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Harry's Drive-In

104 Broadway, Colchester, CT - (860) 537-2410
Hamburgers are cooked on the hot, oily griddle as a round patty a little smaller than a baseball, then they are flattened out with a spatula. Despite getting squished, the hamburgers remain thick enough to be overwhelmingly juicy. Hot dogs are cooked on the same grill, and they’re plump and tasty ones, especially satisfying when bedded atop some of Harry’s chili sauce.
97% Approval Rating (43 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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homemade potato chips
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Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"“My girlfriend and I are great fans of your books and of roadfood.com,” wrote Fred Arazan. “We find the service you provide invaluable, especially when traveling to new places. However, having both lived in Connecticut, we are in agreement that there is one gleaming ..."   [Read More]
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Tom Walker
October 01, 2009
"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 ..."   [Read More]
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Dale
March 06, 2011
"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 ..."   [Read More]
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Caylei
January 26, 2011
"I have been going to Harry's since I could walk. I am now 22 years old and it is by far my favorite place to eat. We live 45 minutes away and will visit Harry's on a weekly basis in the summertime. Harry's was a popular hang-out for my grandparents during the heyday ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

104 Broadway, Colchester, CT
(860) 537-2410

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
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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