Tukwila >Food & Dining > Applebee's
17790 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA | Directions 9818847.443639 -122.260757
Last time I go to Applebees – First time in Applebees in 5 years and they already lost me again. If I wanted bad service I'd eat at home. I ordered a drink and my food and waited 15 minutes before I left. No drink, no food. Complained but the manager seemed indifferent. Oh well, I hope the high school kids tip better than me.
I'm finally back, and I will come back! – I used to support Applebee's a lot when I was single. I used to bring dates there too.
Then, I got married to a woman, who only goes to Anthony's, Salty's, Palisade, Cutter's, Nordstrom Cafe, C.I. Shenanigan's, etc. etc.
In other words, I hadn't been back to Applebee's for several years!!!
Yesterday, we accidentally stopped by at its Southcenter location.
The happy hour menu was excellent! The waiter was awesome! I cannot believe I'd been away from this place so long!
As soon as tasting their world class chicken wings again, some good old memories and faces went through my mind...
I WILL BE BACK!
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.
slow service – I am so done with this restaurant! I cannot explain to you how much I really dislike this place. It has the worst food I have ever ate. The service is horrible. Everytime I went here, it was because my children wanted to go, or my husband. We waited for our food for 45 minutes! We were seated, then we got our drink order taken, and waited for 10minutes. Our waiter finally arrived with our drinks, took our order and left. It took another 45 minutes to get our food. Seriously. We asked what was the wait, and then the waiter cam back with a sheepish look on his face. It seems the cook "lost" our order. So we never really had anything cooked at all. We were about to leave, then the manager came over and was very apologetic, and said the food was on the house tonight for the mistake. I was calm and paitient and said "thank you". I ordered was some sort of steak and shrimp meal, and we had a side of fries. The fries were dried out and salty. They forgot my kids dinner. The people next to us had similar problems as well. Their food took too long, and there was a mix up with their order as well. The man next to us was less than thrilled. He was not as nice about it as I was. Our neighbors had 7 adults and 2 kids with them, and this one man didn't even get his meal until everyone else at the table was done eating. He was sooo P.O 'd!
I don't know what was going on that particular night, but this sort of event happens "everytime" I go to Applebee's. I have had horrible service and food at the Bellevue, Wa one, and the new one that opened recently in Renton in the Thriftway Shopping area. Even the many times I went to the one's in TUCSON, AZ.
Is this just the way all Applebee's are?
Some Managers are not even appologetic as the one in Tukwila. The one in Renton did not give any reason or apologize for our waitress to show up after 30 minutes! I counted. I will never eat at this chain of restaurants again. I have given them many chances. I do NOT recommend this place.
Good eats? I say NOT! – Applebees isn't the 'best' place I'd consider eating at here in Seattle. We kind of went here to eat with a group of people, and YES! The staff has no kind of personality, everyone seemed to be pretty much dead, no smiles, no nothing. Drinks weren't the great, and the food? I'd say overpriced. All you can eat ribs for $10? That wasn't bad, but I guess you can't expect good tasting ribs for that price right? The food wasn't horrible, then again it wasn't great either. Seems more of a 'family get together' kind of restaurant
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