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288 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-4907
+1 802-773-6293
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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West Rutland, Vermont
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not have a great experience here this morning. We waited about 10 minutes for someone to even acknowledge that we were there. It appeared there was only one waitress, one cook, and a manager-type person in the kitchen. When the waitress finally seated us, she apologized saying she was the only person working and it's "not a great company".... More 

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Thank vermonter0851
Rensselaer, New York
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped for lunch after a hike.. Very Clean restaurant but still a Friendly's'. I dont think they have changed their menu in 20 years..

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Thank cdierlmt
Rindge, New Hampshire
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Food was good, but the service was poor due to lack of staff. Upon entering, there is no Hostess booth and you just stand there guessing what your suppose to do. We stood there for about 8 minutes before someone walked out of the kitchen to ask us how many were in the party to be seated. It took a... More 

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Thank LarryD875
Hartford, Vermont
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Building dirty. Food disgusting. Wait staff terrible. Will personal not eat at this establishment again. Chicken over cooked, dry and not edible as well as the entire meal. What one person considers good another may not. Terrible all around.

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Thank Mermaid2777
Terry
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food is classic Friendley's fare, tasty and good. The staff were not prefessional and ignored empty glasses on the table. We ate there three times. On one occasion I accidentally put in the wrong tip amount because I was unfamiliar with how the tableside credit card paymet system worked. Instead of what I wanted to tip, it tipped 25%... More 

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Thank Jane L
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Ate here several times while in Rutland, and though not fancy, was good and affordable. Seating a bit slow at times but once seated, was good.

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Thank jaimzee
San Jose, California
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157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Super friendly (no pun intended) waitress greeted us and continued to be helpful. Far too much grease but excellent value. Weekday breakfasts are 50 per cent off. You probably pay less eating out than cooking for yourself. Unsophisticated BUT ... who wants a sophisticated breakfast?

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Thank Margaret S
South Burlington, Vermont
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316 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I see from reading other reviews that this Friendly's has mixed reviews. We loved it. The service was excellent, the food was great, staff was friendly (excuse the pun), the restaurant and parking lot were clean, bathroom was clean, decent prices. We will definitely go back. It has had some makeovers that we thought were nice and someone greeted us... More 

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Thank Cindervermont
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

You used to be able to get a decent meal at Friendly's. Their service was slow, but the people are nice. This time everything is fried, and I really couldn't find a real meal on the menu. It is always fun to get a free sundae at the end, but it was not worth it later, not because of the... More 

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Thank garyberke
Rutland, Vermont
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This used to be the place to go in Rutland.It is now the place to avoid.Servers don't know what their doing.The food was warm but very bland.I could have made that at home. Business is so bad that weekdays all meals 50 per cent off.They still have empty restaurant with that deal.On the bright side Ice cream is still good... More 

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Thank Jonesy1947

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 288 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701-4907
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rutland
  • Phone Number: +1 802-773-6293

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