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Swensons (North Akron) Drive-In Restaurants

658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamburger” (72 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly
658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Since I was a teenager (not sure we were called that way back then) this has been #1 for hamburgs, milkshake. My daughter and I are crazy about their fried mushrooms. Mmmmmmmmmmmm . Think I'll go get some!

Thank marlene s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here in 1964 on my first date with my husband. Was delicious then and is delicious still. They’ve changed a few things, not sure for the best but still great service and yummy food. Ahhh, the memories.

Thank Samnana_46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth the experience of your past. To have the friendly waiters taking your order and bring out to the car like in the past. The favorites there has always been for us the Swenson burger,with their special sauce, deep fried mushrooms , and...More

Thank meinenpfs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There aren’t many reasons to visit Akron. If you do find yourself here for whatever reason, a stop at swensons is a must! The signature galley boy sandwich is a real treat. Granted it upon unwrapping it you’d be certain the cooks were playing hockey...More

Thank benbrenneman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking theu time and having our meals brought to our car. The waitress was informative and sweet. We enjoyed our burgers and shakes. All was a delight!

Thank Pamicita
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great burgers, great service! Great This has been an Akron must have for 80+ years. Definitely food you have to try. Swensons and Sky Way have competed in this space in Akron and both are excellent. Try a taste test sometime between the two and...More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Swensons has been a staple in Akron for decades. It's an old school drive up burger joint where the waiters run to your car and ask for your order. You eat in your car. The burgers are relatively thin but very juicy and slightly sweet....More

Thank Vince F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Double Cheesburgers I've ever eaten. The service is still down by young men and women who really hustle.

Thank ham327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best burgers ever! Thick, delicious shakes. So fun having skaters come to your car. Entertaining to see how fast they can go without dropping anything. Great service.

Thank Leslie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are looking for a quick bite to eat, they have the best Hamburgers. Good Service too! This location is one of the best Swensons in the area. Go, ahead, stop in. You will love it

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24 February 2017|
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Response from R7268UVjohnn | Reviewed this property |
Sweet like candy NO, but a hint of sweet can sometimes go unnoticeable w/ the other condiments. You'll love the burger and you can go to Strickland's for some excellent ice cream.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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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