Applebee’s, proudly coined the Neighborhood Grill & Bar by many patrons, focuses on casual dining and mainstream American dishes. Their most popular dish on the menu is by far the ribs. These slabs of heaven have won several awards and consistently rank as some of the best in America.

Since opening its doors in 1980, the restaurant has blossomed and now spans more than 18 countries with over 2,000 locations. You will surely feel welcomed when you visit this neighborhood chain.

Hours and Locations

Almost all of the locations operate on the same set of hours opening at 11:00am and closing at 12:00am Sunday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday have extended hours and open at 11:00am while closing at 1:00am. Even with most restaurant units operating the same schedule it is always best to research your closet location before paying a visit. It’s also smart to keep in mind operating hours may be different on holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is an Applebee’s near me, that’s open today”.

Our restaurant locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With over 2,000 chains globally it is easy to find an Applebee’s if you are craving food from the neighborhood. This is especially true if you are visiting either California, Florida, Oregon, or New York with each location having at least 140 neighborhood grills.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Applebee’s

With more and more families eating out during the week, many have become familiar with dining  chain restaurants such as Applebee’s. With specialty drinks, endless appetizers, and signature riblets that are out of this world it is easy to see why patrons continue to frequent the establishment. However, even these folks may not know about the 5 fun facts below:

  1. Applebee’s is owned by IHOP.
  2. The restaurant chain does not offer soda on the kid’s menu.
  3. One of the few chain restaurants to win Hospitality Magazine’s “Chain of the Year” and Forbes’ “America’s Best Managed Companies”.
  4. The chain of restaurants were almost originally named Cinnamon’s or Peppers.
  5. The busiest location in the world is in New York City.

Menu Items & Specialties

Just like other restaurants, Applebee’s has your typical courses ranging from Appetizers to lunch and dinner, and dessert. The restaurant chain focuses on American cuisine and is known for its Riblets, fried food and extremely cheap cocktail deals. Out of all of their meals the most popular among the majority of patrons were the  full rack of BBQ ribs and sweet potato fries.

They are also known for running cheap specials throughout the month and some on a continuous basis. One of their specials include a 2 for 20 deal where you and a friend or family member can get an appetizer and 2 entrees for only $20.

A Brief History

Applebee’s, the eatin’ good in the neighborhood restaurant, has grown quicker than any other chain in America. Their humble beginnings can be traced back to Atlanta where they were originally known at T.J. Applebee’s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs. The menu consisted of munchies, steak and even the occasional quail burger all served at round, high-topped tables. The family and neighborhood atmosphere of each location allowed for the company to quickly expand as they became the first casual dining chain to hit 1,000 locations.

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