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Friendly's Family Restaurant

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81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
used to like friendly's not anymore

this friendly's menu was mostly fried foods. Even potatoes were fried. In the past they have had a good selection of items. We were disappointed with both menu and our food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Seymour E
silver spring,md
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  • Families with children
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English first
The Colony, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel to the northeast I always try to make one stop at Friendly's. The people are awesome and the food good. No matter what you pick, it'll come out to your table hot and fresh. Oh don't forget the great ice cream. Try the hot fudge sundae. WOW!

Thank Jeff S
Danbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for a quick lunch several times. This store has excellent sandwiches which are reasonably priced. Our favorite is the hot fish sandwich/cheese & of course their excellent Ice Cream dishes. Our favorites are 'banana split' & 'hot fudge sundae'

Thank Tex P
silver spring,md
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119 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

this friendly's menu was mostly fried foods. Even potatoes were fried. In the past they have had a good selection of items. We were disappointed with both menu and our food.

Thank Seymour E
Danbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Always the place to take the family for a meal. Food is great and of course the ice cream. I love their sandwiches and of course my hot fudge sundae.

1 Thank Christopher K
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place, good service and of course Great Ice Cream. Want an inexpensive meal, tasty sandwiches and Great Ice Cream, this is the place.

1 Thank EDWARD M
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135 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Actually , much better than I anticipated. Love the senior discount and the ice cream is really good. And the wait-staff very "friendly"

1 Thank Annatha
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After my hour long drive to Danbury during which I missed the highway exit and needed to go out of my way to turn around to head back toward Danbury, I was anxious, tired, and very hungry. I remembered there was a Friendly's in town, and I had been missing their breakfasts, especially the pancakes, because the Friendly's in my... More 

Thank JoAnne C
North Bergen, New Jersey
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a lovely experience I had at my visit to Friendly's. The host was welcoming and chatted with us a bit. The waitress was also very nice and speedy with our drinks. Our food might have taken a little bit long, but it came out fresh and hot, so was worth the wait. I'd highly recommend this friendly's if you... More 

Thank i_love_europe_35
Monroe, ct
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94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

There's a Chilis next door, go there instead. The service was pretty bad as she got my moms order wrong and it took her 15 minutes to have the bun switched on her burger. Then my salad came with a quarter of an avocado... that had half of it taken out... and the remaining part that i got was literally... More 

1 Thank Jeanna432
Dracut, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I used to eat at Friendly's years ago and always liked it but just haven't been there for a long time. This was a great experience. There was an excellent variety of good food at a good price and specials that were a steal. The staff was friendly and efficient. I highly recommend giving Friendly's a try if you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-748-2476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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