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Friendly's

1160 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-2127
603-524-5824
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Ranked #30 of 68 restaurants in Laconia
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Ice Cream
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- Oct 12, 2013
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Kilgore, Texas, USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband & I are on an 8 day vacation through New England. This was by far the worst restaurant we stopped at. We were looking for an inexpensive meal but after our experience, I would've paid triple the price for better food & service. The restaurant wasn't clean (floor, tables or chairs), the waitress we had was so incredibly... More

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Johnstown, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I live Friendly's supermelts but in our home town the restaurant is so slow and disorganized we rarely go. We were apprehensive about stopping here but we thought we would give it a try. We were professionally seated and served and finished within 40 minutes. The food was good and hot and made exactly as we requested.... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I've noticed that several local Friendly's franchises have gone downhill. Our family stopped going do to cleanliness, service, and quality issues (in that order). I brought my family to this place reluctantly - but we were HUNGRY! What a very pleasant surprise! GREAT food! Excellent service! Very clean and good value. The manager made a point of stopping by every... More

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Californai/New Hampshire
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Decided to have lunch here on a whim. Ordered the hamburger you create yourself. It was delicious! The waitresses here are nice and seasoned professionals, not the summer kid help we are subjected to in other restaurants. My server, Cindi, was excellent. She was prompt, attentive, helpful & very nice. While I waited for my food to arrive the manager... More

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

The food is good, but not for the price, the location is good. It used to be that friendly's was a good place to go for a sit down experience without the high prices of other chains. The prices aren't that good any more. And the service is always slow, very very slow. Waiters are always pleasant, but it takes... More

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Reno
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We decide to come here and get a quick bite for lunch. The service was slow especially since it wasn't busy. The place is old and had a weird odor to it. The vents were filthy and the walls are in definite need of cleaning. It looked like there was old food that a kids slug on the wall. My... More

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N Berwick ME
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Just like every other Friendly's that is left open. We eat there 2 out of 4 times we're in the area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I will never go back. I used to go often and liked it. The service really is terrible since in became a franchise only and is not company owned. They made mistakes on my orders on more than one visit. Under a company owned unit they would have done something about it, but not now completely uncaring. Didn't do a... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Food was hot, and pretty good. Service was pleasant, but slow. We had a hard time getting someone's attention to get seated, and the whole dining experience took way longer than it needed to.

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Vermont
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114 reviews 114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

When we go to Friendly's in any area we visit, it's because it has cheap food that is relatively good, and it packs lots of nostalgia, as there was a time that we only went to Friendly's because the kids got free and fun sundaes after their kids meals. We got to tolerate the disinterested and overworked staff and slow... More

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