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Applebee's

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2564 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3133
865-984-6444
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
just ok

The main problem was our waitress didn't seem to know what she was doing but wasn't willing to ask for help. This caused us to have to wait and ended up with poor service. They have very little in the way for vegetarians. The dining room was also freezing.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
karenl5548
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Ok so we walked in for a late lunch. There was only 4 or 5 tables. There was at least 10 employee between bar servers host and bussers. We waited a minute or 2 before someone stopped looking at us and came and greeted us. We asked for a booth and took us to the rear of the restaurant to... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The main problem was our waitress didn't seem to know what she was doing but wasn't willing to ask for help. This caused us to have to wait and ended up with poor service. They have very little in the way for vegetarians. The dining room was also freezing.

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Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We've eaten here on several occasions, and it is consistently good, great burgers with crisp, fresh fries. We've always had prompt, friendly service with attentive servers. On a recent evening, our male server was especially attentive and fun, we wanted for nothing during our meal, glasses refilled promptly, always a smile. Perfect !! I had the crunchy shrimp which is... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

When I am in town for business, I often make my way over to the Applebee's because I do not feel like driving anywhere else and I can walk to the location from any of the plethora of hotels in the area. Last night I wanted to watch some pre-season football and enjoy some good food and service after a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Had to wait a very long time between sitting down, wait staff arriving, ordering and finally getting our food. Our waitress was very matter of fact and appeared to care less about us than talking to others at various tables. We had a few appetizers and they were as expected, nothing special and were served as they should be.

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We ate later in the evening there, but we enjoyed the freshness of the food. I was disappointed in how cold the restaurant was. That made us all uncomfortable. Our server was not the best, but we were able to get refills pretty regularly. They ran out of a few things. There was no one that greeted us at the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stopped in on a Tuesday night for dinner. Restaurant was about a third full yet service was extremely slow. Once the food arrived we were very disappointed. One of the steaks was cooked incorrectly. The other was full of gristle. Definitely not what we expected from this restaurant. The server was extremely nice but that is the nicest thing I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The salads were tiny and one of my steaks weren't cooked right. I asked med well and it was well done and burnt. I sent it back it the manager brought out a new one that still had a pulse. He took it back and brought out another one that was burnt, and he knew it too cause he set... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I needed a quick lunch before seeing a client and Applebee's had the biggest sign. The lunch combo I chose was tomato basil soup with thai shrimp salad for $6.99. There was plenty of salad and I was offered seconds of both so I took some more soup. Surprisingly good for a middle of the road chain outfit. Likewise with... More 

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Madisonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I totally enjoyed the food and the setting was nice and very comfortable. The service was fast polite and reliable. .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2564 Alcoa Hwy, Alcoa, TN 37701-3133
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Alcoa
  • Phone Number: 865-984-6444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 30
  • Cuisine: American

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