TGI FRIDAYS - Chicago (Erie St)

3.6
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$30 and under
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American
TGI Fridays has been living the weekend since its doors opened in 1965. Today, there are over 900 restaurants in 60 countries offering delicious food and legendary drinks, all served in the spirit of Friday. We are proud to bring people together for brunch, lunch, dinner, late night, and everything in between. So when we say "In Here, It's Always Friday" we mean it.

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3.6based on recent ratings
3.5
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3.7
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3.8
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3.6
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible! We got there 45mins before our reservations and were told that our reservations were obsolete because they don't take reservations on weekends. Then why was I allowed to make them, why didn't I receive notice and why wasn't my reservation cancelled if that was the case??? Questions that were asked and the only response I got was they have no control over the online system and don't have access to it. Lies!!! They literally had me put my name on the wait list for an opening and it is now almost 3hrs later and they never texted or called to say my table was ready. We walked and shopped and waited and ended up going elsewhere to spend our money. My suggestion to you is spend elsewhere because their communication sucks. I'll be contacting corporate due to the inconvenience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

HORRIFIC Service! It just should t be that way!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice location, great vibe and friendly bartenders.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place for a birthday get together. Awesome specials and good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food wasn’t great. Was an off night . Overall though it was just okay

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susanh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was incredibly slow. The food was tough and cold. There was no atmosphere. I would never go back here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Good but don’t go too late or the kitchen will close at 12:00 it says it closes at 2 but not really

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TyeraC
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food made me sick but overall it was clean in the dining area

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CeeWms
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

They never promote any special offers at this location. And the ladies restroom wasn't clean!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Food was awesome! Drinks and adult desert with the brownie was delicious! Ok by the way the unlimited shrimp with the chicken and ribs were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They don’t honor their reservations so we never got to eat

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RebeccaW
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very dirty, service was slow and the food was not good at all

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JulieM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

My waitress was very disrespectful towards my mom! Also I paid in cash she didn’t even bring back my couple cent I had left over, she even bother to ask if I wanted it back either. She had the choose on her own! Very rude!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It sucked. Michael the host and Tim the manager were terrible.

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Lola235
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

By the time they come back with your drink your done with your meal . POOR SERVICE

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Wardfam5
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I really enjoyed the Downtown TGI Fridays on Erie Street. The food was great and the server was very courteous and accommodating. This is our favorite TGI!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

They did not honor the reservation (they say they don’t accept reservations on weekends). We had to wait 25 minutes and were late to our post-dinner plans.

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JerricaG
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire service was incredible there was no wait time and also the waitress was amazing the wait for the food didn’t take long

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vipLexx
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Cheeseburger was good, however cheese was really more on artificial side from what I was expecting. Did ruin the taste a bit. Bacon was way too hard. Service was good o another side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Typical TGIs

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vipGrantG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Poor service - poor quality steak (even for a Friday’s)

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PhilW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

TGI Friday's has been around for a while. The continue to add and change the menu to stay up to date. However, on this day something unusual happened. I had my family in town, and we went into the city to Christmas shop. I set a reservation for this TGI Friday's location. When all 6 of us arrived, we were informed that they had a glitch with the Open Table system, and we did not have a reservation. We were told that they would take down our name and it would be another 45-60 minutes. Fortunately, when I asked to see the manager, he sympathized with our situation and found us a table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We went for the 2-2-2 for $20 promotion, but they didn’t offer the special menu upon seating. When I asked about it, the waitress had to check, and then go find the promo menus in the back somewhere. Once we ordered everything the food was good and a good price.

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vipMaximillian
Chicago
136 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food wasn't great. I had the sirloin and a half rack of ribs. The ribs lacked sauce, but the meat was decent. The steak was alright, but Outback is far superior. I had a good Long Island Ice Tea and my server was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast service

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MarianneT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Holiday last Day, had a reservation at 19.30. TGI would nor accept reservation because it was friday and they do not accept reservation. Very sad that we where not able to get the table, found another restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty good!

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NicoleO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were sat at a dirty table with food on the floor. They wiped seat off with wet sour smelling towel. So disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service and mediocre food. This place used to be fun and of more superior service. We won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

walked 2 miles to eat here at 10:40 pm in the rain because it was the only place open only to be turned down when i got there because it was after 9 pm and i was under 19

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MarQ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

So, I live in this area, which is considered one of the most prestigious in the city, however, I felt like I was in a restaurant of a different caliber, for a lack of better words, it was ghetto! Loud and unruly, although the service and food were great.

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zsded
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible! The waitress was high. My salad came after my dinner. My drinks never came. We never got offered any water or table war or plates. The waitress tripped and dropped all of our drinks after waiting almost an hour for them. It was a complete mess. The management did not help at all. She was just as careless. Horrible!

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Chris
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was too noisy and too crowded. The food was amazing and our servers were attentive but the hostess process was like giving an order at mcDonalds. Also bathrooms messy and no TP 😒

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a good time out with my friends

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great. The prices were really good for the food. The drinks are a bit pricey but yummy! Our server was wonderful and the bartender was great. The only real negative was we were not seated at a table until almost all of our party arrived which would have been understandable had they been busy, but when we arrived, there were only two other tables occupied so it was a little irritating that we had to sit at the bar while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The date was great and so was my waiter.

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AnTon
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Sad to say that it was one of the worst experiences in a TGI Friday. Service very disappointing, ordered endless entries and just one portion was served within 1 hour even after telling several time to the waitress that we want a second one. Food came incomplete (kids) asking another waiter to help us having responded that he couldn't do anything about it and that we had to wait for our waitress. Table never clean up. Manager never stopped by. A lot of personnel standing at the front of the restaurant instead of supporting others. Water spilled on our table; we had to stand up and grab some napkins as nobody was around. No refill on tap water. Very sad to say that we won't return to one of our, until last time, favorite restaurants. I hope managers or franchise owners read these comments as sometimes we could imagine that our business is in good hands but not really when employees doesn't share the same vision, mission, core values and most important when they are not supervised.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2017
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I normally see Fridays as a decent restaurant, but we did not have stellar service. I generally rate a restaurant based on the amount of times that my water glass is refilled. There were zero refills aside from when we were initially brought our waters. Mind you, both myself and my friend ordered a drink ($10) and an entree ($10-$15). There comes a certain expectation that if you are going to spend twenty five dollars pre-tax on yourself for a lunch, then the waiter should be attentive enough to refill the water, or just to ask if we needed anything else. He was never seen on the floor. At one point, I got up to look for him, and could not find him. It was not a pleasant experience.

The food was ok. It took longer than expected for a lunch hour, especially considering there were next to no other people in the restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Not great service. Waited at the front door for what seemed like forever before we were greeted. Go somewhere else... there are too many good restaurants in Chicago.

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