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222 Winthrop Ave, Lawrence, MA 01843-3824
+1 978-689-8565
07:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Horrible service and cold food, won't return. Waited almost 15 minutes for a server and finally had to flag her down.

Thank Ted B
Methuen, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Stopped in after having dinner elsewhere and really wanting a treat. Place was hopping for almost 9 pm. Met at the door by very friendly staff person, Leonardo, who seated us and was our server for the evening. His friendly service continued the entire night, attentive, smiling, really nice young man. The 4 of us each ordered a Sundae, which... More 

Thank MicheinMA
Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We had been at a cookout most of the day. So we really were not looking for a small dinner, but rather a snack of some sort. Ice Cream always hits the spot. This place is within walking distance of our hotel. Literally, cross the parking lot of the hotel and you are at this Friendly's. I had a Hot... More 

Thank Jeanne O
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2016

The children's special suppose to attract more people....it's the reason we don't go back. Children climbing , yelling and going into my purse! Our ice creams were wrong and just added over it, surprise we noticed! Manager came over and when I explained my daughter had allergies she got mad be cause we had already eaten some.lucky not the nuts!... More 

Thank LAAM2016
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Stopped in this friendly's for ice cream last Saturday. It was very clean with attentive servers. The ice cream was served up fast and the portions were generous. The restaurant itself looked new or at least updated - again very clean. I was wishing we had stopped in for dinner.

Thank mey1448
Andover, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

If you like Hot fudge sundaes, ice cream cones, milk shake and Frappes you are at the right place for dessert 12 months a year. There Breakfast is also a good choice. Haven't had lunch but have been told by friends it is very good.

Thank butchconnors
Helmond, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This was the worst service. I did not end up eating the food. The restaurant was dirty and in need of renovations.

Thank EatDrinkPlayLove
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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138 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

What a disappointment. Waited over an hour for our meal, then it was delivered cold and burnt. Sent it back, and 30 minutes later it was served - dry and a very sloppy looking plate. Other than ice-cream quick visits, I will not be returning.for a sit down meal.

Thank Yvonne S
North Andover, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Wow, this was bad. My other experiences at different locations have been middling. But this was awful. Walked in late afternoon for a spontaneous icecream and coffee with my son, as our regular icecream shop was closed. There was only one other customer in the place. The menu listed only a few icecream flavors and suggested to ask the waitstaff... More 

Thank buddhagirl108
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Friendlies is a nice place to go for a quiet breakfast with a friend. The service was good, the staff friendly, and the prices reasonable.

Thank honeyapplelady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 222 Winthrop Ave, Lawrence, MA 01843-3824
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lawrence
  • Phone Number: +1 978-689-8565

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