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275 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
4143479125
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Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Service was slow

Maybe we caught them on a bad night, but it wasn't very good. Got seated right away, ordered drinks... that took a while. Finally got menus. No silverware until we asked for it the third time. Took forever to get our meal, although steaks and pastas we got were very good and a great value. Asked... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
BarrioTravelers
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San Diego, California
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Chicago, United States
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited 20 minutes for a waiter..and he only came because I complained to the hostess. We waited over an hour for our food and we were just a party of two. When it did come, frozen cold....not warm....C O L D... I made the manager physically touch it. Nothing was offered off our bill either. Waiter was nice but not... More 

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Thank Julie L
San Diego, California
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50 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Maybe we caught them on a bad night, but it wasn't very good. Got seated right away, ordered drinks... that took a while. Finally got menus. No silverware until we asked for it the third time. Took forever to get our meal, although steaks and pastas we got were very good and a great value. Asked for second round of... More 

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Thank BarrioTravelers
Dubuque, Iowa
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328 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was located near our downtown hotel. Since we had kids who did not like to try many foods, we figured this would be a safe bet for dinner one night. I think that if you have been to one Applebee's, you pretty much know what to expect here. The food is good but not great. Service is okay... More 

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Thank Shawni_and_Dan
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was a busy Saturday night and after being told by several restaurants that there was a two hour wait for a table 20 minutes sounds fine. We were shown to a table by a very friendly member of staff and it immediately obvious that they were busy but after 20 minutes we had watched 3 people leave without ordering,... More 

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Thank Kerren66
Majorca, Spain
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223 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The fish and chips were OK , the waitress was pleasant enough,but she let herself down. When the coffee arrived, it was part in the cup, part in the saucer, serviette soaking, a bit of a mess.

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Thank mojoman580282
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had the two for $25 dish, I had chicken appetizers which were okay, and a chicken breast/shrimp dish. The entree was very oily, the shrimp was okay and the chicken could've been better. I am not a fan of Applebee's and would suggest eating somewhere else, take in mind I have eaten in this food chain a few times... More 

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Thank Jim L
Reedsburg, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is very unorganized, terrible service, the food was just par for the course. Small portions at big money

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Thank Chucknldn
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

I go there after work since there are only few places open at that it plus half off of appetizers. After 10pm a person needs to show their ID for security reasons, I was surprised the first time since I am in my 40's years of age. But that is the policy. When I go back if it after 10pm... More 

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Thank Annalisa G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Alright, so my mom, sisters and I all decided to go out to grab a bite to eat. We choose downtown Applebee's. We get there, yeah it's a littl packed so we wait for about ten to fifteen minutes to be seated. We get get seated, NO waitress comes to our table for about fifteen minutes. So time is passing... More 

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Thank Monique J
Quebec City, Canada
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The ambient is standard to all Applebee's restaurants. The food is good, but does not worth the price they charge. And to make things worst, the service is slow. Very, very, very slow. The visit was only pleasant because of the friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 275 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 4143479125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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