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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
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Classic Hot Dog Stand

A classic hot dog stand with great fried clams too. Two standout items on the menu are the "Frings" an order of half Fries half Onion Rings and the cole slaw. The Cole slaw is outstanding, too many places don't pay attention to this essential item. Theirs is grteat and a little sweet with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Seymour, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This place is ok if your stopping in for something quick. The chicken finger platter is always good. I wouldn't suggest trying their clam strips, they are very chewy and the last few on the bottom were still frozen. I understand that they are trying to keep the decor original but it's starting to look a little dirty, I think... More 

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Seymour, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A classic hot dog stand with great fried clams too. Two standout items on the menu are the "Frings" an order of half Fries half Onion Rings and the cole slaw. The Cole slaw is outstanding, too many places don't pay attention to this essential item. Theirs is grteat and a little sweet with the addition of a little pineapple.

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Connecticut, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Glenwood is a classic Hamden drive-in burger joint for about the last 50 years. They do a great burger and have a huge chili dog if that's more your style. Move down the line toward the register as they call out your order across the room, "Dog & a French" (hot dog and fries). Fun bit of nostalgia to go... More 

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North Haven
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've been coming here since I was a kid...I always enjoyed my trip with Grandpa and Grandma....everything from hot dogs to hot buttery lobster Rolls, and my father's favorite, "Soft Shell Crab". Now that I am married my husband and I enjoy coming here after our many trips to Hamden Doctors. Always a good excuse to come and enjoy some... More 

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Hamden
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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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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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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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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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?