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5908 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2907
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Ranked #14 of 34 restaurants in Ellenton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
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42 reviews from our community

64% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Today was a good day had a meeting in Sarasota and on the way back client wanted to stop at Applebee's in Ellenton, Florida for lunch. For a place that was pretty busy at 1215 the service was great our server was on top of everything. When she brought my salad she saw it was a bit light on dressing... More

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Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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270 reviews 270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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