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9616 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4628
704-845-1599
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11:00 am - 1:00 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, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Choice

Applebee's has reasonable prices and good food. Not all luncheon entrees have a side so you will need to factor that into your total. Wait people are mostly efficient and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
CarolinaCruiser50
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Matthews, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to the Matthews location of Applebee's for dinner expecting decent food & decent service. I know Applebee's is a low end chain & we did not go in with high expectations, yet we were STILL beyond disappointed. This was, handsdown, the worst dining experience of my life. I've had better food & service at Waffle... More 

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Matthews, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hadn't been here for a long time. In the past I didn't think the food was great but this time the food was excellent and a good experience. Will certainly return.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Applebee's has reasonable prices and good food. Not all luncheon entrees have a side so you will need to factor that into your total. Wait people are mostly efficient and friendly.

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Dallas, Georgia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My major complaint in the past was music too loud. Jeanine, Mgr, took personal interest in my welfare and Emily and Ashley were very attentive servers. I ate here 3X in 2 days.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had not been to an Applebee's in a few years and I was hesitant to eat here, but it was adjacent to the hotel I was staying at. The service was average, but the food was really good. They had made some majory changes to the menu since the last time I had been to an Applebee's. I was... More 

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Servers are actually good here. Food is typically crappy. Only came here for last resort. Decent steak and Ok sweet tea. Id return here because of the nice servers.

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Matthews, North Carolina
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37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Applebee's in Matthews is predictable but consistently good in both food and service. Since she was 4, my granddaughter always asks for "Apples" when she has a choice. Their prices are also good.

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Dallas, Texas
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33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First it's a chain so if it is average that's good, and above average would mean it has excellent service and something in food that set's it apart. This is like most Applebee's, so if you like Applebees you will probably think this one is OK, but not for me. Pro's - Located on Independence near several hotels (why I... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The food was Applebee's food. It was served promptly and fresh and hot. The servers were helpful and friendly. They even turned the music down when we asked.

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Charlotte, NC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The fried pretzels in beer cheese were excellent. I would recommend coming back for that and drinking at the bar, then leaving. The food was nasty and tasted like it was frozen first, then microwaved. The kitchen area looked dirty as well. Applebee's needs to step it up in those areas to survive in this competitive market.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9616 E Independence Blvd, Matthews, NC 28105-4628
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Matthews
  • Phone Number: 704-845-1599

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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?