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“Love the cheeseburgers!”

Shady Glen Dairy Stores
Ranked #2 of 7 Dessert in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Love the cheeseburgers!”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a great little restaurant for a casual meal. The cheeseburgers with their signature fried cheese are wonderful! I have been going here for over 40 years and the food has always been good. Great coleslaw! The ice cream is a treat also. Many interesting flavors. The service is good, mostly staffed by younger people. It is a bit expensive, though, and they only take cash. We still love going!

  • Visited December 2013
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Storrs, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Severe disappointment”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We went to this place looking for a good burger & a dab of ice cream, and we were severely disappointed on both accounts. The cheese burger was greasy, tiny and had fried cheese which made it weird & more unhealthy. The meat was mediocre and small in quantity. We tried steak sandwich too, and it turned out really dry. The only good food were the onion rings. Ice cream was just BAD! Tried the black cherry chocolate chip flavor and it reeked of cough syrup!
So, my suggestion would be: only go here if you are looking for super cheap food. It has no other justification.

  • Visited October 2013
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hartford
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very good but expensive”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

cheeseburgers are out of this world
other food items are also very good

great breakfast platter with pancakes and ice cream -
my dad's favorite

ice cream great!!!!!

service generally okay

overall a great hometown place to eat
but much too expensive for what you get.

  • Visited November 2012
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Withstanding the Test of Time”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

I LOVE the Shady Glen cheeseburger, which I discovered over 40 years ago when I first moved to Connecticut and lived in the Parkade Apartments. At least twice a year I make a date to return to eat there and am never ever disappointed.

Visited October 2013
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Frye Island, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful and different!”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Shady Glen is a great place to go for a good meal and friendly surroundings. Service is excellent and the cheeseburgers are the best! Everything is always good. We had cheeseburgers, French fries, coleslaw and ice cream which is made on the premises. They also serve a good breakfast with many customers who are regulars and friendly with the worker. We've been there many times and will continue go there. Also, it is keep very clean at all times.

  • Visited September 2013
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