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Shady Glen

840 Middle Tpk E, Manchester, CT - (860) 649-4245
Posted By Denice Jones on 1/25/2011 12:57:00 PM
This is the best cheeseburger we have ever eaten. My son in the Marine Corps, stationed in Cali. I have to overnight these cheeseburgers to him from time to time. When he comes home at Xmas-time Shady Glen is the first place he wants to visit. They should go nationwide! Happy they found the cheese again. Going in tonight to grab some.

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5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
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This is a lone cheeseburger, but of course Shady Glen also serves burgers with French fries and cole slaw.
"This is a lone cheeseburger, but of course Shady Glen also serves burgers with French fries and cole slaw. "
Michael Stern





There is nothing especially great about the patty of beef, but the griddle-sizzled cheese and a good bun -- and Shady Glen's utterly charming mid-20th century dairy bar ambience -- make this a cheeseburger that belongs on every burger-lover's hit list.
"There is nothing especially great about the patty of beef, but the griddle-sizzled cheese and a good bun -- and Shady Glen's utterly charming mid-20th century dairy bar ambience -- make this a cheeseburger that belongs on every burger-lover's hit list."
Michael Stern


Don't try this at home ... unless you have a WELL seasoned griddle, or unless you like the smell of burning cheese.
"Don't try this at home ... unless you have a WELL seasoned griddle, or unless you like the smell of burning cheese."
Michael Stern


Only available in February, this flavor is filled with big juicy cherries and chocolate chips. Mmmm...marvelous!
"Only available in February, this flavor is filled with big juicy cherries and chocolate chips. Mmmm...marvelous!"
Robin Olson


While this little masterpiece lacked the lovely symmetry we have seen on cheeseburgers during past visits to Shady Glen, it supplied all the chewy, gooey, greasy goodness we have come to expect.
"While this little masterpiece lacked the lovely symmetry we have seen on cheeseburgers during past visits to Shady Glen, it supplied all the chewy, gooey, greasy goodness we have come to expect."
Michael Stern


Truly spectacular!
"Truly spectacular!"
Robin Olson


Shady Glen has a wide variety of flavors; they are in the freezer display as you enter the restaurant.
"Shady Glen has a wide variety of flavors; they are in the freezer display as you enter the restaurant. "
Mark Kaupe


A very unique cheeseburger, with batter-dipped onion rings and a very good chocolate malt.
"A very unique cheeseburger, with batter-dipped onion rings and a very good chocolate malt."
Mark Kaupe


Shady Glen's spectacular cheeseburger was invented by Bernice Reig in 1950. The Reigs' restaurant was surrounded by dairy farms ... which it still is.
"Shady Glen's spectacular cheeseburger was invented by Bernice Reig in 1950. The Reigs' restaurant was surrounded by dairy farms ... which it still is. "
Michael Stern


A classic dairy bar, located in Connecticut cow country
"A classic dairy bar, located in Connecticut cow country"
Michael Stern



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