As someone who worked in (two) restaurants when he was in high school and in college in the 1970s, I feel uniquely qualified to evaluate Friendly's Restaurant in Lawrence.When my girlfriend and I went there on Saturday afternoon of Labor Day Weekend 2017, we experienced the following problems:1. we had to wait about 10 minutes in order to be seated--NOT because the restaurant was busy... but because the employees were busy... feasting on serving themselves ice cream, engaging in idle, personal chit-chat, and just hanging around, and having a good time;2. when we were FINALLY seated, we were seated at a DIRTY table;3. we placed our order for coffee and dessert--and had to wait about 15 minutes for it;4. when our order FINALLY arrived, the coffee was COLD--but BURNED beyond salvation;5. we had to ask TWICE for cream and sugar--and then had to wait FOREVER for it to arrive;6. we had to wait FOREVER for our bill to arrive--and, when it FINALLY arrived, the waitress made a mistake (charging us different prices for the same dessert);7. when I went to pay the bill, NO ONE was on the register (all the employees were doing exactly as described above when we first arrived)--and I had to wait another 10 minutes for someone to come to the register;8. after someone FINALLY came to the register so that I could pay my bill and FINALLY leave, the NIT-WIT at the register asked me if I was waiting to be seated--despite the fact that I was standing there with my bill in one hand, and my money in the other!PLEASE NOTE:1. THE SERVICE IS PISS POOR;2. THE FOOD IS PISS POOR; AND,3. THE MANAGEMENT/SUPERVISION IS PISS POOR--IN FACT, FROM WHAT WE COULD SEE, THERE WAS NO ADULT SUPERVISION OF THE HALF-DOZEN TEEN-AGERS WHO WERE "WORKING" (ACTUALLY, JUST HANGING-OUT) THERE.NOT RECOMMENDED--EXCEPT AS A RESTAURANT TO AVOID!!!!!
Very disappointed! First time there on June 10th, 2016 for a FreeStyleShow, and the Performers were awesome! I did not know every Seat and Table came with a hefty price, which left you no place to sit -unless if you were (coughVIP) in the Nightclub Area... which meant-you bought a lot of expensive Booze!The Club-Manager was partial to his regulars, and he actually took a stand up table from me , which had no chairs, to let a friend have it ,and lied about him buying a bottle of Booze! Rio Nightclub Manager was Rude and Childishly-Obnoxious. He and his Female Bartender knew nothing about drinks , he thought Alize was a mix cocktail, and she could not pronounce it, and thought there was none and it was right in front of her face,,,,....and every seat and table was VIP Only, but if you pay over $100.00 for a Bottle of I don't know what- you may get a seat or table! What a Joke! I find better service at a Gas Station! This is a real Hole in the Wall I Rate this Night Spot Negative-0
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Oh Man this is the best in Lawrence no further Questions.