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Prime 16

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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
203-782-1616
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great burgers

Great burgers, a little loud but otherwise good ambiance, adequate service. The make-your-own burger is great, and they do have vegetarian/other options.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Natalie L
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  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Four of us had lunch here. Three had burgers and one had a hot dog. Everyone's food was delicious. The burgers were cooked exactly as ordered. One had Cajun fries, another cole slaw and two of us had regular fries. The size of the burgers and the sides were very generous. I had a sampler of four beers. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I came with my family not knowing where to go and we ended up here. The food was really good. We had to wait for 30 min to get the table but it was well worth the wait.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

great range of burgers and beers... nice atmosphere and good and responsive staff... well worth a visit

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Contemporary place, cool burger 'themes', patties are very juicy and the fries are great. Menu features their specialty burgers or you could always build your own. Typically $10-12 per burger which is a decent value. Nice, diverse beer list. Nice for a family meeting or friends, but could be somewhat loud when busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great burgers, a little loud but otherwise good ambiance, adequate service. The make-your-own burger is great, and they do have vegetarian/other options.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I'm sure from all the other reviews, you get the feeling Prime 16 has great burgers. And it really does. The first time I went, I simply got the Half Bacon Burger and one of the happy hour priced beers from their board. And I keep thinking of that burger and when I'll go back for another. Nicely done, Prime... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Definitely arrive on an empty stomach - servings are large and oh-so-delicious. Go for Happy Hour, where selected wines and most draft beers (they have a massive selection!) are half price - great value!

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Nice, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I don't know if it is the nicest burger place in town but I do know that it is a delicious burger which is home made. I really appreciate this kind of food, which in addition is served at a very reasonable price. The service was ok, and the place is clean and well presented. I definitely recommend.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

now this is a great place - came there for lunch. Awesome burger and wings, great beer selection! The athmosphere is just fun and great. if you want it nice and quiet - not really the right place. but I would bring a date here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Came here for a going away party, stayed for burgers. The burgers are creative and delicious, but mine fell apart. This can happen and doesn't upset me, but some people might not like that. The fries however were amazing. Multiple toppings, like parm and truffle, made them irresistible. We had regular and sweet potato at the table and we fought... 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, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?