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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
(860) 643-0511
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Ranked #8 of 172 Restaurants in Manchester
Cuisines: Dessert, Californian
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- Aug 26, 2014
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Last year, we stopped here during vacation for a quick ice cream. So, this year, we planned to have lunch there. I was not disappointed. Yummy burger and onion rings. The cheese on the burger was fried with a crispy edge like a potato chip. I have never had (or even seen) anything like this. I didn't have the cole... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great cheeseburgers and milkshakes and ice cream! The store vibe was like the Friendly's of a bygone era, from the waitstaff uniforms to the revolving ice cream flavor sign. The prices, however are not from that bygone era. But still, I'd say worth it for a fun dining experience. Fries were a bit disappointing, but the Onion Rings looked amazing.... More

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have been going here for 30 years, and it had not changed. Seating is seat yourself, and can be daunting to newcomers. Basically there are two lines one to the right for bar seating, the one to the left for booth. We had 5 in or party, so we were quickly brought a chair. The hamburgers come with two patties.... More

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Rumford, Maine
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had very high hopes for this classic American diner icon, but sadly it left us a bit disappointed. We drove 30 minutes out of the way for this experience and right off the start, they hit my pet peeve of travel ... hospitality. We arrived on a Friday during the peak of lunch (12:30) and after walking in the... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 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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