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“Excellent value”
Review of TGI Friday's

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Cuisines: American, Bar
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Oceanside, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

One of the best TGIFs on the island. Good tasting food for the value. Lots of varieties. May have lines during evening hours but worth the wait.

Visited March 2013
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Long Island, New York
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153 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“TG it's still a reliable eatery!”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Yes, it's TGI Friday's. Yes, it's a chain o'plenty on Long Island, but I still like it. It's reliable. You know there is a vast menu, reasonable prices and some good cookin going on. On a recent visit there with my son, I was pleased to get great service and a good meal! My son had the chicken tortilla soup, which he said was thick and spicy and perfect for a cold night. Then he ordered the spicy chicken sandwich, which he loved. Juicy chicken, soft roll and a little spicy punch.
I started with the wedge salad, which i cannot get off my mind. It was perfect! Crispy lettuce, dreamy, creamy blue cheese dressing, tasty bacon bits and ripened tomato. DELISH! My shrimp was pretty pedestrian - a little over cooked and a tad dull. The fries were salty and crisp, but overpowered the plate. A couple more shrimp and less fries would have been nice.
The place can get real crowded and very noisy, so try to go off-peak. There are drink specials and money saving meal deals, which you should take advantage of. We prefer to sit in the solarium-like section adjacent to sunrise highway. It tends to be quieter with the tables spaced at a more comfortable distance than the busier main room.
I have to say, the wait staff is young and cute and very attentive. Our waiter was actually a graduate of the college where I work - kind of a sad commentary on the world today - but we had lots to talk about, which made the meal even more pleasant.
Let's be honest, TGI Friday's is not my first choice when dining out, but when you want something close, inexpensive and reliable you know you can go here and leave happy!

  • Visited February 2013
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Bellmore, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great appy's”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

nice place,great service. all the appetizers are delicious especially the asian pot stickers. give it a try

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“The Best Fajitas”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Yes TGIF is a chain but the Fajitas are the best around. I love the steak fajitas and all the sides to build your favorite on one plate. The last time I went they told me they discontinued the Fajitas and I almost left. Hopefully they will get the message and return them to the menu!

Visited February 2012
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Long Island, New York
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103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good the rest of the week, as well!”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Good food and drink. I particularly like the steaks and hamburgers. If you are not into alcohol, the virgin drinks are delicious! nice perks when you join "Stripes", like free chips and salsa when you arrive, free appetizers from time to time, "jump ahead of the line passes", etc.. Bar area tends to be a bit noisy.

Visited September 2012
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