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“Why are there three when none would do?” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Friendly's

Friendly's
2309 N Triphammer Rd, Ste FS1, Ithaca, NY 14850-1060
607-272-0984
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Ranked #128 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
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Upstate, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Why are there three when none would do?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is one of three Friendly restaraunts in Ithaca. They are equally pretty bad. There is no Denny's here; you have to go to Horseheads or Geneva for that. ,There is no other place to get breakfast , so if you want something besides fast food, this is it, sadly.

Friendly's food is tasteless, and no matter how few people there are in one of their establishments, it takes forever to get served.

But this passed Easter Sunday was beyond the pale. We were finishing a minor kitchen renovation, and the home improvement joints are on Rte. 13., so we decided to stop. There were a total of six people at three tables in the main room. So we ordered, and waited. And waited. And waited. TWENTY FIVE MINUTES later, we were finally served cold food. I don't mean 'not hot,' I mean cold.

When the waitress finally came over and gave the standard how is everything? I told her the food was cold. Then she explained that there were two huge parties in the back room.

Well, now I know!! That makes it all better that I got cold, tasteless food as did my husband, only he didn't say anything. She took my breakfast off of the bill. Next time, we'll will go the Burger King for breakfast, where we can 'have it our way,' fast.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Better Breakfast than the Hampton”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

If you are staying at the Hampton, this is restaurant is the place to eat a decent breakfast.

Visited March 2012
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Fairmont, WV
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Very underrated!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

I visit Ithaca several times a year, and always make a point to stop and eat at one of the three Friendly's in the Ithaca area. Even though it is maligned as a chain, I find the food excellent and homey. Some people rate places after one experience, which they shouldn't.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Awful!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

We visited this Friendlys for a quick dessert. Our intention was to place a take out order for ice cream and return to some family we were visiting. We placed our order, and waited. 30 minutes later, we still had not received our order. A "manager" showed up at the counter and asked if she could help us. We told her we had been waiting for 30 minutes for a simple ice cream order. She acted frustrated with us for being frustrated with them, and then started working on our order. The most amazing thing was even after all this, the "manager" made my wifes order completely wrong. NEVER, at any time, were there any apologies for the delays. The final product is just not worth that kind of trouble.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Ick.

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