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3540 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6211
309-353-3988
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
S Eubank

Really like applebees in general ie fiesta lime chicken.I have learned even to make this at home and it is requested quite often in my home. The pekin restaurant is lacking compared to others in food and service however. The last visit I had a steak and it was tender enough but had a very strange... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Scott E
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Gorham nh
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

All the food we ordered was absolutley horrible. The steak was tough, grey, gristled, cheap cut of meat. The ribs were dry. All the food was cold. They weren't even that busy. However the server and the manager were top notch. We will never go back!

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pekin
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

good place for families and friends to meet.prices are fair.service is good.most of the time.sometimes they forget the order of seating.only problem i have.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Really like applebees in general ie fiesta lime chicken.I have learned even to make this at home and it is requested quite often in my home. The pekin restaurant is lacking compared to others in food and service however. The last visit I had a steak and it was tender enough but had a very strange texture for steak. Dont... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Our service was fine and the food was good just nothing to make say, "Let's go to Applebee's because it's so good." They are busy because there is little competition in Pekin.

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San Jose, IL
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband and I went to Applebees last Saturday night looking forward to a good meal because to be fair, that's usually what we have there. My husband ordered a steak with onions, mushrooms and potatoes. When his meal came, there was a huge pile of onion, one or two bits of mushrooms, and five chunks of overcooked potato. I... More 

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East Peoria, Illinois, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great food & Laura the manager made sure everything was perfect! Our drinks were amazing and service was good!

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Havana, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Had grandson (6 years old) with us shopping and asked where he wanted to eat. He said Applebee's so that is where we went. Not many good experiences here previously. Seated and waited on quickly. Food served hot and as ordered. No complaints in regards to food but the Men's bathroom was in desperate need of cleaning as well as... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I like to go to Applebee's for the ribs. They have the best ribs I've had in Illinois. Menu prices are good too.

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Pekin, Illinois
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My children think it's funny but when I've had a very bad experience at a restaurant I either complain or never go back. On one occasion when we went to this restaurant my baby girl was served rotten milk to drink,on the next occasion we received our food and had not been served our drinks or even given silver ware... More 

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Pekin, Illinois, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I (you can tell from a previous post) dislike Pekins' Applebee's from the past, but NOW! They got their act together!! The store is smartly remodeled and the service was as great as the food!! I think I'm still in shock and like it! My wife and I said to each other, we may start going back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3540 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6211
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: 309-353-3988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?