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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

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360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
(860) 643-0511
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a good lunch

Went with friends for lunch. Have to say it's always good. I love the fact that it's a throwback to the old fashion dairy bars. You have to get the Root Beer float

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Jaguar002
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East Hartford, Connecticut
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Crestview, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

These burgers are about the best & they offer a good selection of other items. The ice cream is especially good.

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Manchester
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Shady Glen cheeseburgers are unique. Instead of just one slice on cheese melted on top, they take four slices and put most of the slice on the grill top causing it to crisp up and then curl it up onto the burger for a texture experience. The cole slaw is known thru out the area. People buy it in containers... More 

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Vestal
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stop in for some ice cream and oh my it was so good. I had the chocolate almond joy it had great flavor and my husband had a hot fudge sundae in which they use pecan instead of peanuts. I am not sure why people gave this place bad reviews it was clean inside and outside. The wait staff was... More 

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Went with friends for lunch. Have to say it's always good. I love the fact that it's a throwback to the old fashion dairy bars. You have to get the Root Beer float

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I love this place. Came here as a teenager, and come here with my kids when we are in the area. All i can say is this is my favorite place to get a cheeseburger.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I have been going to Shady Glen for over 30 years. Their ice cream and cheeseburgers with wings are their staples. I come here every time I am town. Cannot go wrong. Love it!

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Hopatcong, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

As soon as you walk in, you can tell the place has a major "throwback" sort of vibe to it. Old-school soda fountain-style dispenser nozzles, hand dipped ice cream, an open grill/kitchen island, and even the uniforms all work together to give the place an old-school feel. There are no menus available for handing out, as each wall has a... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's expensive and they only take cash (wonder why ;) the cheeseburger is probably their best item. They brown the cheese on the grill until it's crispy. Soup is not more than doctored canned soup and I didn't care for it. It was canned vegetable soup with hamburg that they put into it. Their ice cream has too many fillers... More 

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Hennef, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Yes, the burger may be a little over-priced and it is unusual that they only take cash. The menus are on wall, but that did not bother me. The place has an incredibly nostalgic atmosphere from the waitress' uniforms to the counters and booths. The ice cream shakes taste great and the crispy cheese on the cheeseburgers is unique. There... More 

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Hartford, CT
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Great food (although somewhat overpriced), but they don't take credit cards. Who doesn't take credit cards in 2015?!?! Probably won't be back for this reason.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: (860) 643-0511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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