TGI Friday’s bills itself as a neighborhood spot for “food, friends, & fun.” If you’ve been in one TGI Friday’s restaurant, you know to expect the red and white stripes, the walls decorated with memorabilia, and the expansive menu.
The restaurant was fairly empty when we arrived; so empty, in fact, that we thought it might be closed. We were seated quickly, but at a table by the kitchen, which is a little odd since it was so empty.
Our server was prompt and served our drinks quickly. Mr. Diner ordered an the Pick Three For All appetizer with fried mozzarella, buffalo wings, and (my favorite) green bean fries, served with accompanying sauces. The fried mozzarella is served as large rectangles, which is a little different. The green bean fries are nice and crisp and really tasty with the wasabi ranch dressing.
I ordered the Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad, a popular dish at Friday’s. It features strips of their pecan-crusted chicken served over romaine lettuce with dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, candied pecans, bleu cheese, & balsamic vinaigrette. I just love the combination of chicken with fruit, bleu cheese, & a good vinaigrette! If you feel the same way, you’ll love this salad, too.
The kids menu is pretty standard. Amazing Diner ordered the pasta, served with a marinara sauce and fries. Sweet Diner had the chicken sandwich with a fruit cup (she’s our healthy eater). Little Diner ordered a hamburger (his favorite food these days) with fries. No big surprises, but they were all satisfied with their food.
I generally feel like I know what to expect at Friday’s. I’m usually not wowed, but the food is decent, and we have our favorites.
Entrée Price: $$
Average Fork Rating: 3.6
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 3
Amazing Diner: 5
Sweet Diner: 3
Little Diner: 3