Applebee’s is an all-American restaurant chain that’s an institution throughout middle America.  In fact, there’s even been hit songs written about dining at Applebee’s in the unexpected 2021 breakout hit “Fancy Like” by Walker Hayes. The restaurant is best known for American meals like the Signature Bourbon Street Steak and burgers but is also praised for their fusion cuisine dishes like the Chicken Wonton Tacos.

If you plan to visit an Applebee’s in 2023, here are the updated prices for everything on the menu.

Applebee’s 2 for $24 Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Two Entrees + One Appetizer$24.00

Note: This used to be the 2 for $20 menu where guests could get two entrees and an appetizer for only $20. Of course, due to food inflation Applebee’s menu prices had to increase to 2 for $24 menu items instead. Despite the price increases, you’ve got to admit this is still a pretty good deal to dine out.

Here are some of the entrees and appetizers you can pick with the 2 for $24 menu: Chicken Tender Platter, Oriental Chicken Salad, Garlic Cheeseburger, Three Cheese Chicken Penne, Riblet Platter, Boneless Wings, Fiesta Lime Chicken, Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp, Pepper-crusted sirloin, Spinach and Artichoke dip, Two side salads.

Appetizers Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Appetizer Sampler$12.99
Ultimate Trios$12.99
Sweet Potato Fries Appetizer$4.99
Green Bean Crispers$5.99
Boneless Wings$9.49
Classic Wings$9.99
Chicken Quesadilla Grande$9.99
Cheese Quesadilla Grande$7.99
Crunchy Onion Rings$6.49
Cheeseburger Sliders$8.99
Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders$9.69
Mozzarella Sticks$6.99
Grilled Chicken Wonton Tacos$7.49
Potato Twisters$6.99
Spinach & Artichoke Dip$7.99
Build Your Sampler with 2 Items$10.46
Build Your Sampler with 3 Items$13.84

Steaks & Ribs Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Double-Glazed Baby Back Ribs$17.99
Half Rack Double-Glazed Baby Back Ribs$13.49
Riblet Platter$12.99
Crosscut Ribs$11.99
Riblet Basket$9.99
Pepper Crusted Sirloin & Whole Grains$11.49
Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin$17.99
9 oz. House Sirloin$14.69
Steakhouse Bruschetta Sirloin$12.99

Sizzling Entrees Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Signature Bourbon Street Steak$14.99
Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp$12.99
Sizzling Double Barrel Whisky Sirloins$13.99

Chicken Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken$9.99
Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp$12.49
Chicken Tenders Platter$10.99
Fiesta Lime Chicken$11.99
Chicken Tenders Basket$9.49
Napa Chicken & Portobello$11.49

Salads Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Thai Shrimp Salad$10.29
Oriental Chicken Salad$9.99
Half Oriental Chicken Salad$8.49
Grilled Oriental Chicken Salad$9.99
Half Grilled Oriental Chicken Salad$8.49
Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad$9.99
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$9.79
Half Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$8.29

Pasta Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Shrimp Scampi Linguine$12.99
4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey$12.99
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne11.99

Seafood Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Shrimp & Broccoli Cavatappi$11.49
Margarita Queso Chicken & Shrimp$12.49
Double Crunch Shrimp$12.99
Shrimp Scampi Linguine$12.99
Hand Battered Fish & Chips$12.49
Savory Cedar Salmon$13.69

Burgers Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Cowboy Burger$10.29
Quesadilla Burger$10.29
Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger$9.19
Mushroom Swiss Burger$10.29
Sweet Asian Pineapple Burger$9.69
The American Standard Burger$9.69
Triple Bacon Burger$10.29
Cheeseburger$8.49
Hamburger$8.39

Sandwiches & More

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Chicken Fajita Rollup$8.99
Artisan Grilled Chicken Ciabatta$9.99
Classic Clubhouse Grille$9.99
American BLT$8.59
Four Cheese Grill Sandwich$6.99
Classic Turkey Breast Sandwich$8.99

Under 600 Calories Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Pepper Crusted Sirloin & Whole Grains$11.49
Shrimp & Broccoli Cavatappi$11.49
Cedar Grilled Lemon Chicken$9.99
Thai Shrimp Salad$10.29
Napa Chicken & Portobello$11.49
Savory Cedar Salmon$13.69
Steakhouse Bruschetta Sirloin$12.99

