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Applebee's

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American, Bar, Pub
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2180 Us Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5170
+1 828-432-2940
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Vale
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They were super nice and we only had to wait 5 minutes to get a table. It was our grandsons 1 birthday so we decided to come to Applebee's. The food was great just like the service we got.

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Thank Carmen T
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stopped in for dinner after shopping spree at the mall. Nice, cold barley beverages, good food and fine service. The place really hops on the weekends. Big Screen TV's all over with wide variety of sports programing. Great place to stop

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Thank Mike A
Asheville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Our dinner recently was pretty much what we expect of Applebee's... food was OK... service was OK, except for, well.... When I unwrapped by knife and fork from the paper napkin, I found some kind of food residue smeared on the upper blade of the knife. Worse, when I examined this, I discovered a human hair about 2" long embedded... More 

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Thank jbird1213
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Not to happy with our visit tonight. Restaurant was not that busy. Everyone's food was fine except for mine. Everyone got their food except for me they just went back to check and found out the manager had sent the first plate back because of burnt chicken. After a 10 + minute wait I got my second my second order... More 

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Thank Melissa T
Hickory, North Carolina, USA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This used to be on our regular list, but they changed their menu to things we don't eat and stopped offering 1000 island dressing. They do need more of a variety of offered sides, instead of some sort of potato.

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Thank O9524QWbarbaraw
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly and attentive servers. Our sampler mix included Sriracha shrimp, soft pretzels with beer cheese dip and Kobe meatballs. The shrimp and cheese dip were excellent, the meatballs not so much, overlooked. My quesadilla cheeseburger was a mess to eat; in hindsight, should have stuck with a bun, but the salsa on the burger was good. Also, since they asked... More 

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Thank Deidre S
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Sat at bar. Lynn was great! Better service than at tables. Food was good. Bottomless homemade chips is really good incentive!

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Thank Robert C
Conover, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I had been frequenting Applebee's since it is close to the hotel I stay in when I am working in town. About 40 min had elapsed from the time the waiter took our order. We had long since finished our appetizers. I asked the waiter if the food was taking a long time. He responding saying the "food will be... More 

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Thank Larry W
Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

seated quickly, waitstaff very friendly. Ordered sirloin steak and hamburger. Both plates were terrible. The burbon street sirloin was very tough, and overly salty. The waitress commented oh I'm sorry, offered no help, my plate was the hamburger mushroom Swiss burger, terribly salty. Both plates had roasted red potatoes that were not cooked well. Store manager came by also told... More 

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Thank bob s
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

It was not busy when we went, but the service was slow. A couple of people in our party ordered steak and they were all cooked correctly. However, they were a little dry and lacked much flavor. The children got kid's meals and seemed happy with their food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2180 Us Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5170
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-432-2940

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