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1125 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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307 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like raw chicken, this is your place. two of our group ordered chicken dishes and both were under cooked. When we complained, we were told that they always prepare chicken "medium". WHAT??? We sent it back and the second order was no better. If you want to get sick by eating undercooked chicken, come on in!

Thank Michael H
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We went as a family on a Sunday for lunch there was about 13 of us and waited 45 minutes to be seated. We ended up leaving. We were told the policy for large groups had changed and we could not be seated when there were tables to put together available.

Thank sweet_becaj
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Ate at the bar. Had appetizers and soup and a beer. Great bar staff and the food was the highlight of my trip.

Thank ovseestraveler
Carbondale, IL
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

my grand daughter and I arrived at 515 pm at this restaurant, trying to grab a quick bite before the evening crowd. We were seated at a high rise table in the bar - not a good first step for a family dinner. After sitting there for 10 minutes, and no one approached us, I flagged down a server who... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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416 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

To my surprise, the light, weight watcher type of items on the menu are good and flavorful. They also change their menu seasonally so there is always something new to try.

Thank Jeff S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Great place to grab a bite to eat. Clean and good waitstaff. Menu is extensive-lots of choices. Had a salad. All ingredients were fresh and it was a very large size.

Thank Ellen P
Murphysboro, Illinois
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I visited Applebee's in Carbondale yesterday. I have been to the restaurant many time before and the food has been excellent. I don't know what they did but the two dishes I had were mediocre at best. The presentation was awful and the both plates were from the grill and brought to the table soo hot that I had to... More 

Thank chachaellie
Smithfield, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fish & Chips were most likely frozen and pulled out of a bag. Did not taste good. Fries were obviously fried in old grease. Blue moon was watered down. Burgers were run of the mill. Overall..terribly overpriced meal. Bad food. Applebee's is not what it use be long ago and my family and I will not be back. Manager did... More 

Thank Rachel H
Cancun, Mexico
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We waited for 20 minutes to be given a server after repeated requests made to the manager on duty. The manager then avoided our table and did not even apologize for his bad management of the situation. The waitress that was eventually given our table was very attentive but the floor manager Needs to be re evaluated as this made... More 

Thank Mary-Ann S
Carbondale, Illinois
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Went to Mount Vernon Applebee's the week before and had a bad visit. The visit to the Carbondale restaurant was much better. We just got half priced appetizers but they were really good (pretzels, quesadilla, spinach & artichoke dip) and prompt. I also had the strawberry frozen lemonade which was delicious! Waiter was good too.

Thank Abby M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: (618)529-5715

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