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5490 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
941-925-2595
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Dining options: Late Night
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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
impressed with the appetizers and beer selection

not many places in Sarasota have heineken on tap and this applebees has a good draft selection the spicy chicken wonton tacos are to die for and the margaritas are big here had burgers here before they are just ok

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
dasoverkill
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Sarasota, Florida
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  • Late Night
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Sarasota, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

not many places in Sarasota have heineken on tap and this applebees has a good draft selection the spicy chicken wonton tacos are to die for and the margaritas are big here had burgers here before they are just ok

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Sarasota
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280 reviews 280 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place has been renovated, with new HD TV's and new decor. We stopped in for a late night dinner. The place was empty until 10PM when the locals come in for the late night discount deals. Food is just OK. The Gecko's, located behind Applebee's is a better alternative.

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Naples, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Always a safe place to stop; consistent chain decor and food. Tina was friendly and efficient. Not crowded for a Thursday evening.

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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Food was barely warm, table was sticking and overall the restaurant did not look as fresh and clean as the geckos behind it. Other Applebee's have been nicer.

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new jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

There are good Applebee's, and then there is this one. Worst service ever. Worst food ever. No manager to complain to and update. Unreal. Without boring you with the irritating madness of this place, let just say that if you are dumb enough to go, you deserve to be disappointed.

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Sarasota, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hubby & I had a not so good experience @ another Applebee's & unfortunately were soured on them for a while. BUT, we decided to give them one more try (& @ a different location) today, and, we're SO GLAD that we did! What a difference!! From the time we arrived until we left, we were helped by smiling &... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Waitress took drink & food orders promptly, but drink refills came infrequently. Food took almost 30 minutes to arrive, even though they werent very busy. Food was tasty. Ordered chicken fingers & ceasar salad on the take 2 lunch menu.

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Cumming, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My husband and I visit for lunch.The food was great! We didn't have a wait. The best part of our visit was the waitress. Very friendly and advise us of other attractions in the area such as Lido Park and beach in which we went and end up enjoying the area and beach better than the Siesta Key Beach.

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Bradenton, Florida
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went in because we had some time to kill before we had to meet up with more friends... I really wish we had gone somewhere else. Although we were quickly greeted at the door, there the positivity ends. The server (when we could find her) constantly seemed as though she was being inconvenienced when we asked for anything. The... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food, great prices, had something the whole family could enjoy. The meal deal, the 2 for $25 specials were fantastic when traveling with teenage boys who can eat a lot!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5490 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-925-2595

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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