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Friend's Restaurant & Pub

Lunch, Dinner
Portuguese, European, Pub
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

The Portuguese menu offered many delicious options and the food was wonderful. However, what made this place special for me was the wait staff. They were very friendly and very helpful in picking out just the right choices for us. They were out of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Herb G
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the edge of the downtown area of Lowell, near parts of the University. There is a small parking lot right next to it and a lot of street parking as well but it's all metered using the "number" system and...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Durge
Reviewed 10 April 2017

My son picked out this spot, solely based on it's proximity to his college. We were headed back to his dorm after a long day, and hungry. The entry offers two options - a small restaurant with table seating, and a small bar with high...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Tracy F
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Best Portuguese food around! No other restaurant can satisfy your craving for an amazing Portuguese meal! love it! I've been to most Portuguese restaurants in the state of Massachusetts and none of them can touch Johns cooking! Best by far!!!! Can't wait to go back!!...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 15 April 2016

We ordered take out from here. And although it took a long time it as very delicious. food was prepared as we requested. we wanted some substitutions and they had no problem with that. it wouldn't be my top choice as a place to go,...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Nina P
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Having been to Portugal, Madeira, and the Azores and having had a relationship with a guy from Lisbon for several years who was a good cook, I'm very familiar with Portuguese cuisine. This is one of my favorite Portuguese restaurants. The food is excellent, and...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank NHjo
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The prices are very reasonable and the food is excellent. This is probably what a quaint restaurant in Portugal looks like. If you love seafood, you'll love what they have to offer here. It's situated in a very convenient location, right downtown and next to...More

Date of visit: January 2015
2  Thank Tabitha T
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Came here for lunch based on tripadvisor reviews. Yes we were forewarned that the food is made to order and be prepared to wait. With two kids in our party of seven, I promptly pre-ordered appetizers even before we were seated. Alas, it was still...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank ms06880
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Several of us visited Friends for the first time recently and enjoyed the intimate atmosphere, excellent service (thank you, Jonathan) and delicious, hot, meals. I heartily recommend the Frutos Do Mar Em Cama de Pasta (Shrimps, scallops and little neck clams in a white wine,...More

Date of visit: May 2014
3  Thank max508
Reviewed 9 December 2013

We were looking for something different while in the area and our hotel provided a list of area restaurants. We decided to try this Portuguese one as we haven't had that specific cuisine. Are we glad we did. Although, we got lost trying to find...More

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank JeanneFromCt
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