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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

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

This drive up place has been in business since the Fifties.i never get tired of eating their burgers. Galley Boys are their specialty. Great sides and shakes too. Highly recommend.

Thank jb1253
Akron, Ohio, United States
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every city has their best hamburger. You can debate whether Swenson's is the best hamburger, but it certainly is the most iconic, best hamburger experience Akron. I go with the Galley Boy, but the rest of my family loves the cheeseburger. Fries are great as are the onion rings. The wait can be long, which is not bad if you... More 

Thank Dennis D
Kent, Ohio
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Chili? Yes! Potato puffs? Wow! Beef and vegetable soup? Awesome! Sandwiches? The best! The waitstaff and the food are top notch. We go often and eat well for great prices. Go!!!!

Thank KentStaters
Kent, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The food was hot. Came out fresh and appealing to look at. Tasted good . Soup was just ok. ( didn't seem to be hot enough ) the food runner was very polite . We would go back again to try something different.

Thank C5528ZFdebbiek
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We have gone too SWENSONS since elementary school! Today as seniors, we don't . miss a week without a drive into this icon! The Galley Boy sandwich is a must!! Cheeseburgers are a homerun, the fries are perfect, the milkshakes are fantastic and the "Carhop" service is the best.

Thank Marty D
Millersville, Maryland
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528 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Went here on the 26th when the weather was in the 60's with a slight mist. The place was extremely busy that there were very few spots available which is probably the reason for the slower than normal service because the outside workers were running. Once we got our food it was delicious and warm. I absolutely love their hamburgers... More 

Thank Kim S
Stow, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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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227 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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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