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5490 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
941-925-2595
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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
Cold beer after work was great.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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Address: 5490 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
Phone Number: 941-925-2595
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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