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) #359 of 478 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ , , American
3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
+1 515-254-9330
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible20%
19 Mar 2017
“Never again”
16 Oct 2016
“Typical Applebee's, great wait staff.”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Went to the Des Moines Merle Hay Road "neighborhood" restaurant to watch the ISU/Purdue NCAA Tournament game and was totally disgusted by the Applebee's employee who was blatantly rooting against the Cyclones. Left early and will never spend a nickel at an Applebee's again. Also,...More

Thank Scott U
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a typical example of this chain's stores. They all have essentially the same food, which is important for a chain. The wait staff here is a stand out though. Very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, etc. I always hope Jen is there because her advice...More

Thank seacorp
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I ate at this location on date night as we were heading to a nearby attraction. We had the nicest waitress I have ever had. She was very welcoming and had a huge smile on her face the entire time. Our food...More

Thank shanac2008
Reviewed 2 February 2016

A friend, of mine, from High School, and l, had lost touch and through Facebook, found one another. We were able to get in contact with one another and made plans to meet at this Applebee's. She couldn't have picked a better place. After being...More

Thank conniemcbee
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Set in a shopping plaza, this Applebee's does what Applebees everywhere are supposed to do: Give you good food at a reasonable price fairly quickly. I found this by asking my GPS to find us a restaurant and, having recently had a pleasant experience at...More

Thank Trainman334
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Marissa was our server. She was johnny on the spot & very friendly. My husband had a steak & I had the oriental chicken salad. Both were prepared perfectly. The person seating people had great customer skills & was doing an awesome job of engaging...More

Thank Miata P
Reviewed 8 March 2015 via mobile

Host was great, waiter awful. I wanted to use a coupon for a free drink & was told it's only for happy hour? Not. He did not check with his manager, just used his discretion. I let that go. Food came on time, but our...More

Thank Rdaley10
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

I visited this Applebee's location on a Sunday evening with my mom, 13yo niece, 5yo daughter, and 4&6yo nephews. For early Sunday evening they were mildly busy. All of the staff we interacted with were fantastic. We were seated immediately. The waitress was prompt and...More

Thank waywaysmom
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Ordered curbside to go, online. Got what I ordered, at the time I requested it be ready. Food was still piping hot by the time I got home. Had chicken fingers basket, which included fries and coleslaw. The honey mustard was really good. There were...More

Thank Sherry70_13
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I have eaten here a few times but this was the nicest experience yet. There was a youngster throwing a typical "not getting my way" fit. This disturbance showed up immediately on the face of my son. The hostess picked up on his issue and...More

Thank TravelBoy8491
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3900 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-1308
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-254-9330
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