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871 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-2562
+1 603-742-3772
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Dover, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have breakfast at this Friendlys four times a week. The food is always good, and very reasonably priced. Currently breakfasts are half price. Unfortunately they stop serving breakfast at 11:00. We've also had lunch, and of course, ice cream. Their fries have been improved and are now quite good. Usually the service is good, though occasionally... More 

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Thank TNSunshine79
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a party of 6 family members out for breakfast before my husband and I headed back to Boston for our flight home. Sunday morning around 11am with only 4 other customers in the entire place. Our server was prompt and efficient and within 10 minutes of sitting down we all had coffee in front of us and had... More 

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Thank Jasmin H
Dover, Vermont
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Right now they have 5 dishes for $5.50. I tried the burger and it was good. My friend and I were able to talked and not be pushed.

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Thank nsherry2016
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are in town visiting my daughter and have never been to a a Friendly's. We should have listened to the other poor reviews and stayed away. My burger was under cooked and my wifes "creamy" chicken, broccoli, and pasta was dry.

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Thank John T
Hebron, Connecticut
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Went here for dinner with my 8 yr old granddaughter (her choice because of mac & cheese). Staff was good but my super tuna melt was more like a tuna super squish. Tuna fish was watery and dripped out of the bread, poor tomatoes and fries were very greasy. Her m&c was just "ok, not as good as 99".

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Thank BARRY C
Moncton, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The staff was very friendly and attentive, the service was fast and the food was good. The restaurant could of used some TLC but was clean.

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Thank NewBrunswickTravlr
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The food was ok but just ok, Nothing at all special about it. the portions were small and not worth the price. The waitress was nice but the place was kind of dirty. Seemed like no one really care about anything and were in there own world. I got to really agree with all other reviews.

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Thank Bkmode
North Carolina
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I should of known better. This chain is expensive for what you get. The one in Dover is just like the ones in Maine small Ruben sandwich and a hand full of fries. Ice cream is little and expensive as well. I an through with Friendlys

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Thank everett g
Dover, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

At this location we found slow service, dirty tables and mediocre food. My first visit to this location was a year ago and I found it below average at that time. Just in case that visit was an anomaly, I tried again in April 2016 and all the same issues still existed.

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Thank NHhomecomer
New Hampshire
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Wow, that was the first question asked by our server! And then it was dirty! We did eat burgers and fries which were surprisingly good, however we won't be going back as we expect a clean restaurant. A friend mentioned this morning that she and her husband went there for breakfast yesterday morning and were asked the same silverware question... More 

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Thank NHYankees

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 871 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820-2562
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-742-3772

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