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870 N. Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450
540463-2306
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
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  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good food and good service.

Next door to a Best Western Motel. It was a quiet Tuesday night. Ate at the bar. Good drinks, friendly barista. Had a small steak which was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
William D
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Next door to a Best Western Motel. It was a quiet Tuesday night. Ate at the bar. Good drinks, friendly barista. Had a small steak which was very good.

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Thank William D
Athens, Georgia
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seating was very good in a booth. Service was very good. The steaks we had were very reasonable in price and delicious.

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Thank Joe66Michael
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped while traveling home at an off time. Not many customers in the restaurant and it was a couple days after the snowstorm. Overheard manger asking where all the servers were and they were short staffed. For being short staffed, the service was great. Food was good, typical Applebee's, so it was what was expected. Good deals on appetizers and... More 

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Thank John R
Skowhegan, Maine
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at a hotel in Lexington at on our trip home. After checking in we were able to walk to the restaurant where we were met by a very friendly hostess and equally friendly waitress. Our meals, drinks and desserts were vey good and just what we needed after a long day of travel.

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Thank Jan D
Bethany Beach, Delaware
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I have never written a review on a chain restaurant or many others for that matter unless exceptionally wonderful or completely the opposite. We had been traveling already for 9 hours and stopped here as a break and to avoid fast food. We figured we could get a decent meal and Applebee's is usually consistent wherever you go. The restaurant... More 

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Thank godskid
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

They didn't know how to make a martini but finally did deliver one that wasn't too bad. They they couldn't make their own signature dish, Taco soup. What they brought was ice cold salsa with a pile of chip strips on top, not even a hint of chicken broth. That went back to the kitchen. They also couldn't put our... More 

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Thank 999Ksan
Etowah, North Carolina
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I usually don't rate chain or fast food restaurants but this Applebee's stuck out for poor service and poor food. My wife ordered a grilled chicken dish that was supposed to come with some type of lemon sauce, cranberries, and a rice(?) dish. The waitress returned after taking our order to tell us they were out of some of the... More 

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Thank Doug124
Burgess, Virginia
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Kind of a scam with the drinks at half price and appetizers. We could not taste any alcohol in them and decided to go for beer on second round. Appetizers were ok…Service was slow, and server did not seem happy…The place was practically empty, so there was no excuse for the way we were served. We still gave a 20%... More 

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Thank Fran C
Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The food here is decent. It's your average Applebee's. I ate here a few times during my one-week stay in Lexington, because it was next door to my hotel. Service inside was pretty good, but the take-out server (Krystal) is not so good. She under quoted my pick-up time by 10-20 minutes both times I ordered and she was far... More 

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Thank C-in-AZ
Burke, Virginia
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45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We had dinner at this Applebee's because it was located next to our hotel. Service was average, food was average. The next time we are in Lexington we would return only if too tired to go further afield in search of something better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 870 N. Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 540463-2306

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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