We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“JUST a neighborhood bar & grill.”
Review of Applebee's

Ranked #16 of 36 Restaurants in Zion
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zion, Illinois
Level Contributor
268 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“JUST a neighborhood bar & grill.”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

There's not much to choose from here in Zion, IL. Applebee's is the only steak place. It seems like everytime we have visited this restaurant, there have been issues. Not getting all our food. One afternoon, we took our granddaughter there and they forgot to order her meal entirely, and it was not busy at all. Chicken over cooked or recooked and to hard to chew. Having to wait, and wait. There could be only a few tables in there, and you're still waiting. If you're not willing to sit there for any length of time, this is not a place for you. Music or tv way too loud. So much so, you cannot hear the others at your own table... while you're waiting and waiting, and that you end up leaving with a headache. Servers not comming back to the table to see if the food is as ordered.
This last visit wasn't too bad, but the food was not tasty. Could be a new cook. Why did we go? Because it's right here in town and close to home and we had gift cards. That is the only reason.
This last visit was so-so and the tv was not loud. Maybe other customers complained enough that they actually listened. It's a shame, when they are the only steak place within miles, that they choose to run their business out of town.

  • Visited September 2011
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank WillTravel2TryFood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

37 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed Applebee's also viewed


Been to Applebee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing