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“As long as you don't mind waiting!”
Review of Friendly's

Friendly's
Ranked #115 of 276 Restaurants in Wilkes-Barre
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“As long as you don't mind waiting!”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We walked in to Friendly's and had to wait a minute to be seated, although there was only one other couple seated, and only one waitress on a Sunday morning at 7:30.
We ordered decaf coffee but had to wait as she had non brewed. When the waitress served the coffee it was so weak it was like drinking hot water!
As we sat waiting for our breakfast, several customers came in and had to wait to be seated. The food was OK.
I am not a restaurantuer, but I know when something is wrong and when Friendly extra help is needed. I would not refer a friend here for Sunday morning breakfast!

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“OK restaurant, love the free balloons”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We live about 45 miles from Wilkes-Barre. Every so often, we go there to shop. The Friendly's is one of our "go-to" restaurants. It's conveniently located by the mall and has ample parking.

The menu is limited - certainly, less extensive than Perkins. The food is good, but not a knock-out. Prices are about what you would expect for a coffee shop. In short, it's an okay restaurant.

The highlights: free balloons for the kids (my 6 year old daughter loves them) and the kid's menu includes drink and an ice cream dessert (also a hit with my daughter) with the meal.

On our most recent trip, we were seated promptly; the staff was very friendly and our waitress was very personable. The food was good - my wife very much liked her Asian salad, my sandwich was fine, and my daughter liked her lunch.

We did notice that the restaurant had a musty smell, something we had not noticed on prior visits. While the restaurant was clean, it is aging and could stand a little fresh paint outside.

Friendly's is what you would expect from a coffee shop - good food at a reasonable price. That's enough for us to return every once in a while.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Mike S
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Ashley, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Whoopie”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Long wait for food, high prices, and a shrinking menu. More like a lunch than anything, almost 6$ for a shake, sandwich is 8$

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank harley n
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Scranton
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, service could be better”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food at the Wilkes Barre Friendly's is good. The restaurant is clean, the service is on and off. We've been there a couple of times, the first time it was like we were in Siberia. We were seated, served food, given the bill. No one ever checked to see if we wanted desert which came with the meal. The second visit was better but we noticed that that time, there was a manager present. Service was excellent on that visit, the server attentive to our needs and even went out of her way to help (I'm in a wheelchair and sometimes servers treat me like an oddity), to the point of opening and closing the entrance doors when we came.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Marie O
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Cincinnati
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, fast and courteous service.”
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Prices and portions a good deal. This was a good choice to dine while staying at the Comfort Inn. Other choices in the vicinity included a McDonald's as well as others.

Visited August 2012
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Thank def452
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