Applebee's

2.5 stars 2.5 out of 5 3 ratings

14400 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55311

(763) 494-3289
Notes
"As America’s Favorite Neighbor, the health and safety of our guests are top priorities at Applebee’s.  Our commitment to you is to provide the most current allergen information available from our food suppliers. The menu items listed on this page are not prepared with gluten or made with ingredients that contain gluten when prepared according to the standard recipe.  Please be aware that during normal kitchen operations involving shared cooking and preparation areas, including common fryer oil, the possibility exists for food items to come in contact with other food products. Due to these circumstances, we are unable to guarantee that any menu item can be completely free of allergens."
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    1 ratingFebruary 25, 2015

    i would rate lower but u cant. Food what not good, the manager was rude, and our server didn't know anything about gf. i would not recommend to anyone.

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    5 ratingOctober 28, 2013

    The staff is really helpful with gluten free foods. The manager stopped by to tell me that the fryer is also used to fry the shellfish. (I have a shellfish allergy as well). The staff has been trained very well with people who are Celiac. This place is awesome. (;

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    4 ratingDecember 04, 2016

    1010 E North Ave, Belton, MO 64012

    i have celiac and have had the bourbon street chicken and shrimp many times and the queso blanco with no reaction. staff not knowledgable about allergies but have a book you can go through to figure out what you can and can't have.

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    1 ratingNovember 30, 2016

    70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike, Millbury, MA 01527

    This is the second time I have attempted to eat here. I made it VERY clear I had a gluten allergy and once again the gave me a salad with croutons . Avoid at all costs .

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    1 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    2032 East Baseline Road, Mesa, AZ 85204

    The waitress plopped a huge binder down for me to paruse that outlines ALL ingredients for every food, and not very clearly, then promptly disappeared for a very long time. It is extremely difficult to figure out what they do have that's gf. And even more difficult to ask questions from someone working there. It is not clear at all from the way it's written. Not to mention it isn't even up to date with their new menu. No one, not even me after studying this binder for a half hr, could tell me definitively what was gluten free. I did not get sick, shockingly, after picking something I thought might be ok, but didn't know at all for sure. I will never eat here again. From what I could tell, they literally had maybe 2 things that are celiac friendly. More if you include beverages.

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    2 ratingNovember 22, 2016

    2660 Sunrise Highway, Bellmore, New York 11710

    While they have an allergy binder, there are only 4 things on the menu that are gluten free.

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    4 ratingNovember 10, 2016

    306 Cleveland St, Muscatine, IA 52761

    Several gluten-free options. My favorite is a dish with chicken and shrimp.

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    5 ratingNovember 07, 2016

    5503 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

    they did a great job accommodating to my girl friends needs for celiacs

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    2 ratingOctober 31, 2016

    419 N Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070

    They have updated their menu and I am sorry to say, have reduced the number of items that are GF. They provided their large allergen list and upon review, there is actually very little that is truly GF. It is unfortunate that at least at the nearest location to me, the manager was not helpful at all.

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    1 ratingOctober 22, 2016

    980 Razorback Dr, Houghton, MI 49931

    Applebees does not understand cross contamination. Chips and fries are labeled gluten-free but go through the shared fryer. I didn't feel safe ordering anything here.

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    1 ratingOctober 04, 2016

    1283 Arsenal Street, Watertown, NY 13601

    Their regular menu is so complicated and then to look each item up in a book of allergies. It's impossible. Waitress was no help, said they can't guarantee GF. Why have Applebees in this app? I went with the allergy menu and hostess digestion but was sickened.

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    4 ratingSeptember 30, 2016

    273 Livingston St # C, Northvale, NJ 07647

    The staff here is trained on how to avoid gluten, so just make sure you let your server know if you have Celiac, and they'll help you out. There's also a nifty little allergen list on their website that tells you whether or not a menu item you're looking at has gluten ingredients, which I found to be very helpful.The only reasons why I'm not giving this 5 stars are 1. because the menu itself does not specify what does and doesn't contain gluten ingredients, and they also don't offer GF substitutes for bread/pasta, so it's kind of difficult to find something to eat, and 2. because they don't have a dedicated GF fryer. Other than that, though, I thought they were very good. I got the Fiesta Lime Chicken and it was quite tasty. :)

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    1 ratingSeptember 25, 2016

    4929 East Pickard Road, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

    I have celiac, I went to Applebee's at like 11pm after going to the casino. When I was being seated I asked to have a gluten free menu and she said she would send the manager out. This manager was horrible. She said that none of her back staff were trained and that it was up to me to figure it out. No promises. Then I tried to explain cross contamination hoping she could have them clean there work space and she kept repeating they can't promise anything and that they are not trained for this. Definitely not celiac friendly.

