When all is considered and one is looking for a good value our local Applebee's is pretty hard to beat. The food is very good, pretty wholesome and easy to track if one is interested in counting calories and the other categories in food nutrition. Mostly the preparations are quite flavorful and appetizing. The serrvice is very good even at busy times. I've been disappointed in at least one other Applebee's in the Chicago area, but that didn't deter me from returning to our own Great Restaurant. Their menu is varied sufficiently and everything I've tried has turned out well. Their "Perfect" Margerita is exceptional!