Center of CT

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!

32 MAIN
32 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
860.726.8332

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

DOOGIE'S HOT DOGS & BURGERS
2525 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111
860.666.DOGS

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

LOUIS' LUNCH
Bask in New Haven's claim to fame... the birthplace of the beloved Hamburger sandwich. Come take a bite out of where the burger originated in 1900. Insider tip: DO NOT ASK FOR KETCHUP!

261 Crown Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203.562.5507

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!

AMERICAN STEAMED CHEESEBURGERS
92 Quinnipiac Street
Wallingford, CT 06492
203.294.8888

K. LAMAY'S STEAMED CHEESEBURGERS
367 West High Street
East Hampton, CT 06424
860.365.5237

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
860.241.1155

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

GW CARSON'S BURGER BAR
308 East Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
203.208.1469

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

JACK RABBITS
254 Main St.
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
860.510.0048

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

464 Boston Post Rd.
Orange, CT 06477
203.553.9616

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

CAMBRIDGE HOUSE BREW PUB
357 Salmon Brook Street
Granby, CT 06035
860.653.2739

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

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. TIMOTHY'S TAVERNE

143 New Britain Ave.
Plainville, CT 06062
860.747.6813

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

631 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
860.643.7427

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

35 Front Street

Hartford, CT 06103

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
860.741.7003

360 Buckland Hills Dr.
Manchester, CT 06040
860.644.4100

1509 New Britain Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06110
860.561.8594

SHAKE SHACK
986 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510
203.747.8483

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
10 locations throughout the region.
For a complete list visit fiveguys.com.

JAKE’S WAYBACK BURGERS
9 locations throughout the region.
For a complete list visit waybackburgers.com.

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

150 Kitts Lane
Newington, CT 06111
860.372.4620

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

DUVIG BREWERY
59 School GRound Roadt
Branford, CT 06405
203.208.2213

NEW ENGLAND BREWING COMPANY

175 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
203.387.2222

OLDE BURNSIDE BREWING COMPANY

776 Tolland Street
East Hartford, CT 06108
860.528.2200

OVERSHORES BREWING COMPANY
250 Bradley Street
East Haven, CT 06512
203.909.6224

POWDER HOLLOW BREWERY
504 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT 06082
860.205.0942

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

SBC RESTAURANT & BREWERY

850 West Main Street
Branford, CT 06405
203.481.BREW

33 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
203.874.BEER

STONY CREEK BREWERY
5 Indian Neck Avenue
Branford, CT 06405
203.684.3150

STUBBORN BEAUTY BREWING COMPANY
180 Johnson Street
Middletown, CT 06457
Tasting Hours: Fri. 5-8 pm & Sat. Noon- 5 pm

THIMBLE ISLAND BREWING COMPANY
53 East Industrial Drive
Branford, CT 06405
Tasting Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 3-8 pm; Sat. 11 am- 8 pm; Sun. Noon-5 pm

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
Tasting Hours: Fri, 4-7pm & Sat. Noon-4 pm

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