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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5908 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2907
+1 941-722-7100
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Florence, Arizona
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211 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dinner with wife, son, daughter-in-law and the grandkids for $170 in an Applebee's??!! A couple of beers, a couple of sodas, a margarita, appetizers and entrees. Soon after finishing her steak covered in parmesan and shrimp, my wife strated to feel a little queasy. A few hours later the fireworks began and she was sick for three days. I called... More 

Thank WeOwnAFatCat
Ellenton, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I find this Applebee's as with every other one I ate at lately from Florida to New York to be in a major need of a make over. The menu is stale,,, the inside of the restaurant's are dated and the food doesn't excite people as it once did. They should take a look at the new Chili's look,,,,they at... More 

Thank ricker6305
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

yes it is another Applebee's, good news is the people working there are very very nice. the food was better then most Applebee's restaurant I have been to and I have been to a lot of them. What I did notice is the people all seem to be very friendly and our waitress was real helpful. We asked about some... More 

Thank Don V
Brighton, Canada
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We choose this spot as a central meeting spot and found the service quite good.. they refilled drinks when partially empty and the food quality was good. Overall pricing seems very fair.

Thank Dave Jean S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Applebee's is pretty standard fare but lacks in good customer service. Food was just OK even considering their new menu since last year. Lighting was way too dim at the tables, however they did adjust it when asked. So, just an "OK" experience.

Thank Ron S
Springfield, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our visit to Applebees after shopping at the nearby outlet mall. The good thing about Applebees is they are always dependable in their fare and pricing.

Thank Jim T
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Food was great! Service was great! Very clean. Parking was a little awkward getting into the parking lot but otherwise fine.

Thank Paul P
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

We came here after having visited the outlet mall across the street. The kids were hungry so we asked to get their food asap but after quite a long wait for ours appr 5-10mins before theirs, which I disliked. Otherwise the food was tasty and the price for the kids meal was 0.99$. Family friendly atmosphere.

1 Thank Bibo E
Ellenton, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We eat here often! Its always busy! The food is always good. Service is top notch. I recommend it as a place to eat with friends. Sports TV , good-size drinks and the meals are good sized. I have always been greeted, and served with broad smiles . Conveniently located south of 301, just East of I-75. Try it, you'll... More 

Thank Robert C
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84 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Been here a couple of times, being conveniently located across the outlet mall. Selection changes from time to time. Staff was friendly and the quality of the food is good.

Thank Blok

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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
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5908 18th St E, Ellenton, FL 34222-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Ellenton
  • Phone Number: +1 941-722-7100

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