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T G I Friday's

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Panamerican Highway, David, Panama
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
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  • 22
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  • 34
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  • 17
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than nothing

We have been to this TGI Friday's about once a month since it first opened here in David, Panama and the service is just as bad as day one. The food is pretty good and consistent. Once I had a hair in my food and they apologized and brought me a new plate, the same dish, just a different serving.... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
elizabeth c
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Normal, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Equipped in their typical style, the ceiling outlets of the A/C were surrounded by black dirt. Our daughter had Buffalo wings that were completely dried out and appeared to be re heated. The French fries were limp and arrived Luke warm. My extra thick pork chops were about 1/2'' thick, hard to chew, but had a good flavor. The mashed... More 

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Thank Karl S
Boquete, Panama
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This typical American restaurant chain is not well-served by its location in David. The food is mediocre, not even what you would expect of this type of chain. The service was very slow both times we were there, and the menu is far smaller than its American counterparts.

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Thank Sheila S
Normal, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

We have been to this TGI Friday's about once a month since it first opened here in David, Panama and the service is just as bad as day one. The food is pretty good and consistent. Once I had a hair in my food and they apologized and brought me a new plate, the same dish, just a different serving.... More 

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Thank elizabeth c
David, Panama
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Been to TGI in David several times... our last visit was not the best. There were just a few customers in the place but it took a long time to get served. I noted only one waitress, maybe that was the reason. I ordered fajitas... the tortillas were hard, I think over cooked and the various items were not like... More 

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Thank Ray M
Boquete, Panama
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

I didn't like it in the States and it's even worse here. If I wanted American food, I would have stayed in the State's and so should you.

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Thank Steve S
Boquete, Panama
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We've been to TGI Friday's several times and always enjoy the food. The wait staff are competent and friendly. The location was clean and very neat. The restrooms are very clean. I only have one issue that may be a little negative. You can't expect to get in here and out quickly. It takes a while to get the food... More 

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Thank Steve B
David, Panama
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

When I eat at a restaurant I expect good service. Waiting and waiting for your meal to arrive is not a pleasant experience. While the food is pretty good at this TGI Friday's the service for lack of a better word sucks! It is like there is no management and the employees seem to be in la la land. If... More 

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Thank UncleG55711
Panama
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Everytime I go here, I'm extremely disappointed. I keep thinking, "This time they're going to get it right.", but I'm wrong. Driest hamburger I've ever tried, potato skins were also dry and over cooked, my wife's shrimp was overdone as well. They did get the Jack Daniel's drink right (but that's JD's doing).

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Thank Brettster1
David
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food is good, but the noice level is very high. For youngsters this is ok but for elder people it´s a problem. Long waiting time for the dish.

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Thank GoranDavid
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have been several times to this location and my experience has been that the food tends to be ok and sometimes good. Nevertheless, the service is just plain aweful. The servers are not very well trained, they take a long time to get you a menu, serve water, take the order, etc.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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