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

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  • 4
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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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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lexington ky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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204 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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31 helpful votes 31 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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18 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

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 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

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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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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