Big portions of mainstream American fare, served up in a convivial, family atmosphere.. In Short A low-key, friendly environment attracts plenty of families to this reliable chain. Kids in the big booths--often clutching free balloons and crayons--usually outnumber adults sitting at the bar. The menu offers filling American fare with no surprises, from mozzarella sticks and nachos to rollups and burgers. Entrees include steaks, fajitas and main dish salads. The calorie-conscious can select from a list of Weight Watchers-inspired dishes like mesquite chicken salad and grilled tilapia with mango salsa.
If you want to go to a decent Bar & Grill, you're better off with Fridays or Chilis. Only the hamburgers are decent at Applebees, so if you're in the mood for something else there's no point in going there. All the other entries are either too salty or bland, and generally overcooked; also, the drinks are okay but nothing special, and certainly nothing you can't find at a better restaurant.