Extras Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Basket of Fries$1.99
Chicken Tortilla Soup$4.49
Tomato Basil Soup$3.99
French Onion Soup$4.49
Green Goddess Wedge Salad$4.99
House Salad$3.99
Caesar Salad$3.99
Grilled Shrimp$6.99
Fried Shrimp$6.99
Baked Potato$1.99
Garlic Mashed Potatoes$1.99

Kid’s Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Kid's Mini Hamburger$4.99
Kid's Cheesy Bread Pizza$6.49
Kid's 1/2 Cheesy Bread Pizza$4.99
Kid's Mini Cheeseburger$4.99
Two Mini Cheeseburgers$6.49
Two Mini Hamburgers$6.49
Kid's Grilled Cheese Sandwich$4.99
Kid's Chicken Tenders$4.99
Kid's Cheesy Grilled Chicken$6.49
Kid's Chicken Grillers$4.99
Kid's Corndog$4.99
Kid's Fried Shrimp$6.49
Kid's Cheese Quesadilla$4.99
Kid's Chicken Quesadilla$6.49
Kid's 4oz. Sirloin$6.49
Kid's Kraft Macaroni & Cheese$4.99
Kid's Chicken Mac N Cheese$6.49

Desserts Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Salted Caramel Pretzel Bites$3.99
Brownie Bite$1.00
Blue Ribbon Brownie$5.99
Triple Chocolate Meltdown$5.99
Chocolate Mousse Shooter$2.49
Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter$2.49
Hot Fudge Sundae Shooter$2.49

Beverages Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Flavored Iced Teas$2.39
Flavored Lemonades$2.49
Frozen Lemonades$2.99
Applebee's Limeades$2.99
Decadent Shakes$2.99
Brewed Iced Tea$2.49
Sweetened Iced Tea$2.49
Hot Tea$2.19
Fresh Brewed Coffee$2.19
Decaf Coffee$2.19
Fountain Drinks$2.49

FAQs about the Applebee’s Menu

What menu items have been discontinued at Applebee’s?

Applebee’s list of discontinued items is extensive. During the pandemic, they cut down the menu size from 160 items to 100 as was the trend in the restaurant industry during this challenging time period. Due to complications with preparation of these items, poor margins, or not selling particularly well, Applebee’s had to remove the items listed below.

For example, a cult favorite was the Quesadilla Burger which was a combination of fresh pico, bacon, lettuce, cheese, and a delectable sauce that tasted like the love child of sour cream and ranch. All of these ingredients are shrouded by a burger patty fried to the consistency of a tortilla. The Quesadilla Burger was a masterpiece that should’ve been kept accessible to the public. Sadly, the Quesadilla Burger is now become a fading memory in the history of an iconic chain.

Below are some other Applebee’s food items no longer on the menu.

  • BBQ Brisket Tacos
  • Sweet & Savory Grilled Chicken
  • Clam Chowder
  • Loaded Potato Soup
  • Brunch Burger
  • Triple Bacon Burger

Additionally, due to food inflation the 2 for $20 menu at Applebee’s has been revamped to become the 2 for $24 menu or 2 for twenty something dollar menu depending on the location. The prices of these meal deals vary depending on the location you visit, but any time you can get two meals for under $30 total in today’s environment isn’t too bad.

Are there any discounts you can claim at Applebee’s?

late night menu at Applebee's

Save with the late-night menu at Applebee’s.

One of the best ways to save at Applebee’s over the past couple decades is by ordering off the 2 for $20 menu (now the 2 for $24 menu in most locations). This continues to be one of the simplest ways to enjoy an affordable meal in a relaxed setting.

Another timeless way to save money is by ordering select half-price appetizers that starts at 9 p.m each day. While items on the half-price menu change periodically here are the seven items you can order for 50% off during this time period:

  • Boneless wings
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Chicken Wonton tacos
  • Spinach artichoke dip
  • Chicken quesadilla
  • Brew pub loaded waffle fries
  • Brew pub pretzels & beer cheese dip

Surprisingly, Applebee’s does not have a loyalty program like it seems like so many restaurants have these days. But they do have Club Applebee’s. In exchange for your email and minimal information, you get emailed insider scoop on exclusive deals and special promos. When you sign up, you’ll also get a free dessert on your date of birth when you spend $15 or more at the restaurant. 

