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Friendly's Ice Cream Shop

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130 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770-4009
+1 203-729-6394
07:00 - 23:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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111 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

As a lilttle girl I grew up eating at Friendly's. It was the highlight of my good report card treat and weekends getting ice cream with friends as I got older. But this entire chain has gone down. No matter how many renovations or menu additions they can't get it right. I'm talking about all locations in Connecticut and yes... More 

Thank paralegal4444
Edmundston, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

They sat us down at a dirty table and never cleaned it, food was awesome, my little guy began playing on the ziosk on the table and we we're billed 1,99 for it, you should really tell people certain things aren't free

Thank Thierry T
Rocky Mount
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Always love going here for special nights. Great deals, good food and no more long waits! All the classics plus new items keeps the menu fresh.

Thank Lisa G
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

This place is not my choice for breakfast. Everything about is just average. There are plenty of other places in the area with superior value. As for the ice cream and other desserts, Carvel has got them beat. Go there if there is no other option.

Thank Fred S
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

Went there for lunch with family. I had clam chowder which was pretty good, right temp and didn't need any salt or pepper. My daughter had kids meal with happy ending. The chocolate ice cream. But it didn't taste like chocolate, more like mint which was weird.

Thank Sandra G
Long Island New York
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142 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Decided to stop here for breakfast while traveling along route 8 on our way to Upstate New York (our route had very little options as far as places to stop for food, meaning Friendly's was kind of our only choice). However, we weren't disappointed. Our service was good, with a friendly waitress, though service I guess was a little on... More 

Thank comsewogian
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Service is usually slow, food could be good or bad depending on the day.ice cream is still good. I've gotten rotten lettuce in my salad. Plastic in my soup. U know doing good here..keep driving unless your getting ice cream

Thank J P
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156 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We frequent Friendly's for the ice cream sundaes, which they usually make really well here, but we also have lunch or dinner too because we get coupons through the mail. This Friendly's is very inconsistent. Some of the servers are friendly and some are really rude. Sometimes the food is good, but occasionally it's eh. Sometimes the place is clean... More 

Thank JCW627
Beacon Falls, Connecticut
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

This friendlys is on par with most friendlys restaurants. Ok service, ok food, and ok prices. Nothing special here. I noticed that the waitresses really work hard and i made sure to tip accordingly.

Thank scottc887
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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187 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Food was great, wait staff friendly and on top of their game. Which is a huge improvement! That's where it ends. Very disappointed in the new decor, or lack there of. Boring white walls, ready from a surgical ward. Bathroom? More like forgotten room. Dirty, in serious need of a redo. Carpet on the floor? Awful. They tried to update,... More 

Thank honeydoll272

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Rubber Ave, Naugatuck, CT 06770-4009
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Naugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 203-729-6394

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