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Friendly's Restaurant Sterling

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46200 Potomac Run Plz, Sterling, VA 20164-6622
+1 703-430-2486
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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472 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great ice cream treats alongside American classics like burgers & melts. all of the food is great especially its pancakes.

5 Thank EliteTravellers
Leesburg, United States
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118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food is typical Friendly's. It is good, and the ice cream is very good. :) Our food came lukewarm (at best), but they did reheat it when asked. The place was not busy, and this is not the first time we have experienced slow service. We come back for the ice cream. Its OK, and the staff is friendly,... More 

Thank Terry E
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Friendly's is basic, family diner food. I love it for fun relaxed place to eat. I have been to a couple different Friendly's and found this place to be very clean and neat. My only complain is that the staff were slow and not very attentive, it took some effort to get someone's attention if we had a question or... More 

1 Thank Patrice N
Warrenton, Virginia
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Friendlys have been going out of business around here, but we still have one open in Sterling. It is an excellent place to come for a turkey club supermelt sandwich on rye with Ben's favorite Reese's Pieces Sundae. Can't go wrong when you are in the mood for celebrating with some fun calories. We usually don't get any real meals... More 

Thank janetandben09
Estero, Florida
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154 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Terrific, personable service. The food was, as always in Friendlies, great, and everyone had a very enjoyable meal

Thank RoyVB
Sterling, Virginia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This restaurant is truly very friendly. The service is personalized, i.e., senior discounts without asking for them. I guess my husband's grey hair was the obvious hint! Their fish platter is particularly delicious and plentiful. We frequent our local Friendly's restaurant regularly.

Thank Maha S
Sterling, Virginia
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I haven't had the food here so I cannot comment on it, but I did take my family for ice-cream and we all loved it! We got a couple of chocolate sundaes! My kids ordered something very colorful and they seem to love it as well! The service was fast but it wasn't a very busy day (Friday afternoon).

Thank Jorge T
Sterling, Virginia
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167 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

The ice cream sundaes are awesome here!! Unfortunately, the wait is generally way too slow unless you have plenty of time to spare!!!

Thank LoveTrips
La Plata, Maryland
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Every time we have been here, the wait staff has been as helpful and friendly as they can be. I have 2 young kids and sometimes they ask a lot of questions and ask for odd extras.... Extra ketchup in a cup on the side...? They are always accommodating! We also had my daughters birthday party here! It was wonderful!... More 

Thank C M
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316 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

OK, I'll admit it, I'm biased about Friendly's. I grew up in a Massachusetts town that had three of them. My husband and I have been to this one many times and usually gravitate to our favorite meals. I usually get the clams and have been doing so for decades. We always leave room for the happy ending sundae...love their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46200 Potomac Run Plz, Sterling, VA 20164-6622
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Loudoun County  >  Sterling
  • Phone Number: +1 703-430-2486

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