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“Best Burgers in the USA” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

Swenson's Drive In Restaurants
Ranked #1 of 75 Restaurants in Stow
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $10
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!
Kent, OH
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Best Burgers in the USA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Galley Boy, Galley Boy, Galley Boy! My daughter's a vegetarian, except when she comes home, then it's a Galley Boy from Swenson's. If you are in Akron, or Stow Ohio, make a trip and see what I mean. You will not be disappointed, except if you are looking for a sit-down restaurant, which Swenson's is not. The atypical 50's Drive-In style brings back good memories. You can phone an order in or come in and order from your car. Swenson's hires young college students to run your order in and run it out. Tip them well, one of them could be the next president.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Akron, Ohio
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“not good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

I just dont believe meat should be sweet!! hamburger tasted like molasses and brown sugar. Dont see why some people like it

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Cleveland, Ohio
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Old style car hop place - take the kids!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Old style. You dine in your car and a car hop comes out and puts your food on the window of your car. But not only is this fun and Historic, but dirt cheep. But........the burgers, shakes are great, especially for the price. GET THE RELISH ON THE BURGER, I don't like relish but here, its good. Don't believe me, get some on the side and put it on a piece of the burger - they compliment each other!

Visited December 2012
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Thank svact
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Macedonia, Ohio
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Drive in”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is great for a cheap bite out. I like the sauces on the burger and that they serve you in your car.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Cybele M
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Stow, Ohio
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best burgers in greater Akron”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

The food is really good worked there in North Hill when I was young. Add 2 you got a goodie in there shroom cms to go!

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