Friendly's

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  • FRIENDLY'S,.........IS IT?

    Feb 5, 2004 by popsrocks is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Though not cheap, they are still a good value, with coupon's.
    Cons: Inconsistent service over the years.

    Summary: I have been going to Friendly's for many years. We have been in many in the north east and one in particular that is in Baldwin on Long Island that is "our Friendly's". We have been a "Friend to the END". SOME HISTORY of FRIENDLY'NESS Here's ... read more

  • A friendly place to eat

    Mar 20, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good comfort food, nice atmosphere
    Cons: Sometimes you have to wait, not the heathliest of options

    Summary: Friendly's is a regional chain restaurant located primarily in the New England and East Coast areas.&nb sp; Friendly's, like many chain restaurants, is meant to be a family affair but also caters to almost everyone - young couples, friends go ... read more

  • Less ice cream, more money.

    Jul 22, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Good selection of flavors, meals generally good.
    Cons: Miniscule ice cream portions. Slow service. Abrasive management style.

    Summary: We have stopped at numerous Friendly's shops during our travels for a meal and were generally satisfied with the experience. On a recent trip through the Pocono's in PA, we stopped at a local Freindly's just for ice cream. My wife asked for a single ... read more

  • Friendly's - Friend or Foe?

    Feb 25, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food.
    Good ice cream
    Cons: Poor waiters.
    Slow service.

    Summary: For those of you who don't know what Friendly's is, I would say it is a mixture of Ihop and Dairy Queen. For those of you who don't know what those places are...well, you have my condolences. I myself have been to Friendly's numerous times and I have ... read more

  • Will no longer eat at Friendlys

    Oct 18, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Prices are reasonable and ice cream is good.
    Cons: Extreme long wait times for food, dessert, and the check.  Not ideal for restless kids.

    Summary: My wife and I have eaten at Friendlys for a few years now since we have 3  young children - age 8 and under.  We went mostly because it was intended to be family friendly and the prices were reasonable.  We, however, always take into ... read more

  • Humiliatingly Friendly...

    Oct 15, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: NONE
    Cons: 1. Very rude.
    2. Worst service ever.
    3. Bad time management.
    4. Racial discrimination.
    5. Inconsistent quantity in order.

    Summary: Stay away from Friendlys at Woodbridge Mall in Woodbridge, New Jersey. I went there for a Friday dinner with my family on 10/09/09. First, the hostess was very rude, eventhough the restaurant was only half full, she made us sit at a table that she just ... read more

  • Meditations on Boston Dining (Part 1)

    Jul 1, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cleanliness in the main dining area; the honey BBQ chicken sandwich on the first try.
    Cons: Ridiculously slow service, surprising and unacceptable shortage of food items.

    Summary: Friendly's in Charlestown, Massachusetts, now vies with a few other restaurants I've visited in the Boston/Metro-Boston area to be the worst restaurant I've ever patronized. I worked in the Charlestown area for several months from mid-2007 to early 2008, ... read more

  • Great food, good service and my daughter will eat!

    May 18, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great food, good prices, family friendly
    Cons: Stores vary depending on area and owner

    Summary: Somehow my 5 year old daughter has become a picky eater. She started out just like my son in eating and trying out a lot of different foods but the older she's become, the more she refuses. I mean, she's a kid who won't eat grilled cheese or pizza which ... read more

  • A Necessary Evil

    Feb 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: casual, family friendly, cheap prices
    Cons: greasy food, dirty restaurants, mediocre service

    Summary: I have 2 kids. So it is almost not a matter if IF Iíve been to Friendlyís, but WHEN Iíve been to Friendlyís. But, I also ate at Friendlyís from time to time before I had children. Friendlyís is a family-friendly restaurant ... read more

  • A Happy Ending

    Jan 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sundae at the End, Cheap
    Cons: Everything else, mediocre food, bad service

    Summary: I have gone to many Friendly's restaurants over the years and I must say, it is consistantly below average. I recently went to a Friendly's for a work lunch, and I got one of their new sandwiches. Well, actually, I WAITED for one of their new ... read more

  • They may be friendly, but service stinks!!

    Jan 15, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: prompt to seat and the food is good.
    Cons: Food is so so so slow to reach you.

