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305 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6500
+1 805-782-9088
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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San Jose, California
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278 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a meal at the bar with Trevor and the food was delivered promptly. The Cedar Grilled Salmon was good along with the fresh vegetables. The salmon was prepared on a bed of spinach.

Thank EdUrias
Woodvale, Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food and service, venue suitable for kids and you could hire an electronic quiz tablet for them for $2US. Hope this chain of restuarants is in other places we are touring because we will defnitely be back.

Thank dancam06
Paso Robles, California
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner while in San Luis Obispo. I feel its better than the one in Paso Robles. I like the two for 25.00 we both get salad. I usually get the bourbon shrimp and chicken with mushrooms and onions. It was very good and flavorful. The chicken was very tender. I prefer the garlic green beans instead... More 

Thank sweetgin95
Sacramento, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had dinner here and the food was really good! It was within walking distance from our motel and after driving for four hours it was nice to have a good late dinner and a walk back to motel.

Thank oshicat
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We like Applebees normally have a good meal so imagine the disappointment when we had bad service and a bad meal. We walked in early the place ha maybe 15 people in in all not all eating . 3 different staff members walked past telling us they'd be right with us 5 minutes later we got seated. Took ages for... More 

Thank Happywanderer1999
Morro Bay, California, United States
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

It is very rare that we pan a place but this one has it coming. Especially after having such good experiences in the past. Shameful. When we arrived, we were seated quickly but only to be assaulted by screaming kids whose parents didn't care and neither did the staff. I told the server we didn't want to be subjected to... More 

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Del Mar, California
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447 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while driving past town for what we thought could be an easy meal. The supposed new menu seemed complicated for what it is and the hostesses told us about 50 things she liked to the point of overkill. I had a headache by the time she was done talking. We thought about just leaving but we wanted... More 

Thank Travelin M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Usually we have good luck with Applebee's. The service on this particular day was slow, the Pepsi was flat, and food was old. The appetizers came after our meal was served and they were burnt. We will go back just to make sure it was an off day,but there quality and service has gone down in recent years.

Thank Shantoledo
Morro Bay, California
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

The NEW Applebee's menu and, attitude, is excellent! The NEW fire roasted foods are so favorable, perfectly seasoned and prepared. The "House Margarita" on the Happy Hour menu is one of the best I've tasted! The wait staff really exemplify this NEW Applebee's attitude!

Thank judavh
San Luis Obispo, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Review of Applebee's' in San Luis Obispo This is a terrible place - looks like it's located in the slums and the service and food were commensurate. The waiter/host was covered with tattoos and his clothing was soiled. Even though there were several tables available, he tried to seat us at the first table which is used to pile up... More 

Thank luv2eat33026

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-6500
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
  • Phone Number: +1 805-782-9088

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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?