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Friends & Company Inc.

11 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
(203) 245-0462
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Ranked #12 of 38 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Madison, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant for food. It is just out of the center of town a bit, less than 1.5 miles, but an easy ride. If you don't need serious atmosphere or ambiance this is a great place for lunch or dinner. The wait staff is friendly and well trained.

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pobox609
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A very reliable restaurant that's been around for a long time and deserves to be. It has its regular menu items and always very good specials. Never walked away hungry or unhappy.

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Madison, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

for years this is a proven decent restaurant with great atmosphere, good service, reasonable prices and great food. A local asset!!!

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Reston, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Visited on a quiet Sunday night. Staff was very helpful and gracious despite our late arrival. Menu was creative and provided a nice variety of options.

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Madison, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We discovered Friends about a year ago and have been back several times. The atmosphere is comfortable with booths for 2 - 4 people that are quite private. Great, dark bread is served upon seating. The specials are wonderful, and the chefs know how to cook fish (not over done). It's our go to restaurant in Madison

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Nothing can start a meal off worse than being seated by a hostess, then waiting several minutes for a wait person to show up with a menu, water, to say "Hi, I'll be right with you", or take a drink order. Hopefully this is not the norm; but these days when everyone with a smartphone is reviewing your restaurant -... More

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Guilford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Friends & Co. consistently has good food and great service. While it's not coffee-shop casual, it's not a high-end, too-fancy-for-bringing-the-kids place either. Another plus is the reasonable spacing between tables and the general noise level, allowing you to actually hear what your guests across the table have to say. This place has regulars for a reason!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I last ate at Friends & Co as a child more than 25 years ago. Dining there again this past weekend, I was convinced the place couldn't possibly meet my nostalgia-influenced expectations. But it did. The herb bread was just as delicious, and everything we ordered had a home-cooked touch. And the service made me feel like a regular despite... More

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New London, Connecticut
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56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Friends and Co. has long been a favorite of mine. I love their home made breads and healthy salads. I miss the seed tray which they no longer offer. However, their menu always has healthy offerings and great specials.

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We've now been to dinner here on 3 occasions since January. All experiences were excellent -- service, food, atmosphere. Good value for your dollar as well. No wonder it's been in business a long time. And, BTW, the chefs will not over cook fish if the server is given a request not to over cook!

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