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“Bad food, terrible service!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Applebee's

Ranked #149 of 319 Restaurants in Salinas
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Bad food, terrible service!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

There you go.. the worst food, and service while our staying in US.. we were really surprised..
First we have ordered our food, and i have taken steak which i have asked to be well done... I have received a raw one.. and i have ordered some side which never arrived.. When i asked my waitress to cook my steak better she was not happy at all.. after another 15-20min wait (my partner already eaten his food) i have received the same steak.. still not cooked enough.. so i just left it... We were waiting for our drinks forever and felt clearly that we are not welcomed..
We have seen many different places in US and all were extremely friendly.. so we were very unhappy to get there.. Food was bad and didn't look fresh.. staff slow (even though it was not busy at all) and arrogant.. would never go there again and would never recommend. The place looked really nice from the outside so such a shame they treat their customers with bad food and attitude..

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Danek_6
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Vancouver, Washington
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We had happy hour here and were very happy with the menu and the price. Alcohol was also discounted. The service was very good and they were happy to bring plates so we could all share.

Visited January 2013
Thank Sharon R
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Birthday Dinner was Pleasent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

Can't go wrong with choosing Applebees, I know the food will always be delish and excellent service.

Visited November 2011
Thank conklinsky
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San Diego, California
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Applebee's for the win!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

We arrived late at 9:00 pm, to this restaurant, after having waited and been ignored down the street at the new Chili's on North Davis Road. APPLEBEE'S was packed on a Wednesday Night because the power had been knocked out across town (we were informed of this by both the manager and the waitress). They were extremely busy but we were seated within 8 minutes. Two minutes later we had drinks (raspberry lemonade and a diet coke). About 2 minutes later, our food order was taken. Both the manager, Raphael, and our waitress kept apologizing about the crowd, but they hustled to get us served. At 9:25 we were finishing up our chicken dinners. We noticed that all of the customers around us were getting the same service. They tried very hard to please us and brought our dessert out quickly. My daughter had been really disappointed by the Chili's experience because we had been ignored, and she really wanted a chocolate lava cake, but Applebee's had a hot chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream that was wonderful. My daughter said: "and it's APPLEBEE'S for the WiN!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beawade
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

The WORST restaurant experience...EVER. As soon as we entered, we were accosted by someone pawning Jello shots for $1. No greeter, no host/hostess. We stood there for a few minutes before someone came up, and without any type of greeting just said "how many?". We were seated after 5 min., given our menus. They had the AC cranked up to the max in spite of it being only 65 degrees outside! We were freezing. No one ever asked if we wanted beverages. Finally our server came over and took both our drink order and our dinner order. We both ordered large dinner salads since we eat healthy and also were in a hurry. It took 20 MINUTES to get our SALADS. It NEVER takes 20 min. to make SALADS, for Pete's sake! We inquired several times, and the server kept assuring our order would be out "shortly". HA! When the salads finally arrived, husband's salad did not have any dressing either on it or on the side. We had to wait another 5 min. to get a thimble full of dressing for him. While we were waiting the 20 min. for our 2 SALADS, the person hawking the Jello shots came by 3 times. I wish they cared as much for their regular service and food as they do their alcohol.
Will never return.

Visited June 2011
Thank travelingwilburys07
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