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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
+1 330-678-7775
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burgers” (60 reviews)
“onion rings” (18 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (10 reviews)
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American, Fast food
4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a drive in and they offer a range of foods. The cheeseburgers are very good and have a hint of sweetness to them. The deep fried mushrooms and tater tots are good also. They have an all male staff which is a switch...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a throwback to when I was a teenager and you pull in and eat in your car. The food is very good, especially the galley boy and french fried mushrooms. When we were teenagers you pulled in here for good food and the hope...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I enjoy going to Swenson's. The service is great and the food is really good. It's a good old fashioned hamburger place with fries and several other options. You eat in your car which is kind of fun, and the servers come out to take...More

Thank lynnbO4384AI
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Get place for a burger! Either the galley boy or cheeseburger are the best. Of you're in the mood for milkshake, this is the place!

Thank 911help
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Fast, friendly service. Galley Boy is the "bomb" Sauce is phenomenal! Make it a point to find time to visit - well worth it!

Thank jparadise46
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Stop in every year we are in Ohio. The Galley Boy is one of the top burgers I have ever had. Really cool old school drive up joint. The waiters come to the car and you eat in your car. Shakes are unreal as well.

Thank James M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Swenson' s is an Akron -- and wider-- institution because its Galley Boy is simply the best burger there is -- at least the best specialty burger I have tasted. And, I have traveled to all 50 states and eaten a lot of burgers. None...More

Thank K3080DOcharlesm
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Service is fabulous with waiter/waitresses running to you; service to go or served while you are parked. Great young people! Always a must go to place when family members return home to visit!

Thank X316PUwilliamk
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Love coming to Cuyahoga Falls and going to Swensons. Best burgers and onion rings! Cute staff too! Love to pull in and turn on the lights and have the friendly staff wait on us!!

Thank sharenkirkland
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The servers at Swenson's literally run to your car to serve you. They are fast, friendly and usually efficient. The burgers have a special ingredient (I've heard it's brown sugar) that make you crave them. Milkshakes, phosphates, and sodas, along with onion rings, breaded mushrooms...More

Thank SillyBubbaChicopee
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Linda W
16 April 2017|
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Response from mzche1999 | Reviewed this property |
My friend ordered her burger in a lettuce wrap instead of bread. She loved it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Stow
  • Phone Number: +1 330-678-7775
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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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