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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
+1 203-281-0604
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (25 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Fast food
2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in on Saturday afternoon with the family to check out the Glenwood. I guess they know what they're doing since they've been around for 60+ years. When we walked in we were greeted by the greeter who took our order and transferred it on...More

Thank Trafficman968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can not get a better hot dog. There seafood dishes and fries are also the best. Have been going here for over 30 years and just love it.

Thank Joni M
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Nothing special, but it’s reliable. This past visit I had the clams and onion rings. They were both solid and very good portions. I like that they have white birch beer soda in the machine. It’s no frills, but it’s pretty good.

Thank MVBarra
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

It used to one of the best laces to eat in Hamden. Not so much anymore, staf members seem to be confused, the owner catches the ends, portions used to be generous size - now they are smaller😐 Food is good, not great though....sorry...

Thank Artur G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A great fast food restaurant. The best hot dogs ever which you can load down with all the sauerkraut you want. Not only are they known for hot dogs and hamburgers but you can also indulge in a delicious lobster roll, fried clams, fried fish,...More

Thank Jlrich114
Reviewed 12 October 2017

If you don't mind standing in line to order, you will get a kick out of this place. No longer technically a drive-in, but the menu hasn't changed. Hot dogs are featured, but the lobster roll actually has quite a few fans. Great fries too....More

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This was the second stop o n our hot dog tour and another of my husbands childhood favorites. It didn't disappoint. Hot dogs was grilled to perfection and served in a toasted bun. Just a little mustard and you're good to go. Don't forget to...More

Thank Sharon D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

One should not expect a gourmet meal at a drive-in, but I had lunch here with a couple of friends and simply must comment on the food. The hot dogs were very good, but all three of us each ordered a burger, and all felt...More

Thank mjd572
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visit here often! This drive-in is a great place to go when you are in the mood for classic American drive-in fare. In the mood for a great hot dog, cheeseburger or tasty fried clams? This is our local go-to! Your order will be...More

Thank ICFG
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great food -from burgers to hot dogs and the fries and onion rings are the best- a little pricey but worth it

Thank Timothy P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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