We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Exceeded Expectations for an Entire Group of 16!”
Review of Applebee's

Applebee's
Ranked #186 of 448 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Lansing, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations for an Entire Group of 16!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Is it possible to please an entire group so Senior Citizens? This restaurant did!!! Every meal was a very positive experience. Steaks were well prepared and tender, salads were large and fresh! The price was right and the service excellent!!! Can't wait to go back as the menu was full of great options!

  • Visited May 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Dancisak
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

30 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    11
    7
    7
    4
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lansing, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

I love applebees a reasonable place to eat and hang out during happy hour. we had the riblet basket which was fantastic for a snack before happy hour much appreiciated. great job cooks

Visited March 2014
Helpful?
Thank pbrewer1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Holt, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“up date the menus'”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Food is average. Nothing special. They really need to update/revamp the menu's. the food is boring. The few times they have come out with a couple new dishes- they all share the same ingredient. like the last ones. 3 new plates but they were all cooked in honey. Mine was gross. way too sweet. I also had a mojito. that was gross too. Poorly made I should say. Staff was extremely slow. busy talking to "friends". I stick to the soup and salads when I go from now on.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank hollywoodpalms1113
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Lansing, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Really good...most days...not today”
Reviewed 6 November 2013 via mobile

Arrived just before the lunch rush. Seated right away. Drinks served promptly. Really nice server. One in our party of three ordered the Soup and Salad lunch special...one an Asian salad with chicken...full order. And one berry and greens salad. Waited almost. 15 minutes and the two salads came out and the soup did not arrive at all. Server said it was too cold and she had it reheated. The salad part of the special was not served. A wrap was delivered instead and instead of broiled chucked it was deep fried. Server thought the wrap was ordered. We all knew it was supposed to be the salad. Did not have time to send back and wait. Soup arrived about 5 minutes later.
The Asian salad was not the full sized salad as ordered. Server brought a small plate with more chicken that was cold. Berry and green was as ordered.
Had difficulty taking advantage of the $10 special with a $50 gift card purchase. Had to walk server thru process step by step.
All in all it was not my best experience at this Applebee's. Been here many times. If you go here be sure to allow time to have things prepared properly.
Will still go back again. Just more careful with ordering.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Bob M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Goodrich, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Won't go back”
Reviewed 18 October 2013

My experience with the food this visit was not good; I won't be going to Applebee's again. Ordered fried green beans which were overly salted and garlic. My husbands drink was like water. The salad tasted like chemicals. The worst was the chicken I had; it was like rubber on the inside- it actually crunched as chewed. I wonder if it really was chicken. No surprise i felt sick to my stomach for a day. My husbands turkey sandwich was almost as bad. Only thing good was my daughters pasta. Lesson learned stay away from franchise places.

  • Visited October 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank nesson
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Applebee's also viewed

Lansing, Ingham County
 
Lansing, Ingham County
 

Been to Applebee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing