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K LaMay's Steamed Cheeseburgers

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690 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450-6058
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved it. It's a Steamed Burger with cheese. It was great. If you are staying in the area I highly recommend it. If you have never had a steamed burger. You have to stop in.

Thank Thomas Q
Waterbury, Connecticut
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meriden, CT. is known for it's steamed cheeseburgers. I've eaten at the other steamed burger place a couple times, but was never that impressed. For some of us, a steamed cheeseburger is an acquired taste and up until today I wasn't much of a fan. Today I went to K. Lamay's on East Main St. in Meriden, CT. A small... More 

Thank Townz
Meriden, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

The staff is nice and the food is nicer,,very clean ,,,very good and everything is so fresh,,potatoes with melted cheese on top are very,,,,,,,,,,,, yummy

Thank gparadis2016
Meriden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

New to the area, aand wanted the " Meriden Steamed Cheesburger Experience" ! I could not have choosen better . The burgers are HUGE ! The service is better than your average " can I help you?". The service is old fashioned cordial ! The restaurant is as clean as a whistle. Thanks K LaMay's for making an outsider feel... More 

Thank Geo S
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197 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We travel quite a bit and like to try local favorites. Steamed burgers seem very popular here. This is a small place with a limited menu. I would expect them to do it well and other reviews were promising. Burger is listed at a third pound but seems smaller. Must be a precooked weight of a fatty meat. Burgers are... More 

Thank DMMcGW
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband, teenage son and I stopped on a whim on our way out of Meriden to head back to Northern NY for lunch before hitting the road. None of us had ever had this local delight. The small staff, including owner, were a joy to talk to and filled us in on the cooking process and history of the... More 

Thank Kelley G
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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 E Main St, Meriden, CT 06450-6058
  • 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?