Applebee's is fairly new to Owatonna. I think it's been around for a year or so now, but I won't swear to it. I know it's not older than that. Some people I know like it, others don't Allow me to say that I am not an Applebee's fan. I have visited a couple of them and have found them all to be noisy. I also don't see what all the fuss is about the restaurant. It is nothing special. The food is nothing special, either, but it is good, not great, but good. I don't enjoy noise when I eat, so I always order to take-out and with that they excel in speed and service. You call up with your order and when you pull up outside, they come right out with your order. Fast food restaurant's can learn alot from their example. For a non-fast food restaurant, they do a great job of getting your take-out order to you fast. We only experienced one problem with calling in; the person answering the phone must have been deaf or plain stupid, because he couldn't get the order right and we had to ask for a manager. He kept telling us that there was no such item when we had the menu up on the computer screen. The manager knew exactly what we were ordering.
The food is tasty and the prices won't hurt too much, depending on what you're ordering. The specials are easiest on the wallet. I enjoy the lime chicken while my husband favors the burgers, such as the A-1 burger.
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