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“great service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of TGI Friday's

TGI Friday's
8038 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 761-6000
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Ranked #27 of 193 restaurants in Buena Park
Cuisines: American
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california
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We came for lunch, and were 6 different families of 2-4 each. Staff was very accommodating and allowed each family to have separate checks. Cocktails were fun and refreshing and food varied from good to fair. Salads seems to be the weak link which was surprising to us. I rank it highly due to the excellent and flexible service we received.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“They have some fabulous cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Try the blackberry long island ice tea. Very refreshing after being thrown, dropped, swung around and upside down on the rides. It was peaceful and we enjoyed our drinks here.

Visited June 2013
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Santa Maria, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“A Family Tradition”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Oh yea, definitely a tradition for us!! We've been coming here for years. The food has always been great; the wait staff and host/hostess always friendly and helpful. Although not fine-dining, the food is great and price's reasonable. A family atosphere but not extremely noisy like other places.
Being from out of town, we visit the area at least twice a year. We make it a point to arrive early the day before just to dine here and spend the day shopping at Knott's Berry Farm gift shops.
The atmosphere is so enjoyable, we leave looking forward the the next time we can visit the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“I do NOT recommend this restaurant.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The service was extremely poor at this restaurant. We; along with several other groups waited over 10 minutes at the front entry of the restaurant without being acknowledged by any staff member. After 10 or 15 minutes another customer who was seated in the bar area came over and told us that if we sat in the bar we could get served faster.

We went into the bar area and attempted to purchase a beer. The manager who checked our IDs refused us service stating that you needed a "passport or US driver licence". I have been to dozens of bars and restaurants in half a dozen states in the USA and never once has my Australian driver licence not being sufficient a form of ID.

The food service was very slow as was the customer service, it is the only place over the past week where I left no tip.

I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anybody, especially people travelling from abroad.

Visited May 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Late night snack”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We arrived right when they were closing, but were lucky to get in and bite to eat after traveling all afternoon. The service was good.. but the booth seats, and tables were a bit sticky (unclean).. and seemed very little effort was made to keep the place nice and clean after patrons left. All of our menus stuck together - nearly every page. Food was to be expected.. but overall the cleanliness was less than great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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