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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%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (27 reviews)
“ice cream” (68 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (71 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:30 Hours
American, Diner
360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

A family run local restaurant,original on rt 44 and 2nd one at the Manchester Parkade. The specialty is the Cheeseburger. It is worth a visit. Not big,or low cost but definitely a different exquisite taste. Nice breakfast spot also. Limited menu for dinner.

Thank mvcoach
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

There should be more of these. My friend introduced me to the fried cheese. It was too early for me to eat off the lunch menu, bit if I'm ever here again I'm going to try the cheeseburger. I had the fluffy pancakes and crispy...More

Thank HerTriness
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walked in around 9 oclock for a quick bite to eat and some ice cream. Aware that it was late and being in hospitality for many years we were prepared to order and eat swiftly. However, on arrival everything was already closed and cleaned. An...More

Thank foodjunkie447
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Cash only, old fashion dairy bar with all the staples you would expect, but with the added flying cheese. Cheese makes the burger and order more on a side order! the homemade coleslaw is amazing as is their ice cream. Worth every penny and if...More

Thank Niferlou
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Shady Glen celebrates 70 years of great service, smiling staff and fantastic food. This place earned its James Beard Award for being a quintessential American Eatery and maintains its standards without missing a beat. Menus are on the wall; booths and counters; they make their...More

Thank Venard C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Everything about this place goes back for generations. The burgers, shakes, sundaes, and fries have been part of living in Manchester for generations. A must stop place. Have the cheeseburger. It is iconic.

Thank walrathjrj
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t. The concept of an authentic 1950’s throwback breakfast/lunch/ice cream parlor is fun & welcomed. A western omelette with cold, uncooked vegetables & thin sliced sandwich ham is not welcomed or wanted. Adequate, at best, hash browns & dinky, undistinguished wheat toast. Small Coffee mug...More

1  Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Usually a very busy location for locals. Seems a bit overpriced but leans heavily on reputation of a cheese that is fried over product like Cheeseburgers or Hot Dogs. Service once seated is usually fast and tables is almost always cleared and wet wiped b4...More

Thank gap012016
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I came here with some folks from work for lunch and was amazed at how quick the service was! We were seated immediately and got our orders taken, and then the food very fast. The burgers were cooked perfectly and the cheese was delicious as...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

They have 2 locations same design same menu, same good service, same good food. One is standalone, the original since 1948 and now a second one Worth the visit

Thank L G L
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Questions & Answers
7 August 2017|
Response from kunman | Reviewed this property |
No they are cash only. They do have an ATM on site.
7 August 2017|
Response from pauline k |
No they are cash only. They do have an ATM on site
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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