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K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers

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690 east main street, Meriden, CT 06450
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading about the steamed cheeseburger I figured I had to try one when I was in the area. They are very popular with the locals. The burgers are backed like little meat loafs then kept in a steamer. They are served on fresh buns, with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion topped with Wisconsin cheese curds. It was very juicy... More 

Thank Tim R
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I admit, I'd never had a steamed burger in this style, I knew about them of course but you just can't get them where I live. This is a very small location, with a carefully curated limited menu and that's a good thing. Sticking to the basics is the best way to keep the quality high. My companion and I... More 

Thank Skye23
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was introduced to the regional steamed cheeseburger in 1975. Had them all. While none were bad, not a one can hold a candle to K Lamay's! Only three things make a steamed cheeseburger. Meat, cheese, and bun. Kevin has mastered all three! If you want the best, and the best and friendliest service also, K Lamay's is calling.

Thank pittsburghcarguy
Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

If you are in central Connecticut you must visit this restaurant. A very small place but the steamed cheeseburgers are the best in the state and probably in the country. Some outside seating.

Thank Wayne S
Meriden, Connecticut
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Many have tried to do the steamed cheeseburger, K LaMay has perfected the process. This makes K LaMay's a K LaMust!

Thank William B
Meriden, Connecticut
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I have gone several times. Always a great experience. Friendly service,reasonably priced with FANTASTIC STEAMED Cheeseburgers! Check it out!

Thank notbad44
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Great tasting juicy Hamburg with steamed Cheddar cheese, then add your favorite toppings! Add some fries or onion rings and you've got a meal! You won't find a better Hamburg in Meriden!

Thank Irene G
Meriden, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

The menu at K LaMay's SteamedCheeseburger Emporium is limited, but each item matches the quality and value of the sandwich Otis mostly know. For. A very fresh roll held the contents that I ordered - I'm a fussy eater, and my order was made to my exact specifications. The sandwich was overflowing with tender and well seasoned slices of steak... More 

Thank donnakmule
Hartford, Connecticut
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172 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

I tried this place a few years back in their original location and had a generally favorable experience though I wasn't crazy about the cheese on my burger. Ted's cheese is virtually flavorless but I found K LaMays to be a little on the strong side. They've been in their current location for a while so I decided to drop... More 

Thank WorkingMyBucketList
Meriden, Connecticut
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

this is the only place in meriden to get a steamed cheeseburger. forget about those other places, everything is fresh here

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 690 east main street, Meriden, CT 06450
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Meriden
  • Phone Number: 203-237-8326

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