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1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Ankeny, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This place is just super. The food has always been good for us. Good pick for our kids to eat there. Staff has been good for the most part. Sometimes you get stuck with a new person. Kinda slow then. Nice, quiet place to eat.

Thank Jonathan N
Ankeny, Iowa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We ate here last night and every single one of us loved our meal. My son tried something new (steak stir fry) and really liked it. The food is always consistently good at Applebee's.

Thank Jane G
Ankeny, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

I've done dine-in and take out at this location and they just can't seem to get everything to us without us checking and asking for it.. I like Applebee's but one too many times at this location I have paid for something I have not gotten.. we decided not to go back because of the amount of restaurants around here... More 

Thank alamore1
Level Contributor
53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2016

Even for a chain, this Applebees always does a good job with the food and service! It may be the local people, but this one is worth going to!

Thank Kevin N
Des Moines, Iowa
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180 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

My husband & I eat here at least 3 times a month. The menu is always changing and adding new great dishes & appetizers. My husbands fav, for now is the brunch burger - a juicy hamburger with an egg & hash browns on it.. Service is great. Plus if you are over 60 years old, ask for the senior... More 

Thank Miata P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Will most often wait for a table. Kids welcomed. Friendly staff. Reasonable speed on service. Generally a little crowded but reasonably priced.

Thank Mitchell A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

One can seldom go wrong with Applebee's! Perhaps "family owned," or "Mom and Pop,' diners are more interesting but often with varying results.

Thank Ess Cee K
Des Moines
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143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went for my birthday. They had sent me s coupon for a free dessert. I also had one out of the paper for BOGO for their nes inside out burgers. They let me use both coupons. The burgers were excellent and cooked to the perfect doneness. My only complaint is they charge an upcharge to get sides other than... More 

Thank Cyndeetrek
Des Moines, Iowa
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320 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

Recently redecorated to get rid of all the junk on the walls to a more Ankeny sports team theme, which is nice. The food was just ok. The oriental chicken wrap was smaller than the last time I had it and I only got a very small serving of steamed veggies with it. Staff was ok and refilled our drinks... More 

Thank Guitarjess
Hamilton, Michigan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went here while on a trip. The service was great. The food was amazing ,as always, and my husband said it was the best steak he has had in a long time! We plan on coming back next year!

Thank Jane D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-965-3444

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