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Friendly's Family Restaurant

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81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
used to like friendly's not anymore

this friendly's menu was mostly fried foods. Even potatoes were fried. In the past they have had a good selection of items. We were disappointed with both menu and our food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Seymour E
silver spring,md
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Harrison, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I were traveling and decided to stop to have dinner at Friendly's. We are from Maine and have experienced Friendly's Restaurants before, so we knew that we liked the food. When we walked in, not one Friendly's staff greeted us- Mind you, I have 3 children and one of them is in a baby carrier. I was... More 

Thank Callie P
Brookfield, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been a while since I have been to Friendly's. I was by myself, expected to have to wait so I always bring a magazine. I was seated promptly, coffee was brought to the table quickly, order was taken as soon as I decided what I wanted. Ordered the "Big Two Do", two over easy eggs, two link sausages, (... More 

Thank tweetybird123
The Colony, Texas
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

When I travel to the northeast I always try to make one stop at Friendly's. The people are awesome and the food good. No matter what you pick, it'll come out to your table hot and fresh. Oh don't forget the great ice cream. Try the hot fudge sundae. WOW!

Thank Jeff S
Danbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We went here for a quick lunch several times. This store has excellent sandwiches which are reasonably priced. Our favorite is the hot fish sandwich/cheese & of course their excellent Ice Cream dishes. Our favorites are 'banana split' & 'hot fudge sundae'

Thank Tex P
silver spring,md
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122 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

this friendly's menu was mostly fried foods. Even potatoes were fried. In the past they have had a good selection of items. We were disappointed with both menu and our food.

Thank Seymour E
Danbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Always the place to take the family for a meal. Food is great and of course the ice cream. I love their sandwiches and of course my hot fudge sundae.

1 Thank Christopher K
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place, good service and of course Great Ice Cream. Want an inexpensive meal, tasty sandwiches and Great Ice Cream, this is the place.

1 Thank EDWARD M
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139 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Actually , much better than I anticipated. Love the senior discount and the ice cream is really good. And the wait-staff very "friendly"

1 Thank Annatha
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

After my hour long drive to Danbury during which I missed the highway exit and needed to go out of my way to turn around to head back toward Danbury, I was anxious, tired, and very hungry. I remembered there was a Friendly's in town, and I had been missing their breakfasts, especially the pancakes, because the Friendly's in my... More 

Thank JoAnne C
North Bergen, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

What a lovely experience I had at my visit to Friendly's. The host was welcoming and chatted with us a bit. The waitress was also very nice and speedy with our drinks. Our food might have taken a little bit long, but it came out fresh and hot, so was worth the wait. I'd highly recommend this friendly's if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 81 Newtown Rd, Danbury, CT 06810-4118
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-748-2476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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