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“NOTHING GREAT, EVERYTHING AVERAGE - NOT BAD FOR THE MONEY” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
4329 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5117
941-497-7740
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Ranked #171 of 215 Restaurants in Venice
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Englewood, Florida
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192 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
“NOTHING GREAT, EVERYTHING AVERAGE - NOT BAD FOR THE MONEY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

I think my title for the review pretty much sums up the way I feel about Applebee's. Have been to several around the country and again, I think average is the standard for this place.

Visited February 2012
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Denver
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239 reviews 239 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 106 cities Reviews in 106 cities
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
“Worst dinner experience ... ever!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Giving this place one star is far too generous. (1) We ordered takeout for 6 people. (2) We picked up the food and drive to the beach for a picnic with just enough time to eat before it got too chilly for a 90 year old and a 6 year. (3) We opened the bags of food which included three dinner salads, mac and cheese, a fajita wrap, and a burger. Sounds fine so far.

Here's what happened: (1) There were no forks, no knives, no spoons, no napkins rendering 4 of the six dinners uneatable. (2) The lid of an oil-based salad dressing container was not fastened so it spilled all over the inside of the bag. (3) We asked for the fajita sauce to be "on the side" but instead it was slopped all over the inside and outside of the wrap rendering the 5th of 6 dinners uneatable. (4) The burger was the only dinner left that could be eaten, but there was no ketchup or any other condiment, which, on its own, would not have been a problem.

We did not have time to remedy the situation and salvage the small, brief family reunion with people from New York, Colorado, and Florida. We threw the food in the trash and went our separate ways.

It was, without question, the worst dinner experience ever! I hate that place.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Venice, Florida
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“Another great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

We've been to Applebee's several times. Today was for lunch. I had a cheesburger quesadilla. The burger was cooked just the way I asked for it, and loaded with pico de gallo and a special sauce. The fries were hot and fresh. My wife had a philly burger. Served in a sub roll and covered with onions, red and green peppers, and loaded with cheese. Wonderful! Service was quick and efficient. We loved it!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Even though it's a chain.. The food is fresh & tasty

Visited November 2011
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Scotland
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Good honest food and excellent service. We normally pop into Applebees only for lunch but also had dinner here one evening when coming back from a trip. Both are really good value for money

Visited October 2011
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