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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
+1 860-643-0511
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (26 reviews)
“ice cream” (63 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (67 reviews)
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8:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Went with friends for lunch. Have to say it's always good. I love the fact that it's a throwback to the old fashion dairy bars. You have to get the Root Beer float

Thank Jaguar002
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I love this place. Came here as a teenager, and come here with my kids when we are in the area. All i can say is this is my favorite place to get a cheeseburger.

Thank RPVTravelmore
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Shady Glen for over 30 years. Their ice cream and cheeseburgers with wings are their staples. I come here every time I am town. Cannot go wrong. Love it!

Thank lse70mom
Reviewed 4 August 2015

As soon as you walk in, you can tell the place has a major "throwback" sort of vibe to it. Old-school soda fountain-style dispenser nozzles, hand dipped ice cream, an open grill/kitchen island, and even the uniforms all work together to give the place an...More

Thank fwhitesides
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

It's expensive and they only take cash (wonder why ;) the cheeseburger is probably their best item. They brown the cheese on the grill until it's crispy. Soup is not more than doctored canned soup and I didn't care for it. It was canned vegetable...More

Thank TheWiseOldOwl2
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Yes, the burger may be a little over-priced and it is unusual that they only take cash. The menus are on wall, but that did not bother me. The place has an incredibly nostalgic atmosphere from the waitress' uniforms to the counters and booths. The...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Great food (although somewhat overpriced), but they don't take credit cards. Who doesn't take credit cards in 2015?!?! Probably won't be back for this reason.

Thank shanink
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Very nostalgic. excellent food and service. Can't wait to go back and try other things. Only downside...cash only!

Thank KonosX2
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I've never actually sat down and eaten at this place but I work in the area and we get ice cream from Shady Glen all the time. Did I mention that I don't eat ice cream. But I do eat their's. My favorite is the...More

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 20 May 2015

i have lived in the area for many years and i now live in manchester. shady glen has been a staple refostaurant for atmosphere and for the famous cheese. it is great for families and just to get a quick bit to eat. The place...More

Thank Steve H
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7 August 2017|
Response from kunman | Reviewed this property |
No they are cash only. They do have an ATM on site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-643-0511
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