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Applebee's Grill & Bar

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American, Bar, Pub
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1507 36th St, Peru, IL 61354-1272
+1 815-220-1500
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to many Applebees, but first thing we noticed was loud music playing on a Sunday night at 6:30. Really!?? Asked server to turn it down, which he did. Food was really Good! Dustin was great and accommodating and friendly. My husband and I played trivia on the game/ordering console while waiting for our meal. Bill comes and we were... More 

Thank MnNicer
Rockford, Illinois
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Applebee's after a long day on the road. The service was good, but my steak was over cooked and chewy. They didn't have a designated gluten free menu, just a sheet listing allergens that was adequate, but not a menu as many restaurants have now. It was a good experience but not great.

Thank Tiffany C
northern Illinois
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We eat here once in a great while, mainly for special occasions, or if we happen to have a gift card. I can't say anything bad about Applebee's. The waitress staff is always friendly, efficient, informative, and attentive. We love their 2/20, or 2/25 dollar deal. they also have heart smart, and weight watcher meals, if your on a diet... More 

Thank radtech97
Leland, Illinois
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Great food. Comfortable. Only one issue is we had an 11 year old with us. The JukeBox was blaring very loudly. And we watched a guy go up and select a song. It was all about sex. The 11 year old told me the name of the song. But I cannot remember. Although the vocal was definitely talking... More 

Thank TiaJean
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in just to have drinks. Tyler was tending bar and he's FANTASTIC! Had the breadsticks and pub cheese...recommended. Great staff at this store!

Thank Kristen C
Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Staff is the best around, the people are great, the food is always prepared correctly. The manager is a wonderful person who truly engaged his guests & cares about his employees

Thank Mike T
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

typical applebees. very clean, friendly staff, generous portions, reasonably priced. the Cajun chicken was really quite delicious & the margaritas are tasty as ever

Thank norine T
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Prices went up with the launch of the new menu. Nothing around $10 anymore, except appetizers. Not much for kids or any "neighborhood appetites". Brownie bites went up from $1 to $2.49. Waitress was sitting with boyfriend and neglectful of customers. Peru does not have much to chose from as far as restaurants are concerned.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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237 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I just had the new Pork steak(?) off the new menu. It was fabulous. I normally get steak but wanted something different. The mashed sweet potatoes were great too. It is a lot more calories than I thought but it was worth it. These are not low calorie potatoes.

Thank Frank C
Streator, Illinois
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230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to an Applebee's in several years. We arrived shortly after 4pm on a Thursday, so at this time they had 1/2 priced appetizers and $.50 cent boneless wings. My husband and I ordered our food and ate, and the wings we ordered to go to take home for our boys. The service was good and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1507 36th St, Peru, IL 61354-1272
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-1500
at Peru Mall

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