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“Don't go for the food.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of TGI Friday's

TGI Friday's
495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-243-2700
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Ranked #30 of 87 Restaurants in West Orange
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
South Orange, New Jersey
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Don't go for the food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

If you like chain restaurant fare, go for it. The food is mediocre at best. The attraction here is the bar. There is a happy hour/after work crowd pretty consistently- diverse, fun, and friendly. There's almost always a 'scene' here, and it's a fun one.

Visited December 2011
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English first
NEWARK, NJ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Its whatever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Friday's is really not like it used to be. Its just something to eat....... Service not as great as it was before. Lets just say it FELL OFF.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Orlando, Florida
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41 restaurant reviews
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“Poor service and subpar food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

We frequent Fridays in our hometown so assumed this restaurant would be just as good. Stopped in for dinner twice. Thinking the poor service the first time was a fluke we went back for more. Big mistake. The service was painful the second time around. Orders were wrong, so instead of fixing them the waiter just apologized.....and left them wrong. The food and service at this particular store was so awful I filled out the "how did we do" survey and told them the truth. Apparently corporate was less than thrilled with our visit and contacted the manager, who called me a few days later. He too apologized profusely and stated that you can't find good help these days. But he promised to take care of the issues and send us a gift card for our next visit to Fridays. (his waiter wouldn't allow us to use a valid coupon either!). All of this sounded very nice and tidy, however it wasn't true. We never heard from him again and it's been over a month.......oh well. Lesson learned .

  • Visited September 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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Morris County, NJ
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“Still Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2011

We stopped here for lunch the other day. This Fridays is the same as any other Fridays in the US. I actually forgot which town I was in. The food is the same standardized Fridays food.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Morris County, NJ
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“About as average as you can get”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2009

I have been there a couple of times and this Fridays is about the same as any other Friday's in the US. There is nothing special about it that would make it stand out from any other Fridays.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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