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3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009
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Dining options: Takeout

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Just like every other Applebees

Just like every other Applebees

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2007
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Des Moines
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120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We took my mother-in-law there for her 88th birthday. All of the wait staff wished her happy birthday, held doors for us, and they gave her a large strawberry sundae free of charge. Our waitress was exceptional! The fish was great! I wish they used the same coating on the chicken fingers (tasted like there was cornmeal in it,) as... More 

Thank Cyndeetrek
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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238 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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 

Thank Delmar M
Iowa, United States
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97 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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 

Thank Jason M
Altoona, Iowa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank BonneyBlue2
Des Moines, Iowa
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank Butterfly0712
Hull, Iowa, United States
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.

Thank DaveMissyVE
Iowa City, Iowa
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank Carolyn H
Altoona, Iowa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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.

Thank Shannont4201
altoona, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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

Thank Debbie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2007

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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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