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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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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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518 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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217 reviews
105 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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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    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, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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