good food and service.
Good food. Can always find something on the menu. Great for families as well as couples. Good service and some top shelf liquor. In reply to the comments about spicy food....you can order mild.
Big portions of mainstream American fare, served up in a convivial, family atmosphere.. In Short A low-key, friendly environment attracts plenty of families to this reliable chain. Kids in the big booths--often clutching free balloons and crayons--usually outnumber adults sitting at the bar. The menu offers filling American fare with no surprises, from mozzarella sticks and nachos to rollups and burgers. Entrees include steaks, fajitas and main dish salads. The calorie-conscious can select from a list of Weight Watchers-inspired dishes like mesquite chicken salad and grilled tilapia with mango salsa.
Applebees is ok for a rather plain meal. They don't offer much in variety but the one claim they can make is their salads. Their salalds are pretty tasty and comes with a large variety of crisp vegetables, eggs, bacon bits, and other tasty items.
The meal themselves are mostly spicy. ( Even the fries are spiced). I have a feeling this hides their true, rather plain taste. I don't care to eat here but once in a while I have to go because my wife likes the salad.