Great Soda for Our Great Food!

Goldburger’s is all about “loving our locals“. We look for the best local sources and but as much as possible from them. After all, fresh is best!

That’s why we love Hosmer Mountain soda! In addition to the fact that they use an “environmental bottle,  we also love there “Antique Line“. This line of New England favorites is still made with all natural flavors, and real cane sugar. Very cool.

Hosmer Mountain Soda’s have been a family operation ( 4 separate families, actually)  for over 100 years, and is located in Willimantic, Connecticut.

Sides Matters!

Anyone who says sides doesn’t matter is just plain out wrong. And, here at Goldburger’s, we totally agree. This is why we go the extra mile to give you the perfect side to go with the perfect burger.

We don’t just have fries. We have the “Full Monty” when it comes to fries. Fresh Cut. Sweet Potato. And, yes, even “waffle fries“. Want to take it to the next level? Add our amazing cheese sauce to it. Can’t decide? Just do the “half & half“. Yup, pick two of the above…

If you are not in the mood for fries (????) then we so got your back. Yes, we have some totally awesome onion rings, but we also have our ever popular “Mac Squares“. What’s a “Mac Square“? Just the ultimate in comfort food, that’s what. Take our home made Mac & Cheese, make it cut it into a square, dip it into our secret batter, and deep fry to perfection. Have it on the side, our put it on a burger, Either way, it’s wicked cool….

Literally, Something For Everyone!

Yes, we are pretty proud of the burgers we offer our guests. But we also know that every now and then, you get a hankering for something different. That’s reality, and we are cool with that. So that is why we do everything we can to give you what you want!

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CtTake our hot dogs for instance. Here at Goldburger’s, we like to think that they are the perfect match to our gourmet burgers. You know, the salt and pepper, or Abbot & Costello sort of match. So we created our hot dog menu to match the regional favorites. Yes. just like real Southern BBQ, there are regional favorites. Way we see it, instead of having to travel all over the country, you can just come see us here in Newington, Ct.!

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CtWe offer a Coney Island dog with chili, nacho cheese, onions and mustard. We would love to see Joey Chestnut, Matt Stonie or Miki Sudo try to eat 36+ of these babies. For those of you who prefer to head a little further west, our Chicago dog is loaded with tomato, pickles, relish, sport peppers, onions, mustard and celery salt. Basically the same thing you would get when you are checking out the Cubs or Blackhawks! For those of you who want something totally different, check out our “Crouching Hot Dog, Hidden Jalepenos” special. That will get your day going!

The Ultimate In Build-a-Burger Options

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CtAt Goldburger’s, we like to think that we have taken that whole “have it your way” marketing campaign and taking it to the extreme! The reality is real simple. We have so many fixings and ways to order your own burger (or chicken, sausage or hot dog) that it would take a math major to figure out the total number of possible combinations. But lets drill it down a bit.

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CtAbout the only easy thing in this equation is that we start with Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe RollsThat is about the only easy decision you have to make. After that, it starts to get a bit difficult. 1st, you have to choose whether you want a single, double or triple patty burger. It can be either our beef patties made fresh at Bogner Quality Meats, or chicken (From Stew Leonard’s) or sausage. It can even be our MacPatty (deep fried mac & cheese) or a hot dog. Even better, it can be a combination of any or ALL of them.

Goldburgers Gourmet burgers, 1096 Main Street, Newington, CtNext up, you have over 50 fixins to choose from. Yes, we have the basic lettuce, tomato and onions. But we also have 3 types of peppers, seven types of cheese, seventeen types of sauces, bacon, chili and a ton of other options as well. Let’s just say it’s either to give you this link to the menu, than it is to list them out. And, if anyone is up to the challenge, we would love to hear how many different combinations are possible!

We Got Your Sauce!

Funny how those corporate chains make such a big deal out of having a “special sauce”. Reality is, they just open a 5 gallon container of Russian dressing, and put it into a squeeze portion bottle marked “special”. Really?

