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Panamerican Highway, David, Panama
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food is worse then terrible

After spending the entire day, ordering products for our resort in Bocas, TGI was on the way home so we stopped. I fully well knew it was after 7 so they would be slow. I expected the place to not be busy, it was not busy, so I expected the service to be faster than normal. I ordered something... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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Jaco, Costa Rica
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

After spending the entire day, ordering products for our resort in Bocas, TGI was on the way home so we stopped. I fully well knew it was after 7 so they would be slow. I expected the place to not be busy, it was not busy, so I expected the service to be faster than normal. I ordered something easy,... More 

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Riverside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The TGI's in David has similar food as the U.S. just not the same quality. We have stopped there probably 5 times in the two years we have been here, but were not impressed. They did have special prices on things advertised in the window, but we had to argue with management to get the discount. The hamburger was typical... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped here on our way from Coronado to Boquete. There isn't much along that terrible highway so it was a relief to find anything at all. $48 USD is far too expensive for a glass of wine, a beer, a burger and a wrap. Especially in Panama! Good was OK but not great...typical chain food. Service was just OK. We... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Probably one of the better chains. They are pretty consistant with a good menu choice. The burgers are good and a nice range of dishes for almost everyone. Prices are reasonable and service good too. Nicely fitted out too and very conveniently situated. Would recommend for a meal if in David. Usual cleanliness that you find in all TGI Fridays.

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Duncan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This restaurant is a typical chain but that means the prices are not Panamanian prices. Especially in David, which has much more reasonable restaurant prices than Panama City. It is usually quite noisy as the music is very loud. Food is okay but nothing special. Nice desserts which many Panamanian restaurants do not have.

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Shotton, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Food was up to normal standard - music was very loud. Service was good - not as good as some of the other TGI's I have visited. Being in the heart of the St David's Centre means it appears to be constantly busy.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We live in the area and usually love TGI Friday's food, however here if is different. We have eaten here several different times. Every time we leave saying "why did we come here." The service is always bad, and the portions are definitely not worth the price. I will have to admit most of the time the food was good,... More 

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Tacoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had good food but thought we were still in the states as far as prices are concerned. The wait staff are very pleasant and timely. I hesitate to return because of the costs.

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David, Panama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I eat here every month. And I Love the Jack Daniels Ribs. I have eaten a lot of other things but my favorite are the Ribs.

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Pittsburg, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The first time I went there I ordered jambalaya and after about 30 minutes wait received pasta instead. I complained and they agreed to change it to what I ordered, however after 20 minutes (now almost an hour) I decided to try my luck somewhere else. There was no misunderstanding to what I ordered initially, since I pointed my choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Panamerican Highway, David, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Chiriqui Province  >  David

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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