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Applebee's

1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
515-965-3444
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Ankeny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We like Applebees, but it seems the portions are getting smaller. Chicken fajita roll up which is a favorite of ours, had vey little chicken. The roll up was mainly tortilla and lettuce which is a shame this used to be full of chicken. Service is always good and fast and tastes good....just disappointed in serving size.

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Madison, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nice staff, good sirloin steak at a good price. Not too fancy, but lots of options and a huge Caesar salad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

We love Applebee's when we travel this is where we stop. Today it was awful chips over cooked the server was ok Ryne but it's the cook who sends food out should be a- shambled . Our spinach dip was burnt, chips really greasy and burnt as well. Sweet Tea good ...

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Ankeny, Iowa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I count on the food being good at Applebee's. Their quality problem is they're always so busy and noisy!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We eat at the Ankeny Applebee's about once a month. They have great food and great service. The drinks are good, too.. The Cowboy burger is one of my favorites and I'll order extra BBQ sauce since it's so good.

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Iowa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

They always have a great menu selection. Service is good. Stay away from sitting near the windows in the winter...very cold

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

Ive been going to applebees for years and this one is probably my favorite in the area. Our food was all hot and the order came out quickly! The manager, Jordy was a little odd even though she seemed nice. Good deals on some things but the drinks are a little pricey.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Our server was excellent. However, the employees clearly run the show. There were also several off duty employees drinking at the bar. The off duty employees, a horrible bartender and a dysfunctional manager successfully ruined my wife's birthday celebration. Worst Applebee's ever. Will never go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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145 reviews 145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

JMJ I enjoyed my meal and the service was very good. Have heard Applebee's might be closing some of their restaurants-this one should stay open.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Applebee's is a grade above some of it's competitors but it is one of your average family style restaurants. The food is good, the service is good and the restaurant is clean. It has a bar area good for the adult crowd but also a good family restaurant.

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