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“bad lunch” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #14 of 55 Restaurants in Sanford
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“bad lunch”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

My pork ribs were dry and burned ... coleslaw was also dry and I had the feeling they forgot the dressing. I had a great meal in Plattsburgh Applebee's but this one let a bad taste in my mouth.
Fortunately my wife had a 3 star meal which is still average.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Mission63
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  • English first
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English first
Raymond, New Hampshire
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“2 for 20 Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

The service there is very good. The food is good too. I would return again. We have been to the Applebees in Portsmouth and they are very good too. For a chain type restaurant they are doing a good job at serving the people on the seacoast of this area.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank lincoln_akerman
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florida
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Tired presentation, loud bg music and ........”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

It takes a lot for me to give a mediocre review but this is one of those times. I know that in some circles Applebee's is a big nothing. I really enjoy the one in Portsmouth, NH when I want a quick and reliable lunch but this one in Sanford, Maine is really, really tired feeling. The waitress was delightful, efficient and a great asset to this restaurant. My friend has a Reuben that fell flat and yet was greasy and unappetizing. The deep fried onion rings were way, way too big and heavily breaded - also too greasy feeling. My lunch was the tomato/basil soup and that was quite nice - lively tasting I would say. My chicken/spinach blueberry salad was not so great. The chicken was dry and the spinach fell flat in spirit and presentation. The blueberries were fresh and fine. Don't think we'll be eating there again. When we asked the waitress if she could turn the music down a bit - she said she could not as it was set by management and "sorry" but it cannot be done. Wow management when you can no longer accommodate your patrons you have a problem. Do you think management is the problem here from food to atmosphere?????

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mooselymaine
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Prices are better.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012 via mobile

I enjoy Applebees. Prices on some items have come down. Service is always good, no complaints here!

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MaryAnne L
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Ottawa, Canada
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526 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Needs to be renovated and re-energized”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

Restaurant a bit smelly, as in damp carpet. Staff seems to lack energy and interest. Food not up to par compared to other Applebee's.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sycha
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