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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

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4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
+1 330-678-7775
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Stow, Ohio
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67 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 and other sides make this a great place for a quick and fun dining experience.

Thank SillyBubbaChicopee
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swenson's is great for families & groups of friends who want to hang out and chat since you don't have to leave the car. The first time I went I got a Galley Boy - and let me tell you, I've never had a burger like it. You know how in Spongebob everyone loves Krabby Patties and you'd have to... More 

Thank Amy F
Aurora, Ohio
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son lives in San Diego and every time he comes here it necessitates a trip to Swenson's for a Galley Burger. He's obsessed with them and says they're better than anything he can get in CA. You don't have to get out of the car ... they'll bring it right to you. All they need is Bobby Sox and... More 

Thank Doug B
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405 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place (and its counterpart) is a part of Akron-area ambiance. Everyone eventually tries their traditional stuff. Some claim this to be the best local burger, but my own opinion is that it's the whole package (and, although I think you can find a better burger, that's not the charm of Swenson's). The general quality of all their offerings and... More 

Thank PCmonkey
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I experienced Swenson's for the first time while in town with a friend. Zach and Eric took excellent care of us! My friend ordered everything that Zach suggested and raved about how spot on his recommendations were. I must say that Swenson's has the BEST vegetable beef soup I have ever had. It was so good that we stopped there... More 

Thank mzche1999
Stow, Ohio
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get the best authentic burgers in the Akron area! Where do you think LeBron takes his friends? Yes the Swensons in Akron for a great meal!

Thank Gary J
Akron, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We usually have a great experience at Swensons, but today was not the case. We ordered and said it was a 'to go' order. Everything went fine with ordering. Here's where the disappointment came in: The guy that took our order gave us the food and said that he would be back for to collect payment. After a couple of... More 

Thank happytrailstoyou300
Newport, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Drive In Restaurant that's been around the area for years and is well liked by many. The burgers are fantastic!! Like no other! Offers other sandwiches and fries, shakes, etc. I do not live in the area now, but when I visit, this is one place I have to go! If you are new to the area or just passing... More 

Thank Loretlee
Stow, Ohio
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We always call ahead and the order is correct and ready. We always look forward to getting our hamburgers and fries. Highly recommend Swensons. Here tat they going to the Cleveland Area. Cleveland is in for a real treat.

Thank Joe A
Stow, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A legend. Always good and you can't visit Ohio without going to Swenson's. Even LeBron James can be seen at Swenson's!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Stow
  • Phone Number: +1 330-678-7775
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?