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2180 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602-5170
+1 828-432-2940
11:00 - 00:00
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Albuquerque, NM
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Applebee's last Friday. I ordered the ribs and they were awful. They tasted like they were boiled (I could have done that at home) and they were raw inside. We won't go back....

Thank kirkbstein
Hickory, North Carolina
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is good, not fabulous but good. Recommend the Steak and Shrimp. Veggies can be iffy.

Thank BTravelsToo
Pekin, Illinois
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We had the 2 for $25 dollar lunch. Our salads were brought out just before the meal leaving us having to forgo the salad in order for our meal not to get cold. In their defense it seemed they were short on help that day but since it was 2:30 in the afternoon it was not a busy time for... More 

Thank 325davis
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 December 2016

My wife and I visit on occasion. I think that we get back around the time that the menu changes. The last time that we visited was a nice experience. We had a pleasant server and a good meal. We were seated immediately and the area surrounding our table was clean. We both enjoyed our meals I had the Shrimp... More 

Thank Eric B
Hickory, North Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I went years ago and did not like. Went again a week ago (because of a gift card) and was pleasantly supprised

Thank jagartist
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Carmen T
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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

Thank Mike A
Asheville, North Carolina
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97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 

Thank jbird1213
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 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 

Thank Melissa T
Hickory, North Carolina, USA
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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.

Thank O9524QWbarbaraw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?