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“Decent service... so so food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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246 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Decent service... so so food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

The last time I ate here in 2008 I said I would not return. Since they renovated, it is a bit better. The problem with this place isnt reflective of the franchise but, rather the locals who work here. Normal beach or coastal get way mindset is touristy if you will. And these businesses thrive from those vistors to include the jacket up prices of drinks. The benefit of the tourist venue for these establishments is...more than likely the tourist dont care or they are semi drunk and couldnt differ good or bad based on their homestead or area not having a comparison. This is why allot of shady alabama owners flock to open places here. Serve so so food, outragious drink prices... Its really a shame it turns out like this but this is what it is. Sloppy workers dont care much and they arent mature enough to be motivated. The local patrons are the ones who suffer be cause of the afforementioned. When all the tourist are gone these businesses care even less and then people like me wont come back because of the crappy worker attitude.

Sad but true...

In closing...this place is SO SO at best if you are a local... but if you are a drunk or sober tourist, you may feel different.





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English first
Pacific, Missouri
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good menu but poor execution”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Applebees has some great menu items and great prices, 2 for 20 etc., but that's where it ends for this location. Shame on management! We (two couples) were promptly greeted and seated late afternoon Saturday. Our waitress was very loud and didn't answer our questions regarding the menu items. We ordered drinks for Happy Hour's 2fers. The waitress did not know the brand name of the house wines available for the special. We decided just to order a chardonnay for each of us to see how tasteful it would be. Glad we didn't order more because it tasted like jug wine! The other couple ordered beer which came in 2 mugs. Usually, one is held back so it remains cold but not here. It was the same way for the frozen margaritas which one melted by the time it was ready to drink. Our food was delivered by the kitchen staff who had no idea who ordered what. They did not understand that one person ordered an appetizer as a meal and the other appetizer was part of the 2-20 selection. Both appetizers were the artichoke and spinach dip. It wasn't prepared with much cheese and had too much spinach which made it watered down. Again, our dinner plates were delivered by the kitchen and not by our waitress. We received each others steaks in error; rare for medium, etc. Actually, we couldn't tell the difference of which steak was cooked rare or medium because both steaks were tough and unappetizing. The tango shrimp and chicken didn't have all the shrimp completely cooked (some were) but the chicken was overdone and was a very small piece over rice. Unfortunately, we will not return to this location. Applebees has great ideas and good menu items it's just this location doesn't have a kitchen or staff to do it justice.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Burlington, Canada
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Would Not Eat Here Again.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We arrived in Panama City Beach late in the evening after driving all day. Saw Applebees sign and decided to try it. Such a mistake. There was nothing on the menu for vegetarians other than salad.Our waitress continually tried to 'upsell' us and we noticed other wait staff doing the same with the customers around us. The salad was plain and un-interesting and quite pricey for what they brought. When it came to leave, someone brought us the wrong bill. Just one thing after another at this place and not we needed after a long drive. Would definitely not eat here again and would not recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Meansville, GA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Close to the beach with great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I have always liked Applebee's and this one was a good one. They have the 2 for 20 menu and always have great food. Will definitely return. It was also within walking distance from our motel that was beachside.

Visited January 2014
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Medford, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

It's like every other Applebee's it has a good menu good atmosphere friendly servers and cold beer. No lines as long as the spring breakers are not in town.

Visited January 2014
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