Here’s a list of the sauces we have here at Goldburger’s!

  • Hot Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Southern BBQ Sauce
  • Honey BBQ Sauce
  • Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • Chipolte Mayo
  • Goldburger Sauce
  • Cucumber Dill Sauce
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Tahini Ranch Sauce
  • Mac Sauce
  • Steak Sauce
  • Roasted Garlic Shmear

And yes, we have mustard, relish, ranch dressing, and plain mayo as well!

What’s Our Story?

 Matt Crowley, Owner (Left) and Tim Marotto, Executive Chef

Matt Crowley, Owner (Left) and Tim Marotto, Executive Chef

Over the last six years, GoldBurgers, located in the center of Newington, CT, has evolved from a quick-serve, fresh-ground burger, fresh-cut fries and good ole’ hot dog joint into a “craft” burger/dog/fry destination. “Craft” is your word not ours, but I guess it fits. (“Craft” to me is 90% sweat equity and 10% art.) It was my intention to get the doors open and work on the burger/dog/fry fundamentals while sticking to a simple culinary equation: fresh ingredients + sound technique = great food. There is no reason why fast food can’t be fresh and interesting. Back in 2009, it was a tough time to open a restaurant (is there ever an easy time?), but a great moment to get into the burger game. The beginning was slow, but we had a core group of great customers who appreciated what we were striving for. If it weren’t for our grass-roots following, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Your business (you all know who you are!) gave us the opportunity to hone our “Craft” and express who we are through our Specials Board.

Bacon, Egg & Cheeseburger at GoldBurgers located at 1096 Main Street, Newington, CT 06111
Bacon, Egg & Cheeseburger

We are so much more than burgers and fries. Some would say, we ARE our Specials Board. Our specials attract the foodie, the industry guy/girl, the ingredient-conscious and the adventurous. In the beginning, the board was a way for me to stay sane serving only burgers and fries, day in and day out. I love food. I went to school for it. I love working with it as a medium. Feeding people is a privilege that I am grateful for.  Five years ago, current Executive Chef Tim Marotto, came into GoldBurgers for something off the Specials Board and ended the food mastermind behind GoldBurgers as you now know it.  Tim shares the same culinary ethos at the core of GoldBurgers and he was just what we needed to further evolve into who we are today.

What is GoldBurgers Today?

Our hand-crafted, made-to-order hamburger and sausage patties are proprietary blends that are ground daily for us at Bogner Quality Meats in Manchester, CT. Our chicken patties are a blend of antibiotic and hormone-free thigh and breast meat from locally-owned Stew Leonard’s. Over the past two years, we have been offering a CT Pasture Burger on our Specials Board where Chef Tim showcases locally raised, grass-fed beef paired with local ingredients. Our eggs are always local. Our Veggie Burger is house-made from scratch.

Our produce is just as important to us as our meat, and carefully handled by Tim and his staff. We have very limited refrigerator space, so rest assured, it’s fresh. During the New England growing season, we work closely with area farms for the bulk of our produce. If you get a burger in the summer, chances are the pickles, tomatoes, lettuce and more have been grown locally.

After trying to outsource bread-baking to local establishments, we found the rolls from Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe to be the best for our burgers. When our resources and time allow it, we offer house-baked bread varieties which we feature on the Specials Board.

Every morning, our French fries are hand-cut, blanched, then fried to order. We also offer sweet potato fries, waffle fries and onion rings that we source from a local food distributor.

A lot is said about the food at GoldBurgers, but more should be said about our friendly and informative staff. We are often lumped in with fast food establishments, but we like to think of ourselves as more quick/casual. We want you to love your experience with us as much as we love cooking for you! So ask questions; tell us a joke; show us a bit about yourself and we can recommend a burger for you!

Thanks for stopping by,

Matt Crowley
Owner/Chef, GoldBurgers