Yes, Applebee’s offers discounts to both seniors and students. Students can take advantage of a 10% discount on their purchases at participating locations. Seniors aged 60 and older on the other hand can avail of a 10% up to 15% discount on their orders, depending on the location. Just show any valid IDs as proof and you get yourself a discounted Applebee’s meal. All good things aside, do note that Applebee’s, like most chain restaurants does not have a company-wide policy regarding these discounts.

What are the most popular menu items at Applebee’s?

Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

The Classic Bacon Cheeseburger is on almost everyone’s list of favorite menu items at Applebee’s. As you’d expect this is a classic burger made with beef patties and standard toppings of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon, and pickles.  

Spicy Maple-Glazed Popcorn Shrimp

Forget about chicken and dig into Applebee’s better version of the classic finger food made with shrimp. This plate has de-shelled whole shrimp pieces dipped in batter and deep-fried into tender golden poppers. The cherry on top? A mildly sweet maple glaze that adds a savory seafood flavor.

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Brew Pub Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip

An appetizer for any given meal or day. If chicken or shrimp isn’t what you’re looking for, maybe a few carbs in the form of a salty and chewy pretzel will get you fixed. It comes with a cheddar cheese dip mixed with— you guessed it—beer! This is also one of the lowest priced appetizers on the menu if you’re on a budget. 

Four Cheese Mac’ n Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders

This dish from Applebee’s could replace your favorite comfort food. Made with four kinds of cheese for the pasta sauce and topped with vigorously seasoned chicken tenders drizzled with honey pepper sauce and bacon. It’s a mouthful for sure. One bite of this dish gives you a unique mixture of three flavor profiles: sweet, spicy, and savory.

Is there a secret menu at Applebee’s?

Yes, Applebee’s has a secret menu. Albeit a small one, it offers more of the restaurant’s uncanny gift for creative recipes that you won’t usually find at most chain restaurants.

  1. Savory Cedar Salmon
  2. Pepper-Crusted Sirloin and Whole Grains
  3. Half-Size Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad and Baked Potato
  4. Napa Chicken and Portobellos
  5. Appetizing Cedar Salmon

Are there any Applebee’s menu items for specialty diets? 

Applebee’s does not have any particular food item specifically for vegetarians and vegans. However, you do have the option to remove certain ingredients to cater to your specific diet. For example, vegetarians can order the Crispy Chicken Tender Salad, Southwestern Chicken Salad, Oriental Chicken Salad, and Grilled Chicken Salad without the chicken. The option applies to the entire menu.

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Lucky for those following the keto diet, Applebee’s has a few ready-made keto meals you can order without having to request for items to be added or removed.

  • Steak and Fire-Grilled Veggies: 350 calories
  • Build-Your-Own Burger: 765 calories
  • Caesar Salad & Grilled Shrimp: 440 calories
  • Ribs & Cheesy Broccoli: 650 calories
  • Keto Surf & Turf: 720 calories

And for those searching for low-calorie options, Applebee’s has options too. Although considering the chain serves a generous amount of portions for their meals, the following dishes can still have more calories than the usual dish at similar restaurants.

  • Brownie Bite: 320 calories
  • Tuscan Chicken Salad: 580 calories
  • Tex Mex Shrimp Bowl: 710 calories
  • Steamed Broccoli 100 calories
  • Chicken Wonton Tacos: 590 calories
  • Grilled Chicken Breast: 570 calories
  • Blackened Cajun Salmon: 630 calories
  • 6 oz. Top Sirloin: 580 calories
  • Kid’s Chicken Quesadilla: 350 calories

Who is the target audience of Applebee’s menu?

Applebee’s marketing efforts are targeted at customers in their 20s to mid-30s with a majority of them being female. Aside from that fact, they also have quite a following for people in their 40s up to their mid-50s. Baby Boomers enjoy Applebee’s as well. 

Of course, I’ve been visiting Applebee’s since I was a high schooler. The closest location was about 25 miles away from my hometown and we would often drive eat late-night appetizers after football games or before school dances with a date. The restaurant was considered a destination for special occasions at the time and still is to this day in rural America and the suburbs.

I’ve tried almost everything on the menu over the years including the salad, chicken, pasta, and burgers. I always appreciated the creative recipes and flavorful dips making this the ideal place to stop for apps like the Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Nachos, Brew Pub Pretzels with Beer Cheese Dip, and Spicy Maple-Glazed Popcorn Shrimp.