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Swenson's Drive In Restaurants

4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
+1 330-678-7775
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“galley boy” (15 reviews)
“hamburger” (16 reviews)
“onion rings” (19 reviews)
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American, Fast food
4466 Kent Rd, Stow, OH 44224-4327
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Thank SillyBubbaChicopee
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...More

Thank Amy F
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...More

Thank Doug B
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...More

Thank PCmonkey
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...More

Thank mzche1999
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
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...More

Thank happytrailstoyou300
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank Loretlee
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
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!

Thank idesigninoh
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Linda W
Gluten free options?
16 April 2017|
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Response from mzche1999 | Reviewed this property |
My friend ordered her burger in a lettuce wrap instead of bread. She loved it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Home of the award-winning Galley Boy! Friendly curb runners serving up fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, & crispy extras since 1934!