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Harry's Drive-In

104 Broadway, Colchester, CT - (860) 537-2410
Posted By Dale on 3/6/2011 10:58:00 AM
My story is a sad one. I grew up in Colchester, CT, only four miles from Harry's. For 21 long years I would look forward to our trips to Harry's for a juicy burger (once or twice a year as a child, due to our large family and the high prices). As I got older my yearly trips became weekly and, at times, daily.

The way the juice of the burger runs down your face; the joy of dipping onion rings into melted cheese sauce... nothing can come close. I got older, I moved to Florida, and the only time I get to go to Harry's is when i visit my family back in Colchester.

I recently found out that my parents are selling their house and moving away. I will be spending two weeks up there soon, and you can bet that Harry's place will be one of my first stops, and also the last.

Amazing food. Amazing staff. Amazing time.

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Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
cheeseburger
Chesse Fries
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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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