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Applebee's

1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
515-965-3444
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Ranked #46 of 99 restaurants in Ankeny
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
Madison, WI
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

We have eaten here on 5 occaisions. Always good food & service. The noise in the place makes it difficult to carry on a discussion, so don't plan a working lunch here. There Manager Edana is awesome...but now has been transferred to another location, lucky them.

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