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Applebee's

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American, Bar, Pub
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7677 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111-2230
+1 858-569-4554
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff! Very reasonable prices for food & tasty! Free parking Free refills Games on the console charge so don't use them! :)

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Thank carmentom2014
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Decent but not great. Like other locations in the chain, the food is blah to decent. Service was on the poor side of average but not horribly so. Overall experience was just OK, I wouldn't recommend it, but I'm sure there are worse places.

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Thank MastiffMike
Angola, Indiana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

In spite of there being many tables available, it took the receptionist 20 minutes to seat us. As we were sitting there, we noticed that there were many people waiting the whole time and there were many tables and booths empty. This is a continuation of the grossly negligent management we observed four years ago when dining here. Needless to... More 

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Thank Fredred2000
Indio, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Just ordered appetizers, our server brought us the food but didn't bring any plates, we looked for him, didn't see him so we asked the hostess that was passing by, she totally acted as if we hadn't said anything . By the time we got plates we had managed to eat most of food ,trying not to get it on... More 

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Thank cilla710
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great selection of entrees and mains. Cheap beer and a desert menu that I am sure would be equally as good only we were too full to enjoy. Really cheap feed and super cheap beer. Highly recommended.

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Thank Steve G
Kapaa, Hawaii
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601 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We came in after a day at the Zoo. The Blt was average, but the bacon was overdone. Probably pre cooked and refried. The lemon chicken breast was very good as were the Ceasar salads. My mother loved her 7 oz steak. Baked potatoes were over cooked. The last sandwich, chicken breast tomato and the Same bacon was just ok.... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Lively atmosphere. Friendly staff. We were there for happy hour and the restaurant/bar was mostly full. I liked my chicken quesadillas. just enough spice. my friend had the 8.99 nachos that were not worth that and she barely touched them

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Thank Sarah B
Santee, California, USA
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had lunch at the Applebee's off of Balboa Ave. in San Diego. The location was convenient to the freeway and wasn't' all that crowded when we arrived. Food was good and the waitress was very friendly.

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Thank Rosemary A
Lawton, Oklahoma
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

3pm-6pm is Happy Hour on a few but very good drinks and half price on some starters. My friend had a happy hour margarita and I had a strawberry summer frozen drink that had Bacardi in it. The bartender was a guy name James ( that's what our ticket said) but his name tag said Jim. He made them just... More 

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Thank Pellinor100
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

The 2 for $25 is a good deal. 2 salads or app and 2 entrees. We enjoyed the baby back ribs and a Chinese chicken salad. Kyle did a great job serving us...fast and friendly. Go to for fast casual food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7677 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111-2230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-569-4554

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