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5490 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
941-925-2595
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good stop for a late dinner

Stopped in for a late dinner with family after a day at the beach and swimming in the pool. Kids enjoyed Mac & Chz, Pizza, and I enjoyed the Quesadilla Burger. It wasn't overcooked and the tortilla shell was a lighter alternative to a heavy bun. Nothing extremely good or bad, just a good spot to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the 3rd time I did takeout dining there, and besides convenient as they bring it to the car it was TERRIBLE. Applebee's has terrible steak, and the veggies are frozen and overcooked. Maybe a salad or a burger they can't destroy but even the desert tasted like store bought and really poor quality.

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped in for a late dinner with family after a day at the beach and swimming in the pool. Kids enjoyed Mac & Chz, Pizza, and I enjoyed the Quesadilla Burger. It wasn't overcooked and the tortilla shell was a lighter alternative to a heavy bun. Nothing extremely good or bad, just a good spot to enjoy good food.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

When living in NY, a trip to Applebee's was basically a small step up from fast food and a step down from a local pub or diner. I would never have ordered a steak or seafood....just basic bar food. That is until I moved to Sarasota,Florida and went to the Clark Rd. Applebee's....... The staff is super friendly, super accommodating,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I liked all that I saw and tasted. Across the street from a local HI Express. 2 blocks from I-75 and the staff was very friendly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

FOR A CHAIN RESTAURANT THIS LOCATION HAS A MANAGER, ADAM WHO IS VERY CARING AND COMPASIONATE. Our waiter Cory was polite but not on top of keeping the refils filled all the time but had a great disposition. They give a decent portion of food, but their steaks are tough. They have a terrific menu and also stock a full... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I are, or use to be, big fans of Applebee's. He took me and some friends over to celebrate Mother's Day, but I should say it was just a huge disappointment from the start. Just to be clear this is the Applebee's on University and Lockwood Ridge NOT the one on Fruitville Rd because that one it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Way to go Krista T: Have been here before and have walk out because no one even waited on us are even knew we where in the place. This time very nice and I really enjoyed my stay and the food and cold beer thanks to Krista thank you so much you are the best. I'm not just saying that... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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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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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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102 restaurant reviews
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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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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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