Swensons Drive-In Restaurants

Swensons Drive-In Restaurants Under strict cleaning and sanitizing processes, consistent with the highest standards established by the Ohio Department of Health, we're open for business.
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Swensons Drive-In is a regional fast food restaurant chain with locations throughout Greater Akron, with the first location opening in 1934, in Akron, Ohio. Wesley T. 'Pop' Swenson started selling his hamburgers in 1933 out of the back of his station wagon at the newly-built Buchtel High School. In 1934, 'Pop' opened the first Swenson's on South Hawkins in Akron near Market Street. 'Pop' owned the restaurant until 1949 when he sold the drive-in to Robert Phillips. In 1952, we opened our second location on E Cuyahoga Falls Avenue in North Akron. Swensons' signature burger is the "Galley Boy" which is a double cheeseburger with two secret sauces. We also have more than 18 different-flavored milk shakes and various monthly flavors. Other locations have been opening up ever since: Stow (1987), Montrose (1995), Jackson Township (The First Franchise) (1996), Seven Hills (2001), and North Canton (2003)

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09/26/2020

It’s been a year since our first ticket was called! We’re grateful for the welcoming arms and support from our Hilliard neighbors. It’s a privilege to serve you! #Hilliard #Columbus

Make your next donation delicious! Drive-in to our Akron/Canton area Stands from 4 – 9pm tonight (9/23) and present this...
09/23/2020

Make your next donation delicious! Drive-in to our Akron/Canton area Stands from 4 – 9pm tonight (9/23) and present this image to support Akron Children's Hospital. Please see the accompanying image for complete details.

Be the hero your team or family needs! Visit orderswensons.com to place your next large or complex order. #Akron #Canton...
09/21/2020

Be the hero your team or family needs! Visit orderswensons.com to place your next large or complex order. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

How do we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day? The same way we’ve celebrated every day for the past 86 years: by serving...
09/18/2020

How do we celebrate National Cheeseburger Day? The same way we’ve celebrated every day for the past 86 years: by serving premium cuts of freshly ground American beef and melted cheese on freshly baked, buttered, & toasted buns. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Fries, rings, & teezers get the attention, but we also serve delicious fried zucchini, mushrooms, and shrimp! Drive-in f...
09/16/2020

Fries, rings, & teezers get the attention, but we also serve delicious fried zucchini, mushrooms, and shrimp! Drive-in for unique sides, made fresh to order. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Whether you’re a fry-fanatic or an onion ring-rebel, you have a home at Swensons! All of our sides are made fresh to ord...
09/14/2020

Whether you’re a fry-fanatic or an onion ring-rebel, you have a home at Swensons! All of our sides are made fresh to order and pair perfectly with a rich milkshake and savory burger. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Spirit Shakes are now available at participating locations! 20% of the sale of each Spirit Shake goes back to the partne...
09/12/2020

Spirit Shakes are now available at participating locations! 20% of the sale of each Spirit Shake goes back to the partner school or organization. Ask your Curb Server for more details! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #Columbus

Make donating to Akron Children's Hospital delicious! Drive-in to our Akron area Stands from 4 – 9pm tonight and show th...
09/09/2020

Make donating to Akron Children's Hospital delicious! Drive-in to our Akron area Stands from 4 – 9pm tonight and show this image to your Curb Server. (Please see image for details.) #Akron #Stow #Kent #NorthCanton #Jackson

We are closed and spending Labor Day with our families. You’ll be able to enjoy milkshakes again at 11am tomorrow (9/8)!...
09/07/2020

We are closed and spending Labor Day with our families. You’ll be able to enjoy milkshakes again at 11am tomorrow (9/8)! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Make your next large order stress free with orderswensons.com! Dad wants his bologna sandwich with bacon & Cajun and a c...
09/05/2020

Make your next large order stress free with orderswensons.com! Dad wants his bologna sandwich with bacon & Cajun and a chocolate milkshake with brownie spindled in? No problem. A digital extension of our curb service, all of your favorite, sandwiches, sides & milkshakes are online and customizable. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

It’s not clinically proven, but this much Swensons could help with your case of the Mondays! Drive-in or order ahead on ...
08/31/2020

It’s not clinically proven, but this much Swensons could help with your case of the Mondays! Drive-in or order ahead on orderswensons.com. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Wishing good luck and Godspeed to all of our local football players taking the field tonight. You’ll always have a post-...
08/28/2020

Wishing good luck and Godspeed to all of our local football players taking the field tonight. You’ll always have a post-game home at Swensons! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Craving a hot dog but don’t want to miss out on a burger? Drive-in for a Coney Dog, topped with a special sauce that's m...
08/26/2020

Craving a hot dog but don’t want to miss out on a burger? Drive-in for a Coney Dog, topped with a special sauce that's made with the same freshly ground beef as our burgers. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Craving more than just a double? Drive-in for our half pounder plus - over a half pound of freshly ground beef, served o...
08/24/2020