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    3 ratingSeptember 19, 2016

    2810 5th Avenue South, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

    they got rid of my ribblets, which I never got sick on. new menu, waiter not educated on gluten. didn't get sick the first time, did the second trip.

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    2 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    2840 South Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

    I ate at the Grand Rapids Applebee's last night. The service was great, but their gluten free meals are not safe for people with Celiac Disease. I was feeling sick before I left the restaurant and was really sick by the time I got home.

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    1 ratingSeptember 13, 2016

    581 Second Street #581, Manchester, NH 03102

    No GF bread or many GF options.

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    1 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    1107 W Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

    Even after viewing the binder and ordering something "free of wheat" along with the waitress assuring me that my order would be prepared with the utmost care. I still am leaving sick. I will never eat here again.

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    5 ratingAugust 26, 2016

    1405 MN-33, Cloquet, MN 55720

    I've had the Fiesta Lime Chicken (without tortilla strips) several times and never had a reaction (I have celiac). Wait staff/manager were knowledgeable about gf/cross contamination and very helpful.

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    1 ratingAugust 18, 2016

    2840 South Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

    Very limited gluten free options. Started to actually like the beef verde nachos (I think thats what they called it?) but then they changed from shredded beef to some sort of nasty beef- ground I think but chewy weird texture. Service the last few times has been really slow. I don't see any reason to go back. Even my gluten eating friends don't go there anymore.

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    1 ratingAugust 13, 2016

    1352 South Providence Center Drive, Cedar City, UT 84720

    Gluten free menu isn't good. waitress was great about everything, but the food is never that great. Probably don't go here.

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    2 ratingAugust 12, 2016

    1855 E Primrose St, Springfield, MO 65804

    The "gluten free menu" consisted of a binder filled with tables that had columns for multiple different food allergies. You have to find your item, and then trace over and find the columns that correspond with your allergy. None of the prices are listed in the binder. I suppose this would be helpful for someone with multiple food allergies, but as a newly diagnosed Celiac, this was an overwhelming and cumbersome system.

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    4 ratingAugust 06, 2016

    4440 Glen Este-Withamsville Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45245

    They provide an allergen menu, however it was out of date. The items I tried to order from the allergen menu weren't even offered by the restaurant. My server was fairly knowledgeable, however, and offered suggestions. After cross referencing the allergen menu, I went with her suggestions of honey bbq baby back ribs and fries with a side salad. Unfortunately someone brought out the salad with croutons, but my server swept in and took control. She made a new, safe salad and brought it out, personally. It was a pretty good meal. I wish Applebee's was a little more up to date with a gluten free menu, but I seemed to luck out with a knowledgeable server.

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    1 ratingAugust 05, 2016

    1200 Ohio 303, Streetsboro, OH 44241

    my kids looked through the allergy menu. even the steaks said there was gluten. the only thing we found that they could eat was grilled chicken and the fries. not kid celiac friendly.

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    3 ratingJuly 27, 2016

    1622 North 1000 West, Layton, UT 84041

    The only reason I gave this location three stars is because of the service. It was slow, felt like I was invisible half of the time, and felt like my server didn't care if I had special diet needs. It was a good thing that I knew about their special diet needs notebook because otherwise I would have been wondering if my food was really safe to eat.

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2016

    27 N 500 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

    Jessica, our server was wonderful and very helpful. She knew all about what I needed sense I need my meals to be gluten and soy free.

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    2 ratingJuly 09, 2016

    7250 Valley Creek Plaza, St Paul, MN 55125

    I get the Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp every time. It's frustrating because it seems like they have a bunch of menu items that are close to gf except for a flour tortilla or a wheat thickened sauce or wonton chips. They really could do better as a national chain. Until then, I'm limited to Bourbon Street, chicken wings, or salads.

