TGI FRIDAYS - Oaklawn

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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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SF
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I love TGI Friday’s but the food was subpar today and our waiter wasn’t as attentive as he should be. We didn’t get napkins until we finished eating, and we had to ask for straws after we had our drinks for a few minutes. It just wasn’t the most pleasant experience.

DD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Worst service ever. I asked for 7/7 and was asked did I want a 14. Thought she was kidding. She wasn’t. Food took forever

SH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Was sitting for over 30 minutes before my order was taken. After waiting an additional 10 minutes I just got up and left. I never even was served a cup of water.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Small food portions

SW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was excellent , the food and drinks was delicious. I enjoyed being able to put in reservations on line. Look forward to my next visit.

LR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The bartender was excellent. The waitress we had let's not good at all. No hospitality at all. The restaurant was not clean the bathroom was not clean. I will be going to the one out there on Harlem Avenue for now on. Too too many young people working there. No one wants to do anyting.

SB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server was EXCELLENT. She had a great attitude for a young woman.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Very nice waitress but screwed up our payment

DH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience. We had an attentive & nice waitress who was quick and always available.

A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 2ambience 1

There wasn't enough waitstaff to accommodate the amount of people there. It was Father's day so it was a little crowded but not packed. My potato skins were burnt and very crispy. All of the potato inside was gone and they were mostly skins with cheese. My ribs were a little dry. The server kept forgetting what I asked him for.

AL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don't typically give bad reviews but this place deserves it! We made reservations and after arriving we're told it would be a 20 minute wait. After 40 minutes my family and I got up and left because they said there were still other people ahead of us.

What is the point of a reservation and they wont respect it? It was a complete waste of our time and almost ruined our fathers day celebration.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Sister Bday... 6ounce steak was pathetic but other food was good!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They kept messing up our order, they even gave my child burnt chicken tenders and undercooked fries. The waiter kept forgetting about our refill. And during payment he walked around the whole establishment with my debit card in his hand . When i told him i wasn’t comfortable with him going to the kitchen with my debit card he rolled his eyes

DW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We ended up with a new waitress that was just confused from beginning to end. It was just a huge mess of confusion the entire time. But the manager was really nice and accommodating

TA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Well, my waitress was either very tired or very high off something because her comprehension skills were indeed off!! My food was ok but it has been better and the ribs were over cooked!!

RD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was fresh and good, server was friendly, however I only gave 4 stars because they forgot my appetizer and I canceled it once my food came. My wait was short like 5 minutes, due to reserving on open table. .

TS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The hostess was rude. Waited 15 minutes before waitress came. Food was not good

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Daughter 9th Birthday

GR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The server we had (Rae Rae ) had to be our server because she was originally the hostess. It was super busy because of mothers day but she made it a great experience and we didn't feel rushed or neglected.

L
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

No waitresses never came by to take my order. I sat at the table for almost 25 minutes because I knew it was very business but no came by to ask if I wanted water or if anyone took my order... very unprofessional and just about all staff was confused as well as the manager

JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was slow and rude. We used open table to reserve but couldn't do more than 6 so we called and asked if we could reserve on the phone for 8. The manager was super rude but suggested we do a table for 5 and a table for 3 and request they are close. That's what we did and when we got there they wouldn't even consider having us close.
The service was slow and incorrect every trip. Half of us never got our drinks. We have been having more and more trouble every time we go so this will be our last time.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Not the best

B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

We arrived with reservations for 6. We were seated in a booth for 4. It took one hour to be reseated at a table for 6 and to find a server to take our orders. That is unacceptable and we won't be back to TGI Fridays. The server himself was quite good and the food was fine, but to wait an hour for basic service (like getting water) after having reservations is totally unacceptable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

First all was seated waited to get greeted for over 20 min finally server came over with attitude made me uncomfortable then food came out 30 min later they forgot my food item had to wait another 10 min to eat I just wanted to leave I didn’t finish my food I just paid and left disappointed

KH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TGIF has definitely become one of my favorite restaurants, well it is my favorite restaurant now, the food is delicious, a very nice environment I try to make it as much as I can , prices are decent and the service is really good, I have been coming here for years and it seems like it gets better and better

RD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love My Visit Friday Night The Food Was Fye😋😋My Waites Kind & courteous And Fun As Hell Hope I Get Her Again When I Go Back But Overall I Enjoy My Friday Night At T.G.I. Friday’s Next Time I’m Staying Longer

ST
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place and the food is so good 😁 I would love to tell anyone about you all, great service thanks 😉

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The bartender was super rude talking about customers request. We requested a cherry on the drink and she made the biggest deal and we was able to hear everything.

J
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cooks there do a phenomenal job we have been there when it was super slow and super packed and the food was cook the same way, amazing
Always a go too
If they can make Long Islands it would be #1

AG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience!!!Great Food...Awesome Server!!!

TR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

This was definitely the wrong day to be here. Not only was there some sort of family reunion going on and 1 noisy family practically took over the entire restaurant, but our server was new. We never received our appetizer. We complained about it and the server did apologize but blamed the people “at the window.”

MJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I don’t they are able to accommodate a group, we had 15 people and once we were seated it took one hour for them to take our orders. We saw other groups seated after us getting food and leaving before we even got started

Then you pay two- was literally one salmon cut in half with 3 pieces of spinach and 4 slices of red bell peppers mixed together . Our waiter didn’t refill water so it was disappointing

B
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Made it there and waited a hour for to be seated and a hour to even start getting drinks and appetizers. After talking to the manager then food start coming out. After all of that the waitress rung up the entire bill on my credit card when the other party had already given them their cards to pay for they food. Which left me in Chicago for the remaining of the weekend with no funds because I had to wait for the reversal charges to clear!! I was FURIOUS!!! I was only in Chicago for my mom birthday and Friday’s was the closest nicest restaurant from the bowling alley. I have NEVER experienced Friday’s being like this. But I should’ve known when I walked in and saw security at the front door. I will never be back there and thanks For ruining my moms birthday dinner

c
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Skip the line reserve online I was very happy to bypass all those people waiting to be seated

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

SJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service in the bar area was great! Thank you all for making this visit nothing short of amazing!!!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible. They ran out of their signature beer of Blue Moon. The server made us wait 15 minutes before they came to our table. We had a party of 8, we ordered our food and drinks at the same time. But it took 30 minutes to get our drinks and 45 for our food. And there were only 2 other tables of customers in the entire place. This place used to be aa nice spot. I will never go back here. The quality of workers and products has gone way down.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Notes was birthday didn't accommodate, too noisy, nothing special at all.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The waitress was very rude and messed up my order. No apology, nothing. Very disappointed.

OT
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter and Manager always nice. The food was great and the atmosphere was friendly. I love TGIF.

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