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Swensons North Akron Drive-In Restaurants

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658 E Cuyahoga Falls Ave, Akron, OH 44310-1553
+1 330-928-8515
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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Medina, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Swensons is keeping the American Drive Up Diner tradition alive and well, with quick service and absolutely delicious burgers. My favorite go-with is an order of onion rings, they are without equal anywhere!

Thank photog1956
North Canton
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want an old time experience of the 50's or 60's for an old time remembrance of sock hops and early rock and roll then you must stop at one of Swenson's restaurants. Great food and very reasonable plus friendly servers . Also the food is fantastic and will fill you up.Must get a order of onion rings to... More 

Thank Ed T
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just moved here and was told I must try SWENSONS. To be honest I was little concerned when I drove up, wasn't really expecting much. But the was awesome. And the staff was incredible. This is a MUST SEE in Northeast Ohio.

Thank 781melvins
Akron, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swensons is a guilty pleasure. The Galley Boy with an order of onion rings will make anyone's day better.

Thank AkronMan
Akron, Ohio
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swensons has the BEST food! My husband loves the Galley Boy and I love their chili cheese dogs, but you can't go wrong with anything you order there! I also strongly recommend the potato teasers and a milkshake!

Thank sjes90
Akron, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Swenson's has been around since 1934. It has a wonderful menu and everything is terrific. Its' hamburgers are unique and tasty.Their galley boy is famous. The locals love this place. You can't go wrong. For service, the kids come running to the car. This is not an eat-inside place.

Thank irish5353
Springboro, Ohio, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!! Galley boy was great. Traveling from out of town. Looked on Trip Advisor and glad we did. We will make a return when in the Akron area.

Thank Shannon G
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going for 20 years. Cheeseburgers and onions rings are great. We moved out the area but when we go back to see family yearly Swenson's is my first stop.

Thank debcom35
Zionsville, Indiana
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here while driving through Akron. It is old school service; stay in your car, roll down your window to order, and they bring the food to you. They have a huge menu and everything we tried was great - burgers, fries, shakes, even my wife's salad. Service was fantastic.

Thank David T
Westfield Center, Ohio
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117 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ah-- so many a college weekend included a visit to Swensons for a cheeseburger and breaded zucchini sticks. I try to eat better now, but the food here is still tasty. The curbside service is always quick and courteous, and the prices have stayed reasonable. Swensons is iconic to the Akron area, and you have to pay a visit.

Thank jlormeau

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?