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    5 ratingJuly 08, 2016

    1107 W Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

    I went with my 2 sons who have celiacs. The manager was so helpful-came over with the binder and explained everything. Our waiter,Jeff, was also very helpful. Overall, one of the better gf experiences we've had.

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    5 ratingJuly 05, 2016

    7790 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509

    i have been here several times and they are always very accommodating. one time I got the quesadilla burger and they willingly made it with corn tortillas instead of flour. their burger have good flavor so eating it without the bun isnt so bad.

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    1 ratingJuly 04, 2016

    19 Mall Road, Barboursville, WV 25504

    We ate at the one I Teays Vally on vacation while our waiter was very helpful and understood cross contamination their menu was horrible had to look through a 3 ring binder for what was gf and then go find it in 3 different menus they had. Said the bone in wings are gf but waiter said fried with all chicken so they are not.

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    3 ratingJuly 03, 2016

    4101 Vine Street, Hays, KS 67601

    Giving this a 3 star because my celiac did not get sick. She got the bacon hamburger without the bun and a side fries. They did have some gf options on the menu. However, the menu is not exactly a menu. It's several pieces of paper with the ingredients listed and and the allergen is x marked. So, be prepared to read through that. :) But, the service was extremely slow on top of waiting 25 minutes to be seated. We had a party of 6 (baby was sleeping) and we saw several other parties of 3-5 show up after of us, order, serve and leave. Our waitress was trying, but the kitchen staff just did not seem to care or they forgot about us. My food as well as my husbands was cold. A few managers came by to check in us. They microwaved the food, discounted our meal $25 and gave us a $10 voucher, so they tried to make it right. We were never rude about it, but as weary travelers we just wanted to eat and get back on the road. By the time we got through we were there for over 2 hours. 😕

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    5940 State Street, Saginaw, MI 48603

    The manager came out and explained the allergy menu to me which was very nice and made me feel better as I was nervous eating here due to so many people saying the Applebee's chains made them sick every time. I got the fiesta lime chicken and the garlic mashed potatoes with ranch. Everything was delicious and I did not get sick.

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    1 ratingJune 29, 2016

    4078 North College Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72703

    They have a gluten free menu, but the cross contamination is through the roof. They have no designated fryer for anything and, although our waitress tried really hard, no one could tell us what was in anything

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    1 ratingJune 26, 2016

    2321 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

    Be very careful if you are GF. The wait staff may or may not understand the concept of GF and/or care. I was told an item on the menu was GF she THOUGHT. She was going to check and come back for another option/order if it was NOT. She didn't come back so I assumed she was correct that the new item was GF. Wrong!!! I was sick for about 5 days. She didn't care I suppose or thought it wasn't important. Can't complain that they were too busy. I was at a table of 2 and we were the only customers in at the time. I am giving them a GF unfriendly rating due to this. Note: This was the Applebee's in Ephrata. I didn't notice the location until I posted this.

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    5 ratingJune 25, 2016

    1323 US-22, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

    Great service with a complete allergen binder of their entire menu

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    5 ratingJune 24, 2016

    5678 S Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, UT 84123

    They did not have the gf menu available, but our waiter was awesome about looking up everything I was interested in eating to make sure it was gf for me. And the food was yummy!

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    4 ratingJune 22, 2016

    939 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    Selection is very limited, but they were very conscientous and prepared food specially. I had a steak with steamed vegetables, which were very good.

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    1 ratingJune 19, 2016

    2702 Raeford Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28305

    1 star because I can't give it 0. The worst service we've ever received at any restaurant. Ever. Wait staff had no idea what was even on the menu. It should never take 2.5 hrs to get in and out of Applebee's. Food arrived wrong. Incorrect checks were discussed between tables near us because we were ALL overcharged. We will NEVER go to this location again.

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    1 ratingJune 16, 2016

    581 Second Street #581, Manchester, NH 03102

    This restaurant is not gluten free friendly. There is no gluten free menue they have one binder thst lists nutritional information and each meal by catagory with allergen warnings. General manager seemed to be accomidating as I advised of my needs.The food seemex ok but bland.With in an hour or so of eating the supposed. gluten free meal I had a serious reaction with abdomial cramps and diarhea. all night. Stay away from. Applebees!

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    5 ratingJune 16, 2016

    5503 Milan Rd, Sandusky, OH 44870

    Knowledgeable and cautious when it comes to gluten free! Food was GREAT!

