Swenson's Drive In Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 7635 Broadview Rd # 7

    Cleveland, OH 44131

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  • 216-986-1934

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Swenson's is great. Try the Galley Boy, Fried Zucchini or Fried Mushrooms - they are great !

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Swenson's is great. Try the Galley Boy, Fried Zucchini or Fried Mushrooms - they are great !

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Glad to see Swenson's is opening locations in the Cleveland area, as they have been the best fast-food restaurant in Akron for many years!

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Glad to see Swenson's is opening locations in the Cleveland area, as they have been the best fast-food restaurant in Akron for many years!

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My family loves the atmosphere, but we definitely come for the food. The galley burger and sloppy joe get ordered pretty regularly and so do the fries and onion rings. And don't even get me started on the potato teezers. Maybe our

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My family loves the atmosphere, but we definitely come for the food. The galley burger and sloppy joe get ordered pretty regularly and so do the fries and onion rings. And don't even get me started on the potato teezers. Maybe our

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A great way to eat food that has no nutritional value, gauranteed to raise your cholestral and blood sugar.... but once in awhile is not bad. A nostalgia trip for baby boomers

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A great way to eat food that has no nutritional value, gauranteed to raise your cholestral and blood sugar.... but once in awhile is not bad. A nostalgia trip for baby boomers

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My family enjoys going there. A nice place to take children also. Both my little grandsons like going there also. Reminds me of my old days at Manners Big Boys years ago in Parma. The food is pretty good, they even have a veggie burger for those like myself that don't eat meat.The service has always been pretty quick. (even in the cold winter the servers are good)

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My family enjoys going there. A nice place to take children also. Both my little grandsons like going there also. Reminds me of my old days at Manners Big Boys years ago in Parma. The food is pretty good, they even have a veggie burger for those like myself that don't eat meat.The service has always been pretty quick. (even in the cold winter the servers are good)

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I LOVE their hamburgers and milkshakes. I'm currently living in Chicago, and I crave Swenson's when I am home. Same with all of the college students I know - when they are in town, Swenson's is the first place they go. I wish I was eating it now!

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I LOVE their hamburgers and milkshakes. I'm currently living in Chicago, and I crave Swenson's when I am home. Same with all of the college students I know - when they are in town, Swenson's is the first place they go. I wish I was eating it now!

Pros: hamburgers, milkshakes, atmosphere

Cons: fries

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Swensons is a restaurant where you don't have to leave your car to get service - everything is conducted 100% by your car. It's a good place to go in the middle of a snow storm to get the hot chocolate and the great BLT's accompanied by one of their side dishes - fried mushrooms, delicious onion rings, potato puffs, or fries. These guys are fabulous and will wait on you when it's 20 degrees outside.

PROS: Service, food
CONS: None

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Swensons is a restaurant where you don't have to leave your car to get service - everything is conducted 100% by your car. It's a good place to go in the middle of a snow storm to get the hot chocolate and the great BLT's accompanied by one of their side dishes - fried mushrooms, delicious onion rings, potato puffs, or fries. These guys are fabulous and will wait on you when it's 20 degrees outside.

PROS: Service, food
CONS: None

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I'm from Akron and have been eating Swensons for over 20 years! They have the best food ever! The sweet hamburgers with buttered grilled buns are the best! Don't forget to try my fav drink the California! And the service is lightening fast! The hops are required to run!

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I'm from Akron and have been eating Swensons for over 20 years! They have the best food ever! The sweet hamburgers with buttered grilled buns are the best! Don't forget to try my fav drink the California! And the service is lightening fast! The hops are required to run!

Pros: Great Food, Fast Service, Good Value

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it's the BROWN SUGAR that keeps you comming back, when I lived in Akron ( there are a couple there) I got hooked. I finally ask one of the hops( car sevice the old fashon way) what gives, he told me brown sugar ( a heaping tsp per 1/3lb meat precooked,chopped very finely) VELVETA chesse on a butter bun with big slice Vandalia Onion...WOW. A culinary treat if there ever was one...peace all , Theo

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it's the BROWN SUGAR that keeps you comming back, when I lived in Akron ( there are a couple there) I got hooked. I finally ask one of the hops( car sevice the old fashon way) what gives, he told me brown sugar ( a heaping tsp per 1/3lb meat precooked,chopped very finely) VELVETA chesse on a butter bun with big slice Vandalia Onion...WOW. A culinary treat if there ever was one...peace all , Theo

Pros: TASTE, SEVICE

Cons: not one close now

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swensons has been my top burger place for 20 years...double cheese burgers and mushrooms, a great meal. have told alot of people to go there.

