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Glenwood Drive-In

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2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
203-281-0604
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit our CT relatives, this is our first stop for lunch-just went two days in a row for lunch! Our family has been going there since they were kids in the 60's. We just can't get enough of their lobster rolls-served hot with an abundance of lobster meat-we refer to it as lobster mania!!! We get the lobster... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming to the Glenwwod since we were kids. The food is still consistent, although the price has gotten almost unmanageable. We enjoy the lobster roll, hot and cooked to perfection, and onion rings. The whole belly clams are good too, although I personally have had better along the shoreline, for example at Lenny's in Brandford. The Glenwood is... More 

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Thank Rtwodogs
connecticut
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hot dogs. Burgers not so great -taste like charcoal grill that has not been cleaned in awhile .Fries great big & ribbed Seafood exceptional

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Thank Debbie S
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you walk in, you will have to order your food and wait. But you can call your order in and walk to the front of the line, it's great! Clam strips are yummy and lobster roll is good. And yes the lobster roll is pricey..

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Thank Blackanvil
Hamden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hot dogs, burgers and fries food. All cooked fresh. I've never been disappointed. Right next to Kelly's Kones for homemade ice cream. Forget the diet -- it's worth it.

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Thank GeoffK1
Connecticut
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1,097 reviews
542 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 809 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is an institution in Hamden. I have stopped by several times over the years. My favorite is their chili dogs using Hummel's hot dogs. Service is friendly.

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Thank ct-cruisers
New Haven, Connecticut
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The base price here for seafood items is around twelve to fourteen bucks, and that's without fries and slaw!!!! The dogs are just backyard quality. No reason for this place to be open except to cater to the senile. Oh, and their assembly line until you get up to the register to cash out is downright chaotic and back asswards.

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Thank RabbitTurtle
Hamden, Connecticut
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We love to go here for a quick meal, the hot dogs are great as are their burgers. We also love that you can get a combo of French Fries and Onion Rings - no need to make a choice and they are soooo good!

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Thank Alicatred
Killingworth, Connecticut
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Brought a flooring crew here for lunch the other day... One of them said " I've driven by here a hundred times - now I will stop in for a great lunch!!" Thanks for bringing the crew!

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Thank Gardner P
Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

As a lifelong Connecticut resident, I've been eating at Glenwood for over 20 years. The hot dogs are the best in the state. The lines are long in length at peak hours (the place is popular), but the staff always keeps it moving quickly. From the dogs to the burgers to the fries, whatever you get there is sure to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Fast Food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: 203-281-0604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?