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Sycamore Drive-In

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American, Diner
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282 Greenwood Ave, Bethel, CT 06801-2424
+1 203-748-2716
06:30 - 20:30
Open now
All hours
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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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 9 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 But for those of us who did not, it's a plain jane, out-of-date, could-have-had -the same-meal-from-a-frozen-box-of-food-from-Costco.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 41 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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406 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 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 

coral gables
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Not sure why guys are impressed by the food options, prices, service, parking, etc. here more than the ladies are - its almost like they equate a diner with a soup kitchen - but so be it. I'd eat here every other day, if possible. Nicely prepared, well-portioned, graciously served, in a diner!

Danbury, Connecticut
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Sycamore is the GREATEST!!! We've been so many times, it's not even funny. The food is always your good classic diner food. We've had the hot dogs, the cheeseburgers, the wraps and the awesome fries, clam strips, onion rings - you name it! Everything is always good. My favorite thing is the vanilla malt!! I had not had one in... More 

New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Take a trip back in time. Classic diner/car hop favored by locals. Big breakfasts and traditional diner fare served by friendly staff, many of who have been there for ever. Dagwood Burger is a favorite. Cruise Nights on summer Saturdays are well worth a special trip with classic cars and 50's music.

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

The place is filled with nostalgia. If you're looking for an old fashion drive-in this is it. All around the place it has memories of its past posted on the wall. There is also an old register that is on display as well. This is definitely a place that has nostalgia written all over it, so a good place for... 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 06801-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: +1 203-748-2716

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