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 2024, here are the updated prices for everything on the menu.

Applebee’s 2 for $25 Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
2 for $25 (Price may vary by location or selection.)Two Entrees + One Appetizer$30.09

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
Brew Pub Loaded Waffle Fries$10.79
The Classic Combo$21.59
Breadsticks with Alfredo Sauce$8.39
Neighborhood Nachos Chipotle Lime Chicken$15.59
Neighborhood Nachos Beef$15.59
White Queso Dip & Chips$9.59
Chicken Quesadilla$13.19
Spinach & Artichoke Dip$11.99
Chicken Wonton Tacos$13.19
Boneless Wings$14.99
Double Crunch Bone-in Wings$19.19
Brew Pub Pretzels & Beer Cheese Dip$11.39
Mozzarella Sticks$11.39
Crispy Cheese Bites$11.99
Soups & Salads$5.99

Steaks & Ribs Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Top Sirloin8 oz.$22.79
Top Sirloin6 oz.$19.19
Double-Glazed Baby Back Ribs$26.39
Bourbon Street Steak$23.99
Half Rack Double-Glazed Baby Back Ribs$20.39
Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin$26.39
Applebee's Riblets Plate$15.59
Applebee's Riblets Platter$17.99

Irresist-A-Bowls Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Southwest Chicken Bowl$14.39
Tex-Mex Shrimp Bowl$14.99

Chicken Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Bourbon Street Chicken & Shrimp$20.99
Fiesta Lime Chicken$16.59
Chicken Tenders Platter$15.59
Chicken Tenders Plate$13.19
Grilled Chicken Breast$14.79

Salads Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
NEW Quesadilla Chicken Salad$17.99
Strawberry Balsamic Chicken Salad$16.19
Blackened Shrimp Caesar Salad$15.59
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad$14.39
Crispy Chicken Tender Salad$15.39
Grilled Chicken Tender Salad$15.39
Oriental Chicken Salad$14.99
Grilled Oriental Chicken Salad$14.99

Pasta Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Breadsticks with Alfredo Sauce$8.39
Classic Broccoli Chicken Alfredo$18.59
Classic Blackened Shrimp Alfredo$19.79
Three Cheese Chicken Penne$16.79
Four Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders$19.19

Seafood Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Blackened Cajun Salmon$21.59
Hand-Battered Fish & Chips$17.39
Double Crunch Shrimp$18.59

Burgers Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Bourbon Street Mushroom Swiss Burger$15.59
Neighborhood Burger$14.39
Impossible Cheeseburger$14.39
Quesadilla Burger$17.19
Whisky Bacon Burger$17.19
Classic Bacon Cheeseburger$16.19
Classic Burger$13.19

Sandwiches & More

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Bacon Ranch Crispy Chicken Sandwich$14.39
Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Sandwich$14.39
Sweet & Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich$13.79
Clubhouse Grille$14.99
Chicken Fajita Rollup$13.79
The Prime Rib Dipper$16.79

Extras Menu Prices

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Add Breadstick$1.19
Basket of Waffle Fries$5.39
Side Crunchy Onion Rings$3.99
Side Steamed Broccoli$2.39
Side Garlic Mashed Potatoes$2.39
Side Loaded Mashed Potatoes$3.99
Side 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese$4.79
Side Homestyle Cheezy Broccoli$4.79
Side Garlicky Green Beans$2.39
Side French Onion Soup$7.19
Side Chicken Tortilla Soup$6.59
Side Tomato Basil Soup$5.99
Side House Salad$5.99
Side Caesar Salad$5.99

Kid’s Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Kids Chicken Tenders$7.79
Kid's Corn Dog$7.79
Kids Grilled Chicken Alfredo$7.79
Kids Chicken Taco$7.79
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese$7.79
Kid's Cheeseburger$7.79

Desserts Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Cinnabon Mini Swirls$10.19
Sugar Dusted Donut Dippers$8.99
Triple Chocolate Meltdown$9.59
Sizzlin' Butter Pecan Blondie$9.59
Brownie Bites$2.99

Beverages Menu

Menu ItemsSize/QuantityPrice
Triple Cherry Shirley Temple$2.99
Flavored Lemonades$4.19
Fruit Smoothies$4.79
Flavored Iced Teas$3.99
Brewed Sweet Iced Tea$2.39
Iced Tea1 Gallon$11.99
Kiwi1 Gallon$11.99
Mango1 Gallon$11.99
Passion Fruit1 Gallon$11.99
Pomegranate1 Gallon$11.99
Raspberry1 Gallon$11.99
Coke Zero1 Gallon$11.99
Coke Zero1 Gallon$11.99
Diet Coke1 Gallon$11.99
Sprite1 Gallon$11.99
Red Bull$5.99
Fresh Brewed Coffee$2.99
Decaffeinated Coffee$2.99

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.