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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #50 of 85 Restaurants in Oak Harbor
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birch Bay, Washington
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Exceptional”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

Applebee's has rather high standards, and Oak Harbor exceeds them on all counts. The hostess greeted us with a friendly smile and quickly seated us. The server seemed like she really enjoyed her job. She was attentive without being overbearing and very knowledgeable about items on the menu. Drinks were refilled very quickly. The food was fresh, hot, and delicious. The portions were rather generous. Other reviewers have complained about the noise level. Perhaps they visited in the evening when the bar was busier. We visited for lunch, and the TV's were all muted with closed captioning activated. We were able to carry on a conversation with normal voices. If you're on Whidbey Island, do yourself a favour and visit this lovely restaurant.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank OwlboyMcgee
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English first
Oak Harbor, Washington
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“It's like you're gambling!”
Reviewed May 17, 2012

Eating here is like ... gambling with your money. Once in a long while, you get a good cook and a good service. 60-70% of the time, food comes out bad -- be it overcooked, undercooked, or just plain out slow and taste less than the listed price. Same goes for the service --- they are not all bad and once in a while I get a good waitress/waiter. However, most of the time the service is as bad, if not worse, than the food.

Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else where it's guarantee the money will be well spent. I recommend Zorba's or Flyer's ... they cost about the same!

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank AlyxisPaige
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Whidbey Island
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Poor food”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Seemed like the food had been on the stove or in the oven on high since early AM. Way too hot, way too dried out, way too unpleasant to eat.

Visited April 2011
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1 Thank Fred S
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seattle
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“generic american food”
Reviewed February 9, 2012

I am not a fan of chain restaurants. THis one is a bit above some chains but that isn't saying much.

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Thank redcape
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Freeland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Clean and good prices”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Very clean tanbles, fllors, restrooms, everything. Food is real good and the prices are good also! Really friendly employees.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Thomas C
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