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Glenwood Drive-In

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best juicy burger

While passing through Hamden we asked a local for a good spot for lunch. We were so glad we ended up at the Glenwood the burgers were great as well as the soft shell crab.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Durham,CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For the past 4 yrs my wife has heard about Glenwood. Since she is on vacation I took her to lunch there. Ordering is a breeze and if the line is long your meal has a chance to cool off before it gets to your tray .She thought the dog was just ok and the cheese burger didn't have the... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

While passing through Hamden we asked a local for a good spot for lunch. We were so glad we ended up at the Glenwood the burgers were great as well as the soft shell crab.

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We live far out of town, but found the Glenwood years ago, and still come back. I hate chain restaurants, always prefer dining local, and this place hits the mark. Great burgers, etc. I order the combo Frings for both fries and Onions, and the generous portion is enough to share,

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I usually order a hot dog well done and an order of fries. Delicious! I also like the burgers with cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Staff is courteous and helpful. Glenwood has the best hot dogs! Great place to go for lunch!

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Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You want to love Glenwood Drive-In. I mean, the "concept" is vintage roadside hot dog stand with a limited menu of burgers, fries, rings and fried seafood. It's been around forever. It should be great, but it's not. The foot longs are flame grilled--good but not exceptional. Everything else is average or below. The batter on the rings and seafood... More 

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Bethany, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Food is typical drive in fare - burgers, dogs, etc , and of average quality. Nothing outstanding. Cleanliness is definitely lacking. Popular with locals because it's been in business forever. It's your average hot dog stand.

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Waukesha, WI.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been coming here for 52+ years and I keep coming back even after moving out of state. You just can't get, charcoal flame broiled hot dogs and burgers like this anymore! But "The Wood," is more than just dogs and burgers. The hot buttered lobster roll is one of the best around! The deep fried whole belly clams are... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to eat for fast food. Foot long hot dogs fired grilled out of this world. The lobster roll is the best I ever tasted and the price is reasonable. The atmosphere is great. Even the fried fish is excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

fried clams are out of this world! Awesome and fast too . Great prices too, kids loved the dogs and frings. Barry s North haven

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Glenwood Drive-In in Hamden CT is hands down the best American fast food place I have ever set foot inside of. Everything from their locally bought hot dogs and beef, all the way down the the fried stuff. It's all good. And of course all of their grilled items are cooked on their unmistakable charcoal fired grill. My personal favorite... More 

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Additional Information about Glenwood Drive-In

Address: 2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
Phone Number: 203-281-0604
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
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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