Connecticut January 14, 2019
These 8 Connecticut Drive-In Restaurants Are Fun For An Old Fashioned Night Out
When you’re craving American classics like burgers, hot dogs, fries, and shakes, head straight to a classic drive-in. These legendary spots have a retro vibe that makes for a fun outing. Enjoy a blast from the past and some of your favorite food at these Connecticut drive-ins.
1. Shady Glen - 840 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester
This retro spot will take you straight back in time to the good old days. Shady Glen is home to the burger with crispy cheese wings. If you've never tried once, you're missing out on a Connecticut classic.
2. Reno's Drive-In - 228 Albany Turnpike, Canton
This cheerful roadside eatery is immediately recognizable with its bright red sign and tables. Enjoy a tasty variety of dogs, burgers, and sandwiches the old-fashioned Reno's Drive-In.
3. New Guida's Restaurant - 484 Meriden Rd., Middlefield
Established in 1946, the legendary 10-inch hot dogs with all the fixins has been keeping customers returning for decades. The drive-in also offers a full breakfast menu and daily lunch specials that will make you drool.
4. Bill's Drive-In - 431 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe
Burgers, dogs, fries, and shakes are unpretentious and totally delicious at this nostalgic spot. You can also find comfort food like a savory beef stew that takes you straight back to the flavors of Grandma's kitchen at Bill's Drive-In.
5. Bart's Drive-In - 55 Palisado Ave., Windsor
Bart's Drive-In has been a Connecticut tradition for over 60 years. Chow down on classics like burgers, hot dogs, and fried seafood platters right next to the Farmington River.
6. Rawley's Drive-In - 1886 Post Rd., Fairfield
Serving up the best hot dogs in Fairfield County, this long-standing spot draws customers from miles away. Enjoy the rustic atmosphere along with some darn delicious dogs and burgers. Order a side of tasty onion rings to round your meal out.
7. Doogie's and the Clam Digger - 2525 Berlin Turnpike, Newington
Feeling really hungry? Grab ahold of the two-foot hot dog at Doogie's. If your appetite is a little lighter try a short dog, cheese steak, burger, or lobster roll.
8. Lake Zoar Drive-In - 14 Roosevelt Drive Rural, CT-34, Stevenson
Lake Zoar Drive-In is a tiny rural lakeside gem. What it lacks in size it more than makes up in flavor. The Zoar Burger is just one of the mouthwatering signature burgers available. If you're nearby in the early morning hours, the breakfast sandwiches are a delicious way to kick start your day.
Have you ever eaten at one of these classic drive-ins? Which one do you love the most? If you don’t see your local favorite on this list, you’ll probably find it