Applebees Grill Bar
555 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, United States
Review №1

5stars Food was excellentOutdoor dining could use some heaters be advised to bring some big jackets or warm clothes.Service could use some improvements

Review №2

The server, Anthony, who answered the phone was super helpful and patient. He explained some tasty and tempting steak and ribs options after I told him kind of what I was looking for and he hit a home run. VERY IMPRESSED. Great food. GREAT SERVICE< GREAT PRICES.WOW. TWO DINNERS. a fat awesome tasty broiled 8 ounce steak and a chunk of ribs for my husband, mashed potatoes, fries, veggies, appetizer chicken wings, delicious brownie ice cream dessert for 45 dollars and that included a a tip. Applebees has adapted with AMAZING take out. Fresh hot food. We will be making this a place we do dinner and a lunch a few times a week after this great experience. THANK YOU!

Review №3

Applebee's is a great place to eat as always.. Especially I like the way they make sure everybody was Covid-19 safe

Review №4

Great food! They have nice deco during Halloween!

Review №5

On Veterans Day, I'm sure this place is busy, but I waited one hour and a half just for chicken tenders and fries. I called it in, arrived 20 minutes later and waited an hour in the restaurant for a simple pickup. After 45 minutes of waiting, an older couple sat across from me and they got their food before I did!The tenders were worth it, but my first experience there was not so good in service.

Review №6

Had about a 10 minute wait to be seated. Enjoyed a tasty lunch on them for Veterans Day, only paying for 2 drinks

Review №7

Service is always nice even when they have a full house. quick and friendly service. this place has a great design. i can see why they have so many great reviews.

Review №8

I ordered by ubereats and it was missing items.The director got out of his way to make up for it and personally brought our food.Excellent customer service!!

Review №9

Very friendly service had the cheeseburger not assemble very well a little messy

Review №10

Strawberry chicken salad was great. Nice outside dining area. I like this place. Huge menu.

Review №11

Order there at the last minute on Thanksgiving. Food was great and service for pick up was fast

Review №12

Outdoor seating is good, and they have great drink specials margaritas only $1 and $2 LIT's! Can't beat that!

Review №13

I love applebees. Its one of my favorites I eat there pretty regularly. This one however was just ok. Our food was kinda cold. And didn't taste the same as usual. They weren't aware of the new drink of the month either. And had advertised a certain pricing for a drink special on a sign outside but then we were told a different price when we asked for said drink.

Review №14

Great customer service and their shrimp and parmesan sirloin with loaded garlic mashed potatoes and garlic green beans are the bomb!

Review №15

The food good service good just a whole new experience with this covid thing should be back to the norm once this is over

Review №16

Love the food. Chicken won ton tacos and pretzels and beer cheese off the appetizer menu, if you haven't tried them yet. You won't be disappointed.

Review №17

Not a bad place to go for a quick bite to eat. The device is very good here and our server was excellent and the food was very good. I purchased the salmon dish and it was well cooked and very tasty. The furniture in the restaurant could be upgraded as the seats that we sat in had seat cushions that were sunken in and were a bit uncomfortable after sitting in them for an hour but this is a minor complaint. Overall, not a ad place to eat for a lunch or dinner gathering with family or friends!

Review №18

Food tastes pretty good. Salad 100% worth it. The chicken was reasonable large, but still a small plate, not quite enough food and a bit pricy.

Review №19

Service is great plus food is deliciousthe waitresses are very professional and always attentive

Review №20

I was very impressed with the customer service. Polite, efficient, clear, friendly, and attentive. I loved the experience.

Review №21

Waiter was great and food came out quickly.

Review №22

Nice food.. chicken wonton taco and bourbon street chicken and shrimp was delicious. But the whole taste of food was ruined when our server went out for break and did not even assign us another server. I called the server through the device in the table, waited for 15 mins but no one was there. Walked to the host, asked for the bill and then he knew that we were unattended. I recommend the food but have your patience with you to bear some rude service.

Review №23

The food was ok but the quantity was very less . Customer service was not good.We ordered pick up . The pick up times was given but when we went to pick up the order we were directed to the bartender that he will help us out. He was servicing drinks and we had to waited 20 mins before he went in to get our food from insideFood was already cold plus the quantity was very less for the price

Review №24

Veterans day was Applelicious. Thank You

Review №25

The waiter really made our evening wonderful!

Review №26

Excellent Customer Service. Excellent Food, and Beautiful Outside Dining.

Review №27

The food was great, but service was bit slow.

Review №28

For the first time in Applebee's history, at this one, even on Valentine's Day, we had a cool bartender. She engages with the customers and not in a employee kind of way but like a friend that you know from high school. She's the kind of employee that you would never expect. Come here and stay around, It's best at night.