Craving more than just a double? Drive-in for our half pounder plus - over a half pound of freshly ground beef, served on a freshly baked, buttered & toasted bun! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Shake your Saturday up, drive-in for 18 milkshake flavors, including our limited time PB&J shake made with Jif and Smuck...
08/22/2020

Shake your Saturday up, drive-in for 18 milkshake flavors, including our limited time PB&J shake made with Jif and Smucker's grape jelly! Delicious alone or mixed together. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

Feeling a little guilty about your Galley Boy habit? Meet the Salad Boy.  Available at all Stands and on orderswensons.c...
08/20/2020

Feeling a little guilty about your Galley Boy habit? Meet the Salad Boy. Available at all Stands and on orderswensons.com & DoorDash! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

The double cheeseburg. Order it plain and savor the simplicity, or customize it and let your flavor flag fly! #Akron #Ca...
08/19/2020

The double cheeseburg. Order it plain and savor the simplicity, or customize it and let your flavor flag fly! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

In a hurry? Have your food, complete with your favorite customizations, ready when you arrive, visit orderswensons.com. ...
08/17/2020

In a hurry? Have your food, complete with your favorite customizations, ready when you arrive, visit orderswensons.com. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

‪Toasted cheese? Yes, please! Drive-in for grilled cheese sandwiches made fresh to order and completely customizable. ‬
08/15/2020

‪Toasted cheese? Yes, please! Drive-in for grilled cheese sandwiches made fresh to order and completely customizable. ‬

‪Make it a double, you earned it! Drive-in for burgers, milkshakes, and memories. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhi...
08/14/2020

‪Make it a double, you earned it! Drive-in for burgers, milkshakes, and memories. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio‬

‪Swenatics can vouch, the secret is in the ice! Drive-in and savor a sip of our specialty Ohio, Florida, or California d...
08/12/2020

‪Swenatics can vouch, the secret is in the ice! Drive-in and savor a sip of our specialty Ohio, Florida, or California drinks. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio‬

Take a silky sip down memory lane and drive-in for our newest addition, the PB&J Milkshake handspun with Jif Peanut Butt...
08/10/2020

Take a silky sip down memory lane and drive-in for our newest addition, the PB&J Milkshake handspun with Jif Peanut Butter & Smuckers Grape Jelly! #Orville #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio #ThatJifingGood

‪No Sunday scaries here, just bags of savory, made to order, Swensons! Drive-in for delicious burgers, milkshakes, and c...
08/09/2020

‪No Sunday scaries here, just bags of savory, made to order, Swensons! Drive-in for delicious burgers, milkshakes, and crispy extras, made just the way you want them. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio ‬

‪Feeling hungry? Make your Galley Boy or cheeseburg a triple! #Akron #Cleveland #Canton #ColumbusOhio‬
08/08/2020

‪Feeling hungry? Make your Galley Boy or cheeseburg a triple! #Akron #Cleveland #Canton #ColumbusOhio‬

Contactless delivery through DoorDash is now available at our Stow/Kent location! Although we’re excited to expand the a...
08/05/2020

Contactless delivery through DoorDash is now available at our Stow/Kent location! Although we’re excited to expand the accessibility of our food, we’re relentlessly committed to the Swensons drive-in experience. #Akron #Canton #Stow #Kent #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

08/04/2020

‪Have you ever wished we sold a spicy chicken sandwich? While not directly on our menu, you can add our special Cajun spices to your chicken sandwich for a spicy Swensons take. Having a craving? Order ahead on www.orderswensons.com! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio ‬

(The chicken sandwich is served plain in Akron, N. Canton, Jackson, and Stow/Kent.)

‪Get it before it’s gone - it’s the last week to enjoy our Key Lime Pie milkshake! Though we’re sad to see it go, someth...
08/03/2020

‪Get it before it’s gone - it’s the last week to enjoy our Key Lime Pie milkshake! Though we’re sad to see it go, something extra special is coming on Monday… #Akron #Canton #Orville #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio‬

‪While our Florida and California get the most attention, we still serve a bygone alternative. A holdover from the early...
08/01/2020

‪While our Florida and California get the most attention, we still serve a bygone alternative. A holdover from the early days when Swensons was just a single hamburg stand, our Canton, Akron & Stow area stands serve six flavors of phosphates! #Akron #Canton #Stow #Kent‬

You’ve worked hard all week, give your Friday the meal you deserve! Bring home made to order burgers, crispy extras, and...
07/31/2020

You’ve worked hard all week, give your Friday the meal you deserve! Bring home made to order burgers, crispy extras, and milkshakes. In a hurry? Order ahead on orderswensons.com #Akron #Cleveland #Canton #ColumbusOhio

What does “fresh” really mean at Swensons? Your burgers hit the grill the moment your order enters the kitchen! #Akron #...
07/29/2020

What does “fresh” really mean at Swensons? Your burgers hit the grill the moment your order enters the kitchen! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

‪Though times have changed (and buildings have been remodeled), we still proudly serve our delicious pulled pork sandwic...
07/27/2020

‪Though times have changed (and buildings have been remodeled), we still proudly serve our delicious pulled pork sandwiches on freshly baked, buttered & toasted buns. Drive-in for rich food rooted in decades of tradition. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio‬

