Surf’s Up as Friendly’s Dives into Summer with Seafood Splash Menu

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With the official arrival of summer not far off, the Friendly’s Restaurants chain is rolling out a classic New England summer menu fitting for a day at the seashore. Lobster rolls, shrimp quesadillas and a Cape Cod SuperMelt are just a few of the seafood entrees available to customers from now through September 19.

“For decades, Friendly’s has been bringing smiles, delicious ice cream and great food to communities along the US East Coast,” said Craig Erlich, chief executive officer of Hauppauge, New York-headquartered Friendly’s Restaurants. “And this summer it’s no different, with a craveable menu catering to all different taste buds. It’s all about building new memories, bringing together family and friends around the table with great food.”

Friendly’s Summer Menu includes:

Lobster Roll. Creamy lobster salad, with celery and crisp lettuce on a classic grilled roll. It’s served with french fries and coleslaw, as pictured above.

Buffalo Shrimp Quesadilla. Stuffed with buffalo shrimp, this quesadilla packs a punch. Grilled shrimp is tossed in buffalo sauce and placed atop a heaping layer of a classic mixed cheese blend – all between two flour tortillas and griddled to melty cheesy perfection. It comes with a side of rice and bleu cheese dressing.

Lobster & Shrimp Quesadilla. “This quesadilla takes Lobster and Shrimp from delicious to cheesy-licious,” according to Friendly’s marketing department. Lobster and shrimp and a mixed-cheese blend are tucked in between two flour tortillas and griddled until golden on the outside and melty on the inside. It is offered with a side of rice, salsa and a garnish of sour cream, as pictured below.

Cape Cod SuperMelt. Reintroducing the SuperMelt of the summer, this offering boasts crispy golden cod and tartar sauce layered between American cheese and two slices of sourdough, then griddled to SuperMelty delight. Served with fries.

Wonton Shrimp Wrap. Tasty grilled shrimp, crispy Applewood-smoked bacon, crunchy wontons, lettuce and toasted sesame ginger dressing, all in a tomato wrap, is served with fries, as seen below.

Wonton Shrimp Salad. Grilled shrimp, Applewood-smoked bacon and crisp leafy greens are tossed in a toasted sesame ginger dressing, and topped with crunchy wontons.

In addition to seafood, new burgers and ice cream sundaes are also on the menu, as briefly described below.

A.1. Steak Sauce Burger. This juicy beef burger is layered with melted Swiss, Portabella mushrooms, lettuce, tomato and mayo, and finished with a generous drizzle of A.1. steak sauce. It’s served with fries, as seen below.


French Dip Burger. Say bonjour to a blast from the past, now that the French Dip Burger is back. Melty Swiss, sautéed onions and a juicy beef patty are stacked between a Ciabatta roll, and served with au jus and gold fries for a dipping pleasure.

Superman Sundae. Swirls of red, yellow and blue fruit punch flavored ice cream, topped with classic chocolate sauce, whipped topping and a cherry.

Summer Breeze Sundae. Scoops of Sunny Lemon Ice Cream with lemonade flavored Sea Shells and Sandy Graham Cracker Swirls are topped with strawberry topping, whipped topping and a cherry.