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Applebee's

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American, Bar, Pub
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11410 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7031
+1 515-222-9474
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11:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 12:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was great and the food was hot and very good. Will be back the next time in town, which will be in March.

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Thank DawnRM1
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Obviously not built to be fine dining, but come on. How can food fresh out of the kitchen be so "not hot" and dry (ribs & chicken). I ate here a couple of times during stay at hotel a couple of doors down, and it wasn't good, hot, warm, etc..

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Thank Warren J
Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped here with another family for dinner during a trip for a sporting event. The place was busy but service was prompt, drinks were refilled quickly, the food was good as always and we were pleased with the visit!

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Thank Linda H
Chicago, United States
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117 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Started with a beer and cheese pretzels as appetizers then continued on with our entrees. The server was awesome she drives over an hour away to come to work the food was hot and prepared properly definitely a return visit is do!

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Thank REIKE P
Hampton
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88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We had the 2 for $20 combo with spinach dip appetizer and 3-cheese grilled chicken pasta. The spinach dip was good, but not plentiful. The pasta looked delicious, but was swimming in such a thin, milky sauce that I had to ask for a spoon to even get any flavor of the sauce onto the pasta and into my mouth.... More 

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Thank Mel M
Farmington, Iowa
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148 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

In my opinion Applebee's is a "middle of the road" restaurant and all are about the same with a few exceptions. We stay at a hotel next to this one so we usually have a few drinks and get our food to take back to our hotel room. Again, the food is always good but really nothing to write home... More 

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Thank realdon
Egham
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616 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I have always liked Applebee's so we walked quite a difficult route to get here from our hotel. The service was good especially Aaron and they were good about providing separate checks. The shrimp and parmesan steak was gorgeous and the sweet potatoes were great. To drink I had a Bahama Mama and a Mudslide but they were both a... More 

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Thank Hevsy
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Healthy choices and affordable prices, selections for adults and children. Fast and Friendly Service. Good Specials, great food.

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Thank deb48777
Clive, Iowa
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The hub and I wanted a salad. In the past Applebee's had some decent salads, not now. The descriptions are plain. Most of the salads had deep fried meat. Nothing fresh and healthy. We had onion rings. Horrible. Frozen-not freshly made. The rest of our meal was uninteresting too. Guess we should have stuck with a bar burger.

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Thank PDWC13
Huntley, IL
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Though the food was good and service was good, there was one point to consider. We were handed two sets of menus, which when you compared, they were nearly exactly the same. Food order is complicated in the process. Skip one of the menus.

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Thank Emil P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 12:00
Monday
11:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 12:00
Thursday
11:00 - 12:00
Friday
11:00 - 12:00
Saturday
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11410 Forest Ave, Clive, IA 50325-7031
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-222-9474

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