‪Be it in a car, motorcycle, or even a tractor, it’s a privilege to serve you! Drive in for made to order burgers, milks...
07/25/2020

‪Be it in a car, motorcycle, or even a tractor, it’s a privilege to serve you! Drive in for made to order burgers, milkshakes, and crispy extras. #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #Columbus ‬

07/23/2020

‪Hunger struck. Bologna fans, how’d we do? www.orderswensons.com if you’re having cravings. #OnlineOrdering #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio‬

What does fresh really mean at Swensons? From bun to beef, there are no preservatives! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #Columb...
07/22/2020

What does fresh really mean at Swensons? From bun to beef, there are no preservatives! #Akron #Canton #Cleveland #ColumbusOhio

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Akron, OH

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Founded by Wesley T. ‘Pop’ Swenson in Akron, Ohio in 1934, Swensons is a drive-in restaurant that serves fresh, never-frozen burgers, shakes, and crispy extras with a sprint and a smile. Swensons honors its heritage by remaining unrelentingly committed to the customer experience. Drive up, turn your headlights on for service and a Curb Server will sprint to your car to serve you. Swensons’ 14 Stands (open all year) serve the Akron, Cleveland, and Columbus areas. Visit www.swensonsdriveins.com for more information.

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Westerville/Polaris Swensons was disappointing. This location seems to be using cheap breading on onion rings and fried mushrooms, also onion rings tasted like they were from the freezer. Breading on both definitely did not taste or look homemade by Swensons recipe standards. Burgers did not taste the same either. Perhaps those who bought this franchise are cutting corners with the food which is a shameful to the Swensons name and reputation. Would not recommend this place if you are accustomed to the authentic good food from the Akron Swensons locations. Sorry folks, this location is not truly Swensons food. Perhaps owners should look at changing the name to Sonic or some other cheap chain because this location doesn't at all live up to the Swensons name with the lower standard of the quality of food they are providing.😞
This is the raw galley boy Swensons served to my pregnant wife. Beyond livid. If you can’t maintain basic food safety standards, your restaurant should not be operating.
This is the raw galley boy your restaurant served to my pregnant wife. Beyond livid. If you can’t maintain basic food safety standards, you shouldn’t be operating.
Dear Swensons Drive-In Restaurants - you left this in our truck. We’re holding it hostage for French fries and milkshakes. 😂😂😂
Not a happy customer.. ordered my food at 710p to be picked up 745p back home at 817 with No Food. horrible I say...
Are you requiring patrons in cars that are not yet eating to wear masks? My son is one of those teens that likes to hang out at your Fairlawn location with his friends, ugh...
First visit since the lock down. Very disappointing. The coney dog was not even luke warm. We live sbout 5 minutes away so it was not warm enough to begin with. I had to heat in the microwave. Husband ordered a galley boy, not sure what he got but it was not a galley boy.
Are you open in the 4th of July?
A couple weeks ago my husband called the North Hill location and ordered a milkshake so it would be ready when he got there. After they greeted him, 25 minutes later he was still sitting there waiting. Someone came back out to his car and literally told him they forgot about him. Honestly, he should've just left or they could've just gave him the drink no charge. On his way home from work this evening he called at 10:25 and placed an order to be picked up in 15 minutes. That is how long they told him over the phone. He was greeted by a server and 25 minutes later he was still sitting there waiting for his order. A server came back out and said they had just received his order and they were putting it in. When they finally brought him the food it was cold. If they were just putting it in how would it be cold? It should've been fresh! The burger patties were still pink on the inside!! When I called and spoke to the apparent GM she was extremely rude, continuously lied to me and kept changing her story, and kept interrupting me and wouldn't let me finish talking. She eventually hung up on me. Needless to say, we will NEVER be going back to Swensons. Unless you want cold and under cooked food, I'd stay away from this location!!!
Where's the hustle Hilliard?
I got this burnt 1/2lb burger from Stow location today at 5:30. Far from medium well.
We were excited to try Swensons but the experience was a bit lack luster for us. We ordered 2 milk shakes and a hot fudge sundae with extra hot fudge. We were given 3 milk shakes and said that we ordered 2 milk shakes and a sundae. They took one of the milkshakes back and brought back a hot fudge sundae which took about 15 minutes (seems like forever with 2 crying infants which I was STILL okay at this point) then the server says "okay the difference is 30 cents" we said "its okay, don't worry about it" and he said "no, you owe us .30 cents" I laughed. It was their mistake, we had to wait even longer for the sundae, and we had pay again for a .30 cent difference. We didnt want to run our debit card again for a few cents so we used cash. The server did not have any change other than ones and we didnt want to waste any more time for him to get change. We got home and the sundae didnt have any extra fudge, in fact we had to add some of our own from home since it was mostly vanilla icecream so Swesons actually owes us money since the "extra" fudge was .35 cents. I know this seems pretty petty but Ive never been charged for a restaurants mistake. I was expecting more of a "Im sorry about that"