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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
203-281-0604
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Ranked #23 of 146 Restaurants in Hamden
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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HOUSTON
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Hamden, CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lobster roll is the best! Hot dogs, fries onion rings, soft shell crab, clams...delicious. Fast food that tastes great.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I usually stop at Glenwood to get Hotdogs and Cheeseburgers to take home. They do get crowded at times but the food is usually worth the wait. Nothing fancy but the food is Good to Go.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I know what you might be thinking, "Oh here is just another picky person finding flaws in something that's not too bad." Well that's what I thought too about the other reviews on here that were all 1 star. I ignored the bad reviews and went to try this place out anyway. That was a horrible mistake. We walk in... More

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Hamden, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Best Drive-In around, food is great, service is walk through which is quick and efficient. Thursday nights are collector car nights in the parking lot.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Glenwood has been a part of our family routine for ages. Known for their great grilled hot dogs and seafood dishes, Glenwood is a casual "pick your food up at the counter" place with classic take-out or eat-in dishes with a pleasant atmosphere. Check out the ice cream parlor, tho it is a bit pricey and enjoy classic car nights... More

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