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    2 ratingJune 12, 2016

    11013 Lakeline Mall Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613

    I did not like this place, and I will not be coming back. When I asked for a gluten free menu, I was given a regular menu, and gigantic binder that said what on the menu contained dairy, wheat, gluten, soy, etc. It was very complicated to find out what I could eat and what I could not eat😕. I had a small reaction afterward.

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    1 ratingJune 12, 2016

    6270 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48911

    No gf menu, waitstaff was clueless to cross contamination

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    1 ratingJune 11, 2016

    1008 Highway 53 SE, Calhoun, GA 30701

    Stopped here and was assured that there were gluten free options. There was one soup and a couple of their salads. All meats come pre-seasoned with gluten contains ingredients. We walked out! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!

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    1 ratingJune 10, 2016

    1107 W Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382

    This place does NOT have a GF menu, which tells me they have suppliers that they don't monitor. The staff are not educated and when you ask about GF options, they bring out 'The Binder' which shows a list of items you still have to cross reference with the menu, and cross reference again by specific elements in each of the already cross checked menu items. It would be nice if they just marked the regular menu with possible allergens, or just don't bother at all? Why don't these chains just have standard things they always have that are always ok for certain allergies? Gluten is a growing issue that more and more people are becoming aware of. Get ahead on the curve people! So I go elsewhere.

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    1 ratingMay 30, 2016

    200 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

    Do not go there !!!!!i am super unhappy right now .we ordered gluten free wings that they had on the allergen list that can be made celiac friendly and of course they are not .

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    1 ratingMay 29, 2016

    581 Second Street #581, Manchester, NH 03102

    I'm not impressed with the selection, not even steak can gluten-free because of the seasoning. The list of choices is a very short list. Very short, I wouldn't waste time and money going to the restaurant (I have found that every branch is the same) If I could choose 0 stars, I would.

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    1 ratingMay 25, 2016

    3149 Silverback Ln, Painted Post, NY 14870

    New menu does not offer many options for GF eating. While the main dish may be lusted as GF, the included side dish may not be. Was not allowed to substitue side. Staff was unknowledable of ingredients. Also I was concerned with cross contamination. The is not a great place for a person with Celiac disease. Additional Comments : Silverware was dirty with food stuck to it and the bathrooms were dirty.

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    4 ratingApril 28, 2016

    2321 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602

    Allergen list with several GF options.

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    5 ratingApril 27, 2016

    1587 Blue Lakes Blvd, Twin Falls, ID 83301

    in town for a week and have eaten here every night. ribs, nachos, bourbon street chicken, fiesta lime chicken, and all sides labeled as gf have been good to go.

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    4 ratingApril 10, 2016

    2902 U.S. 41, Marquette, MI 49855

    They have an allergen menu I ordered a gluten and soy free chicken salad, because the steaks have soy, but waitress gave me the wrong thing. So the manager came right out and cleared up the confusion right away. The meal I ordered was good. There aren't too many gluten and soy free options on the menu so as long as you are fine with limited options, you'll be happy.

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    2 ratingApril 09, 2016

    2919 S Main St, Maryville, MO 64468

    They have an allergen menu that states their nachos are gf. However after asking The chips are usually, but by today fried in a separate fryer. Glad I had her ask before I ate them. Very disappointed it is not as advertised.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2016

    2410 Roosevelt Rd, Marinette, WI 54143

    The food is exceptionally great.

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    1 ratingApril 02, 2016

    11120 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419

    DO NOT EAT HERE IF YOU HAVE CELIAC! we asked for a gf menu and they have an entire binder with all menu items listed and all common allergen ingredients checked off so I thought that would make it easier for my daughter to find something safe. However, upon questioning our server about the chicken wings and French fries (which are both indicated as GF on allergen menu), we were told they are cooked in the same fryers as breaded items. Found the fine print at the top of each page saying they cannot guarantee that items are gf because of preparation practices, including the use of common fryers. We asked to speak to the manager just to clarify. I pointed out that the menu states these items are gf but since they cook them in a common fryer they absolutely are not, so for someone with Celiac disease like my daughter that could cause her to become very ill and that the allergen menu is deceptive. He seemed to have no real concern or sympathy. We ended up not ordering anything for her because of the lack of understanding and preparation practices.

Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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