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Applebee's

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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105 Chestnut St, Ames, IA 50010-8056
+1 515-233-6452
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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618 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. We got take out this visit and after recent, extremely salty food visits to Outback restaurants, I noticed the food at this Applebee's is much better seasoned. Not too salty. I could taste the steak. Yes, it seemed the portions were a bit smallish as far as takeout, but it was really good food and tasty.... More 

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We ordered take out and the order was not filled correctly. The staff worker was friendly and did her best to fix the problem. The food was tasty as expected but very small portions. Not sure if that was because it was take out. We would go elsewhere next time. Definitely not worth the cost.

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Thank Neil W
Des Moines, Iowa
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618 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Busy place last night, the food was average, good taste, but very salty. Friendly staff, clean place. While it was very busy, the MarcyDiner tantrum scale of 5/5- no screaming kids, or anyone for that matter!

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Entree special brought me here for supper. I had the lime chicken with the rice and a friend had the chicken strip meal with fries. It was purchase one entree for $12.99 and second one was free. Spacious eating area and handicapped accessible. Bar facility with plenty of tv's. Could pay right from your table with computer technology.

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Thank Linda C
Iowa
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Ordered to go. Chatted with the bar tender and bar customers. Friendly place. If I didn't have a dog waiting for me in the car, I would have enjoyed staying for a while. Good predictable food. Try the chicken breast with sweet potato fries. It's OMG good. :)

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Thank kangabitt
Des Moines, Iowa
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618 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Come here on a Monday night for less pricey burgers. Good food. We got the two for twenty a different week, and it was good, but not as filling as we expected. Clean, fun atmosphere on Monday nights. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Lombard, Illinois
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It had been a while since we have been to an Applebee's, so we liked the changes to the menu. Service was fast and friendly. The place was clean and very open, which made it nicer. We all tried some of the salads. There were many types, so we all had something we liked. Shrimp,Thai was very good, as was... More 

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Thank Thomas_H181
Coralville, Iowa
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

First of all, I'm not a big fan of the Applebee chain because I think everything tastes the same. But the family wanted to go. We found the service was really good at this one in Ames. I decided to try something new and picked the chicken wrap. Wrong choice. The driest chicken in the world. Couldn't eat it. If... More 

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Thank Jim R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Food was great. Service excellent. Location was easy to get in and out of and after a long day of dancing needed a good meal.

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Thank Pepaw P
Des Moines, Iowa
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618 reviews
568 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The quesadilla burger is pretty good. Friendly staff. Good service. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 Chestnut St, Ames, IA 50010-8056
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ames
  • Phone Number: +1 515-233-6452

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?