Ted's Restaurant

1046 Broad St
Meriden, CT 06450
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 9:00pm

Most burger purveyors griddle, grill, or pan-sear their patties. Since 1959, Ted's, in this historic community north of New Haven (there is another location in nearby Cromwell and a food truck on the way), has steamed theirs. Steamed meat? Yep. Steamed Cheddar cheese, too. Cooked in custom-designed steam boxes, the burgers, served on kaiser-roll-like buns, lose very little bulk while cooking and, need we say, stay very moist. The steamed cheese is spooned over the patties and cloaks them thickly. Add lettuce and tomato (or complimentary sautéed onions and/or mushrooms) and you've got an unusual, and unusually good burger. - Colman Andrews





  • As seen on Man v Food: this place has LEGENDARY steamed cheeseburgers. Must try them.
  • If you live in CT it is your duty to come to Ted's and have their famous steamed cheeseburgers. A little bit of awesome on a bun!
  • Over rated. Should not even be mentioned on any must have burger list. It's a novelty item that is decent for the price. Good for locals, not worth making a trek for.
  • Grab a steamed cheeseburger and a side of their cheese home fries. The cheese is a gooey mess of goodness. Definitely worth a spot on your burger bucket list.
  • Eat outside at Ted's in the rain
  • You MUST try these cheesebugers! I stuffed my self on ONE, so I'm taking one home for later. Lives up to the Travel Channel/Man v. Food hype!
  • Cheeseburgers are not that great, definitely not the same as they used to be since the owners changed the burgers kind of suck
  • Too much bread -- I took half off & ate it open faced. Soo good
  • Came here from rhode island. One word awesomeness
  • This place sucks since the new owners took over! Is this even beef? I had a mouthfuls of Grizzle! Don't eat here!!! RUN!!!
  • Don't bother. Very bland
  • Bleh this is awful, highly overrated
  • Bring your appetite.
  • Cheesy home fries is a must
  • Steamed Cheeseburger, Pickles, Onions, BBQ sauce, Brown Mustard. Amazing.
  • Teds is the O G MERIDEN BURGER but k Lemays rox too
  • First saw these on Man v. Food. The steamed burgers are amazing and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful:) Parking in the rear, have to circle around block to enter.
  • best steamed burger ive had in a long time!
  • three words, double hot cheese
  • Steamed cheeseburgers of course. Oh...and homefries. Not to b confused with frenchfries. They have both.

Nearby places

956 Broad St
470 Lewis Ave
937 Broad St