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Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants

658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (84 reviews)
“hamburger” (75 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
All hours
American, Fast food
658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I grew up in Akron and I always took Swenson's for granted as it was just always there. Whenever I come back, it is always my first stop.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great food. Service is a bit obnoxious sometimes. They could take it down a notch with the yelling and sprinting around.

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Featured on the food network, and there is a reason for it. Frequently visited for a quick bite. The Galley Boy burger is the one to get and the shakes are a must.

Thank keishay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been going to Swensons for years and the quality of the food has always remained the same. We always get the Galley Boy and Fries and share an order of onion rings. Plus, the milkshakes are delicious too. If you have never been there go,...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Swensons is an Akron institution, it has been around for over 80 years. The hamburgers are excellent and many people say they are the best in the Akron area.

Thank Bernard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go back in time and have a great burger to boot, this is your place. Although I ordered the double cheeseburger for years and years, once I tasted the famous Galley Boy, I never went back. Galley Boy it is every...More

Thank Pearl8882014 S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Everyone growing up in Akron knows about Swensons. It's grown over the years with several locations in the area

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The burgers are really good but you HAVE to try the Galley Boy, their signature burger. It's made with a bit of brown sugar! Service is good with cute guys running, and I mean RUNNING around. It's drive-in only so it's very nostalgic. Highly recommnded.

Thank MiaSingsWtihUkw
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

With Swenson's we always know what we are getting. We've loved their burgers and sides since we were young and now our children enjoy going on their own. The kids love the shakes!!

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Best Cheese Burger in the world. Gally boy will fill you up. Great service. They are packed for lunch even in the winter. That should tell you how good the food is at this out door resturent.

Thank Freda W
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2.51 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
From what I read the galley boy has brown sugar in it? I would not want a burger that tasted sweet.
23 February 2017|
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Response from dfieldman2016 | Reviewed this property |
I have heard that "brown sugar" theory for a long time. It seems to be something of an Akron urban legend that Swenson's mixes a little brown sugar into the ground beef. I can't say if it is true or not, but whatever they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-928-8515
  • E-mail
Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!
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