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American, Bar, Pub
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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
+1 205-424-5255
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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122 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Stopped in for dinner while traveling through. It was just ok. Service was decent. Food was mixed. Broccoli was cold and overcooked the first time. The second time it was much better. The kids steak was under cooked. Everything else was just ok. Not great and not bad.

Thank MorgansInTennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Our place of business closes at 10:00. We love going to Applebees! They are open until 1:00am and even though it is late the service is good. Very seldom have we ever had to wait for our food. The servers are always friendly and eager to please. The food is good and reasonably priced. Our experience has always been a... More 

Thank cobo456
Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I walked from my hotel in front of the restaurant, very nice place to eat and relax. Food was very good , fast service.

Thank Bruno S
Birmingham, United States
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Our local Applebee's is only 16 minutes from our home. Too convienient not to go! lol Real reason we go: GREAT food! We usually sit at the ( very cool ) bar and talk with lots of new people which adds to our meal experience. The management is great (Randy!) and the wait staff so friendly and helpful. Great coupons... More 

Thank Judy N
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I'm not one of those late nighters nor do I "indulge," but I love a good lunch. Applebee's has great lunchtime foods at reasonable prices.

Thank BessemerJudySmith
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

They are supposed to have half off certain appetizers after 3pm, however me and my kids visited the one in Bessemer and they tell me one per table...really?? Applebees use to be one of my favorite places for drinks and appetizers for happy hour but after this incident I don't think I will go back to any in Alabama!!!

Thank TinkaTred
Bessemer, Alabama
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I took 2 of our friends to dinner at Applebee's. As usual both the food and the service was great. We ordered 4 different entrees and 2 different appetizers. We all shared everything with each other. This is a good way to taste as many different foods and flavors in one sitting. Works great for us.

Thank jerry4thavenue
New Jersey
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566 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Located close to the BW hotel, we hoofed it across the street to bring back takeout. Took over 20 minutes and this after we called in our order and waited 15 minutes before going over to pickup. The Whisky Chicken was superb and the Tai Shrimp tasty. Definitely a convenience for hotels n the area but plan ahead because they... More 

Thank TonyK300
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Was with 2 others on a steady but not terribly busy Thursday night. My food came first and then 10 minutes later, the other 2 meals came; one without a side order of potatoes as the server claimed "boy, everyone seems to be having red potatoes tonight". The potatoes came another 10 minutes later when we were nearly done eating;... More 

Thank Irving2Smokes
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Did not have high expectations, but the sirloin was really good. Bartender was friendly and attentive.

Thank Pat H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022-5249
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: +1 205-424-5255

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?