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“Gone downhill lately.”
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #523 of 804 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: American
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florida
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280 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Gone downhill lately.”
Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We used to eat here regularly, but quit going. We gave it another try. Again the service was really slow. My burger meal came with 5 fries, they brought me a side plate of fries because they could readily see it was seriously short. The burger had a weird smell. I give up.

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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Thornton, Colorado
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Just O.K. Tonight”
Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Seemed to be short of staff tonight. Only 'Booth' was in the bar. Bar was more 2/3 fully. Server was pressed for time. Steaks were tasty, but didn't get the 'Glad you are here', feeling. Not one of my better visits to Applebee's.

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Thank Dave J
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jacksonville
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Average at best, and what happened?”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

The standard Applebee's menu has changed and not for the better. Also understand from the forgetful waitress that the chain has been sold, with new menus, new rules, etc. My husband asked for another salad dressing - upcharge. Geez!

Also noticed the bartender answered the phone for the restaurant, said "Applebee's, please hold" and proceed to put the caller on hold and ignore it. Why bother answering, then?

Our server was forgetful and uncommunicative. First, we ordered beverages - didn't get them until we asked. Then, when asked about the bread we ordered we were told that she assumed that we wanted it with our meal rather than before. Why not ask? She said she'd rush that order. Then, the food came out, then the bread.

The music was too loud. When we complained, we were told that the music was at a background level until someone paid for a song (modern day jukebox) and then it gets LOUD. Good grief!


Okay meal but uneven service, to say the least. Menu has also changed. Thank goodness we had a gift card from Christmas. We will not be back to an Applebee's.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thornton, Colorado
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138 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great Visit!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

First visit to this Applebee's and some time since other property. Menu has changed (for us) new choices are interesting. Our order (Ribs and Steak) was very good. Onion rings were worth a thumbs up. Always good drinks. Our server was GREAT!!! (JACQUELINE A)... Time from order to service was just right. We had a good meal and some in doing it.

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Thank Dave J
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Brought a busload of people here and they had us out within about an hour..”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I had the full rack of baby back ribs.. They were delicious. Our waiter was great everything went well dessert was great I have no complaints whatsoever.. It is a brand-new restaurant great atmosphere And plenty of room to park my bus..

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