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Prime 16

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American, Bar, Pub
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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place sells the best burgers in New Haven, and they have the most diverse selection of craft beers in town. Something to improve: service could be friendlier and acoustics: the place gets really crowded during happy hour and the noise in the bar area is is almost unbearable.

1 Thank Enzo F
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here based on Trip Advisor reviews, and was fully satisfied. I honestly could not decide which burger to order. My selection was pretty good. No complaints at all, and better than most, for sure. The truffle fries were amazing. My wife's tuna po boy and daughter's grilled cheese sandwich were a tad less than hoped for, however. Apparently we... More 

1 Thank Joshua T
Bethany, CT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great before beer and a game when sitting at the bar tables. Fast service a great burgers. Definitely will go again.

Thank Chcha
New Haven, Connecticut
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I haven't been here in at least a year. Superb food, excellent service. Try the "pickle back" burger-it is excellent. The beer menu is extensive and somewhat confusing. Expect to ask. They're happy to provide suggestions. I need to go here more often.

1 Thank Steven K
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 vegetarians had a great lunch. Your bill can add up if you go crazy with toppings but the quality was spot on. There is a kids menu as well.

1 Thank modlifer
Yorktown, Indiana
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended to my son by local Yale faculty. Typical Pub type atmosphere. A bit loud (as we were seated in near bar), but not bad. Great selection of beers and some unique cocktails (apple-ginger bourbon was a winner). Did the 'make your own burger', which was large and wonderful. Just across from Omni hotel and public parking if no... More 

1 Thank lcsmith63
New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We kept it simple, Classic Bacon Cheeseburger, Lamb Burger, Parmesan fries and Buffalo wings. If you have been here it goes without having to say, everything was spot on. The wings and fries came out fast and hot, no let down with the quality here, the fries were seasoned just right, the wings were meaty and had enough kick to... More 

1 Thank Rich Q
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best largest selection of quality draft beer in the area and a delicious menu.. I love the bean burger 🍔

1 Thank blackrust
New Haven, CT
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't eat cheese, and even with cheese removed Prime 16 has GREAT burgers. And fries. And fried pickles. Mmmm. They also have good salads, but it's rare that I can resist the Smoker or the Garlic Chipotle burgers. The Orange, CT location has slightly better atmosphere, open and airy. If you go to Temple St, sit in the bar... More 

1 Thank BotswanaHannah
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Party of 4 adults and we all had different burgers (one veggie). Great service, outstanding food and portions!

1 Thank Lana2012Sedona

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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

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