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swensons has been my top burger place for 20 years...double cheese burgers and mushrooms, a great meal. have told alot of people to go there.

Pros: great food, fair prices, good service

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I like Swensons Drive In very much. I never ate a better burger!! What a nice change over Thanksgiving Turkey.

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I like Swensons Drive In very much. I never ate a better burger!! What a nice change over Thanksgiving Turkey.

Pros: Good Parking, Family Oriented, Inexpensive

Cons: No indoor Seating, why no clubs Ford/che, More Choices

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Biting into a burger from Swensons is an ORGASMIC experience. I used to live in Kent and my best friend and I would eat there all the time. Now, whenever I visit Kent, I make sure to go to Swensons, order about five cheeseburgers, take them home, and freeze 'em so that I can have that ORGASMIC feeling while three hours away from the tastebud pleasure palace that's called Swensons. I'm obsessed! ;)

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Biting into a burger from Swensons is an ORGASMIC experience. I used to live in Kent and my best friend and I would eat there all the time. Now, whenever I visit Kent, I make sure to go to Swensons, order about five cheeseburgers, take them home, and freeze 'em so that I can have that ORGASMIC feeling while three hours away from the tastebud pleasure palace that's called Swensons. I'm obsessed! ;)

Pros: Orgasmic!, Orgasmic!, Orgasmic!

Cons: Detroit needs one!

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This place is it -- hands down best burgers in the world. Try the Galley Boy -- its great! My personal favorite is the Cheeseburger with everything. This Akron chain makes everything themselves and still get their buns from an Italian bakery in Akron. Try the original locations the Akron area or the newer Cleveland location.

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This place is it -- hands down best burgers in the world. Try the Galley Boy -- its great! My personal favorite is the Cheeseburger with everything. This Akron chain makes everything themselves and still get their buns from an Italian bakery in Akron. Try the original locations the Akron area or the newer Cleveland location.

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I live in Chicago now, but I still crave for Swenson's burgers and fries. I truly think that the brown sugar on the buns seals the deal. If you are ever in Northeastern Ohio, check it out

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I live in Chicago now, but I still crave for Swenson's burgers and fries. I truly think that the brown sugar on the buns seals the deal. If you are ever in Northeastern Ohio, check it out

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Swensons of Akron is a staple in this lovely city. The employee servers are college aged kids. The company requires these kids to be in school and accomodates their school schedule. The service is promt, fun and driving in is great! Nothing like those sweet burgers to end a craving!!

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Swensons of Akron is a staple in this lovely city. The employee servers are college aged kids. The company requires these kids to be in school and accomodates their school schedule. The service is promt, fun and driving in is great! Nothing like those sweet burgers to end a craving!!

Pros: history, excellent to employee

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The 'Galley Boy' and runnning car-hops are two of the reasons that this chain has become so successful. More than the food, Swensons has become a traditon. Best burger in town? Probably not. But where else will someone deliver it to you at Butch Reynolds speed. Don't drive by this NE Ohio institution. I't's definately worth it.

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The 'Galley Boy' and runnning car-hops are two of the reasons that this chain has become so successful. More than the food, Swensons has become a traditon. Best burger in town? Probably not. But where else will someone deliver it to you at Butch Reynolds speed. Don't drive by this NE Ohio institution. I't's definately worth it.

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Hamburgers are THE best - would drive out of my way to get them from Swensens, but don't have to as they are conveniently located. Service is prompt, servers hustle. Prices very reasonable.

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★★★★☆

Hamburgers are THE best - would drive out of my way to get them from Swensens, but don't have to as they are conveniently located. Service is prompt, servers hustle. Prices very reasonable.

Pros: good food, plenty of parking, inexpensive

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There is no other burger like it! You drive-up and eat in your car...

