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Friendly's Ice Cream Shop

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1000 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2272
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Chambersburg, PA
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A business associate and I were coming through town on our way to a meeting when we decided to stop here remembering past trips to other Friendly's. We were not in a hurry but did have a schedule to follow and the restaurant was not crowded. Our waitress was okay but informed my colleague curtly that breakfast (listed in the... More 

Thank krstbone
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We walked inand the greeters were very friendly and the waitress was also friendly. We ordered and the food came and there was mayo on my burger so she sent it back to get fixed but came back with mayo on it then i told her i would just order another meal and she told me they would take care... More 

Thank GARY A
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

The food at Friendly's is average at best. Nothing special at all. Overall, the menu is overpriced. The service is slow and not very friendly (ironic, isn't it?) The saving grace for Friendly's is their ice cream, which is really good and reasonably priced.

Thank HSY1
New York
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

A couple years ago the Friendly's in my area all closed so I was surprised and happy to see one right by the Hershey Lodge. We ate here for lunch. We shared an app (mozz sticks) and had the Friendly Frank and a burger. It was delicious. Plenty of wait staff and they were friendly. It was very clean (something... More 

1 Thank KelMQ
Lakeland, Florida
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

This place serves more than just ice cream. They have a great tomato basil soup, great burgers and fries and the fish platter was terrific. My daughter had an ice cream sundae it looked amazing. The service is fabulous, it's clean, friendly and fast. the prices are fantastic too! We would definitely stop here again if in the area.

1 Thank J E
Jessup, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We chose to go to Friendly's for lunch while visiting Hershey Park. We had an hour to kill while waiting to check-i at the hotel after our morning in the park. The overall appearance of the restaurant was nice, and seemed clean. All of the staff were very nice, and were clearly working hard to keep their customers happy, except... More 

1 Thank 133jamib
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I am with everyone on these reviews. We always love Friendly's b/c we don't have them where we live. So I made a special trip to go with the kids. Food was just ok. Seriously. Service was really much too slow. This location needs and overhaul on service/style. Ice cream was reliably delicious.

Thank drchumby
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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271 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We ate here for lunch. Restaurant wasn't busy at all. Once we were seated it took a while for our server to come over. We ordered beverages and it took over 10 minutes before the server brought them out. The food was decent. We ordered four meals and two of the burgers we ordered didn't taste fresh. The other two... More 

Thank Luv-that-farm
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Came here with the family for early dinner and ice cream. Restaurant was mostly empty but service was still very slow. Staff seems poorly trained, our waitress was impolite, and I saw a lot of folks standing around looking unorganized. My burger was partially burned but edible. I tried a bite of my granddaughter's chicken fingers. They were very dry,... More 

Thank applathier
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We eat at this restaurant in Florida. Same great food. Service was good. good price. restaurant was clean.

1 Thank John E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2272
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: 717-533-4190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?