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Sycamore Drive-In

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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282 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801
+1 203-748-2716
06:30 - 20:30
Open now
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Sun 07:00 - 19:30
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 20:30
Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Goldens Bridge, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old time food that satisfies at moderate prices. Beware of lots of fried food. Excellent and fast service.

Somerville, MA
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped on our annual holiday road trip from Boston to PA. It was time for second breakfast. We easily grabbed a booth and tucked our kids into pancakes and bacon. Each little girl ate a whole side of bacon (6 strips)! The pancake was huge. I ordered a bacon & cheese omelet, which hit the spot. The service was... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. Diner food. Burgers were flat but tasted good. I would definitely recommend the double burger if you are hungry. Portions are small compared the prices you pay. Walked out of lunch with my husband and 2 kids and spent $50 not including tip. Could have gone to our hometown diner and received more for $35.

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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I always feel like I am stepping back in time when I eat at Sycamore Drive In. The meals are old fashion great meals be they sandwiches, fries or shakes. We often stop in after seeing a movie across the street. If you enjoy nostalgia, treat yourself and drive to Sycamore Drive In.

New York City, New York
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This gem of a restaurant was started in 1948 and hasn't changed since. With it's 1950s Coke machine donning the curb outside and globe gas pumps inside, this is a must stop for those looking for a quiet, quirky, charming place to grab breakfast. The coffee is strong, the food delicious and staff warm. Highly recommended.

Norwalk, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I get it -- if you grew up eating here, it's got to be a real treat to come back and relive the experience. But for those of us who did not, it's a plain jane, out-of-date, could-have-had -the same-meal-from-a-frozen-box-of-food-from-Costco. This is one of those places where you eat once and then you're done, unless you have kids and want... More 

Bethel, Connecticut
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111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This place has been here for over 50 years, essentially unchanged. The atmosphere really brings back the past, in the nice small town of Bethel, where the Main St. (Greenwood Ave) has NOT been taken over by chain stores. We have managed to keep much of what is nice about a small town here, and the Sycamore is part of... More 

new haven, ct
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412 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The original Sonic-type drive-in, car-hopped up and serving mainly burgers and dogs. I have seen the awards this place has gotten for years and decided to go. The interior is very much like other diners that devote a wall or two to James Dean, Elvis and the like, even though it actually predates them both...juke box, black-and-white checked linoleum floor,... More 

Danbury, Connecticut
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The Sycamore Drive-in has been around for decades and remains a reliable, inexpensive and fun place to eat. From their homemade root beer ( the best I've ever had!), to their burgers, fries, hotdogs, and everything else on the menu, it's a great place to eat and visit. The decor is authentic fifties, not the very popular retro-fifties of many... More 

Brookfield, Connecticut
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been here many times and while the food is good it certainly not better than many other places.I feel a lot of the people like the atmosphere and as a result transfer those feelings to the food.For example I think there is plenty of room for improvement in their hamburgers and the chilli is just ok.Again the fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 20:30
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 282 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT 06801
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: +1 203-748-2716

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