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Glenwood Drive-In

American, Hot Dogs
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2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
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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, Takeout

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Enjoy a foot long hot dog or some fresh fish-it's all good!

Glenwood Drive-In has great food, from their foot long hot dogs to their soft shell crabs, it's a good local place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Hamden, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hamburger was good but I prefer Wood N Tap burgers. But to be fair Glennwood is a place for a quick burger or hotdog. The burger has a nice charcoal flavor. None of the counter helpers were friendly at all. I wanted to say to each one smile!!! Don't you like your job???? From the order taker, soda worker,... More 

Thank pkbehappy
Hamden, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Glenwood Drive-In has great food, from their foot long hot dogs to their soft shell crabs, it's a good local place.

Thank Marianne0707
Hamden, Connecticut
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Not my favorite place to eat. Very dated interior and food was just ok. Not great. We had hotdogs and fries. Service was slow even though they were not busy.

Thank Louise P
new haven, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Glenwood is so much fun -- a Hamden institution. They will burn the hot dogs if you want them to, and I always do! Adjoining the Glenwood is Kelly's Kone Konnection for delicious ice cream. If you are lucky, my handsome son Matt might be doing the scooping.

Thank RFMezzy
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 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 

Thank J B
new haven
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank spet
Bethany, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

Thank Joseph F
Branford, Connecticut
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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!

Thank LD080801
Hamden, Connecticut
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114 reviews
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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 

Thank Realtor44
Cheshire, Connecticut, United States
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51 reviews
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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.

Thank Colleen C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?