We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
Today
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

597 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 597: English reviews
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have gone to this Swenson's since I was a kid growing up. It has a particular "niche" for people that like burgers in a Nostalgic type setting. The kids that work here run out to take orders and REALLY hustle! Not an easy job. But management really needs to wake up. We phoned our order in ahead of time.... More 

Helpful?
Thank JoeD302
Stow, Ohio
Level Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for a quick meal. Always great burgers and shakes. Not healthy, but delicious. The potato teasers are a must

Helpful?
Thank hippie1586
Level Contributor
50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crave Swesons Fried Bologna sandwich every now and then. Its delicious Very fast accurate service. Huge menu to choose from Everything I have ever had is yummy

Helpful?
Thank Rubysmom227
Simpsonville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Swensons has been around since I was a kid in Akron, Ohio and now they have more than one location. The best Burger for me is the Half Pounder with Cheddar Cheese and all the sauces. I also order the French Fries and the Onion Rings and a Large Diet Coke. Great Stuff. The servers normally run to your car... More 

Helpful?
Thank Robert M
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great burgers, fries, BLTs and milkshakes!!! Half pound burger with mustard, ketchup and pickles is a great treat on a Friday after work. All shakes are great but Pumpkin and Coffee shakes really standout.

Helpful?
Thank BeagleOwner2015
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Level Contributor
55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop every time I go to Ohio to visit. I really like the buns. I think they have put honey in them to make them sweet. It is a unique great tasting sandwich. It is also really cool how the people run to your car.

Helpful?
Thank Lonniekaye
Citrus Springs, Florida
Level Contributor
136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what can you say when you come back home for a visit... I NEED A GALLEY BOY!! Always a staple for Akron. The galley boy is the signature sandwich, along with potato teazers and a californian to drink. A great staple for Akron.

Helpful?
Thank sasysutler
McMurdo Station Antarctica
Level Contributor
197 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drive up, turn on the lights, and get you some. Galley burgers are great. the shakes are good too. The soup was also good. The waiters run from car to car to keep you entertained while you listen to the radio.

Helpful?
Thank Christopher F
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

If Lebron James eats here then that is all I need to know. The hamburgers are the best of the best . Please eat there 🏀🏀😀😀

Helpful?
Thank R7268UVjohnn
Medina
Level Contributor
80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Always great burgers and wide variety of shakes, really tasty ... had onion rings as well nice and crispy . We will be back soon

Helpful?
Thank cubs714fan

Travellers who viewed Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants also viewed

 

Been to Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 24
Cuisine
American, Fast food
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
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
Description
Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?