Review №29

Nice meal. I had the combo platter appetizer, then the 12oz ribeye with the garlic green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. All was good and cooked to order. The steak was nice and tender, however, I would have preferred it to be browned on the outside instead of the grayish color with very light grill marks...and cooked with much less salt. Good non the less. My only real complaint is, it was cool outside and even cooler at the table. We were seated at a table that was directly below a vent, and the a/c was on! It's good I had a sweat shirt on. Other than that, make a reservation. We waited 25 min on a Friday evening for a table.

Review №30

The food was delicious and an amazing value as well. Service was speedy for lunch, and I and staff was friendly. I did not expect such a great meal.

Review №31

One of my favorite places to eat.. Sunday is Happy Hour all day. You want to have dinner with a really good cocktail go there. Bartender on Sundays is the Best.

Review №32

Lunched here on a Saturday at the bar. Enjoyed the meal with plenty of TV with sports on.

Review №33

Always enjoy our local Applebee's, up the street, consistent food, nice pours! Erlinda is UH-MAZING! She is one of the bartenders, sweet,personable, quick on her feet and gets the job done! Clean fun atmosphere. We love going there during football and baseball season. They don't rush you out! Just a fun neighborhood hangout. Of course everybody is always welcome!

Review №34

We like a lot to go out. Last night we went to this fine restaurant which we didn't know before. We passed a delightful time there with fine food and an efficient stuff and an impressive chief cook. We added this place in our phone list and we will certainly come back very soon. We warmly recommend.

Review №35

Twizzler margarita no bueno; the white peach sangria not so bad.

Review №36

Wow, all I have to say is that Anita the HOSTESS was amazing. I wish there were a lot more people like her in this world. She is a huge asset to Applebee's. Not only was she hosting but she was also waiting tables, bringing drinks etc. She checked on our table 5x more than our server. THANK YOU ANITA FOR MAKING OUR NIGHT.

Review №37

Not bad place to eat considering we ate outside

Review №38

I Love this AppleBees restaurant every employee was professional, hard working and very prompt, food was delicious and service was impeccable !! Very clean restaurant with lots of large TV screens to watch the sports channel.I will definitely return for more meals !

Review №39

Great food with good service. The chicken with mushroom is my favorite.

Review №40

This is always a great deal good food for the price however always busy here which makes for a long wait and plan for plenty of time waiting for table services. The cocktails are sugary but its great date night out easy and dependably consistent.

Review №41

This Applebees is good, when we got to our table is was sticky and not clean, they had to come back and clean it again. But other than that, the food and service was great. We had the burgers and they cooked them exactly the way we ordered them. Would definitely come back here again for lunch.

Review №42

My family and I love this place ,its so delicious and excellent service

Review №43

Normally when we have come to this location it is OK.It is quiet with no wait.With the exception of one time the service is always been sub-par.The food is just OK. 6 attempts on Fajitas and they have never come out compete or hot. You'll need to wait anywhere from 3-10 min for the your tortillas AFTER the meat plate is brought out.Child's mac & cheese has come out either scalding hot or cold.Payment devices are disgustingBathrooms are clean.

Review №44

Great service from our waiter

Review №45

This restaurant is one of my favorites. We ordered the Oriental chicken salad and Bourbon Sizzling Shrimp. Both of our entrees were delicious. The greeter was so good at greeting us as well as our server. The friendly customer service was top notch. This is a nice place to go with friends and family; and the food is well worth any drive.

Review №46

I usually don't write a review, but it was my first time at this applebee's, I'll never go back again, the service was the bad, server took for ever to take our orders while another server had a very loud conversation with another party. Then our server left for "break"and we weren't ask for dessert and we had to chase a waiter to get the check. Food was good, but feel sorry for the people at the kitchen! Maybe salaries are to low that they don't care!

Review №47

Heater was broken, but still a decent environment. Food came out a biiiit undercooked, but it's okay because they popped it in the microwave for us. (Honestly I blame the heater)

Review №48

Good afternoon this line is aimed at anyone who can solve a problem happened on 3 different dates in one of its restaurants located in San José ca. About 6 months ago I went to the Apple bee restaurant located on Saratoga Avenue and Highway 280 i am a frequent customer attended my friend Mario ibarras and a server Guadalupe Rojas. the bart tender name Marcela was sometimes friendly but I don't know what happened one day I asked for a drink and I use the excuse that my card had no background that was wrong. I had to ask the manager to speak to fix the problem. 3 months later I returned to the same restaurant Miss Marcela was still at the bar waiting for about 10 to 15 minutes and did not attend us. I asked him if he was attending or the bar was closed and he did not respond other customers and they were very friendly and we were ignored anyway I asked for a table to attend us. on the last visit to the restaurant already mentioned I went with my friend and his sister and we sat at the bar and the same happened Miss Marcela did not attend us looking for excuses not to do so. we waited about 10 minutes and likewise did not greet us and gave us on menu to know if we are going to order something to take so we made the decision to ask for a table and then asked to speak to the manager in turn. I explained what happened and the last time manager explained to us that he had no information on what happened before. to end this I ask you to solve this problem with one of your employees. I expect an answer. I repeat my name is Guadalupe Rojas and my friend is mario ibarra.

