If you are out shopping at Target or Home Depot, then your dining options are pretty limited. Friendly's is an option, and one of your Cheap Eat options. I ws surprised on a recent visit that service wasn't as slow as it had been in the past, and they seem to be making an effort. The host and waitresses certainly were friendly, and they seemed to care whether or not we were having a good meal. For basic dishes, it's about what you would expect. Some of the ice cream things are a bit expensive for what they are, though. We shared a Cookies and Cream sundae that came mostly melted, and we ended up drinking it like a shake (tasty, and I was happy, but husband really wanted a sundae). The appetizers are not very good. Always lots of kids there. Plenty of parking.