    Summary: I was thrilled to see this up for review. I brought my children here over the summer. we were seated promptly and my kids were given a coloring book and crayons to keep them amused. If IT DIDN'T TAKE US TWO HOURS IT MAY HAVE. We placed our order and ... read more

  • Friendly's: A Nice Treat (At Times)

    Dec 13, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Nice atmosphere, ice cream selections
    Cons: Fries can be cold, sometimes bad service

    Summary: I live in an area that is overpopulated with chain restaurants, and there are five Friendly's within ten miles of my zip code. I first got experience with a Friendly's in our local mall as a kid. There was a Friendly's there that has long since ... read more

  • Is Friendly Enough?

    Apr 18, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many items on menu. Casual dress is the norm.
    Cons: No outstanding features.

    Summary: What is today called Friendly’s began as the Friendly Ice Cream Corporation in1935, an ice cream shop founded in Springfield, Massachusetts by two teenage brothers, Curtis and Prestley Blake. Over time burgers and sandwiches were added to the menu. ... read more

  • Friendly's Fails to Please ... Unless You are Going for Ice Cream

    May 26, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great ice cream, clean restaurants, casual environment
    Cons: many negative dining experiences

    Summary: I have certainly given Friendly’s Restaurant more than a fair chance to offer me good service and food. Whether alone or with friends or family, I must be jinxed no matter which Friendly’s I visit. My Experiences I’ll ... read more

  • Slightly Nicer Than the Department of Motor Vehicles

    May 17, 2006 by toiletoctopus is a Top Reviewer on Epinions in Restaurants & Gourmet
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Prices, Variety, ICE CREAM SUNDAES!
    Cons: Inconsistent Service, Some Menu Items, Cleanliness

    Summary: Friendly's has been around since the mid 1930's, when they opened their first location in Springfield, Massachusetts. Although this town is known for the Basketball Hall of Fame, and for being the birthplace of Smith and Wesson,(sellouts)it has ... read more

  • My Friendly Epinion of Friendlys Restaurant!

    Mar 1, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ice cream, great children's menu
    Cons: service is inconsistent

    Summary: Get Friendly with Friendlys My Friendly History: Friendlys is one restaurant that seems to have been sticking around for many many years. The roots of Friendlys seems firmly implanted in the soil. I remember going to Friendlys when I was in ... read more

  • Not a Friendly Encounter at Friendly's

    Feb 16, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Many flavors of ice cream.
    Cons: The service needs improvement.

    Summary: We all scream for ICE CREAM. There are many reviews on Friendly’s. Each with a slightly different experience. This is a place for the best ICE CREAM. I’ve gone to many Friendly’s Restaurants. Where I live ... read more

  • Smile You're Having a Friendly's Ice Cream

    Feb 12, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good food, good prices, the redone restaurants are pretty.
    Cons: The service can be slow.

    Summary: I have wanted to review Friendly’s for a long time since I know it so well. My knowledge comes from the fact that both of my daughters worked here during high school. Since then I’ve been stopping in at Friendly’s when I feel like a casual, ... read more

  • Dirty/Slow/Misleading!

    Dec 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: Dirty store, Uncaring staff and manager, slow, food is not that good,service is poor

    Summary: We had two negative customer experiences at Friendly's in Concordville PA at Rt.202 and Rt.1. The first time, it was generally slow service and a young staff that just didn't seem engaged in their work. Today, it was: very very slow service - they ... read more

  • Friendly's - Kid haven

    Aug 28, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very kid friendly, great ice cream, veggie burger choices
    Cons: unhealthy fried type foods

    Summary: Friendly's is a kid place. It doesn't have a lot of health food options. This restaurant features a lot of burgers, fries, crispy chicken, fried platters and "sit-down fast food". The restaurant has made a few improvements since I was a kid though. ... read more

  • From a former Friendly's waitress

    Aug 9, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good ice cream!!
    Cons: Never enough people working.

    Summary: First I would like to say I know that the service slow at Friendly's. The reason is that there is NEVER enough help. People just do not want to work at Friendly's. The money for waitresses is good, I had 2 cars when I was 19 years old.There are also a ... read more

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