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81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
203-748-2476
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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Good Food. The Best Ice Cream Creations

IMHO The best ice cream creations and friendly and courteous staff. Food is good for reasonably priced chain restaurant. Much better comparable than DQ Grill and Chill again IMHO

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Monroe, ct
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

IMHO The best ice cream creations and friendly and courteous staff. Food is good for reasonably priced chain restaurant. Much better comparable than DQ Grill and Chill again IMHO

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My family and I went here, mostly because Kids wanted chicken fingers and ice cream. We got inside and sat down at far table. I looked around and saw half of the tables still had their menus. We waited and waited and waited. Saw 1 server take a tables order while rest waited. Finally after 15 minutes we said were... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Terrible Service - waited 45 minutes tonight for food to come out after being seated - took 15 minutes to pay the check even!!!! They must have lost 1/2 of their business (50 people) - cause there was not enough waitresses to seat people once they came in - tables went empty for long time - Resturant was severely under... More 

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Mahopac, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We go here after shopping at the Danbury Fair mall. Good food at reasonable price. The waiter Pat was fantastic.

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somewhere,ct
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This has to be one of the worst Friendly's. Let's start with the initial entering of the building...you get overwhelmed by the stench of dirty carpets, and old food. Completely outdated and DIRTY. The seat had a 12 inch rip on the booth we sat in. Dusty, sticky, and worse...the FLIES! Flies were all over the restaurant. We had a... More 

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norwich, Connecticut, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

stopped in for a breakfast with my 3 granddaughters - next time i will just order them one pancake dish - was huge service was nice and friendly and quick...enjoyed that

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New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Since I was staying at a nearby hotel, I took the kids here as an alternative to the hotel breakfast. I remember going to Friendlys as a kid, and thinking it was the best food and ice cream place and being impressed even up till a few years ago. We were seated right away. The table and seats were full... More 

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Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Im sitting in Friendly's parking lot writing this review. Friendly's has really gone down the tubes. I walked up to their outdoor window to buy a ice cream come. Was the only person at the window. July 21 around 9:00pm. I stood there at the window for about 7-8 minutes. The staff inside looked at me several times and looked... 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

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