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981 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755-5017
+1 732-244-6772
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Jackson,NJ
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139 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my wife , son in law and daughter for dessert . Ice cream was fair. For 4 sundaes it cost over $30 with tip. Service was slow and the manager was trying to sell everyone coupon tickets for different organizations. Most of the food on the menu was fried. Would not go back and would not recommend to anyone... More 

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Thank foodmanJackson_NJ
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Service ~ Average. Food ~ Average. Atmosphere ~ Average. Even their ice cream is Average and that is what a lot of people seem to come in for. They offer a discount for seniors 60+. But if you don't look you age they make you feel like you are trying to steal the store! Not worth it. Everything is fried... More 

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Thank Karen A
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Had several meals here - great staff and good food. Lots to choose from including ice cream! Great way to end a dinner.

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Thank Nancy M
Lakewood, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Good ice cream, good hamburgers, and I love their grilled cheese sandwhiches, No one ever mistook a Friendly's for a gourmet restaurant, but its a reliable place to take the kids or stop for an ice cream treat.

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Thank Marta H
Manchester Township, New Jersey
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Not a great fan of their ice cream, but their lobster roll sandwich, available in the summer is delicious. That is primarily the time we go there.

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Thank Franrginsburg
New York City, New York
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

I hate Friendly's but the hubby likes it for some unknown reason, so when we moved here, gave the local a try. Just as dirty and just as disappointing as any other Friendly's I've been to in NJ.

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Thank DJBiscuit .
Toms River, New Jersey
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Friendly's menu has a lot of tasty melts, burgers, and fried platters. The food is consistently good. Our favorites are the burgers, melts, and the crispy chicken salad. Their ice cream and sundaes are above average, Their soups ($3.99) and coffee ($2,45 refill cup) are a bit expensive. This is not a place to visit if you're watching your calorie... More 

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Thank Ken_NJ_11islands
Toms River, New Jersey
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

On my most recent visit the waitress was very polite and friendly. The food was decent, although I liked it better when they had more of a variety and miss things like their steaks. Not to me it is more just a burger joint. Ice cream is very tasty and they offer plenty of different toppings. They did get rid... More 

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Thank Ken N
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Friendly's Ice cream is the best tasting! I love a good vanilla ice cream with hot fudge, whip cream and an a cherry on top and this is the sit down go to place in town to get this. Ice cream at its best ! Convenient to where I live and across the street from the Ocean County Mall

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Thank 525AJB
beachwood nj
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Went for lunch and it was the worst experience we ever had. Our orders were wrong and had to send the food back to get it right. Alsothe staff was un friendly, they wouldn't come to the table to talk to me about our service.

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Thank mike c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 981 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755-5017
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Toms River
  • Phone Number: +1 732-244-6772

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?