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TGI Fridays

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1215 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
+1 814-861-5540
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1215 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

It was a TGI Fridays. Our drinks were great and our food was good! I do recommend the Macaroni & Cheese if you are a fan of cheesy Mac & Cheese.

Thank Olivia P
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Enjoyed eating here while visiting State College , PA. This restaurant was large and clean. I had the sesame chicken strips appetizer with Jack Daniels glaze , mashed potatoes and celery with ranch. My brother had a trio of boneless wings with the same sauce,...More

Thank Tia B
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Average American style menu. Food choices lean toward burgers, fries, mexican, asian infused items. Food was ok but nothing to 'write home about' so to speak. Service was below average.

Thank BoHoMamma59
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We have this restaurant chain in California and I wasn't very impressed with the food or service. However, the Penn State location was walking distance from our hotel so figured why not. The food was good and better than previous experiences. Really liked the spinach...More

Thank grayfamilyshops
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Went for a last minute Mother's Day dinner after a day of traveling and it was perfect! They gave us our drinks in special glasses that we got to take home with us and the food was phenomenal! My mom was very pleased and so...More

Thank kbead
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Very disappointed in the quality of food, no flavor or seasoning. Staff was sweet & friendly and the soup was good. I had ribs and shrimp wrapped in bacon. The ribs were fatty without flavor and the bacon on the shrimp was pretty raw. My...More

Thank Lynsaid
Reviewed February 19, 2018

My wife and I went here at 10:30 p.m. and I ordered a coffee. I was told they "ran out of coffee." I silently replayed the scene from "Airplane!" in which the flight attendant announces the pilot has been felled by illness and the plane...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Really enjoy going here for lunch. They have a lot of burger choices that are all very good. They always come out cooked as requested. The servers are always friendly and attentive. I never have a problem getting there and back in my lunch hour.

Thank Electraglide2005
Reviewed July 22, 2017

Our Hotel (Comfort Suits) was right around the corner from TGIF. Our grandkids were thrilled. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful to us. Good choice.

Thank MILA611
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Went because we received a coupon in the mail for BOGO on a meal with a soft drink. The drinks - iced tea and raspberry lemonade (tasty) cost over $4 each. The "bargain" wasn't. The really bad news? The grilled salmon tasted fishy and gamey...More

Thank chickncoralee
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1215 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-2984
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-861-5540
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In Manhattan in 1965, there was no place where people could go out to meet friends and make new ones in an environment that was at once both relaxed and yet exciting. Then, Alan Stillman opened Fridays as a way, he said, "to meet Pan Am stewardesses." Suddenly, there was a place with great food, new and exciting drinks and an electric energy. A place where bartenders mixed the environment just as well as they mixed drinks. In short, a place like nowhere else. Today, Fridays in State College, PA is still America's most iconic bar and grill. We embrace and celebrate our heritage as a bar. One that just happens to serve killer food in an environment where it's always Friday.
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