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Shady Glen Dairy Store - East


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner


American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good old fashioned fried foods in a retro atmosphere, friendly staf qith local sourced homemade ice dream!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ez4menu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been so amazing in so many ways for just about forever. We rave about the Glen. It seemed just normal to go here for our Anniversary. We had just come back to Conn from Florida. We knew this would be our first...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Great crispy cheese burgers, excellent cole slaw, homemade ice cream. A throwback to the '50s. Fresh food in a super clean environment.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sempaiira
Reviewed March 30, 2019

Been around for years, so it can’t be that bad. It’s one of those cute little diner style places to eat. The food is always the same, there’s nothing fancy, it’s very basic, and very good.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank katrinangel2
Reviewed March 27, 2019 via mobile

Had the black raspberry which was great. We enjoyed the place . Very friendly staff and great service. Casual place that locals all love. You can buy pints quarts and bigger. Seasonal ice creams also offered and yes hand made!! Foodie heaven. Just go

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank k123-foodie
Reviewed March 24, 2019

Everything here is great! The cheeseburgers are EXCEPTIONAL!! There is NO OTHER PLACE that does cheeseburgers like this!!! Favorite order: Cheeseburger, French fries, onion rings, chocolate milkshake and (yes) cheese on the side.... Trust me!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hornets1984
Reviewed February 15, 2019

connecticut would not be connecticut without shady glen .the best food and ice cream ever. first restaurant I have seen use fried cheese on their burgers.excellent

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank OnAir756465
Reviewed February 12, 2019

If you haven't been to Shady Glen you have not been to one of the best burger places in CT! They are famous for their fried cheese and the cheeseburgers are out of this world! The french fries and onion rings bring you back to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank sdpmuirhead
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

I have been going Shady Glen since the 1980's. Not much has changed except the prices. They still have the best cheeseburgers, beef minestrone soup and ice cream. If you are in Manchester or Bolton it is a good place to stop and have breakfast...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed January 1, 2019

Shady Glen has two reasons for its success, its ice cream and its Bernice cheeseburger. Today I'm going to talk about the ice cream as that was the reason for our visit to give the grandchildren a treat. Homemade and in a variety of tasty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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