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Prime 16

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172 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2616
+1 203-782-1616
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sons took me there for lunch for my birthday. We all had burgers which were great as they had so many different kinds of burgers to suit every need.

1 Thank tpwolf
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved loved loved the chicken sandwich ! I substituted the sauce on the sand which for chipotle mayo and omg so good ! The chicken was seasoned so well and paired with sweet potato fries you can't go wrong ! Such a great grilled chicken sandwich on multigrain bread ! Thanks for helping me feel better about my diet hahaha

1 Thank Kristina R
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make your own burger. All kinds of meats and toppings. Love the fact you can choose your own break and have sweet potato fries. This place is a find in New Haven

1 Thank Tracey M
Waterford, CT
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137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in before going to a show and the place was quite busy. The bartender was working alone but she kept up and was efficient. We had drinks, and a couple appetizers which were all good. The menu varies, from Bar bites, to small plates, to burgers, etc. We already had eaten so we had a couple bar bites,... More 

1 Thank LeysaB
Easton, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a fan of Prime 16 since it opened in New Haven several years ago, but it now seems that it is "resting on its laurels" from its better days. Getting seated has always been an issue, but in general it was worth a short wait - with a good beer - to sample its menu. I haven't been... More 

Thank HankDJ
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prime 16 is always good for us when we can't decide where to go. Always something to eat for everyone in our party. The beer selection is amazing and changes up often providing a lot of variety. Our go to place. Try the Cesar with spices dressing.

1 Thank Firedog22
Trumbull, Connecticut
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?