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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
+1 203-281-0604
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (24 reviews)
“onion rings” (20 reviews)
“hot dog” (61 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Fast food
2538 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06518-3032
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 9 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
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Great food choices made fresh and in a very efficient manner. Wonderful dogs and sweet scallops. The prices are climbing but the quality is there with the portion size.

Thank Firstlilith
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Love it. An old roadside gem serving Americana Deep Fried and Grilled Delights. Such as, all sorts of hotdog combinations & burgers, fried seafood, BLT's, grilled cheese, grilled tuna, fried chicken, fries (regular and sweet), cheese fries, and onion rings. The help, well, usually use...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Certain things are far better than others. The Lobster Rolls are Great, so is the fried zucchini and Fried Clams, tender and easy to eat without having to "Chew forever". Love the hot dogs... Don't care much at all for the Onion rings (No Flavor)...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I'm so tired of reading reviews of "the best hotdog places in CT", and the Glenwood gets "No Respect" The "Wood", is by far the best hot dog place in CT. There is no need to go anywhere else. All dogs are open fire grilled...More

Thank Jim I
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a family favorite after a little league baseball game or when we want a freshly made, non-corporate fast food option. The atmosphere is also just fun and local! My kids play pretend-Glenwood at home mimicking the orders being shouted out to the cooking...More

Thank debjag
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank pjmmom
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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"...More

Thank rossclaudine
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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