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Hallmark Drive-In

American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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113 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860) 434-1998
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good burgers

We went twice, once for ice cream which was good but not as good as the scoop shop up the street. We also had a burger and fries one night and that was very good. The young staff likes to chat with each other too much so service is slow. Not bad for a beach area burger joint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
Mldankese
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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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Franklin, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am reviewing ice cream only-I saw homemade creamsicle ice cream on the menu and just HAD to have it. The flavor was good, however the texture was awful. Full of air and ice crystals. What's up with that? I gave it one star on flavor alone.

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South Dennis, Massachusetts
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went twice, once for ice cream which was good but not as good as the scoop shop up the street. We also had a burger and fries one night and that was very good. The young staff likes to chat with each other too much so service is slow. Not bad for a beach area burger joint.

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Ice cream not as good as it was with previous owner. Surroundings much improved. Adequate parking. All in all a pleasant time.

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Oakdale, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had to go back for more. The ice cream is so delicious! It is difficult to choose which flavor to order!

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TriviaFanatics
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Wow, I haven't actually been to Hallmark since the last time I vacationed at the beach in Old Lyme but our family has been vacationing there off and on for many many years. My grandparents used to go there, and we went in 2011. It wouldn't be a vacation in Old Lyme if we didn't go there for ice cream... More 

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Newington, Connecticut
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

The ice cream here is good. I usually get the sundae. The hot fudge is delectable. The ice cream is great. I also get the delicious cookie dough. X rating 4.5

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Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Stopped by for a cone tonight around 8pm. I was the only one at the window. Four servers sitting right behind the window counting tips and eating food, completely ignoring me. Had to wait at least a minute before someone asked if they could help me. Sorry, $3.99 for a cone and ambivalent attitude won't cut it past the tourist... More 

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White Plains, NY
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107 reviews 107 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Used to be the best place for ice cream and fast food in Old Lyme. Now under new management the service is SO SLOW and the food was extremely sub-par. We waited 25 mins for a hamburger and chicken tenders to go. How long does it take to cook a hamburger? While the staff apologized for the delay, when I... More 

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Connecticut
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74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Big changes at the Hallmark when we stopped by last Weds -- it's now signed as Hallmark AC Peterson's (this will mean something to folks from West Hartford/greater Hartford). They've put in new tables and expanded the outdoor seating, added portapotties (YAY!) and posted new menu boards, ice cream flavors. There were still workers onsite so don't know what else... More 

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hartford, ct
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is an Old Lyme institution. I actually worked here when I was younger and it was always packed. Now since the ownership change over the last 6-7 years, it is a shell of what it was. First, it is horribly overpriced. Yes, the ice cream is excellent, but no ice cream is worth the price you have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Shore Rd, Old Lyme, CT 06371
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Lyme
  • Phone Number: (860) 434-1998

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers

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