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Hank's Dairy Bar

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1006 Norwich Rd, Plainfield, CT 06374-1926
+1 860-564-2298
11:00 - 21:00
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit my family May and July..Never miss a trip to Hank's for their Lobster Roll. It is Perfection Love the custard ice cream too

Thank carol t
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Summer isn't here yet, but Hanks is open! We stopped in to grab some ice cream, but the food smelled so good we ended up ordering food... No regrets! We ordered a double cheeseburger and clamcakes.oj my goodness... The burger was mouthwatering delicious! Wasn't a frozen patty.... It was fresh cooked beef! Tasted amazing! Clamcakes were great too! Hubby going... More 

Thank swithey74
Plainfield, Connecticut
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47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Opening in 1957, this popular roadside dairy bar features seafood, burgers, dogs, onion rings, and soft serve. The lobster roll is swell and the coleslaw is a must -- nicely peppery and just the right amount of buttermilk-tangy dressing. So good, you'll want to get some to go. Take advantage of the specials on T-W-Th. Very kid friendly, with a... More 

Thank 100Cranberry
Plainfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent place to eat!! They have excellent burgers and love the lobster roll!! This place has been around forever and therir standards have not changed!! Always consistent.

Thank h1227chris
Waterford, Connecticut, United States
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Living only about 20 minutes away for most of my life Hank's was always a place we would swing by every couple of weeks in the Spring and Fall. Now that I am older and live a little farther out my family and I still stop by a couple of times a year when we are visiting that neck of... More 

Thank MelissaP940
Plainfield, Connecticut, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I used to live in CT near Hank's Dairy Bar where me, my husband and dog often went on the weekends. We also brought friends and family when visiting. Great lobster rolls and fried whole belly clams! We also like the chocolate shakes and sundaes. My husband thinks the onion rings there are the best in the world. Finally, they... More 

Thank Corinna R
Griswold, Connecticut
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Been a loyal patron of Hank's for many years.Always go on opening day, its a ritual of spring. Casual outdoor dining or takeaway. Never had anything I didn't enjoy, but must admit I usually go with the lobster roll-its the best place around to get a lobster roll. Soft serve ice cream is a nice finish to the meal.They have... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Moosup, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2015

if you like seafood, this is the place too come and eat. fried clams, clam cakes, you name it. they also have hamburgers, and hot dogs, and places too eat at. of course they have milkshakes, and ice-cream, soft serve if you like, yum! they play the oldies so its great too hear it. takes you back in time! well... More 

Thank amnadeau
Upton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Great vintage style Drive Up Ice Cream and Fast Food. They only serve soft serve but they have coffee and strawberry in addition the common vanilla and chocolate. Portions are large prices are very reasonable. They food smelled great but we weren't eating. They apparently have frequent car shows and we were there on Mustang night. It was a little... More 

Thank Pam B
Griswold, Connecticut
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Saw this place featured on TV so decided to try it. The clam cakes were light, but because they were made so small, clams in them were hard to find. The whole belly fried clams were a great disappointment. Not only was the breading lacking in flavor and texture, when I bit into them, they were gritty from sand.

Thank MrJo_CT
Scott Z, Owner at Hank's Dairy Bar, responded to this review

Very sorry for the disappointing trip to Hanks. We really do appreciate all reviews both good and bad as they let us know how we are doing. At Hanks we have always used cracker meal for our coating on all our foods. It is a very neutral coating that very few places use anymore, although it was a standard Until... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Norwich Rd, Plainfield, CT 06374-1926
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Plainfield
  • Phone Number: +1 860-564-2298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?