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288 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-4907
(802) 773-6293
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were visiting Rutland and stopped for ice cream after dinner. No one greeted us for several minutes so we were beginning to think t was a seat yourself deal. After 4-5 minutes, the host appeared from the kitchen and seated us at a booth.Waitress (very pleasant) appeared quickly and delivered the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
nativevter60
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Jericho, Vermont
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service cold food three times over last 6 months. Today the bathrooms were gross! Walked in and know one even looked at us for 8 minutes and the restaurant wasn't even half full.

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Thank Christina W
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Right after walking in, it was clear that the manager of the restaurant was overwhelmed and disorganized. When I received the BLT I ordered, I noticed that there was hardly any bacon on my sandwich. There was one tiny piece on each half. Overall, the service was slow and we waited 20 minutes for our check to arrive. Would not... More 

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Thank Erin S
Buford, United States
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The food is good and the choices are plentiful. Great value for the money. The service lives up to its name,,,Friendly.

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Thank Sandra C
Texarkana, Texas
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We had a bad hotel experience in Rutland, so the last morning we headed over to Friendly's rather than face the free "hot" breakfast we were subjected to during our stay. So glad we did....wonderful coffee, delicious food, and a waitress that gave us tips for where to find the best deals on Vermont apples and syrup. We also overheard... More 

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Thank RobFin2012
Jericho, Vermont
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were visiting Rutland and stopped for ice cream after dinner. No one greeted us for several minutes so we were beginning to think t was a seat yourself deal. After 4-5 minutes, the host appeared from the kitchen and seated us at a booth.Waitress (very pleasant) appeared quickly and delivered the order promptly. And, as usual, Friendly's ice cream... More 

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Thank nativevter60
Ludlow, Vermont
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Friendly's - no matter where you go, is well-known for its ice cream treats and, in a less manner, sandwiches and breakfast. It's dependable and family-oriented.

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Thank RalphP2
Rutland, Vermont
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had not been to the local Friendly's in over a year. We decided to try them because of their special offer of a small Fribble and a hamburger with cheese on bread for $2.00 -- supposedly like they used to offer it. When we entered, a noticeably vacuous "hostess" seated us. We asked to sit near the entrance because... More 

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Thank Vermonter33
Franklin, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped on our way thru Rutland for a meal that was above a fast food place. We ordered sandwiches, After a 30 minute wait and no food we started bugging our server. He checked in the kitchen and said the food would be right there. 15 minuter later still no food, checked with the manager. OOPS the food still... More 

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Thank Carl C
West Rutland, Vermont
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visit the Rutland, Vermont Friendly's every time I get my Honda Accord serviced at Shearer Honda right next door. I have many, many fond memories visiting the Rutland Friendly's with my daughters. The Friendly's menu is not what it once was, but it meets my needs, and at a reasonable price. Server Marla ALWAYS asks about my daughters (now... More 

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Thank MGBguy72
Albany NY
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Myself, my teenage daughter and her friend stopped when we were in the area as we don't have many Friendly's restaurants still open in our hometown and the girls wanted to have dinner at Friendly's!! When we arrived, there were some patrons but not many. We were seated after a few moments wait. Before we could even sit in our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 288 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: (802) 773-6293

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?