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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
+1 330-678-7775
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“galley boy” (18 reviews)
“onion rings” (22 reviews)
“hamburger” (16 reviews)
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American, Fast food
4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fast, friendly service. Galley Boy is the "bomb" Sauce is phenomenal! Make it a point to find time to visit - well worth it!

Thank jparadise46
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Stop in every year we are in Ohio. The Galley Boy is one of the top burgers I have ever had. Really cool old school drive up joint. The waiters come to the car and you eat in your car. Shakes are unreal as well.

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Swenson' s is an Akron -- and wider-- institution because its Galley Boy is simply the best burger there is -- at least the best specialty burger I have tasted. And, I have traveled to all 50 states and eaten a lot of burgers. None...More

Thank K3080DOcharlesm
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Service is fabulous with waiter/waitresses running to you; service to go or served while you are parked. Great young people! Always a must go to place when family members return home to visit!

Thank X316PUwilliamk
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Love coming to Cuyahoga Falls and going to Swensons. Best burgers and onion rings! Cute staff too! Love to pull in and turn on the lights and have the friendly staff wait on us!!

Thank sharenkirkland
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The servers at Swenson's literally run to your car to serve you. They are fast, friendly and usually efficient. The burgers have a special ingredient (I've heard it's brown sugar) that make you crave them. Milkshakes, phosphates, and sodas, along with onion rings, breaded mushrooms...More

Thank SillyBubbaChicopee
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Swenson's is great for families & groups of friends who want to hang out and chat since you don't have to leave the car. The first time I went I got a Galley Boy - and let me tell you, I've never had a burger...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 11 May 2017

My son lives in San Diego and every time he comes here it necessitates a trip to Swenson's for a Galley Burger. He's obsessed with them and says they're better than anything he can get in CA. You don't have to get out of the...More

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This place (and its counterpart) is a part of Akron-area ambiance. Everyone eventually tries their traditional stuff. Some claim this to be the best local burger, but my own opinion is that it's the whole package (and, although I think you can find a better...More

Thank PCmonkey
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I experienced Swenson's for the first time while in town with a friend. Zach and Eric took excellent care of us! My friend ordered everything that Zach suggested and raved about how spot on his recommendations were. I must say that Swenson's has the BEST...More

Thank mzche1999
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Linda W
16 April 2017|
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Response from mzche1999 | Reviewed this property |
My friend ordered her burger in a lettuce wrap instead of bread. She loved it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Stow
  • Phone Number: +1 330-678-7775
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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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