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TGI Friday's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Amador Avenue & Pelicano Avenue | Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal, Panama City 8001, Panama
+507 211-4500
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Helena, Montana
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunched at TGI Friday's while staying at the Country Inn near the canal. Crowded and noisy inside, music too loud, hard to have a conversation or communicate with the server. Staff did not understand the term "gluten free" which limited options for ordering lunch so we opted for salads. Our Spanish mostly non-existent and staff had only limited English, so... More 

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Thank Daniel E
Hooper
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed in the Country Inn and Suites so this is the only restaurant close by. The service in this place was good the first time we went, except it took a little long for food to come. We ate here a total of 4 times. The service got worse each time. The last time, after our food was delivered... More 

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Thank Rulon F
Brechin
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed at the Country Inn & Suites in Panama City and found this restaurant inside. It was simply nice to get North American food and drinks for a change. I love to eat local food when traveling and usually try it all but, after a long trip, nothing tastes better than a Bacardi & Coke with a steak, shrimp... More 

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Thank Alec P
south wales
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288 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Attached to the hotel so very convenient if you don't feel like going further afield. Staff are friendly some with a little English. Typical menu with good size portions, well presented and nicely cooked. Busy throughout the day and evening. Nice outside (under cover) seating. Good atmosphere around bar, may have been helped due to watching the Copa Cup!

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Thank minseee
Cancun, Mexico
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The meals here were very reminiscent of the TGI Fridays in the states. The preparation, taste and presentation all were great.

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Thank Robert C
Tampa, Florida
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

The Broccoli Cheese soup was cut with something (probably water or milk), yielding a watery, tasteless bowl of nearly inedible tripe. The order was completely mangled. Wrong salad dressing. Substitution of veggies for fries forgotten. Similar errors. Fried chicken on salad was rubbery and barely warm, presumably because it came from a warming drawer or microwave rather than having just... More 

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Thank Ron M
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

We regularly eat here whenever we stay at the Country Inn and Suites at the Panama Canal. The place is getting better with experience, and now you can count on a good meal, and a good drink. We like the menu mix, which has all the old American favorites you'd find in the United States, but also a few menu... More 

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Thank Philip P
David, Panama
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

It was late, we were tired and the hotel we were in had no restaurant. So, we walked to TGI Fridays and had some decent food. Service was pretty good considering it was crowded. My experience at this restaurant chain has always been acceptable.

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Thank UncleG55711
Norwich, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife dined here due to it being close to our hotel after a long trip to Panama. We have both been to T.G.I's so we knew what to expect in terms of food and service. Wow...were we disappointed. Firstly the service was ridiculously slow. We waited a good 45 minutes for our food and then after the... More 

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Thank dukerarino
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The renovation was well done and the place needed it. The food is always what you expect, but sometimes looks like it is very hard for the staff to handle a lot of people, because it is a very popular place.

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Thank Franklin W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amador Avenue & Pelicano Avenue | Country Inn & Suites By Carlson Panama Canal, Panama City 8001, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: +507 211-4500

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