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“Great meals!!! Friendly service!!! Locals are here!!!”
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #11 of 78 Restaurants in Ephrata
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We have never been disappointed with anything that we have received and I like the fact that they switch out the menu to give you different items to try. The Service Staff is AWESOME!!! Sometimes you have to wait awhile for your food and/or drinks, if seated at the bar area, due to the fact that whoever is behind the bar is taking care of the WHOLE restaurant and it is usually very busy with the Locals enjoying themselves (which is a GOOD sign)!!! And, that same bartender/barmaid may also be responsible for answering the phone for the Take-Out orders. The food is worth the wait!!! And, we appreciate the fact that they offer most Appetizers at half price in the evening, after a certain time!!! Every one of them is tasty!!! Wanted to mention that the light in the sign at the entrance in the back is out which may be part of the reason that Rick W. (previous review) had difficulty, especially if it was dark and it was out while he visited.

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Thank Dorrays
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

I like the lighting and I like that there are always people there who I know who are locals. so many local people go there and the waitresses take your order and talk and know your family like a small town.

Thank cheryls3000
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

My wife and I were driving to our daughter's house Saturday night and wanted to stop for dinner somewhere between our houses. We saw a sign for Applebees on the Ephrata exit on Route 222 northbound, so thought, why not? Well after you get off the exit there is no other signs telling you which way to turn, so we followed most of the lights and went to the left. After driving almost 2 miles we were about to give up and turn around and there it finally was, next to a Hampton Inn. We could not find an entrance however so we drove down to the first cross street past the restaurant, then wound our way back to a rear entrance by the hotel. Talk about making it difficult to find!
The food however was really good for an Applebees. We have found that it's really hit or miss with this chain, unlike say, Chili's, which is much more consistent. My wife had the chicken with the shrimp and I had chicken with portobello mushrooms on roasted potatoes. We also had the onion rings for an appetizer which were crunchy and hot. Overall we were pleasantly surprised. Coming back the next day we noticed that there was a sign at the bottom of the exit ramp with Applebees and "2" for two miles, pointing to the right. They just don't have the same sign on the other exit.

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Thank Rick W
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This restaurant is like most Applebees but really caters to local clientele. We can walk to the restaurant but there is great parking. The decor represents a local image. We love the senior discount. It is best to go early or you may have to wait a bit to be seated especially on weekends. There is a comfortable area to wait.

Thank Travelingrammie46
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Applebee's is a popular chain and was packed both the evenings we ate there. Their menus have standard items, their portions are large, and the calories served are considerable. There is nothing subtle about their cooking or their food, and they are singularly vegetarian-unfriendly. But for hearty American thirsts and appetites they will do well.

Thank bsingh1029
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