Review №49

The staff is very courteous.

Review №50

Not a bad place for a quick desert or a meal, even if it's late.

Review №51

First off the outside of the building smelled like a sewer. The food took an hour to come to us because they gave our appetizers to the wrong table. A quick apology doesn't satisfy my hunger, neither does the subpar tasting food.

Review №52

I love the service and food they have here. It's just a REALLY good place to go too

Review №53

Worse place to be.. say wait 10 min turn into 20.. then I walk away.. should give ZERO ☆ they cross my name and had to restart again.. the tables were open .. looks like there is no service at this places.. people dont know that they are doing.. last time a this place my food never arrived

Review №54

Super sketch on the Corona thing they won't let anybody and/or anything but the food is killer service Was good

Review №55

Manager very helpful

Review №56

Quesadilla burger was yummy.

Review №57

The food was really tasty. Prices were reasonable. Service was good. Noise level was manageable. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Review №58

Very slow service. Takes forever to get what you ask for. Good below average

Review №59

This Applebee's has the potential to be five star dinning but the cooks don't share the same standards so it depends on who's in the kitchen

Review №60

Applebee's great place to go grapefruit and a great manager Jason great atmosphere and great drinks keep up the good work.

Review №61

Great $1 drink and great dinner server was awesome

Review №62

This place obviously knows how to satisfy their clients. Constantly with a very nice demeanor. The food is reasonably priced, regularly fresh and clean.

Review №63

General Manager Jason Pepe was awesome and waitress Anita Garza was also a BIG help

Review №64

I was turned away at 630 pm on Christmas Eve being told that they were understaffed with lots of people eating inside and they needed to catch up !I am from the Cathedral City area and they run much more efficient and don't cloae the doors to customers to "Catch Up "

Review №65

Slow service by Emma definently not coming back waited 20 mins to pay bill another 45 for the food that wasnt cooked like I asked thanks Emma for the bad service might as well have had McDonalds

Review №66

It seems whenever I encounter lousy service at a Chili's (bad service in Sacramento and lousy kitchen service in Mt View-certain food cold, wrong order, missing food items-mgr did apologize), somehow or another I head on over to Applebee's and have one great dining experience.Yes, they were busy too but they managed to make my order right. Greeted me like a regular, beer was cold and my order came up quickly.I'm only suggesting that your draft beer lineup needs some updating especially in the IPA.And they stay open late! Wooo-hoooo!

Review №67

The staff looked at us like "why are you here?" Really bad service and my steak wasn't cooked at all.It took an hour to get a cooked steak.

Review №68

I really appreciate how Applebee's Grill and Bar honors veterans on Veteran's Day every year by giving them a free meal.The employees also recognize and thank the veterans for their service.

Review №69

Applebees was pretty good. I like the fajitas. Allso from 3 PM to 6 pm is happy hour . Long island ice tea is very good. Service is good.

Review №70

Good deal ... We got appetizer and two entrees for $30 (good amount of food). However the service does need a little bit of help.

Review №71

Applebees? ...a local favorite, best known for the 2 for 1

Review №72

Enjoy thier Lunch and dinner choices here. Appreciate the free Veteran's Day meal that they provide.

Review №73

Second time here. Very good service. Food was well done and fir3 a nice comfortable family dinner, It is enjoyable.

Review №74

Didn't really have good service, had to ask for refill on our tea, then she only brought one, so I had to ask for my own. Hamburger from the 2 for $22 meal was dry no mayo disappointed. Decided it wasn't worth asking for, would of had to wait again. The food was fine, just the service.

Review №75

Good food, well-prepared, well-served

Review №76

Bad service and mediocre foods. Wish I had read the reviews before I went there. Had to ask for utensils and Ranch dressing multiple times! And the waitress gave us a hard time for ordering more food for “all you can eat” items and made us wait a very long time to get the food. We ended up giving her over 30% of tips despite the terrible service. Not a good experience. Definitely will not go there again.

Review №77

Had a good experience in here with my wife. The food comes out quick and the service is just good. Prices are convenient.

