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“No More Half Price Appetizers” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #116 of 240 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No More Half Price Appetizers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

I went to watch my favorite team and I sat at the bar. I liked the Sunday ticket they have there. They used to have half price appetizers there when you sit at the bar. NO MORE. It's like changing the rules in the middle of a big game to favor the opposing team. I'll be finding another sports bar and grill.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Norm B
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  • English first
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Mediocre or Worse Food, Very Good Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

Promptly seated, to be quickly waited on by a very accommodating waitress who paid attention and took care of us throughout a totally forgettable meal. Unfortunately, it seems nearly all the food served in this chain is “over-something’d”. Onion rings with too much nearly inedible coating, an unpalatable over-marinated steak attempting to be disguised by a truly awful “sauce”, over-coated fries, it goes on and on. Stick with basics if you come here – ribs, burgers, etc.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank countFlorida
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Irvine, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Surprisingly nice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

I have seen many poor reviews of this restaurant, but have never had a bad meal - some average, but never bad! We went there for dinner this week with friends. We chose Applebee's as one of the company has Coeliac Disease and they have a special menu to allow people with allergies to order safely.

I had the grilled chicken salad. It was great. Fresh, nicely seasoned and dressed in a light citrus dressing and the chicken was perfectly cooked. Everything else delivered to our table looked good too.

You can't beat it for value for money.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Carolyn111_12
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Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I would rather eat dirt”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We went to Applebee's after church on Sunday , they had a special menu with looked to be a big juice steak with a salad wedge covered with bacon and nuts with green goddess dressing , what received was a shriveled up pice of steak about 3 oz with a salad wedge with three pieces of bacon and nuts , my wife's steak was rotten , when she asked for more toppings for her salad wedge the waiter brought back a small container with three tiny pieces of bacon and said thats all he could do. Beware what they show on there menu's and tv commercial's is not what you get , they are a very deceptive company , will not go back.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Tonyappco
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yuma,Az
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013 via mobile

First chicken pasta meal cold and in appealing appearance.
Management replaced with uncooked steak meal.
Both ordered lettuce wedge. One was brown spoiled lettuce with very little advertised topping.
They did take off one meal and one beer from order.
Wouldnot return here and advise others to go elsewhere.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Carol T
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