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

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

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

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


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