please the palate and take the burger to a whole new level!

BURGER BABY
283 Asylum St.
Hartford, CT 06103
860.728.7437

CATSUP & MUSTARD
623 Main St.
Manchester, CT 06040
860.432.7755

HAYWIRE BURGER BAR
730 Boston Post Road
Westbrook, CT 06498
860.391.8479

JACK RABBIT’S BURGERS
254 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860.510.0048

K. GEE’S GOURMET BURGERS & BREWS
25 Center St.
Southington, CT 06489
860.621.6501

MAX BURGER
124 LaSalle Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06107
860.232.3300

PLAN B BURGER BAR
120 Hebron Ave.
Glastonbury, CT 06033
860.430.9737

1638 Boston Post Rd.
Milford, CT 06460
203.713.8700

4 Railroad St.
Simsbury, CT 06070
860.658.4477

138 Park Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06119
860.231.1199

PRIME 16
172 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
203.782.1616

Pub & Tavern Burgers
Hearty burgers and fine brews will pick your “spirits” up! Unwind in an inviting atmosphere where you can discover why the burger and brew complement each other!

BLACK BEAR SALOON
187 Allyn St.
Hartford, CT 06103
860.524.8888

BLACK BEAR SALOON (NEW HAVEN)

124 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06510
203.562.2327

BLACK BEAR SALOON (BRADLEY AIRPORT)
Bradley International Airport
Schoephoester Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

BRIDGE HOUSE RESTAURANT
49 Bridgeport Ave.
Milford, CT 06460
203.878.2800

C.J. SPARROW PUB & EATERY
908 South Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
203.272.8204

DIVE BAR & RESTAURANT
24 Ocean Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516
203.933.3483

ELI CANNON’S
695 Main St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860.347.3547

GELSTON HOUSE'S GASTRO PUB
8 Main St. 
East Haddam, CT 06432
860.873.1411

GRADY TAVERN

622 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT 06040
860.646.9554

GRISWOLD INN
36 Main St.
Essex, CT 06426
860.767.1776

HOOK & LADDER RESTAURANT
207 Main St.
Hartford, CT 06106
860.246.4665

J&D PUB AND GRILL
81 Main Street
Stafford, CT 06076
860.851.8903

J. TIMOTHY'S TAVERNE

143 New Britain Ave.
Plainville, CT 06062
860.747.6813

PEARL'S GRILL
50 Memorial Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
860.236.8400

THE CORNER PUG
1046 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
860.231.0241

THE HUNGRY TIGER
Burger & Brew Nite: (eight-ounce burger, fries and a pint of beer for one price) every Tuesday
120 Charter Oak St.
Manchester, CT 06040
860.649.1195

VAUGHAN’S PUBLIC HOUSE
59 Pratt St.
Hartford, CT 06103
860.882.1560

WOOD-N-TAP
1274 Farmington Ave.
Farmington, CT 06032
860.773.6736

99 Sisson Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
860.232.TAPS

311 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
203.799.9663

12 Town Line Rd.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860.571.9444

420 Queen St.
Southington, CT 06489
860.329.0032

236 Hartford Tpke.
Vernon, CT 06066
860.872.6700

970 North Colony Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
203.265.9663

Bison Burgers
Discover the original American red meat… it's no wonder this leaner cousin of the burger has become so popular!

HILLTOP BBQ & STEAKHOUSE
12 Ray Palmer Rd.
Moodus, CT 06469
860.873.1234

TED’S MONTANA GRILL
500 Evergreen Way
South Windsor, CT 06074
860.648.1100

Chains Dedicated to the Burger
They may be big, but we love them. Discover why these restaurants have captured the appetites of those around the country!

JOHNNY ROCKETS

1201 Boston Post Rd. Unit FC 1
Milford, CT 06460
203.878.4220

Evergreen Walk
101 Evergreen Walk
South Windsor, CT 06074
860.432.0048

RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS
15 Hazard Ave.
Enfield, CT 06082
860.561.8594

360 Buckland Hills Dr.
Manchester, CT 06040
860.644.4100

1509 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
860.561.8594

1201 Boston Post Rd.
Suite R-4
Milford, CT 06460
203.783.0273

SONIC
90 Buckland St.
Manchester, CT 06042
860.646.4599

1033 North Colony Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492
203.265.9000

Visit Sonicofct.com for upcoming new locations!

Build Your Own Burgers
At these restaurants, you’re the top chef in creating your own culinary masterpiece.

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES
255 West Main St.
Avon, CT 06001
860.409.9100

168 Elm St.
Enfield, CT 06028
860.265.3300

278 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
860.677.7600

560 Washington St.
Middletown, CT 06457
860.346.9200

75 Amity Rd.
New Haven, CT 06515
203.285.3016

440 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
203.298.9336

JAKE’S WAYBACK BURGERS
137 Prospect Hill Rd.
East Windsor, CT 06088
860.758.7552

2380 Dixwell Ave.
Hamden, CT 06514
203.891.7143

893 East Main St.
Meriden, CT 06450
203.440.2445

185 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
203.891.8538

346 Cromwell Ave.
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
860.757.3300

450 South Main St.
West Hartford, CT 06110
860.561.5000

JOEY GARLIC’S
372 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032
860.678.7231

150 Kitts Lane
Newington, CT 06111
860.372.4620

353 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119
860.523.5639

MOOYAH
24 Fenn Road
Newington, CT 06111
860.372.4770

722 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
860.206.4283

Don’t forget our partner in crime – the hot dog! Visit ctoriginals.com for a list of restaurants along the Connecticut Hot Dog Trail and to view a delicious video that takes you on a mouth-watering road trip to some of Connecticut’s unique hot dog stands.

Breweries
Fun is just a “hop”, skip and a jump away! Continue your journey by going behind the scenes and discovering nationally award-winning, locally brewed beer.

For a complete list of breweries and brew pubs in Connecticut, visit ctbeertrail.net. Join the Trail Blazers Club for discounts at your favorite local  breweries and tap rooms.

BACK EAST BREWING COMPANY
1296A Blue Hills Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860.242.1793

BAR

254 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203.495.8924

BROAD BROOK BREWING COMPANY
2 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
860.623.1000

CAMBRIDGE HOUSE BREWING COMPANY
357 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035
860.653.2739
Check calendar for beer tastings; reservations required

THE CASK REPUBLIC
179 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06510
475.238.8335

CITY STEAM BREWERY CAFE
942 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860.525.1600

NEW ENGLAND BREWING COMPANY

7 Selden Street
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203.387.2222
Brewery tours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. Call for reservations

OLDE BURNSIDE BREWING COMPANY

776 Tolland Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.528.2200
Tours available by appointment only.

OVERSHORES BREWING COMPANY
The only CT brewery dedicated to Belgian-style ales
East Haven, CT
Coming soon! Visit website for information on the grand opening in summer 2013

RELIC BREWING COMPANY
95B Whiting Street
Plainville, CT 06062
860.255.4252

SOUTHPORT BREWING CO.

850 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
203.481.BREW

1950 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
203.288.HOPS

33 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
203.874.BEER

STUBBORN BEAUTY BREWING COMPANY
180 Johnson Street
Middletown, CT 06457

THOMAS HOOKER BREWERY
16 Tobey Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002
860.242.3111
1st and 3rd Friday of every month; Open House from 5-8 p.m.
Every Saturday, tours and tastings from Noon–5 p.m.

TOP SHELF BREWERY
640 Hilliard Street
Manchester, CT 06042
860.680.4105

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