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There is no other burger like it! You drive-up and eat in your car...

Pros: great food, quick service, good prices

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They have the best burgers!!! This is my favorite place to get a cheesburger and I don't normally like burgers. It has brown sugar in them and they toast the bun. Galley Boy is the most popular.

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They have the best burgers!!! This is my favorite place to get a cheesburger and I don't normally like burgers. It has brown sugar in them and they toast the bun. Galley Boy is the most popular.

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I have been to the Swenson's in Kent too many times to count. I love their double cheeseburgers and onion rings. Mom loves their milkshakes. I get back home twice a year at least and there is always room for Swenson's. I wish they had something like this in Florida!

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I have been to the Swenson's in Kent too many times to count. I love their double cheeseburgers and onion rings. Mom loves their milkshakes. I get back home twice a year at least and there is always room for Swenson's. I wish they had something like this in Florida!

Pros: weather, inexpensive, yummy

Cons: not in FL

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I just finished my 5TH Galleyboy(in A row that is)and im ready to write.Lets face it so many of us are over weight and we want something good to hold us over til the next meal.Well i will have to say I've found my niche. Swensons! I dont make much money and I like my food hot & quick. So I have challenged Sweensons for many years and I must say, they have met my challenge every time.I love it! I feel like I shed the pounds just by watching these guys shuffle around the lot taking peoples orders. When i get my food(which is fresh) they leave me alone so i can eat in peace.Then when I am done I pop my lights on so they can collect the dues.Quick quick quick and good.

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I just finished my 5TH Galleyboy(in A row that is)and im ready to write.Lets face it so many of us are over weight and we want something good to hold us over til the next meal.Well i will have to say I've found my niche. Swensons! I dont make much money and I like my food hot & quick. So I have challenged Sweensons for many years and I must say, they have met my challenge every time.I love it! I feel like I shed the pounds just by watching these guys shuffle around the lot taking peoples orders. When i get my food(which is fresh) they leave me alone so i can eat in peace.Then when I am done I pop my lights on so they can collect the dues.Quick quick quick and good.

Pros: kosar, sosa, ramirez

Cons: james con

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Indeed, the lowly burger may be the penultimate american peasant food. But, alas, it finds it's swawn song at Swenson's! A thin yet succulent moo patty is embraced by a masterfully grilled bun. Decadent onions dance a majestic waltz with truly rococo mayonaise. And the pickles...Oh! never have such tantalizingly tart and delightly dill petite discs of perfection been unveiled! Finish the royal ball with neo classical fried mushrooms or some truly redolent onion rings and you are the King (or Queen) of the buger kingdom! Kudos!

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Indeed, the lowly burger may be the penultimate american peasant food. But, alas, it finds it's swawn song at Swenson's! A thin yet succulent moo patty is embraced by a masterfully grilled bun. Decadent onions dance a majestic waltz with truly rococo mayonaise. And the pickles...Oh! never have such tantalizingly tart and delightly dill petite discs of perfection been unveiled! Finish the royal ball with neo classical fried mushrooms or some truly redolent onion rings and you are the King (or Queen) of the buger kingdom! Kudos!

Pros: Inexpensive, FOOD!, Onions!

Cons: none

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the cheese bergers are awsome, it would be worth your while to find one in your area.

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the cheese bergers are awsome, it would be worth your while to find one in your area.

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Swenson has a burger that you just can't resist. I go there time and time again though I'm not a big red meat eater. The cute servers doesn't hurt either!

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Swenson has a burger that you just can't resist. I go there time and time again though I'm not a big red meat eater. The cute servers doesn't hurt either!

Pros: Great food, Good value, Attractive servers

Cons: In the car, Not very healthy

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The tasty Galley Boy Burger is the absolute best specialty burger in the world. Covered in cheese and two special sauces (still havn't got them figured out yet), it's the best.

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The tasty Galley Boy Burger is the absolute best specialty burger in the world. Covered in cheese and two special sauces (still havn't got them figured out yet), it's the best.

Pros: taste, service, quality

Cons: to few locations, a bit messy

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I never ate meat until my husband convinced me to try a bite of his cheesburger. I instantly fell in love and crave them all the time.

