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2851 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201-6007
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Friendly staff, large menu

We have always had good experiences at Applebees. They are a very busy place at mealtimes and the staff keeps up well. Good food. Lots of variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always had good experiences at Applebees. They are a very busy place at mealtimes and the staff keeps up well. Good food. Lots of variety.

Thank 71dianay
Winston Salem
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This has typical Applebee's menu choices. As usual the food and service are good. I will consider this location if the future

Thank Husel E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We tried various Applebee's before including this one, and thought we'd give them another chance thinking that it was usually pretty busy and they had all kinds of specials - big mistake. It was NOT overly busy and we were seated promptly. OUr waitress was honestly dim, really; my husband said when he ordered his soda "East on the ice".... More 

Thank gaynor h
Grand Forks, North Dakota
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We aren't sure why but Applebee's has lost something in our opinion, or else a waiter needs more training. On a recent visit we were told that a couple of different dishes couldn't be changed to meet our needs, not sure why. But it would appear from this input they aren't all that customer friendly any more. The orders weren't... More 

Thank aggiedad77
Northwood, North Dakota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I was a little disappointed in the food--it was sort of a mish-mash. I suspect there are four assembled dishes, Then for different orders, they add a bit of a to b, a to c, then a to d, then c to d etc. At least that was the impression I got at our table. Applebee's serving dishes weigh a... More 

Thank CabbagesandKings2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Staff is great. Food is great. Never had a bad experince.When i'm in grand forks its one place we always go.The bar has great specials.

Thank Nancy C
Portage la Prairie, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great specials, new appetizers are not my favourite only because of the focus on meat and extremely small portions. Staff quick and friendly one of my favourite stops in Grand Forks upon arrival.

Thank marjdoug
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Took 'mild' boneless chicken wings to go. Had a 2.5hr trip home and wasn't able to eat till I got there. Once there I realized the wings where not mild they were HOT!

Thank Stiffy9447
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The people who work here are the best part about the whole place. The restaurant seems to be in the middle of re-branding itself in a gastro-pub style. The new appetizer menu is overpriced and execution is lacking. The atmosphere is similar to any other location in the chain, but there is a strange smell in the dining area. I... More 

Thank Sarah B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We aren't frequent Applebee's patrons so perhaps I enjoyed it more than others might. We sat in the lounge and service was great. Meals were delivered really fast. Our party ordered the cajun chicken, the shrimp scampi, and the nachos. The nachos were huge and our other portions were a perfect size. The only negative comment I would have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2851 S Columbia Rd, Grand Forks, ND 58201-6007
  • Location: United States  >  North Dakota (ND)  >  Grand Forks
  • Phone Number: 701-795-5688

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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

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