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White Hut style burgers in Connecticut

zammdogg Jul 13, 2011 07:42 PM

Hi there,

If you've been to the White Hut in Springfield, MA, you'll understand why I'm so nostalgic for it. I'm looking for a similar burger stand like place, NOT burger bistro, burger bar, etc, think greasy spoon, off road, old fashioned style burger where I can get my fix. Willing to travel around CT. And yes, I know I can go to White Hut, but I'm curious to see if anything is closer!


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    temilove RE: zammdogg Jul 16, 2011 06:47 AM

    If you are thinking "Greasy Soon", check out Rawleys in Fairfield, CT. They have exactly what you are looking for! ( the hot dogs are awesome too, check out how they make those! ) Also, while you are in Fairfield, or it may actually be Southport, CT. The Dug-out makes another "Greasy Spoon" burger! ENJOY!!

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      zammdogg RE: temilove Jul 17, 2011 11:29 AM

      I am thinking of a greasy spoon place, but it has a be an excellent burger, the kind that melts in your mouth!

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        jms123 RE: zammdogg Jul 19, 2011 07:14 AM

        I've looked...not sure you will find anything...

        Then again...last time I was at White Hut...I left a little dissapointed,...not sure why...

        Places with long history and tradiiton develop a clientel that will frequent them regaldless of either competition or pooor food and service...noit that WH has any issue with those points.,..

        But...if you opened a place today and made the small sliders...and serrved it with minimal ambiance or service...you would have a hard time building a clietele...so ...no one does it...yoiu need the years behind you...the pizza places in New Haven are of this ilk...there are plenty of oither great pizza places..but people like to go and say they are part of the history...Louies lunch is that way...I tried for years to like them...finally gave up...just not worth the energy it took to absorb the abuse and wait for a small burger on toast with no ketchup.

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      ratbuddy RE: zammdogg Jul 20, 2011 10:49 AM

      I've never been to White Hut, but I just looked at some pictures of the food, and the place that came to mind was Guido's Drive In in Manchester. Not the best quality, of course, but it's cheap and tastes good for what it is.

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        plien69 RE: ratbuddy Jul 20, 2011 10:59 AM

        I've never been to White Hut either, but how about the Sycamore Drive-In in Bethel?

        White Hut
        280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

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        kneerobber RE: zammdogg Jul 21, 2011 12:06 PM

        zamm, growing up in agawam, we'd hit the White Hut at least twice a month (and every now and then for their breakfast sandwiches). Kinda funny the way they tallied up your order with a pencil on the countertop when the place got busy. They did open up a place in Springfield that didnt last too long, but I'm thinking the one you have in mind is the original location on Memorial Ave. in West Spfld.
        Only place that comes to mind might be Harry's Place in Colchester. Decent place on the side of the road with good burgers and dogs (and other offerings). Good luck on your search and please keep us posted.

        Harry's Place
        104 Broadway, Colchester, CT 06415

        White Hut
        280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

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          foodwallguy RE: kneerobber Jul 22, 2011 05:47 AM

          Harry's is a great little place. I was very happy with their burgers. Shady Glen in Manchester has a great burger too with fried cheese. I reside in the home of the Hut. Every time friends come in from out of town, White Hut is sometimes asked for, but usually demanded that we go for lunch. I hear they're opening another Hut in Amherst. It'll probably be a goldmine if it stays open late night. Those Umass students will be lining up for those burgers to soak up the booze.

          White Hut
          280 Memorial Ave, West Springfield, MA 01089

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