Favorite hot dog/hamburger stand between Hartford and the Rhode Island border?
I'll be heading along Route 6 or 44 between Rhode Island and Hartford this weekend, and would love to find an old-fashioned drive-in, truck stop, or food stand that has good hamburgers and hot dogs. Any suggestions? Thanks!
re: Science Chick
I drive the road every couple of weeks because my son lives in Providence...there is really nothing...Shady Glen in Manchester is the only option...
...if you are desperate...take RT6 too Willimantic...don;t take the highway bypass and right past the big intersection on thel left is RT 66 Hamburgers......mediocre.
Harry's is my suggestion...take a good map and the backroads over to RI from Colchester are easy and very scenic...go through Lebenon...biggest town green in the US.
If you can shoot just a bit farther south on your route through Colchester, CT, I'd definitely stop at Harry's Drive-In...considered by many the best burger in CT. Here's a picture and roadfood review:
If you need to stay on Rt44, you'll drive right by shady Glen in Manchester, CT. Not a roadside type place, really a typical New England dairy/sandwich shop. However, their cheeseburgers are NOT to be missed (I grew up in Manchester, so I am a bit partial to them). They use 4 slices of cheese that lay on the grill and get really crispy...here is a roadfood pic for you: