Don't Get The Riblets!
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK -- My friend and I were wanting to grab a quick meal. Applebees was near by so we stopped there and wanted to investigate their 2 for $20 deal. We both ordered the Riblet Platter. For an added $2 you ... read full review6 Replies - Latest reply on 01/07/2013
Wadded Paper is not Chicken
OLEAN, NEW YORK -- A few months ago I was eating at the Applebees in Olean, NY. I had the crispy orange chicken (which is my favorite). However, when I tried to cut one of the chicken pieces it was really tough. I finally ... read full review17 Replies - Latest reply on 10/31/2006
CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA -- My daughter and I stopped at an Applebee's in CresTView, FL for lunch on our way across country. We thought a familiar brand of restaurant would have good food. We were sadly mistaken. I ordered the ... read full review9 Replies - Latest reply on 07/23/2013
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN -- Had two dinners at 2-$25. Their menu shows a very large portion of ribs. We got 3 small end bones with very little meat. Also ordered shrimp. The portion was very good, however, the shrimp had been cooked ahead, then French fried again, and were over done.The salad was good and plentiful.
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I sent an email to the restaurant telling of my experience, thinking I would hear from a representative . However they must not care, no one called or sent a letter of apology.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA -- Found an unidentified nasty object in the 3 cheese penne pasta at Applebee's on Challenger Ave in Roanoke, VA . I instantly got the dry heaves and feeling of nausea. I also felt a numbness around my mouth and a metallic taste in my mouth. It was a "to go" meal(I live about 5 minutes away) so I took the meal back to Applebees and spoke to the manager, he took the meal away and said they would have it analyzed to find out what it was. Of course, this never happened and I got a call from nationwide insurance(their insurance company) and said nothing in the meal could have caused my distress. I asked the lady if they had the object analyzed and she didn't have a clue what I was talking about. I asked her how she knew what did NOT cause my sickness since she knew nothing about what had happened. She had no answer. Typical Insurance company.
Needless to say, that was my last trip to any Applebee's and will not go there again.
FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- I was dissatisfied with the service my children and I received at Applebee's. We were seated immediately which was a plus but when we were seated we were rushed to order. After about 10 minutes we were ready to order because we was rushed. The waiter came to the table three times asking were we ready to order with the 10 minutes. While ordering our food he wasn't writing the order down and because of that mistake the order wasn't taken correctly. When our food was brought to us not once did the waiter come back to the table to refill our drinks or even bring the check for me to pay. I would have been a little satisfied if the waiter was somewhere to be found to refill our drinks or to make sure the order was correct. After eating we sat around for about 30 minutes waiting for the waiter to return to the table with the check. After watching other waiters pass I finally had to stop another waiter that was serving other customers to bring me my check. As a customer of Applebee's I am truly disappointed at the customer service my waiter provided.Add reply
Never Go To This Place ! ! !
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA -- On December 17, 2013 I returned from a trip to San Jose for medical purposes. My daughter and 2 grandsons picked me up at the airport. On the way home I asked if they wanted to grab something to eat. ... read full review2 Replies - Latest reply on 01/01/2014
Very Bad Customer Service
LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO -- Although it's not my nature to complain but in this case I have to about the terrible service I received the evening of 12/2/13 at the Applebee's on Lohman in Las Cruces, NM.
Do not, I repeat do not ... read full review9 Replies - Latest reply on 12/08/2013
GROVETOWN, GEORGIA -- Tonight my family went try the new Applebees in grovetown. Started out ok, took drink order, messed up and brought 4 waters, my daughter ordered a sierra mist, caught that mistake but was fixed! We ordered food, mother in law ordered half rack ribs, I ordered grilled cheese and soup, youngest daughter ordered a small order of chicken fingers with mashed potatoes, husbanded ordered blue burger pink please, daughter ordered bacon cheese burger also wanted it light pink. Took over 30 minutes, I was brought Mac and cheese, young daughter chicken, mother in law ribs, they were extremely tough, she asked we're these baby back or regular ribs, waitress said let me check, came back and said yes they were baby back, she gave my daughter her burger and told husband his was on the way! My daughter was taking the burger apart, and added ketchup. about 7 minutes passes and the waitress came out with the other burger, she said oh I made a mistake that is the wrong burger, pointing to my daughters burger, she had a cold and my husband said I would like a new one please I can't eat that! They took the burger away, and said no problem we will get you a new one! I pointed out my order was also was incorrect, but I would be at it because I do like there Mac and cheese! My husband awaited 15 minutes for 2 and burger, and it was well done, as was my daughters burger! My husband ate the burger, but did not enjoy it! My mother in law again asked about the ribs being so though, were they pork or beef, waitress walked away and returned to say pork. No body apologized for mix ups, and upon receiving the bill, the waitress said they took off for the burger, but upon further looking at the bill they charged us for both burgers and an additional, also charged for full order of chicken verses small! We got a bill for 63 dollars for 2 burgers, half order of ribs, Mac and cheese and chicken nuggets, insane! We will never return, and hopefully they will get better, for the future of this restaurant!!!Add reply
Tonight we went out for dinner at Applebee's and had a great dinner, great atmosphere and friendly staff . We will go back again! Add reply
Cold Coffee, and Cold Food
555 TROY SCHENECTADY RD, LATHAM, NEW YORK -- Today 10/29/2013, I stop with my girls, at Applebee's, 555 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY. We were served cold coffee right off the bat. We ordered off the 2 for 20 menu and the kids menu. The cheese ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 10/30/2013
PORT CHARLOTTE, FLORIDA -- I stopped for a steak and my waiter was nice and helped me pick out a steak. I don't usually order steaks at Applebees. I also ordered a glass of wine to enjoy while waiting for dinner.
