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“Amazing service, although I generally avoid chains”
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #56 of 456 Restaurants in Lakeland
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I generally avoid chain restaurants, but I was staying in a hotel next door, so this was convenient. I arrived around 6:45 on a busy Friday night, but they had a table ready, and were turning over tables very quickly as people left. I won't critique the food much, because Applebee's menu is pretty much the same everywhere. Their wine selection wasn't bad for a chain restaurant, and my grilled shrimp salad was very tasty. I can't eat bacon, so I had to ask them to make the salad without bacon and switch to a different dressing, which they did perfectly and very quickly.

The main reason I'm posting a review is the service. My server was very quick and efficient, the food came very quickly, and at least 3 people other than my server (one a manager) came by to ask if everything was alright and if I needed anything else. They were friendly, polite and always there when needed, without hovering or being bothersome. I wish some of my favorite hometown restaurants had employees like these!

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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Applebee's is consistant, I don't think there is too much more to say. You either like Applebees or not.

Thank KevinFH
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

steaks were tough, staff was nice but food was terrible, did not want to disappoint the staff so I never said anything

Thank terbo0
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

I just don't care for their food so much, Not one of my favorite places to go. I go only when I'm with someone who wants to go and it's their turn to choose.

Thank Nancy L
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I had just pedaled my bicycled about 70 miles so there wasn't much they could do to disappoint me. After dropping my bike off at the Hampton Inn next door I was happy to find them right across the parking lot. I didn't eat in so I can't speak for the ambience or lack thereof. I got the food back to my room and it was still hot and very tasty. Overall, it was a good lunch.

Thank THOMAS D
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