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Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants

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658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Munroe Falls, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best flavor combinations..Galley Boy!!! Try it once and you will be back for more... Friends from Calufornia, Arizona, Texass, and 48 other states can't wait to taste one again...

Thank April M
Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swenson's is known for having the very best hamburgers in Ohio and certainly could hold it's own against any burger in the U.S. Great flavor, hand-delivered by students from the University of Akron or Kent State at the drive-in, curb-side service. Just drive-up, flash your lights, and they (literally) come running. Fast service, and great food, whatever your taste. We... More 

Thank alienvoice
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess you can have a bad experience anywhere, but I haven't yet at any of the Swensons locations. The Go-To location for a quick lunch ... 45 years and counting. Hard to believe that some of the kids that served me years ago would be retired by now. Some of my friends swear by the fish and chicken dinners;... More 

Thank Ewald G
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is mainly an eat in your car place, it's part of the experience. You will not find a better cheeseburger in the area, and the many locations makes it accessible to almost anyone!

Thank Sioux S
Akron, United States
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I could ride my bicycle, I have been getting cheeseburgers from Swenson's north. Cheeseburger with everything, onion rings ad any milk shake you can think of. Life justs get better! If you are a first time Akron visitor, you have to experince the Swenson's variety of burgers.

Thank Carl B
Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is always great food and great service. Make sure to order a California to drink and I prefer just the cheeseburgers.

Thank clehman12
Cuyahoga Falls
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a reminder of the days before McDonalds and Burger King. ''Tis is where you pull up in your car and a car hop comes running over to take your order. Food is served hot and quickly. You have to try there Galley Boy this is there signature sandwich. They have the regular choices fries onion rings fish sandwiches... More 

Thank Birch53
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Swensons for a burger and shake. Very crowded, hard for servers to figure out which car arrived first. Young men running around everywhere to meet the demands and I unfortunately witnessed one of them taking a hard fall to the ground. Not my choice of drive in restaurants and not very safe.

Thank Kaye1977
Aurora, Ohio
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500 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Swensons is an Akron favorite! Of course, when I'm in Akron, Swensons always comes to mind. I stopped in around 11:30 a.m. and the place was already bustling. Very few parking spaces were available on the outer ring. The car hop came up within 2 minutes. For how busy they were, the food also came out fast. If you pay... More 

Thank Angie_Ohio
Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

If you're in Akron, Ohio, you must go to Swensen's. The burgers are always fresh and good. And the milkshakes are the BEST! The vegetarian burger is the best you'll get anywhere.

Thank ddgakron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Akron
  • Phone Number: +1 330-928-8515
Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!

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