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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

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4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
+1 330-678-7775
11:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Stow, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Galley boys are to die for. Great shakes and onion rings as well. Even offered veggie burgers. Fast service.

Thank deniseshoaff
Stow, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Our favorite local place! Love the Galley Boy, and a chocolate peanut butter milkshake! Friendly and courteous waitstaff--Always a great experience.

Thank Jaimie F
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Love how they run to get to you and get your order in fast. Great food and enjoy the menu items. Prices have gone up a lot on some things but I love this place.

Thank heathertC2337OX
Westlake, Ohio
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199 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Swensons is an acronym favorite, with a few locations in and around the Akron area. This car hop drive-through is a throwback to 1950, with fun local service boys and girls rushing out to your car to serve you. Burgers fries and milkshakes are the items to get, with the galley boy burger being the favorite.

Thank Dhavekost
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I lived here most of my life and the one place I have to go back to is Swensons. It's the best burger ever. I always get the regular cheeseburger, mushrooms and cherry phosphate at least a couple of times to hold me till my next visit. Very fast service.

Thank Rhonda K
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Swenson's is an old school drive in restaurant. The food is brought to you be a group of hustling waiters that are always on the move. Burgers, fries, and milkshakes are what people come for at Swenson's. None better in the area.

Thank Joe E
Munroe Falls, OH
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The best burgers anywhere! The hot fudge milkshakes and potato teezers are amazing too. Love this place.

Thank Kathi M
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304 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

What more can you say about Swenson's. it is simply the best. I have not tasted a better burger anywhere.

Thank scarletman1972
Stow, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are in the Akron area and crave a yummy burger with incredibly fast service,you must do Swenson's. These folks have been in business for decades! When you go there, you'll know why. We have lived in this area all our lives so we're spoiled. However when our adult daughters come home from AZ and TX, Swenson's is always... More 

Thank Sarah201121
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I love Swenson's. We both grew up in the area and eat here at least once a month. The experience is like none other. If you are visiting the area, it is a must!

Thank Kori S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?