Applebee's

★★★☆☆
It's A Whole New Neighborhood
  • 1909 Paul Bunyan Dr NW

    Bemidji, MN 56601

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  • 218-444-2038

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Sun-Thu 11am-12am, Fri-Sat 11am-1am

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When passing through Bemidji late last month, we stopped at Applebee??s where on entering, there was neither a greeter nor a sign to wait for seating/be seated. As there were few people, we seated ourselves near the front.

Someone finally approached us, asking if we had seated ourselves. We said yes, and he muttered something about the greeter not being where he/she should be.

We then ordered two grilled chicken salad entrees. When they arrived with no chicken, we asked that they be corrected. The response was to bring two saucers of emaciated cold chicken strips that were supposed to let us ??build our own? salads. I asked the waitperson why she didn??t take the half-salads back to the kitchen and do them correctly. This, she apparently intended to do, becoming quite upset in the process.

While we waited some more, I turned to see who else might be present and saw that the booth behind us, though vacant since before our arrival, was littered across the aisle with food scraps and trash. But instead of using the quiet time to tidy up, the personnel sat at a table at the rear, chatting and drinking.

Finally, a portly man in a soiled shirt and slacks approached us, asking if we had a problem with the order. Unable to avoid looking at his soiled demeanor, I told him that bringing out two entrees that were incomplete and then expecting the guests to ??do it yourself? wasn??t why we were there. I also commented on the man??s untidy appearance, and he said that he was doing the cooking! No apron, no proper kitchen attire ?? but he was apparently the cook!

Finally, without receiving our reworked orders, I stood to leave and was encouraged by this person??s admonishment to do just that.

So we traveled down the street to Perkins, where after telling the sad tale at Applebee??s we found that some of the personnel who worked there had left Applebee??s. None of them were surprised.

I also notice that on a popular restaurant review website, Applebee??s in Bemidji is rated #79?below McDonald??s and Burger King!

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★☆☆☆☆

When passing through Bemidji late last month, we stopped at Applebee??s where on entering, there was neither a greeter nor a sign to wait for seating/be seated. As there were few people, we seated ourselves near the front.

Someone finally approached us, asking if we had seated ourselves. We said yes, and he muttered something about the greeter not being where he/she should be.

We then ordered two grilled chicken salad entrees. When they arrived with no chicken, we asked that they be corrected. The response was to bring two saucers of emaciated cold chicken strips that were supposed to let us ??build our own? salads. I asked the waitperson why she didn??t take the half-salads back to the kitchen and do them correctly. This, she apparently intended to do, becoming quite upset in the process.

While we waited some more, I turned to see who else might be present and saw that the booth behind us, though vacant since before our arrival, was littered across the aisle with food scraps and trash. But instead of using the quiet time to tidy up, the personnel sat at a table at the rear, chatting and drinking.

Finally, a portly man in a soiled shirt and slacks approached us, asking if we had a problem with the order. Unable to avoid looking at his soiled demeanor, I told him that bringing out two entrees that were incomplete and then expecting the guests to ??do it yourself? wasn??t why we were there. I also commented on the man??s untidy appearance, and he said that he was doing the cooking! No apron, no proper kitchen attire ?? but he was apparently the cook!

Finally, without receiving our reworked orders, I stood to leave and was encouraged by this person??s admonishment to do just that.

So we traveled down the street to Perkins, where after telling the sad tale at Applebee??s we found that some of the personnel who worked there had left Applebee??s. None of them were surprised.

I also notice that on a popular restaurant review website, Applebee??s in Bemidji is rated #79?below McDonald??s and Burger King!

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My husband and I have visited this Applebee's ever since it opened. Our last visit was on Nov. 4, 2011. We had to ask to place our order, and did not receive good service after that--everything was late, or incomplete, we had to ask for

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★★★★★

My husband and I have visited this Applebee's ever since it opened. Our last visit was on Nov. 4, 2011. We had to ask to place our order, and did not receive good service after that--everything was late, or incomplete, we had to ask for

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This place needs to hire better help, maybe someone with a little personality would be good and a good service trainer wouldn't be bad either. I was NOT impressed and have given them many chances. Who ever is doing the hiring should be fired!

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★☆☆☆☆

This place needs to hire better help, maybe someone with a little personality would be good and a good service trainer wouldn't be bad either. I was NOT impressed and have given them many chances. Who ever is doing the hiring should be fired!

Cons: bad service

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As other Applebees, this one ranks up there with the best. The servers are friendly and the food is great. No long waits and reasonable prices for the food.

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★★★★★

As other Applebees, this one ranks up there with the best. The servers are friendly and the food is great. No long waits and reasonable prices for the food.

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Crayons, kids menu, high chairs, and changing stations are standard at all Applebees. Applebees also has healthy menu items and servers are fast, f...

 

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