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1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
+1 515-965-3444
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
6 May 2017
“Honey pepper chicken and mac and cheese - yuk”
21 Jun 2017
“great place to eat”
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American, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Love this place. It offers half off on appetizers after nine P.M. Service waiters are good. ribblet bbq is my best meal

Thank b1nky7s
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Had the mac and cheese with honey pepper chicken. Didn't think that sounded great, but like to try new things. I was right. The chicken was good, but not mixed with mac and cheese. The honey pepper sauce was intermingled with the mac and cheese....More

Thank Tina W
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Wait staff was very friendly and helpful. French fries were over-salted. My burger was bland, dry, and overpriced. In fact, everything was overpriced, a burger and two bottles of bud was just a few cents shy of $20. Very disappointed.

Thank john l
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

You probably know what to expect from Applebys. That said this location has consistently pleaded me. Had a server this time round that didn't seem to be quite on his game (not terrible, just not great). Food was fine. They have added affordable options but...More

Thank IowaTravellinGuy
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Lately this Applebee's has been hit or miss on food some over cooked some with ingredients missing Hope they get their act together as we used to enjoy dining there regularly

Thank garykh2016
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I love Applebee's! They are always Top Notch with service and seating. The food is always good. It's hot and served with a smile and conversation. I love Applebee's on Merle Hay and in Ankeny.

Thank Connie J
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had spent the earlier part of the day at our family reunion. So we did not want a large meal. We decided to try Applebee's for a salad or something that was lite. We order the three appetizers menu. plus a side salad. Three...More

Thank Bob746
Reviewed 5 January 2017

went there this evening for a bite to eat and it was an overall good experience. Orders a few appetizers and was good to go. food was hot fresh and the server was fast

Thank Kdubwilson74
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by after they gave me a good table spot. Served fast. Good servers. Except the fried shrimps were over cooked and very dry crisp.

Thank Pfslisz
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We always enjoy eating at an Applebee's because it offers healthy options. The choices are good and portions are perfect.

Thank iowabarb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 E 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50021-2043
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-965-3444
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