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10243 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578-7411
+1 813-236-9200
11:00 - 03:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Yalaha, Florida
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Applebee's compares very favorably to its competition like TGIF and Chili's. Their lunch specials are half off on some of our favorite menu items. And their dinner specials offer substantial savings too. The beverage list has anything we might be interested in trying. Applebee's servers are without exception some of the most efficient and personable that we have met. They... More 

Thank Ken C
Riverview, Florida, United States
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Took my son and his friend for a bite to eat. Service was slow. The boys ordered from the kids menu and we laughed when the food arrived. Our family friend ordered chicken fingers with mozzarella sticks. The chicken tenders were the size of appetizers. My son basically received a piece of chicken cut into tenders. I ordered the chicken... More 

Thank Brockport95
Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I was traveling around the Tampa area working and decided to stop for lunch. Although I have been to different Applebees for dinner, this was my first lunch experience. The food was prepared very well, it was tasty, and just the right amount for lunch. I had the lunch special of ceasar salad with delicious dressing, honey flavored chicken tenders... More 

Thank DonnaCMS
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

If you should visit this establishment, don't sit near the windows, way too many flys. Where do they come from? Anyway, about the food and the portions they could stand improvement. Are people just satisfied with crappy service and mediocre food? Nice ambiance and good advertising, that is what you're paying for.

Thank Robert V
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We used to like dining at Applebee's a lot, but the recent visits were a dissapointment. The good thing first, our server was the reason it was not a total dissapointment. She did a great job! The rest: Dirty silverware, a steak not cocked to order and served on a smudgy plate. The meal size was more of an appetizer... More 

Thank gunnarwynarski
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The food was very good and came our fairly fast. The atmosphere was pleasant as were the employees. The food tasted pretty good I had the Double Hog Dare Ya and it was decently sized and tasted very good. It did however take a little longer to get the bill out to us. Over all good place to go for... More 

Thank matt620
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

For it being an Applebee's tge food is excellent and the drinks are as well. Sometimes driving to brandon or other places seem far when you want a quick bite to eat. It's not a fine and wine dine place but for a q uick bite and great food it's the place. My only complain is that sometimes the service... More 

Thank Maritza41
Sun City Center, Florida
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242 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

went to celebrate birthdays for my father-in-law (92) and his lady friend (94). all had baby back rib dinners with pina coladas and wine. server Patrick was on top of everything and manager Michael took care of the birthday celebration

Thank ninetyninevette
Ruskin, Florida
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I swore off Applebee's from my Brandon experiences so when I moved out this way I avoided it like a bad date. I received a gift card from a neighbor for the holiday so I decided I would use it and now that I did, I am hooked. I guess you can't base your thoughts off one bad chain location.... More 

Thank Selyna T
Bradenton, Florida
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173 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

We have eaten at several Applebee's restaurants. I believe that the reason why this one is so busy is that it is one of the best managed locations. I wanted my burger to have pink inside and it was that. The service was great. It was so busy and noisy that we left after our dinner and went to Village... More 

Thank Rick M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10243 Big Bend Rd, Riverview, FL 33578-7411
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Riverview
  • Phone Number: +1 813-236-9200

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?