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“Just OK, really.”
Review of Applebee's

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Ranked #33 of 51 Restaurants in Cameron Park
Cuisines: American
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Cameron Park, California
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just OK, really.”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stopped by for a late dinner. Pretty good amount of people. Decent time getting us seated. The time it took to take our order wasn't bad either. I ordered fish and chips. Easy enough.

Things arrived in a decent time, so service was not an issue at all. The food was.

The fish was soaked in oil. The batter was also soaked. Think of a sponge that has reached its limit. The fish was also tough. Not flakey. I'd like to say it was moist, but tough fish is hard to ignore. Was I disappointed! Ate a few bites and stopped. Not worth it. Vinegar and sauce can only cover up so much. This is certainly a first. Bad batch, bad cook, whatever it was... Just subpar.

One bad plate of fish and chips doesn't mean stop eating at Applebee's. Just don't order the fish and chips.

  • Visited December 2013
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HIghland Park, IL
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Attentive Server”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

I and five other famiy members went to Applebee's for lunch on Sunday, Nov. 10, to celebrate two family birthdays. The server was very helpful in describing the menu items and wanted to be sure that we were happy with the food we ordered. She was very patient with my ninety-year old parents. She even made a special effort to talk to the manager so I could have a meal which wasn't normally available on the week-end. The food was delicious. We were very pleased.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Ann L
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Reno, Nevada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The usual, nothing special”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Do not let your kids order the kid's sirloin. It was horrible and had it sent back for chicken fingers.

Visited October 2013
Thank familyfromreno
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Yes, Applebee's is a chain restaurant like Sizzler, but it's a great place to either take the family or to hang out & watch the game while having a drink. It's not fancy, but it's clean, the service is friendly & helpful, the food & drinks are good, and their 2 for $20 deals are tasty and affordable. We go there 4-6 times a year and highly recommend it. Just one drawback: For my husband the steaks are small (7 oz.) and he likes his plate piled with food. He could eat the entire cow and still want more though, so it's a matter of perspective. I always take home leftovers.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ddoswald
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Cool, CA
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
“Chain? Yes. Still great? Yes indeed.”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

I know that this is a chain restaurant, but they are so nice and well trained that the staff makes this location fell like a family-owned place to eat. The quality of the wait staff makes it special. The menu is chain-restaurant-consistent and obviously well-tested to be successful and tasty. The specials are varied and reasonably priced. The quality of the food preparation suggests something far better than a chain-level cook. There is a secret chef hiding somewhere back in the kitchen. The sandwiches are generous and delicious. The bar in the center offers the same fare as all Applebees but does not create distracting noise.

  • Visited October 2012
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