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“Great late-night dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #274 of 523 Restaurants in Santa Rosa
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sonoma County, Callifornia
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great late-night dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hubby and I were busy running errands in Santa Rosa last night, and by the time we were done it was 8:45pm and we hadn't eaten dinner. We decided to stop at this Applebee's on our way home for something to eat. This Applebee's can be a little hard to find: it's at the far north end of Kohl's parking lot, past the McD's. We've eaten there before, but last night it seemed like this was a NEW kind of Applebee's. The menu selection and food were really great, far better than we remembered. I had the mac-n-cheese topped with chicken tenders: the mac-n-cheese was very good, and the chicken tenders were cooked perfectly - really crunchy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. Hint: instead of them serving the tenders atop the mac already glazed, have them serve the Honey-Pepper glaze on the side - that way you can dip the tenders yourself and not wind up with the glaze throughout your mac-n-cheese. Hubby had a grilled roast beef/caramelized onions/bacon/cheese sandwich: the roast beef was incredibly tender, and the sandwich extremely tasty overall. I was a little sorry I hadn't ordered it for myself! Service was great; our waiter was very patient with our hemming and hawing over the menu, and quite helpful as we made our decisions. (It was our waiter who suggested I get the Honey-Pepper glaze on the side.) Both of us had a cocktail - well made. Everything we ordered arrived quickly. We loved the little tablet computer on each table, which has info for everything on the menu, games to play while you're waiting for your food, and lets you pay your bill at your table with either a credit or debit card - it will even send you an email receipt if you want.

I thought dinner was still just slightly pricey; but for what it was, I guess it's an average price. At least it wasn't fast-food picked up at a drive-thru window (ick); and Applebee's did offer a large menu selection and a comfy place to sit in a clean restaurant, with plenty of attention towards making our visit very nice. We will return.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Later in the evening and food tasted dried out as if had been sitting under heat lamp for awhile. Not as good as some of the other Appleby's we've eaten at on our travel.

Visited September 2013
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Thank AuroaB
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Casa Grande, Arizona
Level Contributor
270 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Pretty good food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

Good food but of course it is Applebee's and you usually cannot go wrong. Service was good and friendly staff. Restaurant clean

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 46JimH46
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Auburn, California
Level Contributor
120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good, chain resaurant food. Nice atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

These are generally good places to stop for a quick meal. The Santa Rosa location was clean and friendly. We like the fact that there is a lot of variety on the menu..

Visited June 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

My daughter and I stopped at 12:45 pm and was concerned that we were catching the tail end of lunch rush. We placed our order and food was received in 15 min. The food was excellent and the waitress very attentive. Our experience was great and like the prices as well. We don't have Applebees where we live so this was our first experience.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sparks602
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