1046 Broad Street
Meriden, CT. 06450
(Blog of our visit)
Burger Joint / Regional
A single burger, steamed, topped with melted cheese and sautéed onions.
4 pt out of 5 for the Overall
Steamed burgers are EXTREMELY juicy, flavorful, and delicious.
5 pt out of 5 for the Quality/originality
Steaming burgers is a rare, but regional method of cooking.
2 pt out of 5 for the Presentation
Unless you count watching it cook, these burgers aren’t the prettiest.
4 pt out of 5 for the Toppings
The sautéed onions and gooey mess of melted cheese add flavor to this messy burger.
3 pt out of 5 for the Meat
While it has flavor and juices aplenty, it’s difficult to discern quality.
3 pt out of 5 for the Bun
Nothing special or fancy here.
2 pt out of 3 for the Temp
Since it’s steamed, there’s no char and it’s cooked the same throughout.
2 pt out of 2 for the IT factor
There’s a reason they’ve won many awards, been on numerous television shows, and have been serving the masses for over 50 years.
Burger Total: 25 pt out of 35
An overly juicy, gooey mess of a burger that’s unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before… and one that will have you craving to go back again and again.
3 pt out of 5 for the location.
For over 50 years, this small place with a lunch counter and a few booths has been serving steamed burgers. Maybe it was the people behind us asking how the owners family was, but it had a nice and cozy small town feel.
5 pt out of 5 for value.
A great burger for under 5 bucks. How can you go wrong?
1 pt out of 5 bonus points.
+1 for being different by steaming their burger and creating something wonderful.