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Harry's Drive-In

104 Broadway, Colchester, CT - (860) 537-2410
Posted By Tom Walker on 10/1/2009 6:06:00 PM
Harry's is our favorite roadside eatery in the state of Connecticut. Known for their burgers, cooked from a freshly made ball of excellent ground beef, you basically cannot go wrong with any item on the wide menu. The burgers are so good it makes it difficult to order anything else. They are cooked to order, with a long list of toppings, on a bakery fresh custom-made soft roll.

Since I must have a second item, I normally choose from a freshly battered fish sandwich, whole fried clams, scallops, and fried oysters. I even had a pearl in a recent oyster! Though their hot dogs are high quality, I usually opt for a second main item and/or a side order selected from onion rings, chili and cheese fries, poppers (cream cheese or cheddar), or shrimp cocktail. My grandkids like the chicken fingers. Harry's has a separate ice cream line which is also popular.

Harry's has been in the same location for as long as I can remember, and I'm now in the senior population. It was a popular stop to and from the Connecticut shoreline long before the current highway system was in place, but remains very successful as an off-highway stop because it is just plain good! We often stop there on our way to the casino.

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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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The beef patty itself is thick, and that's a double layer of cheese. With lettuce and tomato added, the toothpick plunged into the top of the bun is a necessity to prevent complete collapse
"The beef patty itself is thick, and that's a double layer of cheese. With lettuce and tomato added, the toothpick plunged into the top of the bun is a necessity to prevent complete collapse"
Michael Stern





While hamburgers are (rightfully) Harry's major claim to fame, we would not kick this fine chili dog off the plate, either.
"While hamburgers are (rightfully) Harry's major claim to fame, we would not kick this fine chili dog off the plate, either."
Michael Stern


Hot dogs and hamburgers have separate but equal space on Harry's grill.
"Hot dogs and hamburgers have separate but equal space on Harry's grill."
Michael Stern


Another night working the grill at Harry's Place in Colchester.
"Another night working the grill at Harry's Place in Colchester."
Johnny Dark


Need I say more!
"Need I say more!"
Michael Puzzo


Lights on at Harry's Drive-In, Colchester.
"Lights on at Harry's Drive-In, Colchester."
Johnny Dark


People enjoying their food at Harry's place in Colchester.
"People enjoying their food at Harry's place in Colchester."
Johnny Dark


Place your order on the right; pick it up on the left.
"Place your order on the right; pick it up on the left."
Michael Stern


After eight miles and two and a quarter hours we arrive, but too early :(
"After eight miles and two and a quarter hours we arrive, but too early :("
Michael Puzzo


After a grueling 45 minute wait in the cold and threat of rain the promised land is in sight!
"After a grueling 45 minute wait in the cold and threat of rain the promised land is in sight!"
Michael Puzzo


Harry's is a rugged sort of drive-in, but its dining facilities, at picnic tables among these flowering trees, are positively bucolic.
"Harry's is a rugged sort of drive-in, but its dining facilities, at picnic tables among these flowering trees, are positively bucolic."
Michael Stern



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