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Glenwood Drive-In

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American, Hamburgers
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2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
203-281-0604
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best lobster roll

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Sue D
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Hamden
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Hamden
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If your in the mood for the best hot dog loaded with sauerkraut, this is the place you want to be! Highly recommend!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I've lived in the New haven area all my life and am very familiar with the Glenwood, but after going there today to get a side order of Fried clams, I walked away feeling a ripped off. $17.50 for a side order of whole belly clams--no french fries--just clams, tartar sauce and a few lemon wedges. I could count on... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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141 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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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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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, 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?