Review №78

Our waitress Trisha was awesome friendly helpful continue to ask us about refills food wa delicious

Review №79

Came to get a snack with My girl and my kid. While i sat and watch the Sharks Game .

Review №80

So far so good but on parking lot my car was vandalized(broken side glass)So people be aware

Review №81

The food was okay and customer service was busy it was hard for her to get our order correct

Review №82

This is the 2nd time we come to applebees and it's closed. The hours say open till 2am. Last time they closed because the manager wanted to leave early. What is the excuse today? And both days that the doors are locked and employees don't open have been Sundays.

Review №83

Best place for Happy Hours! Food is Ok.

Review №84

Good food.

Review №85

Getting waited on can be a challenge. But that wasn't as bad as those waiting to get seated while the hostess took her break. Management needs to step up if a host/hostess or waitstaff needs their break. We saw at least 2 groups leave because nobody even acknowledged their presence.

Review №86

It was my first time at this place and I liked the environment

Review №87

Mario was a great server! Food was consistent for Applebee's. The dollar Bahama Mamas were great

Review №88

I had Veterans Day dinner on 11 th , 8 oz steak was the toughest I have ever encountered . I was going to send it back to Chef but the waiter never came back until the meal was over. I had the steak meal on Veterans Day a few years ago at Applebees in Milpitas , was great so I wanted to try it again , what a disappointment . Everyone else in our party was happy with their meal choice .

Review №89

The waiter took too long to take our order. It took over 1/2hr to get our food. The food was good, however, we asked for more pico de gallo and never got it. He brought the bill and he came back for payment in less than 5mins. Wish the service was that fast.

Review №90

Good meal at dinner. Had a good time. One other notable: Manager was nice and awesome after a rude bartender experience. Manager kept it discreet because we did not want to make a big deal and understood our concerns. Manager went as far as explaining bartender has had issues before and our customer feedback was consistent with past incidents. I guess its hard to find good help sometimes.

Review №91

Waited for 15 minutes at our bar table. All the Employees standing around chatting and being on their phones. It was 10pm and took the family for a late night dinner. I believe we would've waited 30+ to be helped. We decided to leave

Review №92

Ordered a quesadilla burger & chicken Alfredo W/broccoli. Flavor was good but, the fries that came with the burger were cold & didn't taste very good! The broccoli that was in my Alfredo was too mushy & is supposed to be a little crunchy

Review №93

For a crowded Saturday night we were pleasantly surprised to get really good timely service. Food was great and all the staff we interacted with were very polite.

Review №94

Wait 30 min. Lrg amt people waiting. Empty tables. Other tables need bussing. Poor MANAGEMENT and employee scheduling. Auburn in front of Costco

Review №95

Steven was extremely attentive and made sure we were well taken care of. The food could have been a little better but what do you expect with a chain. We will definitely come back.

Review №96

Food was great but the service was super slow don't understand why

Review №97

Food was so delish. Service treated us so nice. This place has a nice feel to it.

Review №98

Greeted by the hosts at the podium, but when we asked to wait for a booth (plenty of which were open) instead of a high table in the bar, they were nothing but blatantly rude. Then the waiter was impatient, so I sped up my food order and said I was still deciding on my drink. He said he'd put in the food order and would come back, but never did until he brought us our food, and only asked if we want mustard for our meal. Insult to injury, my fiancé's food was made wrong, but he chose not to say anything because he was sure they'd do something to the food if he sent it back. The ONLY reason for two stars is because right at 9:01 after our server's shift was over, we were waited on by another gentleman who was courteous and cheerful. I confirmed our tip would go to him and not the other server, then we paid and left. We will not be back.

Review №99

I will say the food was good but the service sucked we never got our salads then the meal came. Then she came back and said oh you didn't get your salads but we don't want them now. To get a refill on coffee was terrible we had asked three people she gave us our bill and we were going to order dessert but I guess not.

Review №100

It was a dark and quiet place juxtaposed with a loud major cross street directly outside. Seemed like the vibe of the regulars may have been more of a bar vibe.

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  • Address:555 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 408-446-8370
  • American restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Bar & grill
  • Diner
  • Family restaurant
  • Hamburger restaurant
  • Steak house
  • Traditional American restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–11PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–11PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–11PM
  • Thursday:11AM–11PM
  • Friday:11AM–12AM
  • Saturday:11AM–12AM
  • Sunday:11AM–11PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great beer selection:Yes
  • Great cocktails:Yes
  • Great dessert:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Cocktails:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Happy hour drinks:Yes
  • Happy hour food:Yes
  • Hard liquor:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Late-night food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
  • Wine:Yes
Dining options
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Bar onsite:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Restroom:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Accepts reservations:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • NFC mobile payments:Yes
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