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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
203-281-0604
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Ranked #13 of 148 restaurants in Hamden
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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English first
North Haven, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went to Glenwood on 06-30-2014. Party of five we had fried whole belly clams, filet of soul sandwich, lobster roll and two orders of the scallop platter and zucchini fries. The lobster rolls was dripping with butter so much that the lobster could not be tasted only the butter. Trying to eat this lobster roll was a challenge because... More

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Hamden, CT
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lobster roll is the best! Hot dogs, fries onion rings, soft shell crab, clams...delicious. Fast food that tastes great.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I usually stop at Glenwood to get Hotdogs and Cheeseburgers to take home. They do get crowded at times but the food is usually worth the wait. Nothing fancy but the food is Good to Go.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I know what you might be thinking, "Oh here is just another picky person finding flaws in something that's not too bad." Well that's what I thought too about the other reviews on here that were all 1 star. I ignored the bad reviews and went to try this place out anyway. That was a horrible mistake. We walk in... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best Drive-In around, food is great, service is walk through which is quick and efficient. Thursday nights are collector car nights in the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Glenwood has been a part of our family routine for ages. Known for their great grilled hot dogs and seafood dishes, Glenwood is a casual "pick your food up at the counter" place with classic take-out or eat-in dishes with a pleasant atmosphere. Check out the ice cream parlor, tho it is a bit pricey and enjoy classic car nights... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Glenwood has great seafood and the best hotdogs. Adjacent to an ice cream shop with a great variety of homemade soups, salads and ice cream.

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Connecticut
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Suspend any possible diet. If you go to Glenwood, revel in its Hamden history, not its low-calorie, enviro-friendly chow. The hotdogs are sublime, as are the cheese fries, zucchini fries, and onion rings. I'm a chilidog girl myself. Been going there for some years and have not gotten a hotdog I didn't like.

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72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I enjoy this drive in. The dogs are well cooked and the onion rings good. Its fascinating to watch the crew work. From the time your order is taken and "barked" to the cooks until you follow the line to get your food is open for you to watch. If you are not local, access is easy of of rt... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat in route from NYC to Massachusetts, we found the parking lot of this place full. Now we understand! Great fresh burgers and dogs...obviously a favorite place for the locals. This is worth the stop!

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