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“We have a personal waitress.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
400 Old Franklin Tpke, Rocky Mount, VA 24151-5857
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Ranked #19 of 36 restaurants in Rocky Mount
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Family Fare
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Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“We have a personal waitress.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Food and service is very good. We eat here with friends two to three times a month for over the last two years. We have a personal favorite waitress that is so good. Favorite meal is the Oriental Chicken Salad.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Rocky Mount, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“not to great”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The food tastes terrible...it really does. I have tried and tried to give this place a chance. The prices aren't that great either. You would be better off going to the freezer section of your local grocery store and paying a couple of books for dinner than going here.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Moneta, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Sub-par experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Had an experience we will never forget. We visited this location for a family dinner, not taking into account that it was a day of National observance. Like many other vendors, Applebee's was offering a very good deal for veterans that night so the crowd was much larger than normal.

We didn't mind the wait and after a while we were seated by a friendly, but rushed, waitress. She gave us a minute to look over the appetizers and then returned to take our order. Our son wanted buffalo wings, but our daughter didn't. We had been debating the best appetizer based on all of our immediate preferences. Then, the waitress offered a solution! She told us that all appetizers were 1/2 off (due to the holiday) and that as long as she put the order in before 7pm that we would get the discount and could purchase two in order to satisfy everyone - something we would normally never do! So, we got the sampler and also an order of wings.

After our meal, which was disappointing it its own various ways, she brought us the check - with both appetizers at full price. My husband caught her passing by and brought this to her attention. Seemingly confused as well, she took the check back to her manager to get an override. Quite a while later, the waitress came back with our check. She told us that she had been mistaken about all the ins and outs of the appetizer discounts! The very two that we ordered were the ONLY two on the menu exempt from the deal. And, even though we had then - under those circumstances - purchased two appetizers because of her own faulty information there would be no special consideration on our check!! Those people charged us anyway - even though the waitress admitted fault!!

Who didn't get a tip that night?

We will never go back again. I usually like Applebee's and had been to this location a handful of times prior, but NEVER thought the service or food was worth much. A disappointment - and even more so because there are no other restaurants with similar styles (Ruby Tuesday, Chili's, TGIFridays.. etc) in the entire area!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salem, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This restaurant has a Pleasant staff and good food. The manager comes and checks to see how you enjoyed your visit before you leave the table. Also, this restaurant is hooked to the mall which is convient for a walk afterwards.

Visited February 2012
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Mineral
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Orders came quickly and service was wonderful. Waitress (Renee) very personable.

Visited April 2012
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