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Applebee's

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1125 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
(618)529-5715
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 4
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Bad management

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Mary-Ann S
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Cancun, Mexico
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Carbondale, IL
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13 reviews
4 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 

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Thank BOATINGLADY
Richmond, Virginia
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242 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

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Thank Jeff S
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3 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.

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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 

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Thank chachaellie
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

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Thank Rachel H
Cancun, Mexico
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20 reviews
3 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 

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Thank Mary-Ann S
Carbondale, Illinois
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

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Thank Abby M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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132 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited Applebee’s after an event at SIU. It was what you would expect from an Applebee’s, and that is good. We were greeted at the door, seated without a wait and had good dinners of fish and chips and chicken tenders. We would definitely return.

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Thank Jim G
Carbondale, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Bartender broke a glass around the ice bin, then got rude with me when I stated I wanted my ice from a different bin due to the broken glass. He stated the glass did not go into the bin, although he pulled several pieces from the ice bin right in front of us and started laughing. The bartender also takes... More 

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1 Thank Noel L
Carbondale, Illinois
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The expanded menu of lo calorie food is really worth talking about. However if it sounds (looks) too good to be true, it probably is. The menu is great, but the portions are not consistent, so measure your own portion. But, it is still better than most places and the choices are good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 East Main Street, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: (618)529-5715

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?