My daughter has been obsessed with the commercial for Applebee’s and the free french fry refills (we love fries). So last Sunday, we were looking for someplace to go for dinner when we remembered the commercial that had us longing for crispy fries. We drove over to Applebee’s and were surprised when we walked in – the entire place had been remodeled. It still has the same areas, but there were lovely banquettes in the bar area as well as the hightops that I love. We got a table and started to look over the completely redesigned menu and I have to say, we were overwhelmed by the amount of choices.
Our server, whose name I regrettably can not remember (because she was awesome!), came over and we ordered margaritas and bloody marys – (It’s two for one). The margarita was a little sweet for my liking (I’m a purist and really just want tequila, triple sec, lime juice and salt), but our dinner companion liked it just fine. The bloody mary however was incredible! Our server told me the secret was that she added A1 sauce as well as Worcestershire – whatever it was it was delicious, spicy, peppery, juicy, with olives and celery. It really hit the spot!
When we finally decided what to eat, which took quite a while, especially for me, we decided on:
Three Cheese Chicken Penne – but substitute the chicken for Salmon -
The Mushroom Swiss Burger
Shrimp and Sirloin Parmesan with broccoli, and garlic mashed potatoes
I have to say that normally, I’m never happy with chain restaurants – but this was definitely an exception. Everything was cooked perfectly, the service was phenomenal and that burger was the best burger I’ve had in a very long time. The prices were very reasonable and we even enjoyed the piped in music!
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