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American, Bar, Pub
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1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
+1 515-965-3444
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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fort dodge
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170 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. French fries were over-salted. My burger was bland, dry, and overpriced. In fact, everything was overpriced, a burger and two bottles of bud was just a few cents shy of $20. Very disappointed.

Thank john l
Level Contributor
74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You probably know what to expect from Applebys. That said this location has consistently pleaded me. Had a server this time round that didn't seem to be quite on his game (not terrible, just not great). Food was fine. They have added affordable options but also seems portions are smaller. Adding the fourth star here for a pretty solid track... More 

Thank Allen Y
Ankeny, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lately this Applebee's has been hit or miss on food some over cooked some with ingredients missing Hope they get their act together as we used to enjoy dining there regularly

Thank garykh2016
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

I love Applebee's! They are always Top Notch with service and seating. The food is always good. It's hot and served with a smile and conversation. I love Applebee's on Merle Hay and in Ankeny.

Thank Connie J
Olathe, Kansas
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

We had spent the earlier part of the day at our family reunion. So we did not want a large meal. We decided to try Applebee's for a salad or something that was lite. We order the three appetizers menu. plus a side salad. Three adults were satisfied with the food. So if you are looking for a meal that... More 

Thank Bob746
Ankeny, Iowa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

went there this evening for a bite to eat and it was an overall good experience. Orders a few appetizers and was good to go. food was hot fresh and the server was fast

Thank Kdubwilson74
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after they gave me a good table spot. Served fast. Good servers. Except the fried shrimps were over cooked and very dry crisp.

Thank Pfslisz
Le Mars, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We always enjoy eating at an Applebee's because it offers healthy options. The choices are good and portions are perfect.

Thank iowabarb
Ankeny, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 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
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 515-965-3444

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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?