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Glenwood Drive-In

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2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
+1 203-281-0604
11:00 - 22:00
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner choice tonight was lobster roll with a side of fried zucchini sticks and hamburger with bacon, onion and tomato with a side of onion rings. Onion rings are fresh made here and food is cooked while you stand at counter. Everyone is very friendly and the food is delicious. Workers are always visibly cleaning tables and helping customers. Will... More 

Thank pjmmom
Wolcott, Connecticut
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110 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes there's nothing like a great hot dog. We came here for lunch during the week and it was more than we expected. The service was friendly and quick. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot dogs and crinkle cut fries. The dog had that nice "pop" that reminds me of old school hot dogs. We look forward to a return visit... More 

Thank rossclaudine
Hamden, Connecticut
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hot dogs, are cooked just right, the hamburgers are juicy and the fried clams are tender. Glenwood is a old fashion drive-in with good service and a excellent atmosphere. I always put their "hot relish" on my hot dog!

Thank CB1HC
Cheshire, Connecticut
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Have been going here for 60 years and the same family still owns it. Real char grilled Hummel's hot dogs, burgers, fries, onion rings and lots of seafood plates. Soft shell crab in season and lobster rolls, the hot kind in butter. Plenty of seating and an attached ice cream shop. Love our dogs "well" so nice amount of charcoal... More 

Thank redjeep14
Guilford, Connecticut
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I used to go here several times a week for lunch. It was a special treat. Then it started getting more and more expensive. And what you were getting for what you were paying can you to be less and less worth it. It's still good food it's just really overpriced for what you get. It's a great remnant of... More 

Thank nbend1
Hamden, Connecticut
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A regular stop for us on a Friday night - over a 30 year tradition. Robbie is always there to great you and lee & Bri are there to make sure your order goes through without a hitch. Whether it's their classic Hummels Hot Dogs, the burgers or the delicious lobster rolls, the value is there. Some people have to... More 

Thank cliffonthego
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

While all the food is good and always served hot my favorite is the lobster rolls. Every where I go I will have a lobster roll and will always say it's good but not as good as Glenwood. They can't be beat!

Thank bmurray24
Sarasota, Florida
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156 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Recently visited Glenwood with my family. I hadn't eaten here since the mid 90's! The food was still delicious as ever! The Chili Dog, fries and onion rings were awesome. The kids then had ice-cream next door. Great place!

Thank Mike G
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Classic American hotdog stand foot-long dogs grilled to perfection. Good quality food, thinking rings made in house, steak fries, big portions all served by a friendly people. Don't miss the classic car shows during the summer on Wednesday nights. When you're done go next-door to Kelly's Conklin action for dessert.

Thank ericdallemagne
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have been going to Glenwood for as long as I can remember, and even worked there for awhile. The food is good. It's not fast food, but also not sit down. A little pricey, but treat yourself once in awhile

Thank Firemedicmick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: +1 203-281-0604

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?