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American, Bar, Pub
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2810 5TH Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5559
+1 515-576-7881
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were shopping on fort Dodge and when lunch time came we were close to Appelbees so we thought we would eat lunch there and the special was bourbon steak so I ordered that with garlic potato's and a cup of French onion soup the lunch was fantastic and delicious we will go back

Thank Bruce W
Iowa Falls, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in for dinner to go! Had a drink at the bar while we waited and watched the Pro Bowl festivities. Husband loved his Bloody Mary!

Thank Pynappl
bridgewater IA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Food rated a 10, congrats to the chef. The waitress, however, gets a 0. We could never find her-she did not deliver our food-she did not checked on us. We finally just started asking whoever went by for drink refills, dessert, and our ticket to pay.

Thank F6390BDmaryd
Fort Dodge
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is the typical Applebee's Restaurant. I like how they decorated it with local sports teams photos. Their appetizers are the best! I also like the 2 for $20. The downside is they are a bit slow on service. If you are not in a hurry, it's fine.

Thank Cheryl T
Iowa City, Iowa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I stopped in here recently on a hot and Humid night. We had a group of 8 who wanted some cold drinks and some food. Drinks were good and food was ordered. About 20 minutes later the appetizers arrived. They tasted fine and we continued to order drinks. The manager came out another 25 minutes LATER AND INFORMED us that... More 

Thank Tina P
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I cannot remember the last time I spent 80 dollars on dinner and drinks..but somehow we did it...2 entrees not steaks, and a couple Coronas set us back further then we wanted to go...

Thank Jeanne C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have given this place several visits and I am done with them. Horrible service every time. The food is average on a good day. It is by far the worst Applebee's I have been to. Typical Ft. Dodge experience. Do not recommend!

Thank Riseup16
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Good service and the food was good, though it was not warm enough for our taste. The restaurant is in a good location. It was clean.

Thank seadaddy57
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The flavors from Appleby's new wood fire grill are the best! I had the salmon and it was so tasty that I loved every bite. I would go back for more! The glaze was just the right touch too and the garlic green beans were so good. The salmon was served on wilted spinach. Wonderful!

Thank whereintheworld2
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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118 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We had not been to Applebee's in quite a while but had a gift card to use so decided to try it out again. At best it was average. The service was good but the meals were bit lacking. We had a soft pretzel appetizer which was fair. The pretzels rods were warm but thin and did have an unusual... More 

Thank srehmann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2810 5TH Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501-5559
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Fort Dodge
  • Phone Number: +1 515-576-7881

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