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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
+1 860-643-0511
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (26 reviews)
“ice cream” (68 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (69 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Diner
360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place you walk into and feel like you’re in an old soda shop you’d go to when visiting your grandparents. Their big item is the way they top their burgers etc with cheese. The cheese overhangs the edge of the burger by...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The "home" restaurant is located just a few miles up the road in Bolton, but either location can't be beat for the BEST cheeseburger like no other....crunchy cheese is such a bite of deliciousness. Pair it with their creamy coleslaw & a homemade ice cream...More

Thank 131patq
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The burger is over-priced and not worth the extra for the cheese trick-The waitress was nice and the slaw was more of the draw for me personally

Thank bobjarvais
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My "very good" rating for Shady Glen is based on their home-made ice cream and the retro atmosphere of their original store. I've never eaten a meal here, and my family gives the food mixed reviews. For ice cream, though, this is my favorite place...More

1  Thank Lulu A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I really wanted to like this place. We walk in and there is not signage that tells you were to go or what to do. No , please wait to be seated, no hostess station. So we stand in the door way and hope to...More

1  Thank kunman
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Old fashioned dairy bar, with grill menu featuring famous fried cheese on the burgers. If they used fresh beef & had crisper fries, it'd be worth the $11.95 for the cheeseburger platter. It looks very impressive. A couple of seafood rolls, blts and grilled cheese...More

Thank FattieCattie
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Having grown up close by, G always says this is "the best cheeseburger on the planet". I'm not sure I totally agree with that, but the toasted cheese hanging off all sides of the burger is pretty unique. Cole slaw is good, great ice cream,...More

Thank GnMe
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

The place could be amazing if they got out of the 60s. There are some things not to change. Like when you try to change your tried and true ice cream recipes (peanut butter) don't do that again. But frozen hockey puck hamburgers! Really? They...More

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We just had to make the trip to try their cheeseburger with wings! It did not disappoint. The Burger is covered with cheese and more cheese that overlaps the edges so when it is grilled it becomes crispy and curls up. It's the best cheeseburger...More

Thank Mistymfn
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Shady Glen is local favorite. The fried cheese on the cheeseburger is pure awesomeness. They have the best coleslaw. The service is always good. The restaurant is always clean.

1  Thank joanninct
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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