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3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009
515-957-0100
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just like every other Applebees

Just like every other Applebees

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2007
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We have been on vacation for 11 days and this was the third Applebee's we stopped for supper. Clean restaurant and bathrooms. Service at the front entrance was very good. Our waiter service was average. Food quantity was very good and taste was very good. Salmon was a shade over cooked but still had an excellent taste. The sauce saved... More 

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Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The short story here is that this is just like every other Applebees you have eaten at. It has a few local advantages, and a few disadvantages. I ate here for the first time in about a year (first time since the new manager took over). We used to eat here regularly when we lived on the east side. The... More 

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Altoona, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

WE go to Applebees at least three times a month. Food is wonderful, and margarita are really good. Steakd are cooked exactly as you order them and serviced sizzling hot. Good late night venue also. Appetizers and night cap. Stop often on my way home from work at 11:00pm.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I met two friends on a Saturday, at noon. I actually thought we might have a wait, but had no problem being seated right away. The hostess, was very pleasant. Our waiter was very nice, when taking our orders and everything was brought out to us in a timely manner. We all ordered something different and all of us were... More 

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Hull, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spend a week in the Des Moines area, and we ate with a family of 5. This was by far our most expensive meal of the week, and we really didn't order anything extravagant. Food was good, but kinda pricey.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Appleby's is one of the best places to eat, good food, always clean, we highly recommend this restaurant.

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Altoona, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Applebees is small and crowded, sometimes the food is good and sometimes it is not, but take it for what it is.

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altoona, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

but very pricey if u have kids cheaper to good some where else,great for couples and the steaks are great

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

Just like every other Applebees

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2007

Good Food

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-957-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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