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American, Bar, Pub
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5277 Central Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55421-1881
(763) 571-8501
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The last few months we have noticed a big change in Applebee's. The food quality is poor unless you want just a hamburger. Drinks are high priced and service is mediocre.

Thank Marj V
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Waiter, Keith is excellent in his professional guidance with customers and service. His kindness is appreciated and attention to requests. This place is very clean and orderly. Food is served hot and to personal taste. The waitress' & waiters work very hard to keep customers satisfied.

Thank Alice K
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to meet friends as it is easy to find right off 694 and on Central Ave N. The staff is always great and I can stay as long as I need with business associates or family. This time I ordered appetizers the steak quasadia and my friend ordered the tacos. Both were okay. They have... More 

Thank Terry A
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Enjoy Applebee's more for dinner or late night 1/2 price appetizers. Always good food. Slightly spendy for a lunch.

Thank Ruth J
Montreal, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We were staying at the hotel next door and decided to go for a quick bite. The new menu was great, the salmon was delicious and you can now order dessert from your table without waiting haha Great place to go chill and watch a game too.

Thank Neshat V
Fridley, Minnesota
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I have been to this restaurant many times. The food and service are good. The portions are VERY plentiful and I usually take home leftovers. The location is very convenient for both highway 65 (Central Avenue) and 694.

Thank 659marilynl
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Arrived after dinner hour (roughy 7:30 p.m.) Host was excellent, Our server was excellent. Food (when we received it) was good. From my count the restaurant had two-three tables placing orders (ours was a table of six adults and three children). We ordered sodas, two margaritas and water. We placed our dinner order when the drinks arrived (one of our... More 

Thank Rod_Minnesota
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Sporty friendly and efficient clean and only a block from the Livinn...so it was convenient! Good Food!

Thank Darlene J M
Aberdeen, South Dakota
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Two adults, two teens. We arrived late (around 9PM) for dinner. It was not busy. We were seated immediately. We ordered two beers, two sodas and two orders of wings with our entrees. The drinks arrived quickly as did one order of wings. Then we waited and waited... no one checked on us to see if our drinks needed refilling... More 

Thank jensen1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I used to enjoy Applebees when it first appeared on the scene, now it's my last restaurant of choice. There's nothing that sets it apart from other American restaurants. Very generic, lots of fried food.

Thank Marvic51

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5277 Central Ave NE, Fridley, MN 55421-1881
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Fridley
  • Phone Number: (763) 571-8501

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