Review by: Roadfood Team

Handsome hamburgers and hot dogs along with fried potatoes in every size and shape make GoldBurgers a Main Street favorite.

There are few things we enjoy more than finding a great local burger joint. GoldBurgers in Newington, Connecticut certainly fits that bill. One of many small business storefronts along Main Street in Newington, GoldBurgers could be considered sizeable only in the scope of the menu offerings and the satisfaction you’ll have eating them.

You won’t find fancy anything here – order at the counter, grab one of the five or six tables or a counter stool, and they’ll deliver your food on a plastic tray. Grab your own condiments – which are mostly homemade and interesting, and enjoy.

What to eat at GoldBurgers

The menu offers a range of options for burgers – lots of beef (local and freshly ground), some chicken, sausage, and in some cases – all of the above. A favorite is the namesake GoldBurgers – two griddled patties, lettuce, onions, pickles, GoldBurgers sauce (a tangy mustard-base) and potato chips. (I’ll admit to asking them to leave the chips off most of the time, just a personal preference). The meat is seasoned well and the burgers are juicy. The roll is substantial enough to hold this good sized burger, but I’d prefer a nice potato roll rather than the heavily-sesame-seeded roll they use.

GoldBurgers is an equal-opportunity store, and offers a range of hot dog choices too, including an option for skinless or a beef/pork natural casing dog. I’m a fan of the “New England” dog, which reminds me of the “New York System” dogs you find in Rhode Island, only bigger, topped with finely-ground chili, onions, mustard, and celery salt. You will find a nice potato roll here equal to the task of delivering all that goodness to your mouth without wearing most of it down the front of your shirt.

Various fry options (sweet potato, regular, waffle) and some really great onion rings are available for sides and can be topped with a variety of the same toppings used on the burgers and dogs. Take my advice and order the onion rings with a side of the GoldBurgers sauce for dipping – you won’t be sorry. In addition to what’s on the menu, there are usually a few specials each day. I’ve tried everything from empanadas, to soups, to pulled pork specials – always worth a look to see before you order. Standard fountain drinks along with a limited selection of local Hosmer Mountain sodas are available and the place is also BYOB if you want a beer with your burger.

Original post by Tim & Terri Atwood

Directions & Hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

What To Eat

GoldBurgers Recipes


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