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Shady Glen

840 Middle Tpk E, Manchester, CT - (860) 649-4245
Posted By Pat Siegmund on 4/3/2008 11:13:00 AM
I had my first Shady Glen cheeseburger recently and I have been salivating for another one ever since. I knew what I was in store for after I looked it up on the Internet, but no one can taste on the Internet; it was just delightful! Heart-healthy, no; but the best cheeseburger I have ever had, yes, and then, yes again.

The best way to order this is by the meal because the coleslaw is also very good; the french fries round out the dinner by deluxing it. The service is extremely prompt and we were lucky enough to have a seat right by the grill. We watched the cooks making the cheeseburgers right in front of us. I can't wait to go back again, and soon.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Here is a close-up view of the most amazing cheeseburger we've ever met.
"Here is a close-up view of the most amazing cheeseburger we've ever met. "
Michael Stern





Don't try this at home ... unless you have a WELL seasoned griddle, or unless you like the smell of burning cheese.
"Don't try this at home ... unless you have a WELL seasoned griddle, or unless you like the smell of burning cheese."
Michael Stern


Truly spectacular!
"Truly spectacular!"
Robin Olson


Four slices are carefully arranged atop every cheeseburger on the grill
"Four slices are carefully arranged atop every cheeseburger on the grill "
Michael Stern


Only available in February, this flavor is filled with big juicy cherries and chocolate chips. Mmmm...marvelous!
"Only available in February, this flavor is filled with big juicy cherries and chocolate chips. Mmmm...marvelous!"
Robin Olson


This is a lone cheeseburger, but of course Shady Glen also serves burgers with French fries and cole slaw.
"This is a lone cheeseburger, but of course Shady Glen also serves burgers with French fries and cole slaw. "
Michael Stern


Shady Glen has a wide variety of flavors; they are in the freezer display as you enter the restaurant.
"Shady Glen has a wide variety of flavors; they are in the freezer display as you enter the restaurant. "
Mark Kaupe


A very unique cheeseburger, with batter-dipped onion rings and a very good chocolate malt.
"A very unique cheeseburger, with batter-dipped onion rings and a very good chocolate malt."
Mark Kaupe


A classic dairy bar, located in Connecticut cow country
"A classic dairy bar, located in Connecticut cow country"
Michael Stern


Shady Glen's spectacular cheeseburger was invented by Bernice Reig in 1950. Their restaurant was surrounded by dairy farms ... which it still is.
"Shady Glen's spectacular cheeseburger was invented by Bernice Reig in 1950. Their restaurant was surrounded by dairy farms ... which it still is. "
Michael Stern


While this little masterpiece lacked the lovely symmetry we have seen on cheeseburgers during past visits to Shady Glen, it supplied all the chewy, gooey, greasy goodness we have come to expect.
"While this little masterpiece lacked the lovely symmetry we have seen on cheeseburgers during past visits to Shady Glen, it supplied all the chewy, gooey, greasy goodness we have come to expect."
Michael Stern



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