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K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers

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690 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450-6058
+1 203-237-8326
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Meriden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having moved to Central Connecticut from Virginia, I'd never even contemplated steaming a cheeseburger. Apparently, the concept arose right here in my new hometown of Meriden. While Ted's is the original that has appeared on several national television shows, having dined at both, I'd give the edge to K LaMays. The owner started out working for Ted's before branching out... More 

Thank Brian K
Pennington, New Jersey
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396 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cam here on a quest for a burger and ate at this small local restaurant in Meridan. I ordered the burger and a side of fries and a soda. Service was quick and the burger was decent for what it was.

Thank KidLove
Little Egg Harbor
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking for steamed burgers and all the locals said to go here. I can't wait to take the family here.

Thank StNu
Berlin, CT
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to love steamed hamburgers from another renowned restaurant in Meriden but they changed their rolls from hard rolls to soft rolls. The integrity of the sandwich was ruined. Recently an old friend tipped us off to the fact that Lamays had the original recipe. We went yesterday and bingo it was like old times. This is by far the... More 

Thank Kathleen A
Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I loved it. It's a Steamed Burger with cheese. It was great. If you are staying in the area I highly recommend it. If you have never had a steamed burger. You have to stop in.

Thank Thomas Q
Waterbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Meriden, CT. is known for it's steamed cheeseburgers. I've eaten at the other steamed burger place a couple times, but was never that impressed. For some of us, a steamed cheeseburger is an acquired taste and up until today I wasn't much of a fan. Today I went to K. Lamay's on East Main St. in Meriden, CT. A small... More 

Thank Townz
Meriden, Connecticut
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The staff is nice and the food is nicer,,very clean ,,,very good and everything is so fresh,,potatoes with melted cheese on top are very,,,,,,,,,,,, yummy

Thank gparadis2016
Meriden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

New to the area, aand wanted the " Meriden Steamed Cheesburger Experience" ! I could not have choosen better . The burgers are HUGE ! The service is better than your average " can I help you?". The service is old fashioned cordial ! The restaurant is as clean as a whistle. Thanks K LaMay's for making an outsider feel... More 

Thank Geo S
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205 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We travel quite a bit and like to try local favorites. Steamed burgers seem very popular here. This is a small place with a limited menu. I would expect them to do it well and other reviews were promising. Burger is listed at a third pound but seems smaller. Must be a precooked weight of a fatty meat. Burgers are... More 

Thank DMMcGW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband, teenage son and I stopped on a whim on our way out of Meriden to head back to Northern NY for lunch before hitting the road. None of us had ever had this local delight. The small staff, including owner, were a joy to talk to and filled us in on the cooking process and history of the... More 

Thank Kelley G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 690 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450-6058
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-237-8326

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?