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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
50's Diner

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Hennef, Germany
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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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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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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Terryville, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nostalgic. excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back and try other things. Only downside...cash only!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I've never actually sat down and eaten at this place but I work in the area and we get ice cream from Shady Glen all the time. Did I mention that I don't eat ice cream. But I do eat their's. My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter and the chocolate chip, oh and the almond joy and the mint... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

i have lived in the area for many years and i now live in manchester. shady glen has been a staple refostaurant for atmosphere and for the famous cheese. it is great for families and just to get a quick bit to eat. The place has a old time feel and they still only take cash. (atm onsite) the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Love the ice cream here. Awesome shakes and burgers. It is a nice local restaurant that is a great place to stop in for a 1/2 hour lunch or dinner. You can also pick up a 1/2 or whole gallon of their ice cream near the register. Keep in mind they do not accept credit cards.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Pretty standard frozen food reheated to your table. The ice cream is delicious and well worth it but avoid the food. Wish they'd accept cards, but not a big deal.

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Manchester, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The burgers are good, but the coleslaw is very good. When we have large family get togethers, we always stop in to pick up some coleslaw.. And how can you NOT like the icecream.. MMMmmm Good place to stop by on a summers evening..

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The cheeseburgers are the draw they have the cheese grilled so it is crisp and tasty. Can not end a meal with out a small dish of rich creamy ice cream. The old fashion fountain and uniforms add to the enjoyment of time spent there. There is a good selection if a cheeseburger is not you wish.

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

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  • 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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