Food & Drink in Newington

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Serving 100% fresh ground beef and hand-spun milkshakes, Jake's Wayback Burgers keeps the spirit of classic American diner fare on a culinary iron lung. The menu reads like Moby Dick had Moby Dick been written about all-beef patties, marinated chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, and caesar salad. Golden fries, onion rings and house-made chips wing-man main attractions while hand-dipped ice cream or milkshakes, such as chocolate banana, coffee, and mint, are tasty post-meal temptations. Jake's Wayback Burgers stirs the menu pot with the Burger of the Month and Shake of the Month. Past monthly specials include the Turkey Dinner, a turkey burger topped with secret recipe stuffing, tangy cranberry sauce and a healthy dose of Norman Rockwell nostalgia, and the Thanksgiving-inspired pumpkin-pie shake.

346 Cromwell Ave
Rocky Hill,
CT
US

This family friendly pizzeria has Come enjoy the impressive stone-cooked specialty pies, such as the White Pie, the Queen Margarite or the BBQ Chicken. Barb’s also sells pizza by the slice. The menu includes an array of appetizers, wraps, salads & grinders

154 New Britain Ave
Rocky Hill,
CT
US

The Hartford Advocate reviewed GoldBurgers. More than 1,500 Facebookers are fans of GoldBurgers. Yelpers award the restaurant a near-perfect average of 4.5 stars and 92% of 230 Urbanspooners can't get enough of the gourmet grub:

1096 Main St
Newington,
CT
US

Deemed the home of the best hot dogs by the Hartford Advocate, Doogie's offers a menu full of dogs, char-grilled burgers, Philly cheese steaks, and more. Austere, undecorated dogs come in three sizes (reg. $2.83, 16'' $5.83, 24'' $7.83), and from there, toppings take the lead. Try the sautéed kraut dog (reg. $3.19, 16" $6.19, 24" $8.19) for a universally adored representation of German culinary culture, or a jalapeño dog (reg. $3.69, 16" $6.69, 24" $8.69) dressed with spicy nacho cheeze, which lost its 's' during a 1997 customs check in Frankfurt. Doogie's serves similarly serious burgers ($4.69 for a regular cheezeburger; add $2.50 to make it a double), such as the caramelized onion-topped shroom burger or the jalapeño-laden hot attack. Fresh breaded seafood rounds out the menu, with fish and chips (lunch $5.65, regular $8.49) available during lunch hours, or a bucket of fish ($15.99) that's big enough for three aquanauts.

2525 Berlin Tpke
Newington,
CT
US

Chef’s Dog House slings a hearty assortment of bun-dwelling edibles into the hands and mouths of guests frequenting its laid-back, family-friendly space. The in-house condiment bar boasts more than 30 colorful and freshly chopped toppings, many of which pair properly with classic chili cheese dogs ($3.45) or savory Boston dogs—bacon-wrapped hot dogs topped with baked beans and grilled onions ($3.75). Famished feasters can also strive to defeat the Godzilla burger, a double cheeseburger piled high with pepper jack cheese, avocado, frizzled potatoes, and oddly out of sync audio ($6.50). To round out the outing, guest can choose from a variety of soups and salads, and select from a rainbow's share of soft drinks available in bottomless, refillable cups that mysteriously don't leak.

337 Willard Ave
Newington,
CT
US