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American, Bar, Pub
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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
+1 205-424-5255
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Birmingham, United States
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Our local Applebee's is only 16 minutes from our home. Too convienient not to go! lol Real reason we go: GREAT food! We usually sit at the ( very cool ) bar and talk with lots of new people which adds to our meal experience. The management is great (Randy!) and the wait staff so friendly and helpful. Great coupons... More 

Thank Judy N
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I'm not one of those late nighters nor do I "indulge," but I love a good lunch. Applebee's has great lunchtime foods at reasonable prices.

Thank BessemerJudySmith
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

They are supposed to have half off certain appetizers after 3pm, however me and my kids visited the one in Bessemer and they tell me one per table...really?? Applebees use to be one of my favorite places for drinks and appetizers for happy hour but after this incident I don't think I will go back to any in Alabama!!!

Thank TinkaTred
Bessemer, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2016

My wife and I took 2 of our friends to dinner at Applebee's. As usual both the food and the service was great. We ordered 4 different entrees and 2 different appetizers. We all shared everything with each other. This is a good way to taste as many different foods and flavors in one sitting. Works great for us.

Thank jerry4thavenue
New Jersey
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606 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Located close to the BW hotel, we hoofed it across the street to bring back takeout. Took over 20 minutes and this after we called in our order and waited 15 minutes before going over to pickup. The Whisky Chicken was superb and the Tai Shrimp tasty. Definitely a convenience for hotels n the area but plan ahead because they... More 

Thank TonyK300
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Was with 2 others on a steady but not terribly busy Thursday night. My food came first and then 10 minutes later, the other 2 meals came; one without a side order of potatoes as the server claimed "boy, everyone seems to be having red potatoes tonight". The potatoes came another 10 minutes later when we were nearly done eating;... More 

Thank Irving2Smokes
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Did not have high expectations, but the sirloin was really good. Bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank Pat H
Milton, Florida
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed April 18, 2016

We loved the food at the Applebees, the GM was wonderful but our waitress was not attentive at all. Floor had alot of clutter on it.

Thank 751gaylem
Bessemer, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 6, 2016

It was a nice stay opening late spot when I got to the hotel. It was a long night and it was the only thing open.

Thank Daryl O
Hueytown, Alabama
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

We went here recently. Excellent waitress! You could tell she had been doing this for a long time. We got burgers with mushrooms on them. Excellent food. We sent our compliments to the kitchen.

Thank westtreeremoval

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-424-5255

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