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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really Good Burgers

My husband and I ate here on recommendation of a cousin that lives in the area. We got there right when they opened. The staff was very friendly. The onion rings were amazing with the different dipping sauces. I got the lamb burger, it was amazing. One of the best burgers I've had. French fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Keala R
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TN
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
236 reviews 236 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

After having suffered through jury duty, I decided to have lunch at Prime 16. I ate here before, and I loved a special Italian burger that they made. I happened upon a lunch special which included a basic burger with a choice of basic toppings, and a choice of several sides. I chose the combination sweet potato fries and regular... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Been here a few times. It's ok nothing special. This time however,we ordered a burger and a salad we waited and waited and waited well you get the picture. Finally our waitress Tara (she's jacked!) Comes over and explains that they had a party of 22 whose ticket went in right before ours. Going on 35 minutes at this point.... More 

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TN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My husband and I ate here on recommendation of a cousin that lives in the area. We got there right when they opened. The staff was very friendly. The onion rings were amazing with the different dipping sauces. I got the lamb burger, it was amazing. One of the best burgers I've had. French fries were pretty good too. Overall,... More 

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Ft Laud
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145 reviews 145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The burgers here are certainly good, but not over the top as proclaimed. Very good sweet potato fries. Friendly service.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The quality and flavours of this establishment's burgers are superb. I would also recommend the sweet potato fries (if you're not sure go for the "50/50") as they were some of the best that I have had. We went for a late lunchtime meal and could have done without the rather haughty service that we received from two male members... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is great if you like beers and burgers. They have a great selection on tap from many New England microbreweries and their burgers are really good. Went for their cheeseburger and it was just right. The veggie burger was also remarkable. So far it has been by far the best burger I had in and around New Haven.

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Benissa, Spain
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Recommened to try here by everyone ! The burgers were amazing - hard to choose which one to have. The rest of our party had the mix and match salad topped with salmon and tuna and the beef brisket in a bun. I loved the choice of sides and salads although we couldn't resist the fries. It would be the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Prime 16 is a tap house in New Haven that focuses primarily on its burgers, but also offers a diversity of other options on the menu. If you have a large party, there will definitely be something for everyone here. I was visiting family in CT for the holidays and decided to try Prime 16 based on the reviews on... More 

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East Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Good selection of burgers. Cooked like I asked (med rare...yum!). Was a good experience, a little loud and busy but it was a Saturday night. Smallish dining areas. Great service!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What can I say? I love burgers, and this great place certainly knows how to make them. It's a typical diner with yummy food and great selection of drinks. Staff is friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is cool. We had a great dinner there on our first night in New Haven: Portions were generous and prices were reasonable: Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: 203-782-1616

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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