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3540 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6211
+1 309-353-3988
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Deer Creek, Illinois
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Ordered sirloin steak, broccoli, new potatoes with cheese, bacon etc, mac and cheese, and salads. Everything very good except the steak. It came very well done and we ordered it medium. They cooked us another one and go it right. It lacked the usual taste that we get from other Applebees. Will not order it again here. Service was excellent.

Thank Steven E
Hollywood, Florida
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167 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Happy hour was 1/2 price burgers and discounted drinks. Burgers were pretty good, service Ok, overall experience pleasant!

1 Thank Carolyn M
Viera, Florida
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This Applebee's was OK... But nothing special. I had the Pork Chop and again, it was just average. The Cheese burger egg rolls were good. Wife had the Shrimp Stir Fry and she said it was very good. Maybe it was just me.

Thank Rick081950
Pekin, Illinois
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is the go to place for an inexpensive meal. The menu has a selection of several options. Everything from sandwiches to steaks. They also offer several money saving deals including 2 for $20 to 1/2 off appetizers at certain hours.Great food-great service.

Thank Pekinite
Pekin, Illinois
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016

Food is great but interior is so filthy. Service was great and appreciated the good people but don't know how they keep their food license with such a dirty place.

Thank Arlen B
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2015

3 out of the 4 times we have been to Applebees the steaks were awful. The waitress brought my dinner (7 oz steak on the 2 / $20) out & told my husband his would be out shortly. Huh? I kind of wanted to eat dinner together. My steak was suppose to be med, but was well done. She took... More 

Thank hhanse57
Gorham nh
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

All the food we ordered was absolutley horrible. The steak was tough, grey, gristled, cheap cut of meat. The ribs were dry. All the food was cold. They weren't even that busy. However the server and the manager were top notch. We will never go back!

Thank Madeline3678
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

good place for families and friends to meet.prices are fair.service is good.most of the time.sometimes they forget the order of seating.only problem i have.

Thank Joseph L
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

Really like applebees in general ie fiesta lime chicken.I have learned even to make this at home and it is requested quite often in my home. The pekin restaurant is lacking compared to others in food and service however. The last visit I had a steak and it was tender enough but had a very strange texture for steak. Dont... More 

Thank Scott E
Pekin, Illinois
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Our service was fine and the food was good just nothing to make say, "Let's go to Applebee's because it's so good." They are busy because there is little competition in Pekin.

Thank Leonard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3540 Court St, Pekin, IL 61554-6211
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Pekin
  • Phone Number: +1 309-353-3988

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