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5908 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2907
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Ranked #13 of 35 restaurants in Ellenton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 26, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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41 reviews from our community

63% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great for lunch with nice selection of food at a reasonable price, especially if you take one of their deals. Food was good and service was friendly and reasonably quick.

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Osprey, FL
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145 reviews 145 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Why does a restaurant have the A/C on frigid? I know the wait staff is running around and they get warm, but the guests are sitting freezing. Food was typical for Applebee's, daughter's fries were exceptionally good and hot. Management finally came by, but as we were almost done with meal. So couldn't comment on being cold. We could hardly... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

When traveling, questions always arise, "Where to Eat". A safe and clean bet is an Applebee's. Nothing special, but the specials are a good choice at a reasonable price. Our Choices were prepared well and were flavorful. The service was friendly and professional. As others have reviewed that Applebees are not the same. In my travels I have found that... More

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Sun City Center, Florida
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I both had Bourbon chicken with shrimp and it was excellent. We are trying to cut back so we had a baked potatoe, which was done to perfection, and the mixed vegetables were as good as can be...lots of variety and delicious. The chicken was very tender and the sauce gave it some life. Lots of delicious... More

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Tampa, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not all Applebees are the same. I like this one, the inside has been newly updated, and it seems to be managed very well. The servers are kind and pleasant and can be in and out fairly quickly.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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261 reviews 261 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Applebee's restaurants are always synonymous with good, innovative food, great deals and good service. The two visits to the location within two weeks in Northwestern Florida just confirmed the perception we had. In the two occasions we were promptly seated, but served "mildly" at the first time, while very friendly and warm in the second. In the first visit we... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Been there 3 times in the last 2 months and EVERY TIME, I have to send my burger back for being over cooked! 1 time I had to send it back twice!

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Palm Coast, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Took the family here for dinner tonight after driving 4 hours from the east coast of Florida to take the family to see Thomas the Tank Engine at the train museum in Parrish (will review that tomorrow after we visit). When we arrived there were several people standing outside waiting to be seated so we knew it would a little... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We stopped here for dinner after visiting Busch Gardens all day and decided on Applebee's from our prior experiences. Our server was Willie and he was the most friendly and attentive server I have had in years, and I don't mean just Applebee's - this guy was great! The food was good, cooked the way we requested and arrived promptly.... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We are travelling down to Sarasota from Orlando and stopped for a bite to eat off the I75 and found Applebees. They had a special buy two entrees for $20 and share a starter. The food service and friendliness of the staff was excellent.

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