Ted's Restaurant 1046 Broad St, Meriden, CT06450 Since 1959, Ted's Restaurant has built a reputation that was probably beyond the imagination of original owner Ted…More Duberek. The small steamed cheeseburger restaurant has remained in his family for generations, developed a loyal following and appeared in newspapers and magazines. It has also been featured on the Food Network. The steamed cheeseburger recipe has not changed since 1959, and the fans would not have it any other way.
Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant 517 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Since 1996, the Jade Garden Chinese Restaurant has been dishing up take-out for the locals. Try the double fried…More noodles—this is the only Chinese restaurant in town that makes them, according to Yang Qi, who manages the counter. Another popular dish here is General Tso's Chicken, Qi says. Jade Garden will deliver orders of $10 or more. Catering for parties is also available.
La Perla Restaurant 295 Cook Ave, Meriden, CT06451 La Perla is a little gem of a neighborhood restaurant. Owned and operated by the Rosado family since 2002, it serves…More homemade Puerto Rican food cooked fresh daily. Mofongo (plantains stuffed with shrimp or fried pork) is the specialty of the house at this friendly establishment.
Palmas Restaurant 234 Pratt St, Meriden, CT06450 This casual neighborhood restaurant bills itself as having the "best authentic Puerto Rican food" in town. From…More appetizers like Rellenos de Papa and Empanadillas to entrees like Octopus Salad with Tostones, the food is made to order. Desserts include flan, tembleque, limber, and cheesecake. Prices are reasonable.
Violi's Restaurant 688 Westfield Rd, Meriden, CT06450 Affiliated with Hunter Golf Club, Violi's specializes in Italian cuisine. In addition to serving lunch and dinner daily,…More this restaurant and banquet facility is a great spot for wedding receptions, anniversary or retirement parties, and other special occasions. Besides fine Italian cuisine, Violi's offers wonderful views of the golf course. Outdoor patio seating is available in warm weather.
Proper attire is required at this elegant establishment. Voted Best American Restaurant in the Record Journal…MoreReaders Poll for eight years running, Sans Souci serves only certified Angus beef. From appetizers like Mozzarella en Carrozza (mozzarella cheese in Italian bread, dipped in egg and fried until golden brown, served with marinara or anchovy caper sauce) to entrees such as Tenderloin of Pork (grilled and served with a raspberry demi glaze), the food is skillfully prepared and artfully presented.
This Continental-American restaurant can seat 140, not counting the bar. A room for private parties accommodates up to 55 people. During the week, a separate lunch menu is available.
Rincon Criollo Restaurant 133 Hanover St, Meriden, CT06451 Rincon Criollo serves Spanish food at very reasonable prices. Customers can order breakfast all day at this little…More downtown restaurant, which also offers lunch specials Monday through Friday. The menu includes white or yellow rice, beans, beef stew, roast pork, and shrimp or octopus salad. The house specialty is mofongos -- plantains stuffed with pork, shrimp, octopus, or mixed seafood. You can also order a steamed burger and fries here.
Lasal Bakery Distributors 168 S Colony St, Meriden, CT06450 Lasal Bakery Distributors in Meriden is a bakery distributor. It works with restaurants, bakeries and independent…More foodservice operators.
Barry's Liquor Store 754 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 This local liquor store is located right next to Tim Horton's Restaurant and carries wine, beer and an assortment…More of liquor.
A & A Family Restaurant & Pizza 744 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT06450 From pizza, grinders, burgers and milk shakes to seafood and chicken parmigiana, this casual family restaurant offers…More plenty of options. Adults can have a glass of beer or wine with their meals. A children's menu for the under-12 crowd features burgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese, chicken fingers or spaghetti at special prices. In addition to room for 70 customers, A & A also does a brisk take-out business. Catering is available.
Ruby Tuesday 470 Lewis Ave, Meriden, CT06451 Ruby Tuesday is the only restaurant in the Meriden Mall outside the food court. It has thrived here since 1993. The menu…More offers a wide range of choices including burgers, sandwiches, pasta, steak, seafood, soups, sides, appetizers, desserts and more. The menu changes frequently, but the restaurant's popular make-your-own salad bar has remained a constant for years. Ruby Tuesday also offers lunch specials, specialty drinks and a kids' menu.
Avanti is a restaurant, lounge and pizzeria specializing in Italian fare. Run by brothers Dominic and Joe Futia,…More this eatery has a distinct Mediterranean feel. The menu features appetizers like antipasto and fried calamari, soup, salads, pasta dishes such as fettuccini alfredo and eggplant parmigiana, seafood, steak, chicken and veal dishes. Pizza, calzones, grinders and stuffed breads round out the offerings. In addition to the lounge area with a well-stocked bar and televisions, the restaurant area has several large booths and elegantly decorated tables.
Avanti also offers catering and will host private parties for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, retirement or other special occasions
Since 1975, J&T Pappas Restaurant & Pizza House has been serving up quality, homemade comfort food. The…More Pappas family has been in this location under this name since 1975 and for 19 years prior relatives ran Pappas Luncheonette in the heart of downtown Meriden. The Pappass are proud of their Meriden connection and have worked and lived in town for generations.
Come in to Pappas to experience delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner, homemade pies and baked goods.
Roti Boti Restaurant 2103 N Broad St, Meriden, CT06450 Like its sister location in New York City, Roti Boti on the Berlin Turnpike serves Pakistani, Indian and…More Bangladeshi food. You can order everything from appetizers like chapli kababs and pakora to desserts like rasmalai and falooda. Entrees include lamb, goat, chicken and beef dishes, as well as vegetarian fare and tandoori barbecue. Sample fresh baked naan and other breads. To quench your thirst, try the lassi. Roti Boti also offers catering for special occasions. The restaurant serves only halal meats and does not serve alcohol.
Dragon Phoenix 191 Broad St, Meriden, CT06450 Housed in a bright-yellow diner, Dragon Phoenix serves Szechuan-, Hunan- and Cantonese-style Chinese food. Customers can…More sit on a stool at the counter, eat at a booth or table, or get their food to go. The restaurant also delivers for orders of $12 or more. Lunch specials can be ordered from 11 am to 3:30 pm daily. Gift certificates are available.