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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are looking for tasty food at a price that won't break the bank, then Applebee's is for you. The Ankeny location is usually always crowded, but if you choose to eat at the bar there is never a wait. Overall the service is above average and the food/beverage choices are plentiful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I don't have much to say that is good as every time I go there something is different. I went there with a girl and I ordered a burger. It was way overcooked. The staff is friendly and attentive but the food was terrible. I went back again with the same girl about a year later. They were running the... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My first time at this location, but generally Applebee's are pretty consistent. I stopped in at Lunch and ordered the Asian Chicken Salad, I agree with another writer when they stated that the portions seem to be getting smaller. Maybe they are different bowls which make is seem that way, but nonetheless it was good. I get the grilled versus... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I don't like to order chicken at a restaurant. It is something I eat a lot of at home and can make for myself easily, but when it comes with shrimp, I will take it. Being served on a hot plate that kept my food warm so I could enjoy it nice and slowly was a bonus. 16 weight watcher... More 

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Ankeny
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Address: 1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
Phone Number: 515-965-3444
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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