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Friendly's Family Restaurant

81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
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Ranked #97 of 253 Restaurants in Danbury
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Sep 11, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
norwich, Connecticut, USA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

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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tonawanda, new york
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Its a friendly's. Everyone knows the drill. Always good, clean, polite service and a standard menu. In Danbury, it's steps from the hotel so very convenient.

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New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Friendly’s in Danbury, CT is really cool and amazing. The service was okay. It was nice because it had fast service and a lot of menu items. The ambiance, it was great. It was kind of fun. There were pictures with I SPY also. It was amazing. The food was awesome. It was yummy. There are lots of choices for... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We enjoy ourselves whenever we go. We mostly go for ice cream but have enjoyed dinners there too. We'll go back!

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I have children. Children love Friendly's because they have no clue what good service and good food should look like. They get crayons and bizarre tiered wire serving trees. We adults get pissed off at the bad service, the poor value and the inevitable heartburn. I really don't like this place at all. I get forced to visit from time... More

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Port Charlotte
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was looking forward to having dinner here at Friendlys after traveling all day since I grew up going to this restaurant and loved it. After being away for a number of years I really expected more. The staff was unfriendly and not as diligent as they should be. The food was terrible and cold. I got a hot fudge... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I will begin by saying that the service is slow but the waitresses are friendly and do their best. They are currently hiring as they are obviously short-staffed. The food and prices are worth the wait though. My husband and I really enjoy their supermelts. They recently had a special that included a free happy ending sundae with each supermelt... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Enjoyed their special... free happy endings sundae with purchase of a super melt sandwich, which proved to be an excellent choice. Very friendly staff as well.

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