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American, Bar, Pub
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3500 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-2112
+1 989-671-0057
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bay City, Michigan
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever my hubby and I don't feel like cooking and want to chat with friends...we head the the bar at Applebee's. There's always something new to try (they update their menu items). At the bar, we've gotten to know many regulars who love to visit. The staff knows us by name and are happy to stop by to say hello... More 

Thank Kelly P
Salina, Kansas
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368 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

At most Applebee's Restaurants, the menu is very complete, the food tastes very good - although a bit overpriced. The difference is how good the service is. In this case our server was friendly and attentive...making lunch very enjoyable for two travelers.

Thank Kevin P
Webberville, Michigan
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Came last night on a Saturday for date night with the hubby. Was super busy. However we were seated right away. The server was very fast and attentive. Food was good and hot. Drinks came out instantly. Was a good visit!

Thank ras2010
Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very busy with quick service. The wait estimate was spot on. The four cheese mac and cheese was excellent as always.

Thank Stitcherjer
Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Had dinner with my wife in Jan. Place not busy. Food was prepared well and served hot. Portion was good. Service lacked. Presented bill and server did not know how to process a Appleby gift card. And finally manager had to handle transaction.

Thank tomgee88
Bad Axe, Michigan
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The appetizer portions are so large, it could be your whole meal. I love their wings appetizer, and we don't usually get appetizers, but we splurge on this one. They have a great noon luncheon, of your choice of "All You Can Eat" soup and salads. You can order different soups or salads as many times as you want. I... More 

Thank Sheila C
Saginaw, Michigan
Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I ate here several times. Its usually a long wait to be seated on weekends and holidays. The prices are very reasonable. There is good variety. And the food is usually good! No complaints about the service, very friendly. One of my favorite spots!

Thank jon671859
Belmar, New Jersey
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Driving thru town so stopped for lunch. Very consistent but better than Appleby at home. Excellent, efficient service and even offered to give us ice tea refill for the road. Salads were delicious.

Thank LennyBK
Bay City
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Decent service, clean restaurant. NO vegetarian or vegan options unless you just want to order side dishes, which is what I have to end up doing. Kids love this place, but I would rather eat at a more adult restaurant with more healthy and meatless options.

Thank jayersgould
Bay City, Michigan
Level Contributor
195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A nice relaxing meal. The garlic fries were super good, as was the pretzel appetizer. The maple chicken piadini was just okay. The mac and cheese was delicious as always. Good service.

Thank Stitcherjer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3500 Wilder Rd, Bay City, MI 48706-2112
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Bay City
  • Phone Number: +1 989-671-0057

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