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870 N. Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450
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Rome, Italy
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

There is really great food at this place. The appetizer sampler to share is great. Also burgers are cooked perfectly. The waitress refills you the drink before you finish it so that you will always have a drink while eating. She gave us take away cups for the drinks too. Good prices.

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Grayson, Kentucky
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72 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was looking for a good meal close to the hotel. Applebee's didn't disappoint. Food wasn't outstanding but wasn't bad either. I had good service and the waitress did a good job. My steak was good cooked correct and my sides were good also. I'll go back here while in the area.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed in Lexington Va overnight while on a road trip. This Restaurant was across from our hotel. We were there at 9PM on a Friday night. There was a 15-25 minute wait. When we went inside, we noticed 9 tables empty and waiting to be cleared. Obviously, it was understaffed. It took a long time to get our food... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped to eat after driving part of the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the Fall colors. The waitress was also the bartender. She got our drinks right, beer for my husband, Pepsi for me. We ordered an appetizer (Brew Pub pretzels) and my husband ordered Bourbon Street steak, cooked medium and I ordered Roma Pepper Steak, cooked medium well. I... More 

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Claremont, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The first sign as we entered was how filthy the doors and windows were. We had to wipe our table off ourselves. It took 5 minutes to get a server to our table. The wine glass was sent back twice due to how dirty it was. To get our simple two dinner salads and soup we had to get the... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

we stayed nearby at a hotel and just wanted some food, we have eaten at this chain in other places and it was great but this one was awful, the furniture was all sticky, the booth seats had stains of food, the cutlery was grubby and the plates the same, the staff were disinterested and grumpy, everything matched the food,... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stayed in one of the nearby hotels after a day long drive and couldn't be bothered to drive anywhere else. Thought there was a good choice of things in addition to the usual burgers. Service was prompt and pleasant and the food tasty. Felt it was good value.

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Galax, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, but I was tired after a long day at the Horse Complex and looking for a quick and easy meal. I ordered a "Guinness" and the fish and chips, which arrived quickly and were rather greasy -- not great, not good, just average (or a little below). The service was good, especially considering... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First off, I should say "eat here." The staff was terrific. There was a mix-up in our order, but they actually caught it & gave us FREE DESSERTS all around to make up for it! More than generous. It was very crowded when we were there. Many people were waiting for about 30 minutes, so try to get here "off... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Just across from the motel, this was the best choice for us. The service was good, the food typically American.

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Additional Information about Applebee's

Address: 870 N. Lee Highway, Lexington, VA 24450
Phone Number: 540463-2306
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lexington
Average Prices: USD 6 - 20
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Steakhouse

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