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Mar 6, 2011 07:16 AM

Great Steamed Cheeseburgers At The Dry Dock Coffee House-Wallingford,CT

I have only had a Steamed Cheeseburger once at a place called Teds in Meriden,CT.
I was not overly impressed .
I was at a place called The Dry Dock for some nice accoustic music and my wife and I decided to try a Steamed Cheeseburger that was on the menu.
They have one of the original Steram Cheeseburger Ovens and I was notsure how the Burger would taste.When we got the Steamed Cheeseburgers I was very impressed took my first bite and I was hooked . It was cooked right and very juicey and the cheese was excellent on top of this burger.
In Wallingford and the area there are a few places that sell Steamed Cheeseburgers.
Its become the wave for alot of places.
The Dry Dock Coffee House I believe is better then the Famous Teds in Meriden,CT.
At least in my opinion.
I normally just eat regular Burgers not Steamed, but now I will have a great Steamed Cheeseburger
with the fries when I go to the Dry Dock Coffee House
If you do not know where The Dry Dock is located at it's 8-1/2 Quinnipiac Ave in
Wallingford, CT 09492 near the Railroad Station. Phone 203-626-5560.
The Dry Dock Coffee House has a nice menu and prices are very resonable.
They also serve breakfast all day and night.
Also they have Live Musicans on Friday Nights .
So you can eat relax and hear some great Singer Songwriters aswell.

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  1. Wait, maybe this place used to be a restaurant, but it certainly isn't anymore. We went there specifically because of this review and one other that I read on-line, and I am wondering what planet these reviewers are from?!? We walked in asking for their "most excellent" cheeseburgers, and they looked at us like we had three heads! However, the folks were VERY nice and accommodating, and told us that our burgers would take a little longer because they were FROZEN (!!). Then we saw that they were cooked in a fry pan on top of the stove. So no, this place is no longer a restaurant, if it ever was. It's basically an AA social club that also happens to serve some food. Oh, and the train station that is "nearby" is SO close, the train tracks (where the trains still run, btw) literally run through the back patio, where they often have live music. Don't go there if you have jumpy nerve issues.

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    1. re: lizzb

      Oh, my, that sucks, sorry. Try K LaMay's for a steamer if you'd like to try again--there's one in Meriden right next to Les' Dairy Bar and one in Middletown on Main Street in the block of restaurants up from Destinta (the movie theaters). We've eaten at both and enjoyed. Or O'Rourke's is further down the street near St. John's Church in Middletown's North End. They've been making 'em forever.

      Better luck next time! :)

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