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3628 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-9273
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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North Carolina
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good dinner selected from a large menu. Tried the fish and chips and the grilled chicken and shrimp. Both were very satisfying. The chicken & shrimp is served on cast iron and is sizzling when brought to the table. Nice aroma with the mushroom, onion, and potato complement. We ate in the bar area and the service was excellent.... More 

Thank TheRodg
Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess we caught them on a good day, based on the other reviews...but our experience was nothing but positive. We came for lunch, the hostess (Cherie) was waiting with a smile and the door wide open. She explained the extensive menu to us and was quick with ice tea and soda refills. The tomato basil soup was delicious as... More 

Thank david p
Dallas, North Carolina
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is a joke. After a few opportunities to make a fair assessment, it's clear these folks have missed the mark. Waiting almost an hour for a small to-go order is bad, especially when they weren't very busy. No one even cares enough to come out and greet you when you arrive. They could come out and say hi,... More 

Thank gudguy
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I placed an order before I arrived, so our food would be ready by the time I got there. After placing the order, I was told it would take 15 mins. We pull up with time to spare, so we wait patiently, while observing there weren't many cars in the parking lot, so service should be quick. 15 mins ended... More 

1 Thank Sasha A
Lincolnton, North Carolina
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Took the family here for dinner Sunday night..place was almost empty, not busy at all..was left standing at door for over 15 min to be seated while the waitresses just kept walking past us, floors were dirty, finally seated at 8pm we ordered drinks and our food..at 8:50 our food was still not out..This place was not busy, 8 other... More 

1 Thank Deborah S
Gastonia Nc
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Hoping that a change in menu, advertising and other caused us to stop by the local Applebee's on a Tuesday PM. The menu is okay but more "franchised that needed for a small town". They need to allow the management to also have some input as to "local request, food items and other" but that is not the way the... More 

Thank pacetax
Athens, Georgia, United States
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Not stellar but it didn't seem that bad to me. A few good things, the host was so super nice that I couldn't have left if I wanted to ---I would have hated to hurt his feelings. Rare to find someone that nice in a chain restaurant. Bathroom wasn't spotless but it wasn't filthy either...but who touches anything in public... More 

Thank Christina C
Midland, Michigan
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292 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We were driving to Greenville SC and stopped here for a quick dinner. The service in the bar area was perfect. We totally enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere was busy but there was no wait at the time we arrived. I loved my Thai Shrimp salad and will certainly order it another time. It was that good. I would certainly... More 

Thank preppygirl56
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I used to enjoy their salad bar! The restaurant was a mess. Food on the floor, bar and tables not clean. Salad bar was half empty. Long wait on food. Service was sub-par.

1 Thank Blacjac443
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

But, no I mean butt. Please change the seating arrangement and stagger the hi tops in the bar area so that the small tables on the outside perimeter don't have biker crack (chained wallet and all) @ eye level 2 feet away.

1 Thank Timothy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
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: 3628 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-9273
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: 704-823-0001

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