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Applebee's

1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
515-965-3444
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Ranked #24 of 98 restaurants in Ankeny
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2014
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Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Lincoln
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is a typical Applebee's close to the interstate. However, the service was exceptional and the reason I am writing the review.

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Ankeny
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We have been here befor, and tried the Two For Twenty menu. It wes very good, and took half of it home. The manager stopped by to check on us. The server was very friendly. It has a very nice bar with plenty of T.Vs Will be coming back again.

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