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American, Bar, Pub
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3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1016
+1 515-957-0100
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Johnston, Iowa
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were invited out to dinner with friends and this is where they wanted to go. Our last experience at Applebee's was less than stellar. So we were a leery about going. It was a Saturday night and about 7 pm and thought for sure we would have a wait but got seated right away. Drinks were offered promptly. We... More 

Thank davidjensen399
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103 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It was late and I just wanted something to tide me over so I wouldn't be hungry when I shopped afterward. I ordered a French onion soup that was wonderful and a salad. The waitress was solicitous, and frequently checked in with me to see that everything was to my liking. It was!

Thank Ileen E
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stopped after spending a day at the State Fair. Surprised we were hungry after all the fair food. This Applebee's seemed like any other, but our server was special! I wish I could recall his name. He made a suggestion to try the new dish over the mashed potatoes and it was very good! He seemed to genuinely care... More 

Thank Gene A
Pataskala, Ohio
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383 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

This Applebee's did an excellent job with service and the food. Employees were very friendly. Service was efficient. The food tasted great. The restaurant was clean, and the restrooms were too. An overall good experience.

Thank Amusementparkguy
Largo, Florida
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since my family and I enjoyed a meal at Applebees, so we decided to stop in today and see what had changed. So much! I was surprised at all the new menu items and saw many that I really wanted to try...but couldn't draw myself away from my favorite - the Fiesta Lime Chicken. As... More 

Thank Julie B
Excelsior Springs, Missouri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Ariele was the highlight of the evening. She looks like Julia Stiles and was very polite and attentive. What an awesome young lady!

Thank Bryan T
Des Moines
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153 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We took my mother-in-law there for her 88th birthday. All of the wait staff wished her happy birthday, held doors for us, and they gave her a large strawberry sundae free of charge. Our waitress was exceptional! The fish was great! I wish they used the same coating on the chicken fingers (tasted like there was cornmeal in it,) as... More 

Thank Cyndeetrek
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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309 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

We have been on vacation for 11 days and this was the third Applebee's we stopped for supper. Clean restaurant and bathrooms. Service at the front entrance was very good. Our waiter service was average. Food quantity was very good and taste was very good. Salmon was a shade over cooked but still had an excellent taste. The sauce saved... More 

Thank Delmar M
Iowa, United States
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148 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

The short story here is that this is just like every other Applebees you have eaten at. It has a few local advantages, and a few disadvantages. I ate here for the first time in about a year (first time since the new manager took over). We used to eat here regularly when we lived on the east side. The... More 

Thank Jason M
Altoona, Iowa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

WE go to Applebees at least three times a month. Food is wonderful, and margarita are really good. Steakd are cooked exactly as you order them and serviced sizzling hot. Good late night venue also. Appetizers and night cap. Stop often on my way home from work at 11:00pm.

Thank BonneyBlue2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3741 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009-1016
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Altoona
  • Phone Number: +1 515-957-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?