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Hank's Dairy Bar

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1006 Norwich Rd, Plainfield, CT 06374-1926
+1 860-564-2298
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Plainfield, Connecticut
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Opening in 1957, this popular roadside dairy bar features seafood, burgers, dogs, onion rings, and soft serve. The lobster roll is swell and the coleslaw is a must -- nicely peppery and just the right amount of buttermilk-tangy dressing. So good, you'll want to get some to go. Take advantage of the specials on T-W-Th. Very kid friendly, with a... More 

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Thank 100Cranberry
Plainfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat!! They have excellent burgers and love the lobster roll!! This place has been around forever and therir standards have not changed!! Always consistent.

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Thank h1227chris
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Living only about 20 minutes away for most of my life Hank's was always a place we would swing by every couple of weeks in the Spring and Fall. Now that I am older and live a little farther out my family and I still stop by a couple of times a year when we are visiting that neck of... More 

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Thank MelissaP940
Plainfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

I used to live in CT near Hank's Dairy Bar where me, my husband and dog often went on the weekends. We also brought friends and family when visiting. Great lobster rolls and fried whole belly clams! We also like the chocolate shakes and sundaes. My husband thinks the onion rings there are the best in the world. Finally, they... More 

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Thank Corinna R
Griswold, Connecticut
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Been a loyal patron of Hank's for many years.Always go on opening day, its a ritual of spring. Casual outdoor dining or takeaway. Never had anything I didn't enjoy, but must admit I usually go with the lobster roll-its the best place around to get a lobster roll. Soft serve ice cream is a nice finish to the meal.They have... More 

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Thank Elizabeth S
Moosup, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

if you like seafood, this is the place too come and eat. fried clams, clam cakes, you name it. they also have hamburgers, and hot dogs, and places too eat at. of course they have milkshakes, and ice-cream, soft serve if you like, yum! they play the oldies so its great too hear it. takes you back in time! well... More 

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Thank amnadeau
Upton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Great vintage style Drive Up Ice Cream and Fast Food. They only serve soft serve but they have coffee and strawberry in addition the common vanilla and chocolate. Portions are large prices are very reasonable. They food smelled great but we weren't eating. They apparently have frequent car shows and we were there on Mustang night. It was a little... More 

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Thank Pam B
Griswold, Connecticut
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Saw this place featured on TV so decided to try it. The clam cakes were light, but because they were made so small, clams in them were hard to find. The whole belly fried clams were a great disappointment. Not only was the breading lacking in flavor and texture, when I bit into them, they were gritty from sand.

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Thank MrJo_CT
Scott Z, Owner at Hank's Dairy Bar, responded to this review

Very sorry for the disappointing trip to Hanks. We really do appreciate all reviews both good and bad as they let us know how we are doing. At Hanks we have always used cracker meal for our coating on all our foods. It is a very neutral coating that very few places use anymore, although it was a standard Until... More 

St. Louis
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

Appreciated the soft serve selections. If you prefer fried foods prepared in animal lard, this is where to come. Oil though appears dark just from observing near by customer whole belly clams and fritters.

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Thank Joseph-Thom
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

First established in 1957, Hank's is a walk up, sit in your car or on the picnic tables kind of place. Nice variety of sandwich options and yes they have ice cream for those looking for something cool and refreshing. I had the 395 Wreck which is a hamburger with fries on it, was moist and nicely cooked, not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Norwich Rd, Plainfield, CT 06374-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Plainfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-564-2298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?