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Glenwood Drive-In

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American, Hot Dogs
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good inexpensive local food at a long time diner

Have been here twice this year. In january i had anice clam basket. In August actually had fried soft shell crab which was available briefly. The classic hamburgers and hotdogs are always good. There is a variety of ice cream in the back. How it works is you stand in line and order at order at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Have been here twice this year. In january i had anice clam basket. In August actually had fried soft shell crab which was available briefly. The classic hamburgers and hotdogs are always good. There is a variety of ice cream in the back. How it works is you stand in line and order at order at the high counter. They... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Glenwood has been a local favorite for as long as I can remember. Good hotdogs,burgers,fries as well as a good selection of fried seafood and hot lobster rolls. Always satisfying so much better than the fast food franchises. Convenient location and plenty of parking. If you have room for desert Kelly's Kone Comnection is right next door with homemade ice... More 

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Bethany, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

awesome hot dogs in Hamden...definitely a must stop place when travelling through Hamden or if you are in the area

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Branford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

For nostalgic reasons this place is cool. It's clean for a burger place. They don't have a great menu. The hamburger and hotdog rolls are the cheap ones you get at the grocery store. Roses dairy in Cheshire is way better!

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Glenwood Drive- In Hamden Ct Glenwood Drive-In restaurant has been an institution in Hamden it seems like forever. It has evolved from a small drive in, from the days of ordering inside then eating your meal in your car, to a full service operation. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the Stone family for three generations. They are... More 

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Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Like a blast from the past. You don't find places like this anymore. Great selection of items to choose from off their menu. From seafood to a hot dog and everything in between. Have been a customer for many years and will continue to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I like the chili cheese dogs the onion rings the seafood platters and lobster rolls. I would to ask to go easy on the butter and order two lobster rolls, they are so good.

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Hamden, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Seafood fresh and tasty, dogs to die for, great burgers, just like the old days. Certain nights during the summer the lot is filled with classic muscle cars! A trip back in time. Very relaxing

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Hamden, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Glenwood doesn't strive to be fancy, just to be honest to what it is a hot dog place with a 1950s style. It delivers on that consistently and, of course, has more than just hot dogs. A visit to Glenwood can be great fun and always delivers the comfort food we all want sometimes.

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Durham,CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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
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?