We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5605 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-2437
+1 308-698-6000
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 47: English reviews
North Platte, Nebraska
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

My wife and I had a late lunch before heading out on the road, Applebee's was handy and even though we knew it would be noisy we stopped. It was as noisy as any Applebee's but that said, we had a good lunch up to the point I looked at my dish after finishing, it was filthy. I could not... More 

Thank Jerome B
Puyallup, Washington
Level Contributor
251 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

Visited for dinner with friends. Wife's hamburger was greasy and not very hot. My sirloin steak was tough and hard to cut. Ok meal with good service, but not the best food in town.

Thank Michael B
Parker, Colorado
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Thought we'd give Applebee's another try. The food was terrible. Their quality has gone way down over the years. The beer was cold & we had a nice waitress.

Thank J-830
Level Contributor
93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at Applebees. We met for a girls lunch. Even though it was fairly busy we got seated quickly. My salad was good but the Blondie dessert was the best!

Thank Misty H
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
290 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went there for the free veterans day meal. It was very busy, but we thought that we would support such a worth while effort by Applebee's. We had the chicken basket it was good(chicken and fries). We also ordered dessert that is when we had a problem. Our waitress was also the bar tender she took our order and... More 

Thank nighthawk779
Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Level Contributor
36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

It is pretty much what one should expect of an Applebees. Good, but not great food. Decent and friendly service. No complaints but then nothing that makes it extraordinary.

Thank Larry H
Kearney, Ne
Level Contributor
59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

We used to be Applebee fans but lately the food quality seems average at best. had the rack of ribs last week and they had been on the grill warming them up so long they were very dry. Place always busy and menu changes mean what you have a craving for may not be available any longer.

Thank kycgeek
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy myself at Applebee's! They have happy hour specials every day from I believe 3-5, and 9-close (don't quote me on that) I love the bar top tables, boneless wings, awesome appetizers, a huge drink menu with only the good stuff, and the staff is very helpful and friendly. :)

Thank HungryMusician
Grand Island, Nebraska
Level Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went early for dinner. Lots of empty tables. Had to wait to be seated. Waited for our server. After ordering we waited more than 40 minutes for our food. Over half the tables still empty but the waiting area full. The meat was very hot but our side dishes weren't even room temperature. $50 for cold food and long wait.... More 

Thank Gonequilting
Kearney, Nebraska
Level Contributor
165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

This is always a good stop for lunch with friends. There is a yummy lunch menu and the service is usually quick.

Thank goldentraveler2015

Been to Applebee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5605 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847-2437
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Kearney
  • Phone Number: +1 308-698-6000

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Applebee's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?