The Friendly's restaurant chain is an old family favourite. A good selection of starters, entrees and sandwiches, which are good value for money and always ended with their famous ice-cream deserts. Lots of choice in lots of flavours! You can also just call in for dessert.
We have always found Friendly's restaurants wonderful for children. Given a choice our daughter would always choose a Friendly's restaurant. On entry, kids are given crayons and a play-placemat, to keep them occupied whilst the meal is prepared. There is always something on the menu to suit, and finished with the cone-head ice cream.
The staff have always been extremely helpful, going out of their way to ensure you had all you needed. The only regret we have is that we have never had a family birthday, or special occasion while we were in Florida, to use as an excuse to buy one of their famous ice-cream cakes. They look so good.
The menu is varied and includes Burgers, SuperMelt&tm; Sandwiches and soups like New England Clam Chowder. All followed by amazing deserts like the Caramel Fudge Brownie Sundae and Royal Banana Split with chocolate, marshmallow and strawberry sauces topped with cream, nuts and sprinkles.
If you cannot manage a whole dessert on your own, why not ask for two forks and split own between you. Also keep an eye out for Friendly's restaurant coupons in the free visitor guides.
Friendly's opened their first ice cream shop near Springfield, Massachusetts in 1935 and today has over 530 company owned or franchised restaurants spread throughout the eastern United States. There are Friendly's restaurants in 13 cities in Florida, below is a list of the Friendly's restaurant locations in the immediate Orlando/Kissimmee area:
- 8718 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 - near Austrian Court
Tel: (407) 345-1655
- 12185 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL 32817 - junction of 434, North Alafaya Trail near the University
Tel: (407) 381-2275
- 3915 West Vine Street (Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, 192), Kissimmee, FL 34741 - by Osceola Square Mall
Tel: (407) 846-4432