You don't have to leave the state of Connecticut to have some of the best burgers in the United States of America.
We knew that, but so do the people at the Daily Meal. The list of the 101 Best Burgers in America came out today and Louis' Lunch in New Haven made the list. The birthplace of the American hamburger came in at number 9.
The steamed cheeseburger at Ted's in Meriden came in at number 20. Daily Meal called Ted's cheeseburger an unusual and "unusually good burger."
The top burger on the Daily Meal list is the Luger Burger, at Peter Luger in Brooklyn, New York, while the cheeseburger with fried onions at White Hut, just over the border in West Springfield, Massachusetts, made number 98.
Burger connoisseurs know there are many good burger places in Connecticut. Here are some of them:
Harry’s was open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but has since expanded its season. The restaurant holds the distinct honor of being on the National Register of Historic places.
Max Burger in West Hartford serves up everything from a classic burger, to a gourmet chicken burger or a veggie burger. Trust us, your taste buds will be very, very happy with this food outing. The Inside Out burger is delicious, but check out the full menu, including the specials.
124 LaSalle Road, West Hartford
Plan B Burger Bar is one of those places that you’ll keep going back to, time and time again. They pride themselves on the fresh beef burgers, but you can get just about any kind of burger you can imagine. The New Englander is made with lobster, smoked gouda, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato and corn spread.
There are several locations in the state:
Plan B Burger Bar
120 Hebron Ave., Glastonbury
1638 Boston Post Road, Milford
4 Railroad St., Simsbury
230 Tresser Boulevard, Stamford
138 Park Road, West Hartford
Prime 16 in New Haven and Orange. In the past, viewers have lauded these burgers. Build your own or pick one of the specialties. You won't find a honey truffle burger on too many menus.
Shady Glen, in Manchester, is another viewer favorite. It's not uncommon for people who've had a Shady Glen cheeseburger to say it's the best -- ever.
Corner Pug, West Hartford. If you’re heading out on national burger day with someone who, for some reason, does not share your burger love, head to the Corner Pug in West Hartford. You can indulge on a blackened Cajun burger or knife and fork Irish nacho burger while your dining partner has salad, steak, mac and cheese or chicken.
These are just some of the best places to go for burgers. There is no way to name them all. Let us know your picks by commenting below.
261-263 Crown Street in New Haven
1046 Broad Street, Meriden
43 Berlin Road, or Route 372, Cromwell