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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

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360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
+1 860-643-0511
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up close by, G always says this is "the best cheeseburger on the planet". I'm not sure I totally agree with that, but the toasted cheese hanging off all sides of the burger is pretty unique. Cole slaw is good, great ice cream, good service, a true soda fountain where they hand mix syrup with soda water. The... More 

Thank GnMe
Bolton, Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place could be amazing if they got out of the 60s. There are some things not to change. Like when you try to change your tried and true ice cream recipes (peanut butter) don't do that again. But frozen hockey puck hamburgers! Really? They are so awful. People go nuts for the cheese (rightly so) and ignore what it... More 

Thank Ed W
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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187 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had to make the trip to try their cheeseburger with wings! It did not disappoint. The Burger is covered with cheese and more cheese that overlaps the edges so when it is grilled it becomes crispy and curls up. It's the best cheeseburger I ever ate. The price is a bit high at $12.50 for the combination plate... More 

Thank Mistymfn
Manchester, Connecticut
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

Shady Glen is local favorite. The fried cheese on the cheeseburger is pure awesomeness. They have the best coleslaw. The service is always good. The restaurant is always clean.

1 Thank joanninct
Manchester, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Good isn't great and very minimal (to none) vegetarian options. If going just for ice cream, highly recommend.

Thank MeghanShea
Manchester, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Bernice's original cheeseburger, with fried cheese, is the best! Always get their coke slaw for pot luck dinners and picnics.

1 Thank O7611WPkarenc
Manchester, Connecticut
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2016

I went in after a few years of not going there. I ordered a plain burger. i took it to go as the counter stools were full. When i went to eat it , it has cheese on it. and the burger was so small they should call them minis. It wasn't worth it. They still do make some good... More 

1 Thank mick987g
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 3, 2016

While going to pick up a Christmas tree, stopped for a quick lunch with my father. I've been coming here since I was a kid and always remembered what a great place for a cheeseburger with that fried cheese and a milk shake. With the waitresses in uniforms and the men in white with narrow hats and black bow ties,... More 

Thank toddc177
Manchester, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 27, 2016

A James Beard award winning restaurant! The BEST cheesburgers, great fries, lovely breakfasts! Always a place my kids want to go to when they come back home... Not to be missed!

Thank Carol06040CT
New York City, New York
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 23, 2016

Shady Glen knows how to make everything delicious. Usually it's by making it unhealthy, but that's okay. The burgers/the fried cheese are amazing. The ice cream is also really good, so make sure you have enough room in your stomach and enough cheating in your diet for both!

Thank 648mmm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-643-0511

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