While hamburger origin stories are numerous, one of the most enduring (and recognized by the Library of Congress) is that it was first cooked up by Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut. No matter where it was invented, it didn’t take long for burgers to start featuring cheese–a trend that became popular during the 1920s and 30s. Connecticut’s modern-day burger joints range from seasonal stands to gourmet affairs serving up just about every type of cheeseburger you can imagine. One notable offering you’re not likely to find outside the state is the steamed cheeseburger (or steamer), served almost exclusively in Central Connecticut.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Cheeseburger in Connecticut are as follows:
- Lake Zoar Drive-In - Stevenson
- Dew Drop Inn - Derby
- Burgers, Shakes & Fries - Greenwich
- K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers - Meriden
- Sara J’s - Wallingford
- Ted's Restaurant - Meriden
- Prime 16 Tap House + Burgers - New Haven
- Louis' Lunch - New Haven
- Shady Glen - Manchester
- American Steamed Cheeseburgers - Wallingford
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts CT Bites, Taylor Hicks (State Plate), Eric D. Lehman, Tracey Medeiros, Cindi D. Pietrzyk and Mike Urban were chosen based on their knowledge and experience of the state food scene.
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