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3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1016
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343 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Applebee's did an excellent job with service and the food. Employees were very friendly. Service was efficient. The food tasted great. The restaurant was clean, and the restrooms were too. An overall good experience.

Thank Amusementparkguy
Largo, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since my family and I enjoyed a meal at Applebees, so we decided to stop in today and see what had changed. So much! I was surprised at all the new menu items and saw many that I really wanted to try...but couldn't draw myself away from my favorite - the Fiesta Lime Chicken. As... More 

Thank Julie B
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Ariele was the highlight of the evening. She looks like Julia Stiles and was very polite and attentive. What an awesome young lady!

Thank Bryan T
Des Moines
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We took my mother-in-law there for her 88th birthday. All of the wait staff wished her happy birthday, held doors for us, and they gave her a large strawberry sundae free of charge. Our waitress was exceptional! The fish was great! I wish they used the same coating on the chicken fingers (tasted like there was cornmeal in it,) as... More 

Thank Cyndeetrek
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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275 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We have been on vacation for 11 days and this was the third Applebee's we stopped for supper. Clean restaurant and bathrooms. Service at the front entrance was very good. Our waiter service was average. Food quantity was very good and taste was very good. Salmon was a shade over cooked but still had an excellent taste. The sauce saved... More 

Thank Delmar M
Iowa, United States
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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The short story here is that this is just like every other Applebees you have eaten at. It has a few local advantages, and a few disadvantages. I ate here for the first time in about a year (first time since the new manager took over). We used to eat here regularly when we lived on the east side. The... More 

Thank Jason M
Altoona, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

WE go to Applebees at least three times a month. Food is wonderful, and margarita are really good. Steakd are cooked exactly as you order them and serviced sizzling hot. Good late night venue also. Appetizers and night cap. Stop often on my way home from work at 11:00pm.

Thank BonneyBlue2
Des Moines, Iowa
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I met two friends on a Saturday, at noon. I actually thought we might have a wait, but had no problem being seated right away. The hostess, was very pleasant. Our waiter was very nice, when taking our orders and everything was brought out to us in a timely manner. We all ordered something different and all of us were... More 

Thank conniemcbee
Hull, Iowa, United States
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We spend a week in the Des Moines area, and we ate with a family of 5. This was by far our most expensive meal of the week, and we really didn't order anything extravagant. Food was good, but kinda pricey.

Thank David V
Iowa City, Iowa
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Appleby's is one of the best places to eat, good food, always clean, we highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Carolyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: 515-957-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?