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1000 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2272
717-533-4190
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 19
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 11
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Ok for lunch

Stopped in for lunch. Waitress was friendly and food came quickly. Food was ok but the ice cream we had after was delicious!! Glad we saved room for it. Will go back but just for the ice cream.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
kiwizoe
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Service was very bad. Took long for the waitress to come that first time. It took her even longer to bring our drinks and when she finally did, she only brought them for half our table. We waited for almost 30 min for our food which consisted of three orders of Mac'n Cheese, one BLT and a salad... Then we... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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242 reviews 242 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Waitress was friendly and food came quickly. Food was ok but the ice cream we had after was delicious!! Glad we saved room for it. Will go back but just for the ice cream.

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Food was tasty, staff extremely pleasant and restrooms SUPER CLEAN. Though it was a small restaurant it was a refreshing experience and we would visit again.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Let me start by saying that I love Friendly's and that I've been coming to this particular one for years and years. It appears to be rapidly going down hill though, the staff is short and not very helpful, they are often out of different things, and the food has become less than desireable. However, it's still a decent place... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stopped here for breakfast on way home. Great meal for the price. Location was good as well. Would likely stop back on future visits.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Service was great. It was the only place open in Hershey on New Year's Day. Food was prepared with care & server checked on us regularly. It's a great value considering the type of food you're getting. Kids menu was varied & included healthy options. Overall, solid choice all around. We might be tempted to try other Friendlys now.

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New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We all like Friendly's, but the service was soooo slow that we almost left. We were finally waited on and then it took forever for the food to arrive. My order was wrong, but I was so tired from waiting that I just ate it. All their food is good, it just wasn't what I had ordered as a side.... More 

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Hummelstown
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My kids always want to come here. The food is always prepared properly and the ice cream is great. The menu could have a little more selection. But what is on there is great. I would like to see the breakfast menu expanded and times available extended.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I love the ice cream selection at Friendly's!! There are lots of flavors and toppings. However, our meals were not very good. The food was dried out and not very flavorful. The service was excellent and the restaurant was nice and clean.

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Chardon, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Went to this Friendly's for ice cream. Our waitress Ericka was outstanding. Very personable and attentive. The manager Dora was equally accomadating. The only draw back is the small servings. Ice cream was good but a three scoop sunday is a one scoop everywhere else.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2272
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: 717-533-4190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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