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“Had better visits” 2 of 5 stars
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Applebee's
22826 Bothell Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021-9346
425-488-7755
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Ranked #25 of 170 Restaurants in Bothell
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Lake Forest Park, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Had better visits”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This Applebees's is in our neighborhood, so we're probably there 1-2 times/month. We stopped by for mid-afternoon lunch and definitely caught the shift change. We were not greeted when we walked in and had to wait several minutes to be seated. By the time the server came by we had enough time to choose our meals, so we ordered drinks and food at once. When he came back with our salads, no utensils. There was no one even close to us that we could flag down to get a fork! Finally, about five minutes later our sever appeared with utensils. Our meals were average, although my husband found an onion skin in his burger. There was no manager to be found, so I didn't even have the opportunity to complain. It will be a long time till we go back there.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Canmore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great all round”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Went for dinner with hubby, 3 children and baby. Staff were VERY welcoming, food was VERY reasonable (used the appetiser and 2 entrees for $20), came VERY quickly and tasted good. Server brought sling for baby car seat to go on, colouring stuff for the kids, and was VERY attentive.
As we were leaving we were thanked for visiting and received farewells from our server and the hostess.
(Never been to an Applebee's before, seen the ad's on TV and like the "Welcome Back" slogan - wondered if they were going to be that good and they were. We have since been back to another Applebee's on our road trip, and will likely return in the future.)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nice food options at reasonable prices. Love the curb side pickup!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Applebee's has a nice variety of food options to please almost anybody. We do the curbside pickup quite often, which is quick and easy. Love the confetti chicken, and my husband's favorite is the cowboy burger!

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviews in 73 cities Reviews in 73 cities
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
“Better than Dennys....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Got a gift card, so we thought we would give them a try.

Food was decent, but the appetizer was better. Service was good, place was clean and well kept.

The food was average at best, for chicken penne, the chicken was over-grilled, tasted like it was packaged, not fresh, Alfredo sauce tasted like it was from a jar, bought across the street at the grocery store. Tasted like something I would throw together at home if I was in a hurry. The breadstick that came with it was much better and tasted freshly baked.

If I want an average dinner I will choose this over Denny's.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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“Class Act”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I've travel all over this country and I must admit Applebees was usually my last option. This one is different, parking is great, wonderful atmosphere, awesome food but what makes this one special, is the people that work there and come there. Go there and see for yourself. Eat, drink, and leave with a great attitude.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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