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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 170 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert, Californian
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
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Jewett City
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I LOVE the Shady Glen cheeseburger, which I discovered over 40 years ago when I first moved to Connecticut and lived in the Parkade Apartments. At least twice a year I make a date to return to eat there and am never ever disappointed.

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Frye Island, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Shady Glen is a great place to go for a good meal and friendly surroundings. Service is excellent and the cheeseburgers are the best! Everything is always good. We had cheeseburgers, French fries, coleslaw and ice cream which is made on the premises. They also serve a good breakfast with many customers who are regulars and friendly with the worker.... More

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Willington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Stopped in to get breakfast this morning about 10 am. Went in and was greeted by a waitress some what rudely - I wanted to sit at a table and all the tables were full except one which still had the dirty dishes and mess on it from the last people there. Bus Boy walked past the table numerous times... More

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