We had the option of traveling into the noisy, East Lansing setting after an MSU football game or going north a bit to St. Johns and enjoying quieter traffic, colored leaves and a gentle shower. We opted for St. Johns and were not disappointed. Although there were some Lions fans celebrating, it was fairly quiet. We each selected our meals and were pleased with the food and beverages we were served. There was a slight mixup with my shake, and management took care of that with no questions - I enjoyed two shakes at the cost of one. The free refills for carbonated beverages came frequently. Each plate was nicely done and had enough food that we chose not to add dessert. Food was good, cost was reasonable, our Applebee's discount card was honored. It was night - hard to tell if there was a scenic view at the restaurant. The waitstaff were friendly and cheerful - nice on a Saturday night!