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Next thing I know this piece of meat and bland red potatoes and. Portobello mushroom with spinach were put down in front of me by some girl. I told her I never got my wine and changed my drink order to a Coke as I knew I wouldn't drink 2 glasses after eating. ( it was two for one) so I took one bite of this awful, tough steak that sat on a bunch of onions that didn't look appetizing all I asked for steak sauce. Oh and when the plate was plopped on the table in front of me I had to ask for a fork to eat it with! The mushroom was decent and I ate that. I ate about a little more then a quarter of the steak and could not eat anymore of the overcooked flavorless hunk of meat I ordered it medium and it was very well done
The waiter asked if I wanted a box and I said no he asked if it was tough and I said yes. I don't like to send things back so I just didn't complain.
The manager came over and now I am embarrassed and had to explain that it was not good. He did offer something else but I declined out of embarrassment. It was bad enough when I was seated the hostess said " just one" as if it is strange to grab a bite alone! At that point I just wanted to get out. There were loud obnoxious drunk people at the bar The food and atmosphere were lousy. The manager did bring me a diet Coke to go busy I don't drink diet Coke! So I got my steak Coke and a bill for over 15.00 add in a tip and I was out 21.00 for one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had! Very disappointed.
BEAR, DELAWARE -- I was greeted and seated by the representative at the Applebee's restaurant in Bear, DE door.
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After seating no one came to me, greeted me, or acknowledged my presence at my table. Two other tables on both sides of me were serviced twice. The waitress never acknowledged me, never looked at me or anything. I waited ten minutes and left without word to anyone (there wasn't even a staffer at the door that I'd entered when I left).
This is terrible service. I am a US Soldier, I was in civilian clothes, in a corner high top table.
SFC TERESA WILSON
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA -- I visited Applebee's on Broad River Road, Cola, SC around 12:20, 12:18 pm during my lunch break and I ordered chicken won' tons with Caesar salad and brownie bite, that thing was hard as a rock and the ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 10/16/2013
I've been to Dorchester Applebee's two times. Both of these times I ordered mashed potatoes with my meal. BOTH TIMES I also received rocks (YES ROCKS) in my potatoes. If you go there... plan to take a trip to the dentist if you order potatoes. NEVER GOING BACK! Add reply
Food Is Unacceptable
EVERYWHERE, MISSOURI -- Ate at Applebee's. It was difficult to pick a meal - everything was either fried or just gross looking/sounding. I wasn't too hungry, and it was hot out, so I got their seasonal berry salad. I love every ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 09/20/2013
Ignored for a Half Hour
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA -- My friend and I went to Applebee's on a Thursday evening around 8:00. The restaurant was pretty much dead, there was one group that had just left as we got there. The hostess sat us near the door and ... read full review3 Replies - Latest reply on 09/13/2013
Late Service, Wrong Everything
BRANSON, MISSOURI -- I went to this location in Branson MO which I go there ones in a while and sit at the bar since there was a long wait.. I don't really believe it was my fault that they were short handed in the restaurant.. ... read full review1 Replies - Latest reply on 07/21/2013
The food is good, prices are decent. But what I don't like is how hard they try for a good tip. From the moment you walk in they are almost down your throat the whole time with being overly nice, kissing butt way too much. They just need to relax and be considerate. I would be more likely to give a tip if they would be relaxed and give good service. 4 Replies - Latest reply on 07/05/2013Add reply