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“classic drive-in”
Review of Sycamore Drive-In

Sycamore Drive-In
Ranked #4 of 71 Restaurants in Bethel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Armonk, New York
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“classic drive-in”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

You have to drive thru downtown Danbury to get there from I-84, but it is worth the trouble. Best item was the root beer float-delicious!! Hamburger and beans were good, but really enoyed the pot o'beans on the side.

  • Visited June 2013
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
“Been coming to the Sycamore in Bethel since the 60s; real Americana”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

The Sycamore is drive-in or sit-down hot dog/hamburger/milk shake place that is a real experience, far superior to Sonic or Johnny Rockets since it is a REAL place that goes back to the 50s and 60s, not a phony knockoff of what some corporate clown who IMAGINES what a drive-in is. The service is great, as is the food and experience of seeing the knicknacks and muscle cars in the parking lot.

I try to get to the Sycamore in 'out-of-the-way' Bethel every few years and am never disappointed. The waitresses still seem the same age: high school students from nearby Joel Barlow High School. Root beer floats are good too, and prices are lower than Sonic or Johnny Rockets, although you really can't compare them. True, may not be as clean but this place is maybe 60 YEARS OLD, maybe built in early 1950s. And my son always wants to come here for the chicken even though it is out-of-the-way from the shoreline in lower Fairfield county.

  • Visited April 2013
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Danbury, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Eh, it's ok”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

This place has been around forever, and is a niche type of place. Burgers are much better at five guys. Place isn't overly clean not did the staff do much in way of cleaning the counter when I sat at the counter after a patron just left. It's not bad. It's ok. They are bit pricey and no refills

  • Visited November 2012
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Bethel, Connecticut, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Landmark”
Reviewed April 20, 2013

A Bethel Landmark. Great burgers, shakes, rootbeer. It takes you back in time when life was simpler.

Visited March 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A TWO-STAR DINER WITH FIVE-STAR PEOPLE”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

The Sycamore is an experience just in and of itself. A throwback to the fifties (including the prices). Just go for fun, a hot dog, a shake, a burger - you'll be hard pressed to spend $5 at this place. But you have to go.

Visited March 2013
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