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TGI Friday's

1215 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
814-861-5540
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Ranked #76 of 211 restaurants in State College
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Thousand Oaks, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Very happy! Lunched there today. Graduation weekend. This is a really good restaurant. Great service from Andrew. Loved the clam chowder and salad. Don't under estimate this location! You will be surprised!

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I ordered this dish that is basically a steak with some type of lobster cream topping. I ordered it medium. When the steak came, one side was completely black, i mean to the point I couldn't even scrape off the burnt. The other side looked as if it had been barely cooked at all. The lobster cream sauce was room... More

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Pennsylvania
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135 reviews 135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We've eaten at this chain now and then (on the road 225+ nights per year) although we always prefer to eat "local". That said, we were very pleased with our food and service late on a snowy, Sunday night. My husband deemed his mojito "excellent" and we had a fresh, well-prepared entree salad and sandwich. A good experience.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

I have been several times trying to give them the chance to get things right but just never get 'wow'ed. I have had everything from burgers, chicken sandwiches, salads, to the chicken and shrimp skillet meal. There has never been a time I didn't have to send something back. One time they had to redo my son's sweet potato fries... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We went for happy hour which was a pretty good value....all appetizers at half price and beers at 3 dollars as well as some more "special" drinks at 6.00. But it took some arguing and cajoling with the waiter to achieve--he hadn't seen the same menu and price lists I had. Definitely a nice place for happy hour--I have not... More

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Morrow, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Since it was summer and all the Penn State students were gone, we did not have to wait for a table. We walked over after 7 pm and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. Our food was very good.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Service was great. Food was good. Restaurant location was relatively close to most of the hotels in the area.

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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was one of the better TGIF's that we have been to. The food and service were both outstanding considering we were there on graduation weekend. Food was very fresh and came quickly.

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State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The service at TGIF is great. The wait staff work together to bring your food hot and to give you any extras. Display of food is beautiful and love everything I've eaten here. I frequent this restaurant at least every other week.

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is your typical TGIFridays, but for being so close to a college campus we have been consistently disappointed in their early hours. Great service, even had a waiter chase us out to our car when we forgot something.

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