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981 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755-5017
+1 732-244-6772
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
2 weeks ago
“We Liked This Place”
25 Jun 2017
“good for an everyday meal”
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$$ - $$$
981 Route 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755-5017
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of people around dinner time. Had no problem getting a table even though it was crowded. The young lady who waited on us was very friendly and took great care of us. Orders were correct, food was very good. Since most...More

Thank cstana
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The staff were friendly, helpful and courteous, prices were reasonable and the food enjoyable, there is more on the menu than just burgers. I can recommend the Black raspberry sundae with caramel!

Thank elegy
Reviewed 25 February 2017

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...More

Thank foodmanJackson_NJ
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...More

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 16 February 2016

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

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 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.

Thank Marta H
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Franrginsburg
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.

Thank DJBiscuit .
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...More

Thank Ken_NJ_11islands
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Ken N
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • 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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