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Glenwood Drive-In

2538 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT - (203) 281-0604
Posted By Dale Robinson on 2/25/2008 2:34:00 PM
I grew up eating at Glenwood and I always loved it. I've lived away from Hamden for 30 years, but each year when I visit famly, Glenwood is always on the menu (sometimes once a day).

The lobster rolls dramatically increase your food bill, but it's a must to order. The lobster roll platter adds a few extra dollars, too (totalling about $18 per order as of 12/07). The footlong hotdogs are still served in a grilled roll and the toppings (apply your own) constitute quite a variety.

Any soups must be ordered separately from the attached ice cream parlor. Krazy Kone has good ice cream, but avoid the soups. The clam chowder has minimal clams and too much flour. New England clam chowder should never have flour; the potatoes should be all the thickener one needs (pairing with cream for a perfect taste sensation).

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3 - Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
Overall: Excellent - Worth a Detour
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had one topped with kraut and one with chili mustard & onions....both were stellar.
"had one topped with kraut and one with chili mustard & onions....both were stellar."
bill eaton





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Jay


The Glenwood Drive-In is at least as famous for its onion rings as for its hamburgers and hot dogs. When you stand in line waiting for your order, you can see them battered and fried.
"The Glenwood Drive-In is at least as famous for its onion rings as for its hamburgers and hot dogs. When you stand in line waiting for your order, you can see them battered and fried."
Michael Stern


Glenwood's hot dogs are served the traditional New England way, inside lightly toasted split buns. Add your own condiments.
"Glenwood's hot dogs are served the traditional New England way, inside lightly toasted split buns. Add your own condiments."
Michael Stern


This charcoal grill fills the dining room with the irresistible aroma of fire-cooked meats.
"This charcoal grill fills the dining room with the irresistible aroma of fire-cooked meats."
Michael Stern


A hot lobster roll is almost nothing like a cold lobster salad roll. It has no mayo, no lettuce, nothing but lobster meat and butter in the bun.
"A hot lobster roll is almost nothing like a cold lobster salad roll. It has no mayo, no lettuce, nothing but lobster meat and butter in the bun."
Michael Stern


Our kind of menu!
"Our kind of menu!"
Michael Stern


There is plenty of room in the Glenwood Drive-In lot, but it's almost always crowded. At the far right of the photo is the family's ice cream annex, which some consider among the state's finest parlors.
"There is plenty of room in the Glenwood Drive-In lot, but it's almost always crowded. At the far right of the photo is the family's ice cream annex, which some consider among the state's finest parlors."
Michael Stern



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