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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
(860) 643-0511
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Ranked #13 of 171 restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Dessert, Californian
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Born and raised in Manchester, Shady Glen has gone down hill fast. They have always been overpriced but the food and service was worth it. Lately the food especially the cheeseburgers are so overpriced for the quality and taste. The service used to be courteous now I seems to us that the customers are a inconvenience. What a shame for... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Shady Glen is a true American icon. It is well worth the visit for lunch or dinner. This is my first trip back to Shady Glen in about 20 years. It was much too long between visits. It is really a step back in time with the menu selections on the wall. The cooks and waitress dressed in classic outfits.... More

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Rhode Island
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

An iconic restaurant with great food and really good ice cream. You feel like you are going back in time to the way Friendly's was back in the sixties, but with a unique cheese burger and condiments. Good food, friendly service, and it made my 87 year old father really happy to eat there. Can't get much better than that!... More

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Jewett City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It's a great little diner love how the employee dress, really gives it a feel that your back in time. The milkshakes are good, and their blt was good. It is a great casual dining place. Their fried cheese is also definitely something that is unique!

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Boston, MA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Classic Americana This place reminds me of an old-school ice cream parlor or a Woolworth’s lunch counter. There are actually two locations and both are the same, even though one location is in a shopping plaza. My wife and I have been to both several times as we drive through the Hartford, CT area. Both locations are about a mile... More

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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82 reviews 82 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

The burgers are great and the fries as well the cheese that they put on the burgers and hot dogs is signature and unable to replicate. The place make you feel like you are back in time . Really fun place to go with great food.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Shady Glen is the best casual dining in Connecticut! Classic charm and they do everything right. The food is homemade and delicious every time. I recommend starting with a cup of the minestrone followed by the cheeseburger with their signature fried cheese, along side a malt milkshake of course. We've been going for years and it's always been our favorite!

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a great little restaurant for a casual meal. The cheeseburgers with their signature fried cheese are wonderful! I have been going here for over 40 years and the food has always been good. Great coleslaw! The ice cream is a treat also. Many interesting flavors. The service is good, mostly staffed by younger people. It is a bit... More

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Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to this place looking for a good burger & a dab of ice cream, and we were severely disappointed on both accounts. The cheese burger was greasy, tiny and had fried cheese which made it weird & more unhealthy. The meat was mediocre and small in quantity. We tried steak sandwich too, and it turned out really dry.... More

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hartford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

cheeseburgers are out of this world other food items are also very good great breakfast platter with pancakes and ice cream - my dad's favorite ice cream great!!!!! service generally okay overall a great hometown place to eat but much too expensive for what you get.

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