What is your opinion on Applebees?

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Edited 3 years, 10 months ago

Poll: What is your opinion on Applebees? (20 votes)

Yah 30%
Nah 70%

I finally went there today with some friends and only one thing came to mind when I tried the food:

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#1 Posted by Pixel-Perfect (5778 posts) -

I went there for the first time in years and tried the appetizer nachos and the jalapeno burger. Both were disgusting.

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#2 Posted by plageus900 (2314 posts) -

@Pixel-Perfect said:

I went there for the first time in years and tried the appetizer nachos and the jalapeno burger. Both were disgusting.

Most of everything they serve is just microwave food.

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#3 Edited by toast_burner (24664 posts) -

Never heard of it.

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#4 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -

They're terrible. The last time I went, I ordered some mozzarella sticks that were cold in the middle. That was it for me.

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#5 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -

People give Applebee's shit all the time but I think it's fine for what it is.

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#6 Posted by vl4d_l3nin (1091 posts) -

I went once. We had it in my town for about 1/2 a year before it closed down.

Had the "knife and fork cordon blue" Final Verdict: Okay. Chicken and ham was well cooked, but the cheese was cheap and rubbery.

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#7 Posted by konvikt_17 (22378 posts) -

never been

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#8 Edited by LoG-Sacrament (20397 posts) -

one of the restaurants near me used to show UFC fights and sell some pretty decently sized margaritas for $4. i suspect the deal was meant to make the night bearable for girlfriends that got dragged to the fights, but i'll take a good deal when it's there.

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#9 Edited by Ring_of_fire (15755 posts) -

Typical chain restaurant. It's fine, as I am not going in with great expectations.

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#10 Posted by Master_Live (18815 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

never been

This.

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#11 Edited by Jd1680a (5958 posts) -

I find it to be pretty decent for casual dining.

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#12 Posted by Shmiity (6089 posts) -

It used to be awful- now it's just a mediocre 99 or Chilis.

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#13 Posted by Makhaidos (2162 posts) -

Not worth the price.

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#14 Edited by KingsofQueens (2508 posts) -

Normally I'm not a fan of chain restaurants, I prefer mom/pops or simple diners.

I actually went to an Applebees (in Staten Island NY) a few months ago and the food was just too salty. Maybe it was just THAT ONE Applebees, but I wouldn't know. And the tables and the place in general was just too dirty unsanitary.

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#15 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

They were great the last time I ate there...way back in 1992. Have no clue what they are like now, but this thread makes it seem like things have gone downhill big time over the decades.

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#16 Edited by TwistedShade (3139 posts) -

They're great. Their milkshakes are really good, their deserts rock, and they have a lot of great menu choices.

I usually get the Parmesan covered shrimp sirloin and it's absolutely delicious.

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#17 Edited by SonicNextGen2 (3592 posts) -

@Pixel-Perfect said:

I went there for the first time in years and tried the appetizer nachos and the jalapeno burger. Both were disgusting.

Their cheese is basically plastic mixed with orange food coloring. ._.

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#18 Edited by Gaming-Planet (18540 posts) -

Terrible food, good drinks.

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#19 Posted by GoogleAndroid (162 posts) -

It's alright. It's not a spectacular restaurant, but the food is decent and cheap. It's better than fast food for sure. And their wonton tacos are amazing, easily the best thing on the menu.

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#20 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

@Jd1680a said:

I find it to be pretty decent for casual dining.

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#21 Posted by starfox15 (3982 posts) -

It's Applebee's. I don't really expect a five star experience when I go there, but I've been satisfied in most of my visits.

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#22 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161726 posts) -

@toast_burner said:

Never heard of it.

You're lucky. The food sucks...but then so does TGIFriday's food.

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#23 Edited by solidruss (24076 posts) -

Yeah, way overrated. Mediocre food at best.

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#24 Edited by HuggyBear1020 (467 posts) -

Honestly I can't tell the difference between Friday's, Applebees, and Chili's. They're all your typical serves-everything chain restaurant.

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#25 Posted by curono (7713 posts) -

Mediocre food with overcharged prices

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#26 Edited by shellcase86 (3312 posts) -

They're definitely lower in terms of quality than your Friday's, Tuesday's or Chili's. But they win in value after 10pm. Half off appetizers, yes.

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#27 Edited by 35cent (934 posts) -

I remember it tasting alright enough. Then again I haven't been there is 2006 so I can't even remember what I ordered.

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#28 Edited by Serraph105 (31633 posts) -

@JML897 said:

People give Applebee's shit all the time but I think it's fine for what it is.

Pretty much this. They aren't great and a tad bit over-priced, but not bad.