Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > All New England Archive >
Nov 16, 2009 06:50 AM

Five Guys Coming to Middletown

I just saw something on the Middletown Planning Department's website that Five Guys is coming to 560 Washington Street in Middletown. Wish they would come to Glastonbury. Jay

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Amento your last comment. I work in E Htfd and from time to time make the trek out to Farmington for a 5 Guys lunch. My wife and I look for excuses to go west of the river on the weekends to end up at 5 Guys. Glastonbury would have been better served with a 5 Guys than a Sauce, or a Spicy Bean, or the on-going saga next to Giovanni's, or Tribeca. I don't see how a location near, say, Buckland, could fail.

    Tribeca Cafe
    1001 Hebron Ave, Glastonbury, CT 06033

    3 Replies
    1. re: sbxstr

      Good news for Middletown, we too end up at 5 Guys quite often (those FRIES!).

      1. re: sbxstr

        What on-going sage next to Giovanni's? Are you talking about the multiple delis/restaurants that have been in the plaza next door?

        Spicy Bean is pretty good. I have been a couple of times but it is small and crowded and has limited parking.

        As for Tribecca, it was not very good so I can see why it failed. A new Italian place is coming there. Don't know the name but they have been working in there for a couple of weeks now. Jay

        1. re: JayCT

          The on-going saga (not sage) next to Giovanni's would be the multiple delis/... you refer to -- all disappointing in my opinion. Tried Spicy Bean once -- ordered my benchmark roast beef on rye and it wasn't very good. The roast beef, what there was of it, was not of high quality. It had some gristle problems. Tribeca had some good sandwiches but it was a little too pretentious -- too many laptopers using the wireless access. Good for take-out.

      2. I saw that one is coming to Niantic - right off the highway where the Wendy's use to be

        1. WooHoo! I just mapped it....Near the new Old Glory location. I was always kinda thankful the closest one to me (Farmington) was a bit of a ride

          1. great fry, way overrated burger. You can't eat falls apart in your hands
            and is a big mess. Plus it's overcooked.
            Go to Wood and Tap and get it medium rare.

            1 Reply
            1. re: MacshashRIP

              The more junk you put on any burger the harder it is to handle. I have eaten at the Farmington and Avon 5 Guys and don't have a problem. Wood & Tap does have a decent burger but for a quick lunch I like 5 Guys.

            2. I don't get the Five Guy love. I have eaten there twice, once in Washington DC and once in CT, both times I was served a sad, dried out overcooked burger. I know well done is the only way they'll serve it, so I won't be back. I can cook dried-out beef at home for a fraction of the price. Fries are good, but to me fries don't make the meal.

              1 Reply
              1. re: mels

                I realize that I, too, am in the minority, but I fail to understand the allure of the burgers - mels hits the nail on the head - dried and overcooked (and that's the only way they'll make it!).
                The fries are to die for, and if you pair them up with a Hebrew National dog, you can't go wrong (unless you're forced to wait in line for 20 minutes!).