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Prime 16

Certificate of Excellence
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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
+1 203-782-1616
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Trumbull, Connecticut
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the variety of beers and the variety of specialty burgers. It's a lively atmosphere, just a fun place to eat.

1 Thank sparrish5
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had heard that this place served great burgers, and I was excited to try it out. However, I was quickly disappointed. I am a huge burger lover, and the burgers here were not even good. They are dry and tasteless, and while some of the food at this restaurant is good, the burgers are a big letdown in my... More 

Thank Bryan M
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While walking thru New Haven looking for somewhere for lunch on a unusually warm Sunday in February, we came across Prime 16. We were hungry and thought their popular burger menu might do the trick ... But this is no ordinary burger bar. We got seated right away in the bar area (lucky, as this place can get crowded) and... More 

1 Thank smoothop2
Clinton, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beers. Love when they do tap-takeovers. Well prepared and tasty pub food. Good service even when it's crazy busy.

1 Thank Margaritamommy
Cheshire, Connecticut
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Prime 16 location in Orange, CT on the Post Road. Without a doubt, the word "prime" aptly describes the quality of the food and service at this restaurant. If you are a burger fan, it would be difficult to top not only the quality of the beef and other ingredients, but also the creativity with which... More 

Thank LandBPres16
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read about this place online and decided to give it a try. On a Saturday night at 6pm, it was packed! A 45 minute wait but we decided to hang out. They took our cell number to text us. Well, after seeing tables clear and others seated, we asked the hostess how long--and were told we were texted 10... More 

Thank kman69696969
Newton, Massachusetts
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262 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here 18 months ago on a Saturday night and enjoyed the food but not the service. We came here again recently late on a Saturday night after a concert and were delighted with the entire dining experience. We had a nice booth in the bar area--slightly loud, but enjoyable. Our server was prompt and the manager stopped by... More 

1 Thank esj59
New Hartford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure to eat at Prime 16, last weekend, before our show at the Schubert! I was very impressed with the beautiful decor and great selection of craft beers. Our sandwiches were delicious and the portions were very generous. Next time we're in New Haven, we'll definitely be visiting Prime 16 again!!

1 Thank Steve N
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Burgers were good as was the beer. Okay place to go to eat, but we went for the trivia and it was a terrible place for that. Room too small and noisy. Not enough tables and none big enough for more than 4 to sit. Worst of all the sound system was so bad that it was totally garbled. Unpleasant... More 

Thank PolishChuck
New Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

not only excellent choice burgers, but a nice selection of craft beers and drinks. You can also order a wide variety of whiskeys to enjoy with her after dinner. A very upbeat atmosphere full of people of all ages

Thank bob33851

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-782-1616

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