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Burger along Merritt/Rt 15 or I-91 between Norwalk-Hartford?

Looking for a burger stand/joint near the highway for a weekend stop between Norwalk and Hartford, traveling along the Merritt Parkway, and then getting on I-91 in Meriden.

I was planning on stopping at Glenwood in Hamden again, as I've only been there once, several years ago, but I'm curious to what other options there are on that route.

Heard about Lake Zoar in Monroe, but it's too much of a detour.

No steamed cheeseburgers, please. I've tried it at Ted's and it's not my thing. Not averse to something else in Meriden besides that.

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  1. Donovans (South Norwalk) or BJ Ryans (Norwalk downtown) arent joints, they are bars, but both have great burgers and will cook them rare if thats how you like them

    1. There's a Five Guys at the New Haven/Woodbridge exit.

      1. Can't go wrong with Glenwood. There's always Capt Seas in Wallingford, or Wayback (a small chain) near LeMays in Meriden

        1. No doubt - one of the best if not the best burger in CT - Shake Shack in Westport. On the Post Rd between 91 and the Merritt.

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          1. re: TnTinCT

            Sure wish I could feel the same way. I'm from St. Louis and was looking forward to a Danny Meyer restaurant in town. We like to support our own. Unfortunately I've been sorely disappointed with the quality and consistency of the burgers. As for the frozen custard concretes. . . .bland and soupy! (you should be able to turn them upside down without anything falling out) And the mix ins are big and gooey, although my kids say the pie is good. I can't imagine how a well known restaurateur from St. Louis, home of Ted Drewes on Rt. 66, can possibly make a bad frozen custard, but he's succeeded.

          2. I would highly recommend Rawley's in Fairfield on Rt. 1. Delicious burgers, dogs and divine shakes. If you have time for a sit-down, try The Black Duck in Westport on the Saugutuck River near the train station.

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            Black Duck Cafe
            605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880