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5185 Fernandina Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2346
(803) 749-4200
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Anderson, South Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Betty and I while staying an extra day in Columbia wanted something close by and a good meal.We drove a short distance to Applebee's.Good meal,easy access, fair price made this a good choice.

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Thank John W
Rock Hill, SC
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The food was okay. I mainly went there because I could walk from my hotel, so I felt ok drinking a beer. They basically rushed me out the door or the server disappeared altogether. Also, it seemed like every dish had onions in it. There's a reason I don't usually eat at Applebee's.

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Thank amyj75
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This Applebee's was only okay. We went here on a Saturday night for drinks and appetizers while watching the game, and it was nothing special. The hostess acted like she was bored and didn't really like her job; the waitress was nice but forgetful - she had to ask us to repeat our orders several times because she forgot what... More 

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Thank 1Aislinn
Fletcher, North Carolina
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

If you are working the day of a National Football Playoff, no matter what your team is, do not criticize the teams that are playing in the playoffs. The customers are listening. That is why the bartender did not receive a tip for the drink that was served to our table. Go Tigers.

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Thank Barry H
Kingsport, Tennessee
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Had to wait sometime for our waiter to come to take our order. The place was not that busy but it seemed that the service was slow and the food took some while to come out. The food was good but the poor service made this experience not so great.

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Thank Eugene F
North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were in Columbia for 3 weeks and ate at Applebee's twice during our stay. Both times we were seated quickly, had a friendly server, food was hot and received the way we ordered.

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Thank Amy B
Columbia, South Carolina
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Good place at a very good location serving very good salad in a quick time. All these qualities compelled me to rate it 4 stars. I av tried their shrimp pasta but it was not very impressive as their Salads and strawberry cream smothy.

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Thank Hacan F
Apopka
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We came here for dinner while staying at the Hampton Inn nearby. We were greeted and seated immediately. Our server was nice and the food came out quickly. It was overall a good experience and just what we expected from Applebee's.

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Thank smiling_jordans
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Applebee's has some great burgers and sweet potato fries. It's best if you can go and sit in the restaurant to eat as the take-out service is a bit slow and not very helpful. This is why I gave this a three star rating instead of four. Enjoy the burgers!

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Thank btown0
Florida
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The sign says that "carside" service is 10 minutes...it took 22 minutes for ours. The Oriental Salad was missing any dressing. (I have eaten this salad many times, and never had one so tasteless.) I had to request catsup for the french fries. The girl who was taking my order, spent several minutes on a personal phone call while I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5185 Fernandina Rd, Columbia, SC 29212-2346
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (803) 749-4200

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