Friends Grill Open for Business in Suwanee

The restaurant is touting many features in a location near Town Center.

Updated 7:24 a.m.

Friends Suwanee Grill is now open in a location near Town Center in Suwanee. The same suite has seen some restaurant failures in recent years, but Friends already is rolling out many features with an eye for success.

Owner Ray Stanjevich also operates Friends locations in Dacula and Dawsonville, and so has an idea of what makes restaurants work. Like the others, the Suwanee location is in the casual dining category, but it's aimed at being a neighborhood gathering place, rather than a true sports bar.

Already, Friends has been touting such regular activities as team trivia (Thursday) and kids eat free nights (Monday). Ladies are in the mix, too, with "ladies night martinis" specially priced on Friday.

Other meal specials include all you can eat wings/shrimp (Wednesday).

Like some other dining locations around Suwanee, Friends is getting into live music. An acoustic performer sets up in the bar area on Friday and Saturday.

Friends is reachable on foot from Town Center; there is sidewalk connectivity to Town Center Avenue.

It's part of an upward trend in Suwanee dining. Uptown Grille is expected to open soon in the former Olde Towne space.

-- Have you tried Friends Suwanee Grill yet? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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Karen Deffler April 23, 2013 at 12:44 PM
Been there twice so far and we just love it! The wait staff were very friendly and the chicken wings are the best!! Will be back for sure!!
Steve Burns (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Thanks, Karen.
CM April 23, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Looking forward to trying out their restaurant. I wish them success!
Sid Phillips April 23, 2013 at 03:17 PM
I stopped in last Saturday afternoon and instantly liked the atmosphere. The Casdillas are great and they have fried pickle chips, which are great with beer. I will be there this Wednesday for the hot wing special. Suwanee now has a gathering place! Yea!!
Steve Burns (Editor) April 23, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Thanks for the comments, everyone. Nothing speaks like customer feedback.
Tom Wood April 23, 2013 at 06:44 PM
Went there for lunch today, nice relaxed atmosphere, 20(?) beers on tap, a 'Perfect Pint' of Guinness,(well actually two) food was good, staff friendly and attentive. A new neighborhood 'CHEERS'? Best wishes for success in a 'snake bit' location...pulling for you!
Jim Kerr April 24, 2013 at 03:59 PM
I've been there 3 times already and everyone in our family loves it!
Jon-Chelsea Stanley July 24, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Been there about 10 times already!! We love it, service food and the owner lady is awesome!!! Its been a once a week place for my wife and I.
Tom Wood July 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM
An Update... I have now been 8-10 times, introducing a number of people to FRIENDS. Never a disappointment, always enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Suzanne, co-owner with husband Ray, is a hoot! Great 'local' feel, good food, good staff. What more can you ask for?
Steve Burns (Editor) July 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM
Thanks, Tom.


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