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Applebee's

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3040 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54915-3251
920-954-8771
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I eat at a lot of these restaurants as I travel the state. I ordered my normal – and it came out with ingredients I did not recognize. The rice was in hard clumps and was like chewing on gum, the chicken was burnt on one side, and there were herbs which are not normally in the fiesta lime chicken... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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Hudson, Wisconsin
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308 reviews 308 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I eat at a lot of these restaurants as I travel the state. I ordered my normal – and it came out with ingredients I did not recognize. The rice was in hard clumps and was like chewing on gum, the chicken was burnt on one side, and there were herbs which are not normally in the fiesta lime chicken... More 

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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

the place was slow 9pm on a Sunday more staff than customers part of meal was Ice Cold manager was not happy he had to deal with us like oh that's too bad .... next visit to the city we won't be returning there

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Went there last night. Stood in line waiting to get in. They seated 4 groups before us. There was still one third of the seating area open. It came my turn to be seated and they said it will be five minutes. I looked around and said there are many open seats, what is up? I was told that because... More 

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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Friday night is "go out night" in the valley. Our first choise was too busy so the closest alternitive was Applebee's. It too was busy and we noticed problems during our wait for a table. It would appear that no one was in charge and things were a bit hectic. When we were seated, at was at a table that... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

15 mins before any wait staff came. Another 15 min to get beer. Food was terrible, actually tasted dirty? Pretzel appetizer tasted reheated and stale. Fiesta salad was just nasty.service was a joke. This is the kind of place where employees who are off for the night and show up to restaurant and come in and out of kitchen, go... More 

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New Holstein, Wisconsin, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We arrived and got seated right away as it wasn't really busy; Alex was our waiter and he came over and took our drink order no problem with that. We placed our order and I had the Weight Watchers Chicken Freshcado; it was made so good chicken was tender and the fruit on there was so good, not a big... More 

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Wisconsin
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125 reviews 125 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We normally don't eat at chain restaurants, but the Applebee's in Appleton has a different feel to it. The staff is familiar, having been there for quite a number of years, and are always over-the-top friendly. The food is very good, somewhat typical for a chain, but nicely prepared and presented. Prices are in line with any other chain of... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We attempted to eat at this Applebees last night and were extremely disappointed with the service. I called ahead to find out the wait time and was told to arrive between 15-20 minutes and they would have a table for my party of 8. When we arrived, they said they had a lot of people come in and had given... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Close to hotel, good food, nice atmosphere. Convenient place, taken to table as soon as we arrived. Typical Applebee's menu.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

We were told there would be about a 20 minute wait on a Friday night around 7:15 pm. We went to the bar and it took 15 minutes before the bartender came over to wait on us. After 35 minutes we were taken to our table. As we walked by a long line at the door, and walked by many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3040 E College Ave, Appleton, WI 54915-3251
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Appleton
  • Phone Number: 920-954-8771

Price and Cuisine

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

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