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3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
(515) 254-9330
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food as Always

Marissa was our server. She was johnny on the spot & very friendly. My husband had a steak & I had the oriental chicken salad. Both were prepared perfectly. The person seating people had great customer skills & was doing an awesome job of engaging with each group of customers as they came into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Marissa was our server. She was johnny on the spot & very friendly. My husband had a steak & I had the oriental chicken salad. Both were prepared perfectly. The person seating people had great customer skills & was doing an awesome job of engaging with each group of customers as they came into the restaurant. We were there on... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Host was great, waiter awful. I wanted to use a coupon for a free drink & was told it's only for happy hour? Not. He did not check with his manager, just used his discretion. I let that go. Food came on time, but our waiter didn't serve it, we went w/o a condiment because our waiter never returned to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I visited this Applebee's location on a Sunday evening with my mom, 13yo niece, 5yo daughter, and 4&6yo nephews. For early Sunday evening they were mildly busy. All of the staff we interacted with were fantastic. We were seated immediately. The waitress was prompt and friendly. The hostess and waitress were great with the three kids, taking time to answer... More 

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Urbandale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ordered curbside to go, online. Got what I ordered, at the time I requested it be ready. Food was still piping hot by the time I got home. Had chicken fingers basket, which included fries and coleslaw. The honey mustard was really good. There were 7 strips of chicken, I was not expecting that many! The coleslaw was lacking in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I have eaten here a few times but this was the nicest experience yet. There was a youngster throwing a typical "not getting my way" fit. This disturbance showed up immediately on the face of my son. The hostess picked up on his issue and seated us a far away as possible from the child. I did not have to... More 

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Johnston
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Out of items on the menu. Server smelled like cigarettes and the food was tasteless and cold. Had to beg for a pop refill. Wont go back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Wife and I go often enough to have eaten every meal on the two for $20 menu! Can't beat the deal or the atmosphere. Good food and service. You can count on at least an hour when eating here though.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Food is standard and staff is ok. I would rather go to a local place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

usually yuck

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Address: 3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
Phone Number: (515) 254-9330
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Cuisine: American

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (515) 254-9330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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