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Sycamore Drive-In

282 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT - (203) 748-2716
The Sycamore is a genuine drive in with car-hop service (just blink your lights) and window trays for in-car dining. Specialty of the house is a Dagwood burger, which is a pair of griddle-crisped beef paties topped with cheese and nearly every garnish known to mankind. Sycamore's root beer, served in frosted mugs, is homemade.
93% Approval Rating (43 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
root beer
Double Bacon Cheeseburger
Dagwood burger
Onion burger
Franks & Beans
Onion rings
Root Beer Float
French Fries
Vanilla malt
Chili dog

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Hamburgers at the Sycamore Drive-In are made in an unusual way that we only recently learned (by reading the menu) is known as “French style.” What that means in Bethel, Connecticut, is that the grill man slaps a 2.5 ounce sphere of beef onto the grill then uses his ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

282 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT
(203) 748-2716

http://www.sycamoredrivein.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Many napkins are required.
"Many napkins are required."
Michael Stern





Sycamore root beer always arrives in a frosted mug. A scoop of ice cream on top, in addition to adding untold richness to the beverage, keeps frost on the glass throughout lunch. The mug comes in a trough -- necessary to catch root beer that spills when you try to spoon up ice cream.
"Sycamore root beer always arrives in a frosted mug. A scoop of ice cream on top, in addition to adding untold richness to the beverage, keeps frost on the glass throughout lunch. The mug comes in a trough -- necessary to catch root beer that spills when you try to spoon up ice cream."
Michael Stern


Sycamore's very beany chili dog with mustard.
"Sycamore's very beany chili dog with mustard."
Chris & Amy Ayers


When you order Franks & Beans at the Sycamore, you get a bowl full of beans in which perches a pair of julienned fried wieners.
"When you order Franks & Beans at the Sycamore, you get a bowl full of beans in which perches a pair of julienned fried wieners."
Michael Stern


A delicious Sycamore-style spread: onion burger with cheese, onion rings, and a vanilla malt at the rear.
"A delicious Sycamore-style spread: onion burger with cheese, onion rings, and a vanilla malt at the rear."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Homemade root beer in a frosted mug (note the ice slush from the mug's melting walls).
"Homemade root beer in a frosted mug (note the ice slush from the mug's melting walls)."
Chris & Amy Ayers


The Dagwood Burger is Sycamore's house specialty.
"The Dagwood Burger is Sycamore's house specialty."
Michael Stern


Roll your window halfway down so the car hop can hang a tray on it.
"Roll your window halfway down so the car hop can hang a tray on it."
Michael Stern


Summer Saturday evenings is the time to drive your cherry coupe or pickup truck to the Sycamore ... although heaven forbid you drip burger juice on the upholstery!
"Summer Saturday evenings is the time to drive your cherry coupe or pickup truck to the Sycamore ... although heaven forbid you drip burger juice on the upholstery!"
Michael Stern



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