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Glenwood Drive-In, Hamden CT


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Glenwood Drive-In, Hamden CT

Eric Eto | Sep 28, 2005 10:47 AM

After having made the drive between NYC and Boston several dozen times, I've always wondered where the good stuff was off the Merritt. I did most of these drives in the mid-90s, before I knew about chowhound or the other internet resources like On my recent trip to Boston from NYC, I wanted to find a place that wasn't too far off the Merritt (for time concerns) and something fairly quick. I know I should have asked you New England hounds, but I did some searching through the boards and on roadfood, and came up with Glenwood Drive-In as my most ideal choice, just a few minutes north of the Whitney Ave exit. At Glenwood, you can get grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and a variety of fried seafood and lobster rolls. We just stayed simple with a hot dog and hamburger. The hot dog was a foot-long with nice charring from the grill. The perfectly toasted bun was a huge plus and gave a nice texture to the hot dog. They have all the condiments you'd need to fill your dog the way you like. The burger was also pretty good. Except the bun was cold, despite being toasted on the grill. It must have just come out of the fridge. Everyone else around us were ordering the lobster roll (also on that perfectly toasted bun), fried clams, as well as the hot dogs. I'm glad I found Glenwood, as I now have soemthing else to look forward to when I drive up to Boston.


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