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125 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5551
(847) 697-4897
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner trip.

Even though it's been in the neighborhood for year's, this was my 1st visit! We arrived at 5:55 p.m. on a Saturday , just as the dinner crowd was beginning to arrive. We only waited 4 mins to be seated. Service was quick and the server had two runner's that apparently their job is to insure speed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2014
Cliff S
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Elgin, Illinois
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South Elgin, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My first and last time here or at any Applebee's. My hubby and I ordered the 2 for $25.00. Neither plate of food was appealing or looked anything like they advertise on TV or on the menu. Our 5 little chunks of roasted potatoes were hard and overcooked. I ordered a small steak and it was way overdone and to... More 

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Chicago, Il
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I charged our meals on my credit card. When the credit card bill came it was higher than the amount on the receipt. When I called Applebees, they said they had problems with other people too and just gave me an 800 number to call. When I called the number I got to listen to recorded music for 15 minutes... More 

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Roselle, IL
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

The Roma steak looked good on the menu but when it came out there was liquid everywhere on the plate. Not the semi red run you would get with a piece of meat cooked to medium.. It was overcooked and I'm not sure what they did to it to do that to the entire plate. The mushroom was okay. The... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Even though it's been in the neighborhood for year's, this was my 1st visit! We arrived at 5:55 p.m. on a Saturday , just as the dinner crowd was beginning to arrive. We only waited 4 mins to be seated. Service was quick and the server had two runner's that apparently their job is to insure speed is attained in... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We left another restaurant in a neighboring town due to poor service. Applebee's was crowded with a wait. We were told 20 minutes. We found a seat and had barely sat down when they called my name. Server was prompt and brought wife's drink though my coffee was delayed a few minutes. We ordered an apetizer followed by the Bourban... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Went for a quick dinner and I must say the food was good, but the service was terrible. A toddler playing restaurant could have done better. They did not remove one thing from our table. ALL the dirty dishes were still there when we left. They brought a new glass with each beverage refill and left the empty glass. We... More 

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Elgin, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

i have never had a bad experience at applebees the food is fantastic and so is the service i recommend this restraunt to everybody

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Elgin, IL
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Nice place; sometimes a little noisy. Food is good, sometimes have nice specials. Servers are competent and don't rush you.

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Elgin, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

I love to eat hear after the movie, one stop parking for both. I highly recommend the chicken fajita rollups or one of the steaks. The mini desserts are to die for. Just enough to satisfy you.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 S Randall Rd, Elgin, IL 60123-5551
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Elgin
  • Phone Number: (847) 697-4897

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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