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“Awful Service, Cold food” 2 of 5 stars
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Applebee's
303 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-3118
(319) 393-9595
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Ranked #92 of 317 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Cuisines: American
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Marion
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Awful Service, Cold food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This is the first time I've had such an awful experience at this Applebees, but I'll probably never return there. It was incredibly slow service on a Friday at lunch and we had to leave before they got our entire order out to us to get back to the office. The food took almost a half hour to get to us and it was cold and the chicken enchilada soup in my friend's bowl was sloshed all over the place and looked only half full. The tortilla chips in the soup were soggy and it did not look very appetizing. Whenever we tried to get the waitress's attention she would pretend she didn't hear us. We practically had to beg for our check. The manager never even came to apologize, but he looked our way and he knew we were not happy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Branson, Missouri
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Complete Waste”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The resturant was half empty and the time was prime dinning time and that should have set off alarm bells. The menu was strange, seemingly half-empty dinner selections. The helpings were smallish and the dinner itself incomplete. The facility was clean and the waittress was friendly. It's just over priced for what you get.

Visited October 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great pricing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was a nice place to meet with family to sit down and talk for a couple of hours over good food. We all shared 2 for $20 meals. The portions seemed smaller than normal, but not too small. It was definitely worth the price.

Visited October 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great late night dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Food was good, service quick and friendly. They're open until midnight. Thank goodness b/c our flight was late, late, late!

Visited June 2013
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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious "Under 550" steak, undercooked veggies”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We were seated right away at the beginning of the "after church" rush on Sunday. The service was slow, however. I ordered from the "Under 550" menu to be carb conscious. The waitress did bring me a nutrition guide so I could make a wise decision. The Signature Sirloin with Garlic Herb Shrimp was fantastic. Steak was cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, the mixed vegetables I had with it were not. The carrots were so undercooked they were almost raw. It took forever to get our bill.

Visited June 2013
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