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5340 McFarland Rd, Durham, NC 27707-6831
+1 919-402-9482
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Clean restaurant, it has 100% of sanitation certificate. The waiter is friendly and help the customer of any question and explain gentenly the recipies. Have a good variety of recipies and fast service.

Thank Felix P
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Tried the wontons now i understand why they are fan favs . they are now mine too did tge 2/25. 00 deal along with chipolte ribs fries and slaw .the other meal was the ribs with sweet potato fries and slaw. You get 1/2 a slap pork ribs. The other meal was for later while watching the Duke/ Carolina game.... More 

Thank jackiebisback
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Steak was just right and delicious. Same for salad and potatoes. Could not have asked for a better meal. And our waitress was so sweet and helpful. We really enjoyed ourselves there tonight. Will return very soon.

Thank Landon W
Fargo, North Dakota
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Must have poor management cause none of the servers new exactly what table they had so some table had really slow service. Food was good but little SLOW. Bartender was missing most of the time so order your drinks early.

Thank Ron A
San Pablo, Costa Rica
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Food was just average. Waiter forgot a few things. They were not able to split the check correctly by items. Likely not to return.

Thank OP_Family
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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210 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

My wife, son, daughter, and grandson decided to try Applebee's again after a long hiatus. The restaurant was crowded and had about a 20 minute wait. They then told us only a high top bar table was available or we'd have to wait much longer. The table just wasn't right for a 2 year old and it was maddening to... More 

Thank Scotch27
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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266 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Went early for lunch, was seated promptly, and found what I had hoped was still on the menu. Food arrived in a fair amount of time, hot and delicious. Fine American food. Would go back but this location offers so much variety (of other restaurants) sometimes the competition is hard to go up against.

Thank NCluvtrav
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Never disappoint. ..love eating here..almost like fine dining on the run..you won't be disappointed with any thing you order

Thank rebboeb
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

My husband & I met a friend for lunch & were greeted with such friendly staff! I have to be honest & say that I don't typically like chain restaurants like Applebee's, Outback, etc. so my expectations were low. Believe me when I tell you; you can tell that management here has set the bar high! The place was virtually... More 

Thank Crystal T
Maitland, Florida
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Nothing outstanding about this location. It is a well-known chain which makes it very predictable. Food is adequate, service can vary, and prices are standard.

Thank Harry A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5340 McFarland Rd, Durham, NC 27707-6831
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-9482

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