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I never ate meat until my husband convinced me to try a bite of his cheesburger. I instantly fell in love and crave them all the time.

Pros: cheap, convient, fast

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the first time my cousin and I went to Swenson's as teenagers, we were amused that the waiter had our car door open to take our order before we had even stopped! (completely true!) I was an instant addict. The buns are grilled, the onions sweet and the mayo incredibly creamy. The shakes are available in great flavors like cherry and grape (as well as other more traditional tastes). Their soups are even delicious! I live on the east coast now, but ALWAYS stop by when I return to NE Ohio.

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the first time my cousin and I went to Swenson's as teenagers, we were amused that the waiter had our car door open to take our order before we had even stopped! (completely true!) I was an instant addict. The buns are grilled, the onions sweet and the mayo incredibly creamy. The shakes are available in great flavors like cherry and grape (as well as other more traditional tastes). Their soups are even delicious! I live on the east coast now, but ALWAYS stop by when I return to NE Ohio.

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i have loved swensons for about 20 yrs now, great burgers.great galleyboy

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i have loved swensons for about 20 yrs now, great burgers.great galleyboy

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The best original old-fashioned hamburgers of all time. The menu features delicious home-made milkshakes and onion rings, too!

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The best original old-fashioned hamburgers of all time. The menu features delicious home-made milkshakes and onion rings, too!

Cons: Cocky waiters

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Swensons has the best hamburgers and cheeseburgers because of a secret ingredient. So its not just ur normal hamburger!!

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Swensons has the best hamburgers and cheeseburgers because of a secret ingredient. So its not just ur normal hamburger!!

Pros: Service, Price-Inexpensive

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The were friendly and courteous and the food was great. Very nostalgic.

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The were friendly and courteous and the food was great. Very nostalgic.

Pros: good theme, good food, excellent service

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I have been enjoying the food at Swensons for all long as I can remember. When I lived in Pittsburgh I came back for their hamburgers and a large Californian. Now that I live in Ashtabula county I still go back to Akron for the hamburgers and a large Californian. In my 50 years they have never needed to change to "new and improved" because they have been the best since day one.
As for my rating for their Ambience, I enjoy being able to eat in my car and enjoy my own cd's. I would have rated them a "10" in this category also but chose to deduct 2 points for the occasional lousy weather that nature bestows on us.

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I have been enjoying the food at Swensons for all long as I can remember. When I lived in Pittsburgh I came back for their hamburgers and a large Californian. Now that I live in Ashtabula county I still go back to Akron for the hamburgers and a large Californian. In my 50 years they have never needed to change to "new and improved" because they have been the best since day one.
As for my rating for their Ambience, I enjoy being able to eat in my car and enjoy my own cd's. I would have rated them a "10" in this category also but chose to deduct 2 points for the occasional lousy weather that nature bestows on us.

Pros: Excellent taste, Fast service, Inexpensive

Cons: Far away

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Swensons have the best hamburgers ever made, I used to drive miles for a swenson burger before they opened the one in on Broadview. They are the best

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Swensons have the best hamburgers ever made, I used to drive miles for a swenson burger before they opened the one in on Broadview. They are the best

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From the very first time to two days ago I've been hooked and addicted to Swensons. Sounds odd, I know, but you would never understand until you try it! It is delecious! To whoever reads this, I must recomend Swensons to you! Oh, and I forgot to mention their house special drink, the Californian. It's GREAT!

::VOTED #1 CHEESBERGER IN AMERICA BY FORBERS::

P.S. No I do not work there, laugh out loud.

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From the very first time to two days ago I've been hooked and addicted to Swensons. Sounds odd, I know, but you would never understand until you try it! It is delecious! To whoever reads this, I must recomend Swensons to you! Oh, and I forgot to mention their house special drink, the Californian. It's GREAT!

::VOTED #1 CHEESBERGER IN AMERICA BY FORBERS::

P.S. No I do not work there, laugh out loud.

Pros: GREAT FOOD!, Fast service, Friendly service

Cons: Not nation wide, To fluffy fries

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Great food, great service, great time. Get to Swenson's to get a great old fashioned burger with great old fashioned service.

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Great food, great service, great time. Get to Swenson's to get a great old fashioned burger with great old fashioned service.

 

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