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.

“Saturday evening and lots of tables open”
Review of Applebee's - CLOSED

Applebee's
Cuisines: American
Description: Telephone 250-590-9100
Restaurant details
Description: Telephone 250-590-9100
Canada
Level 6 Contributor
707 reviews
384 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Saturday evening and lots of tables open”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We came in just after 8 on a July Saturday evening. No wait like it's American counterparts. The menu is similar but not the same as US Applebees. Our group ordered ordered a big waldorf salad, a clubhouse and lime chicken

Ther food arrived in a very generous portions and tasted great. Service was quick and attentive. Prices were a bit more than US prices with a more limited selection. We would return here for another meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank DEEvaluator
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

4 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1
    2
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Victoria
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Viewing Hockey Game”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

Service was spotty. There seemed to be some confusion as to who our server was. The bartender took our order and continued to attend our table when she wasn't pouring drinks. We ordered a nacho plate to go with our $3.00 beers...the nacho's were ample and tasty. Not many in attendance for the hockey game...leaves me to believe there must be more popular lounges to view sports. However the location is perfect for myself as I live close by...worth a visit if you haven't been before.....

  • Visited April 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank CapitanVictoria
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victoria
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good Value - Well Worth A Return Visit”
Reviewed March 25, 2012

This American chain's fairly recent entry into Canada imports the quality of food and service evident in their US operations; on our visit we were greeted warmly and served by well-trained and friendly staff. The restaurant is warmly decorated with good ambience. They ofer an early-bird special for over-55s; $9.99 for a main & dessert (might also include an appetizer - we did not have the special so just forget). Theuy also offer several meals under 550 calories. We had 2 low-cal meals: A vgetable stir-fry with shrimp (ask for the sause on the side as it is very spicy), and a 6oz steak with potatos and a portobello mushroom topped with spinach and parmesan. For our mains, 3 alcoholic drinks and a bottle of mineral water, the bill was about $50.00 before taxes & tip.

By the looks of the food served to others around us, the qualiy is top-notch; the menu is typically Applebees - extensive, varied & interesting.

Unfortunately the day before our visit, the head cook had suffered a serious accident and was off, leaving the manager (who obviously can cook well) in the kitchen. Things did not flow well, resulting in a very long delay in the food coming. The assistant manager and our server kept us well informed of when our food would be out, explaining the reason for the delay.The staff is obviously very well trained in customer relations - hint to other businesses: Customers can accept almost anything, so long as they are kept informed and receive a rational explanation for what has gone wrong. We received a courtesy discount for the food, but while appreciated, it was not necessary given the excellent staff atitude.

They have specials most week-nights - see the photo.

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank daninvictoria
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Applebee's also viewed

Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
Victoria, Victoria Capital Regional District
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Claim Your Listing