Connecticut Travel Guide

George heads to Connecticut, where a rich industrial history has spawned 4 of the country’s most original burgers. From a restaurant that claims to have served the first hamburger in America, to a ‘50s ...

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Harry’s Place

Opened in 1920 by original owner Harry Schmuckler, Harry’s Place is a classic American burger joint. Top your burger with their show-stealing sautéed onions, cooked fresh every morning with a generous amount of butter and paprika.

104 Broadway
Colchester, CT 06415

 
See & Do
JMS Metal Products

This local factory makes the steam boxes used to cook Connecticut’s famous steamed cheeseburgers.

7 Marshall St
Wallingford, CT 06492

 
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Louis’ Lunch

The oldest hamburger restaurant in America, Louis’ Lunch has been serving hamburgers since 1900 when Louis Lassen created the American staple by putting ground steak scraps between 2 pieces of bread.

263 Crown St
New Haven, CT 06511

 
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Shady Glen

The burger at this ‘50s-style diner is a true original. The ground sirloin burger is topped with a “crown” of crispy, fried cheese.

840 Middle Turnpike East
Manchester, CT 06040

 
Sleep
The Study at Yale

This sophisticated hotel features a library filled with books penned by Yale authors, lounge chairs, an array of periodicals and a 24-hour café – perfect for reflecting on a long day of sightseeing.

1157 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06511

 
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Ted’s Restaurant

Since 1959, Ted’s has been serving the Connecticut classic steamed cheeseburger, topped with gooey Vermont cheddar and placed on a fluffy white bun.

1046 Broad St
Meriden, CT 06450

 
Travel
Tweed New Haven Regional Airport

Located about 3 miles from central New Haven, this small airport prides itself on quick service and short lines.

155 Burr St
East Haven, CT 06512

 

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