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Shady Glen Dairy Stores

360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
+1 860-643-0511
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fried cheese” (26 reviews)
“ice cream” (66 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (70 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.All hours
American, Diner
360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shady Glen celebrates 70 years of great service, smiling staff and fantastic food. This place earned its James Beard Award for being a quintessential American Eatery and maintains its standards without missing a beat. Menus are on the wall; booths and counters; they make their...More

Thank Venard C
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Everything about this place goes back for generations. The burgers, shakes, sundaes, and fries have been part of living in Manchester for generations. A must stop place. Have the cheeseburger. It is iconic.

Thank walrathjrj
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Can’t. The concept of an authentic 1950’s throwback breakfast/lunch/ice cream parlor is fun & welcomed. A western omelette with cold, uncooked vegetables & thin sliced sandwich ham is not welcomed or wanted. Adequate, at best, hash browns & dinky, undistinguished wheat toast. Small Coffee mug...More

1  Thank Off_Beaten_Tracker
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Usually a very busy location for locals. Seems a bit overpriced but leans heavily on reputation of a cheese that is fried over product like Cheeseburgers or Hot Dogs. Service once seated is usually fast and tables is almost always cleared and wet wiped b4...More

Thank gap012016
Reviewed 12 December 2017

I came here with some folks from work for lunch and was amazed at how quick the service was! We were seated immediately and got our orders taken, and then the food very fast. The burgers were cooked perfectly and the cheese was delicious as...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

They have 2 locations same design same menu, same good service, same good food. One is standalone, the original since 1948 and now a second one Worth the visit

Thank L G L
Reviewed 13 November 2017

I visit a couple of times a year. Been going there for the last 30 years. This year they are celebrating their 70th year in business. There are lines of people to the door at peak times. You go here for the experience. The Nostalgia....More

Thank ATourist2day
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This is a place you walk into and feel like you’re in an old soda shop you’d go to when visiting your grandparents. Their big item is the way they top their burgers etc with cheese. The cheese overhangs the edge of the burger by...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

The "home" restaurant is located just a few miles up the road in Bolton, but either location can't be beat for the BEST cheeseburger like no other....crunchy cheese is such a bite of deliciousness. Pair it with their creamy coleslaw & a homemade ice cream...More

Thank 131patq
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The burger is over-priced and not worth the extra for the cheese trick-The waitress was nice and the slaw was more of the draw for me personally

Thank bobjarvais
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6 August 2017|
Response from kunman | Reviewed this property |
No they are cash only. They do have an ATM on site.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Middle Tpke W, Manchester, CT 06040-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-643-0511
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