MANY years ago I worked at a Friendly's in IL. Seeing one near our hotel got me excited to see if it had changed much. The decor colors are still the same. But it was clean and of course had a more condensed menu then we had (again years ago).
One of the things I truly remembered having (and people raved about) was the clam chowder. Needless to say they must either skip or cut back on the butter we use to add. Did NOT care for it at all. Yes, it does come from a can but we doctored it up. They don't. yeck.
However, the clam strips were still the same. Delicious! The tender and moist. Served w/french fries and slaw.
My friend ordered a tuna melt and said it was tasty but one side of the bread had been toasted a bit too much and was hard.
She had the dessert and truly enjoyed building her own sundae.
Would I recommend it? I guess so. Good place to take kids.
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