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Glenwood Drive-In

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American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
203-281-0604
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Hot dogs

Great place to go for hot dogs and onion rings. Very old school, love it! then go next door for ice cream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Linda S
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Hamden, Connecticut
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North Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Fried clams were basically fried batter. Can't taste or feel any kind of fish!! Cocktail sauce was tasteless, as was the coleslaw. Fries were the best part of lunch, and that's not saying much. Don't understand the long line of people waiting to order food, or did I just order the wrong thing?? Not a fan of their hotdogs from... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great place to go for hot dogs and onion rings. Very old school, love it! then go next door for ice cream.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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168 reviews 168 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Hot dogs, burgers ,and fired seafood- the way you like it👍👍... You know you want it and you want it right....Glenwood does it right.... I just love a good grilled hot dog well done...some fries - well done, and I got what I wanted..

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place is ok if your stopping in for something quick. The chicken finger platter is always good. I wouldn't suggest trying their clam strips, they are very chewy and the last few on the bottom were still frozen. I understand that they are trying to keep the decor original but it's starting to look a little dirty, I think... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A classic hot dog stand with great fried clams too. Two standout items on the menu are the "Frings" an order of half Fries half Onion Rings and the cole slaw. The Cole slaw is outstanding, too many places don't pay attention to this essential item. Theirs is grteat and a little sweet with the addition of a little pineapple.

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Connecticut, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Glenwood is a classic Hamden drive-in burger joint for about the last 50 years. They do a great burger and have a huge chili dog if that's more your style. Move down the line toward the register as they call out your order across the room, "Dog & a French" (hot dog and fries). Fun bit of nostalgia to go... More 

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North Haven
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been coming here since I was a kid...I always enjoyed my trip with Grandpa and Grandma....everything from hot dogs to hot buttery lobster Rolls, and my father's favorite, "Soft Shell Crab". Now that I am married my husband and I enjoy coming here after our many trips to Hamden Doctors. Always a good excuse to come and enjoy some... More 

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Hamden
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been eating here since I was in high school. The hot lobster roll is the best. Unless you really like butter get it drained. It's a walk up to the counter and place wait for your order. They are quick so don't leave if the line is almost out the door.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great hotdogs and French fries. Onion rings are good too. Casual and can be very crowded in the summer. They have very efficient employees and you move through the line very quickly. Seafood good too, but expensive, like most places. A nice place to go in summer when you sit outside. Plus they have cruise night in summer.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

no service - messy - good food==kids love it.. long lines at meal times.--- self service and have your money and think fast

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: 203-281-0604

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?