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2414 Lincoln Way, Clinton, IA 52732-7208
563-242-0279
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
terrible service.

Terrible service, food was over cooked. Would not go there again. The service people were on the phone all the time.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
rawest69
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Terrible service, food was over cooked. Would not go there again. The service people were on the phone all the time.

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Clinton, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite while Christmas shopping. The waiter was amazing, the epitome of service with a smile. He was very nice and patiently answered all of our questions. The food was typical chain fare but the service with draw me back in.

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Buffalo, New York
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174 reviews 174 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Let's be up front about this...I would never eat at an Applebee's. Being in Clinton, Iowa, however, severely limits your options. We were staying at the Holiday Inn Express across the parking lot and ordered carryout. we ordered a steak, a entree salad, a sandwich and a quesadillia. Sandwich may have challenged the kitchen the least. It was fine (although... More 

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Clinton, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nothing special, over priced as far as I am concerned. Most of the time I am still hungry after eating here. There are much better places, like Candlelight Inn.

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Lyndon , Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had lunch at Applebee's in Clinton, Iowa Friday February,21,2014. We had the 2 for $20.00. My husband had the chicken parmesan and I had the Quesadilla burger. They both were very good. Our appetizer was the spinach artichoke dip. The waitress was very nice and she told us about the survey I could fill out since I was getting... More 

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Geneseo, Illinois
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Server was decent but we waited for our food way too long. My cowboy burger was overdone and the "crispy" onion were a ball of cold gtease. Told my wife never again....

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Our appetizer and meal were very good, loved the fried green beans! If we hadn't ordered the extra breadsticks, the meal would have been a 10. The bread seemed like it was warmed in the microwave, maybe more than once. Applebee's is a casual place, and as typical for Applebee's, the wait staff is friendly, but I'd appreciate just a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This was not one of the best Applebee's I've ever eaten at. It was not the worst either. My chicken strips were good, but my fries were cold and old by the time they reached me. Service was adequate but could use improvement. I asked for BBQ sauce and had to request more since the first portion was so skimpy.... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Had a meal here whilst stopping in Clinton at the Country Inn, within easy walking distance. Staff very obliging.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We ate there today Sunday, Service was great, food no so great. My fish was over deep fried, and my wife's flat bread burger was more a taco burger for as crispy the flat bread was. Three stars because staff was very good. Too bad the food couldn't match up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2414 Lincoln Way, Clinton, IA 52732-7208
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 563-242-0279

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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