Shady Glen Restaurant

American Restaurant, Ice Cream Shop, and Café
840 Middle Tpke E, Manchester, CT 06040
Open until 10:00pm (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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  • "... is a must-order. The cheeseburger comes with four slices of American cheese..." (10 tips)
  • "The legend of the fried cheese cheeseburgers is legit, all right. Off the..." (4 tips)
  • "Crispy cheese singles are the key to success." (2 tips)
  • Leonard S.

    The cheese is legendary. Save room for dessert and enjoy the good prices.

    Leonard S. · July 30, 2011
  • Brendan R.

    Try the burgers but definitely leave room for some ice cream after!

    Brendan R. · June 19, 2010
  • Johanna B.

    Crispy cheese singles are the key to success.

    Johanna B. · April 3, 2010
  • Pat H.

    The legend of the fried cheese cheeseburgers is legit, all right. Off the menu: crispy cheese sandwich.

    Pat H. · January 2, 2011
  • Jennie M.

    Cash only but there's an atm by the bathroom.

    Jennie M. · July 17, 2010
  • Lisa T.

    Crunchy cheese on the burgers (or as a side) is a must-have when you visit.

    Lisa T. · September 23, 2012
  • Lexi S.

    That cheese

    Lexi S. · March 21, 2013
  • Richard M.

    Kinda cool the 50's theme soda shop but:The food was very ehh. Standard precut fries, standard burger, standard cheese ( Except the way they cook it on the griddle.) Lunch for 2? $34.00. NOT worth it.

    Richard M. · March 20, 2013
  • Abeja De Miel 🐝💜

    Try a milk shake, no seriously try it! It's amazing! :)

    Abeja De Miel 🐝💜 · November 15, 2012
  • Nick S.

    Unique preparation and decades-old pedigree make for a classic, but flawed burger. Read more

    Nick S. · May 16, 2012
  • Sue P.

    Cash only no credit cards

    Sue P. · April 16, 2012
  • Ashley O.

    If you don't want a burger, you can still order a side of the legendary fried cheese for $1.90!  (Edit: Well, it was $1.90 on November 26, 2011. Up to $2.30 in May 2013. Still worth it!)

    Ashley O. · November 26, 2011
  • Priscilla E.

    Don't order burgers or fries. The cheese is good bit the burgers are not fresh and taste like freezer burn. The ice cream and shakes are good though.. Get dinner somewhere else and go here for desert.

    Priscilla E. · October 22, 2011
  • Burger Days

    The Bernice original is a must-order. The cheeseburger comes with four slices of American cheese in one of the most unique displays of a burger you'll see. Their shakes & ice cream rock too. Get 'em.

    Burger Days · April 11, 2011
  • John S.

    The cheese is back!

    John S. · March 5, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Cheeseburger and spot it on Foodspotting!

    Foodspotting · January 10, 2011
  • Matthew S.

    The cheese is really the secret to their burgers. Highly recommended.

    Matthew S. · December 2, 2013
  • David H.

    Try the milkshakes!

    David H. · October 20, 2013
  • David H.

    You must try the cheeseburger and side of cheese!

    David H. · October 20, 2013
  • Erika N.

    Come here for perfect classic American food. Cheese on the grill, tender simple burger, creamy fresh-dairy shake that can't be beat, crispy rings and fries. Plus cute sweet waitresses. :) The best.

    Erika N. · March 11
  • Aaron W.

    Bring cash. They don't do credit cards. The ice cream is amazing.

    Aaron W. · October 18, 2013
  • John R.

    I miss those cheeseburgers HUMMMMMMMMM

    John R. · August 20, 2013
  • Ash B.

    Mediocre burgers and thin shakes. Not worth the price.

    Ash B. · July 8, 2013
  • Hannah S.

    The fried cheese is to die for!

    Hannah S. · May 7, 2013
  • Lorraine N.

    Pumpkin ice cream...yum! Peppermint ice cream is the best. Grilled ham and cheese not so great. Bowl of soup is huge! Chef salad is the best!

    Lorraine N. · November 6, 2012
  • Anne R.

    You only get 4 fried cheese as a side with your platter. Still enough to share with someone. Love that you can choose the flavors in your banana split.

    Anne R. · September 29, 2012
  • EdzizleMizzle

    Check out their James Beard Award they received located at the front. This is the equivalent to an Oscar in the restaurant biz. Congrats Shady Glen!

    EdzizleMizzle · August 2, 2012
  • Rob R.

    Ice Cream Sundae, special flavors. Dairy Bar is a throwback to the 1950's Read more

    Rob R. · March 26, 2012
  • Jessica C.

    They cook their food without gloves !

    Jessica C. · March 14, 2012
  • Jeff D.

    Great cheeseburgers

    Jeff D. · March 8, 2012
  • Brenda M.

    They have the best cheeseburgers around!

    Brenda M. · February 12, 2012
  • Angela S.

    The only thing good is breakfest. Even that is just average. The burgers are ok only thing special is the cheese. Got a salad and had a cup of water in the bowl. very expensive for what you get.

    Angela S. · November 8, 2011
  • April L.

    The burgers have cheese wings. Read more

    April L. · July 25, 2011
  • April L.

    Cheeseburger platter. Read more

    April L. · July 22, 2011
  • Jessica P.

    They are not messing around with these cheeseburgers - absolutely unreal with the crispy-chewy slices enveloping the patty. Also the best onion rings I've ever had. Great shakes/sundaes, too!

    Jessica P. · June 12, 2011
  • Jason M.

    Awesome Cheeseburger! As featured on "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" - WONDERFUL!

    Jason M. · April 24, 2011
  • Lexi S.

    Where is the Mac&Chesse!?!?!?!?

    Lexi S. · March 21, 2013

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