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Friendly's Ice Cream Shop

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1000 Reese Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-2272
+1 717-533-4190
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We recently ate at the Friendly's restaurant near the Reese's factory in Hershey, PA. Usually we enjoy eating at Friendly's and we were all excited to eat here. But our excitement soon soured. The food was decent, at least, and it did taste the same as other Friendly's that we've eaten at. Some of us ordered the cheeseburger sliders and... More 

1 Thank JManTraveler
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This Friendlys as others has definitely taken a step down. How lame that by 9:30 at night you are told one of their soups is all sold out. It was much better in the past. We come here every year and we could see the change. And not for the better.

Thank Patrick L
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Took my granddaughter here after a doctor appt. at Hershey Med. Good breakfast, Server was very good with the baby.

Thank donnaibbott
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154 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a bite to eat on our way to more adventures, a wholesome family diner with lovely staff, we were served my Frank who was a total sweetie. I got the all american burger with cheese, it was just the right size for those who dont want to overeat their brains out and the fries come in an... More 

Thank AbraCadaverz
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I have had breakfast and lunch there. Food is ok, cheap eats, service is the only thing that is VERY slow

Thank Bandres
East Coast
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169 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Cheerful and delicious. We were looking for some food to take back to our motel room. Ordered the clam chowder and salad combo. YUM!!! Recommend.

1 Thank Giggy
Chambersburg, PA
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

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 bubbles 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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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 717-533-4190

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?