Applebee’s

Applebee’s

Casual dining for Dubai's burger-lovers 15 Reviews

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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2008

Along with Chili’s and Fuddruckers, Applebee’s occupies a certain niche in the market known as ‘casual dining’. It’s where meaningless memorabilia gathers in cluttered corners; where beaming table staff aim to blind you with their brightest smiles, and where the food comes in very solid, very predictable and very large portions.

This Sheikh Zayed Road outlet will keep you bemused with its Beatles tat on one wall and its automobile parts on another. While you wait, suck on bottomless colas until the starters arrive. Dive into the reservoir of fresh tomato and basil soup, or get messy with the spicy buffalo wings before your humongous main courses are crane-lifted to the table.

The sizzling steak fajitas combine soft tortillas and a mound of chopped salad with sour cream, guacamole and salsa, while the porterhouse steak is big enough to build an apartment block on.

We’re not sure what’s so casual about systematically stuffing your face, but you’re in the right place to indulge, so finish off with the sticky toffee pudding, which will fill your veins with thick syrup and turn your eyeballs into sugar cubes.

By Jeremy Lawrence

Time Out reviews restaurants anonymously and pays for meals. Of course, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or independence of user reviews.

Details

  • Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 343 7755
  • Travel: Sheikh Issa Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Website

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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: Mahmood Naser on 06 Oct ' 14 at 05:52
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We was 18 person in second Eid day , the service was amazing , Nina & Mohamed they add value to the restaurant, food was nice also please keep it up thx

Posted by: F Solmon on 04 Jul ' 13 at 19:36
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I wish I had read the earlier reviews, I would have saved myself a night of frustrated dining! We planned a large family dinner, and as many of the patrons have already mentioned
1 - AC was not working - we ended up fanning ourselves with the menu cards
2 - Service was Pathetic. The waiters were buzzing around, taking half orders, bring our drinks with massive delays
3 - Food serving was horrible. Some of us got our meals after the others finished (a full 30 minutes delay)
4 - My meal was badly done.
5 - No remorse or apologies from the Staff. At that point I just got fed up.

I hope other people read these reviews before wasting their hard earned monies at a very poor restaurant.

Not worth ever going again to.

Posted by: Arx on 22 Jun ' 13 at 15:19
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  • Best for: Brunch served
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Edited by TimeOutDubai.com

Very good Mushroom Steak Skillet (on medium-well) this time at Applebee's ...will come back. Fitting interiors too. I'm a diner fan, so I got amused with the crowded wall and ceiling old-bar decor.

Posted by: Ahmed on 21 Apr ' 13 at 07:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

I had a bad experience in this restaurant not only one time but two times. Bad welcoming from the staff, hot area "A/C not working properly in both times", slow service. I visited the restaurant and the weather outside was great so I asked them to set outside but they said me we serve only inside and we no serves outside" then why the have tables outside".
Also, I asked for the bill and I wait for 10 minuets minutes then again I asked and another waitress told me I should ask him only not any one else.

Posted by: ann on 12 Dec ' 12 at 10:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

had a great time during our visit...staff are very friendly.1

Posted by: Pete on 28 Oct ' 12 at 05:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Food was great big portions just what me and the guys from work wanted good value for money

Posted by: Lana on 22 Oct ' 12 at 11:43
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great food Great service we were a group of friends looking for a good meal at a reasonable price and most importantly somewhere that provided something for everyone. Applebees ticked all the boxes we had a great night and would go back

Posted by: Iain Morrison on 29 Jul ' 12 at 21:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Having squeezed 4 adults and 2 children onto a 4 place table. We were provided with drinks, which showed there was a problem with the mix from the machine, but we gave up trying to change them when it became obvious they weren't going to change the mix.

When the food came it was a struggle to get everything on the table and we had to clear some of our own plates on to an adjacent table as the staff were not interested in helping. The food was only just passable with chicken dishes burnt on the outside and undercooked on the inside.

The staff continued to offer as little assistance as possible and when requesting drink refills they didn't check the other glasses on the table.

On complaining to the manager we were promptly offered a discount and when there was no discount was shown on the bill he could not be found. We paid our bill and left. I tried to complain on the Applebee's website but lost all the data when the submission failed.

I am quite a fan of Applebee's having lived in Kuwait and received good food and good service on numerous occasions.

I will not be back to the Dubai restaurant.

Posted by: Gaya on 25 Jun ' 12 at 12:54
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

Ordered half rack of baby back ribs to go and went to pick it up 20 minutes later. The waitress waiters manger all did not have change for a 500 aed bill - they made me wait for 25 minutes so that they break it somewhere else.. by then my order was cold and I couldn't just leave as the waitress took my money and disappeared all that time to get change!

The manager is not well trained and non of the staff is professional so I ended up paying 97 aed for a cold plate of tiny half rack of ribs that didn't even taste good.

PS While I was waiting for the waitress to come back I was watching the staff make milkshake or some kind of chocolate mousse without any gloves on and with cream on their hands.

Anyway, never again...

Posted by: Will Scott on 10 Apr ' 12 at 11:01
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great night out with my whole cricket team, the service was enthusiastic and food took no time at all. Great decor, plus they had american sports on TV!

Posted by: hamida on 25 Feb ' 12 at 10:44
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

went there last night about 11.00 .First wanted to go upstairs they told us they closing upstairs they can only serve down stairs,. I ordered for their advertised steak with prawns. Waited more than 20min for the waiter to come takeorder and explained to the waiter to opt out the fried potato with mash potatoes , he said mashpotaotes is finished then i chose vegetables.after waiting for almost an hour and finished my big glass of smoothie the plate arrived without prawns and no sauce just dry veggies with lots of onions and a steak(which was delicious)so I asked for my prawns which was to come with the platter and was told that they are finished !!! honestly are you kidding me!! and i asked where is my mushroom sauce, i was told ti wait they are making it hot and after 5 minutes i asked again and the waiter brought it. My partner had a burger fish burger which was okay but not what we expected. What dissappointed me more was we paid for was served.I dont think am ever going to Applebees again, its not worth the money.

Posted by: Harvey Jones on 31 Mar ' 11 at 12:07
  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We enjoyed the food and the staff way just great and very helpful really has a great time at this restaurants. They are doing great job. Thanks Harvey Jones

Posted by: Maryam on 20 Jan ' 11 at 13:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

great American food. Its highly recommended

Posted by: naiseer on 01 Mar ' 10 at 01:44
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

i dont lik applebees

Posted by: Daniel Richardson on 26 Aug ' 09 at 08:13
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Enjoyed everything the restaurant offered including drinks, food, service and the price was very reasonable. Can't wait to eat at Applebees again....

Would really like to know if Applebees will be coming to Australia?? Preferrably Sydney!!

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