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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

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Californian, Dessert
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360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
(860) 643-0511
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I go just for ice cream

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Mimi S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great palce or good burger with unique cheese topping/ cooking method. Top ten spot for a burger in CT!

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Yarmouthport, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Shady Glen opened in 1948, and it's a safe bet it has changed little since then. While I have bemoaned such lack of updating and upgrading in other restaurant reviews, I celebrate it in the case of this charming burger and ice cream spot. Burgers are small (I could have easily downed four of them) but lean and cooked to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I used to come here with my folks when I was kid haven't been back in a while but have to say it's still a great place to eat . Friendly staff the cheese burgers are world famous and the ice cream is awesome . If you are in town for any reason and have never been you don't know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The cheese hamburgers and hotdogs create memories as I have found the fried cheese no where else in the USA. It is a delight to eat here as it represents the small business man that left a mark in history, with a lot of flavor. Their ice cream is phenomenal with hard to find flavors that include: blueberry, rum raisin,... More 

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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: Californian, Dessert

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