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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
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Ranked #16 of 148 Restaurants in Hamden
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are looking to have one of the best meals, like superior charcoal grilled hot dogs, great charcoal grilled burgers, excellent whole-belly fried clams, thick onion rings to die for, hot lobster rolls, and many more wonderful additions, then go to the Glenwood Drive-in in Hamden, CT and I can assure you that you will return many more times... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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137 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Go here for the old school grilled burgers and fried sides (fries, onion rings, frings). You order, they shout it out to the cooks, and you pay. Staff is chatty. The food is straightforward, simple, and probably not heart healthy. It is good though. I'll visit again.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Looking for a good hot dog ,burger and fries or lobster roll, look no further than the Glenwood Drive in.

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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have lived near Glenwood Drive-In and have enjoyed the Drive-In food for 50 yrs. The quality is always great and is fresh. Service couldn't be quicker, even though the place may be crowded which it often is at lunchtime. Dogs and Seafood are the best and all the fixings are available from sauerkraut to sweet pickle mustard. You won't... More 

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Branford, Connecticut
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you go once you will go again ! This is a Second Generation Drive In. Everything is better than you would expect. The employees are friendly, the food is VERY good, the selection is more than enough ! Additionally it is very organized. You must try their Hot Dogs and their Fries Whole Clams. We have eaten here for... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

the choices basically remain the same, and the food always good fresh and reasonable. People g there for comfort foods hot dogs fries drinks lobster rolls hamb etc and they have an ajoining ice cream palor that is also excellent

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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Three hungry adults and four kids eager for ice cream. Burgers and fries were tasty, but expensive. Nice that they are made to order, and condiments are self-serve. Ice cream and soft-serve were nothing special, but lots of choices.

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Northern Virginia
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66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This being a regular stop on my trips up north, I looked forward to their whole belly clams. I can't tell you how disappointed I was to learn that they did not have the whole bellies ("haven't for a month"). Something about too much rain, cost too much...Had the lobster roll instead, which was good. Drove to Milford to Oyster... More 

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Fitchburg, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Seafood was terrible. They were out of clams. We ordered fried fish and fried scallops. Fish was thin and greesy. Scallops had too much batter. Coleslaw was watery, no taste. This was our first and last visit.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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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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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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