Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 12:34pm [Dine in]
Applebees is fun for the kids. Good fun, its kinda tacky, but the kids like that dont they. The service is efficient, and attentive. They do get a little upset when the kids get uppity, but some restaurants get down right rude, so I can forgive them.
The food is not great, but very good. The bourbon steak is what I usually get here. Cooked well, a little tough, but good flavour.
They have great old fashion homestyle desserts.
The prices are reasonable, and its a good alternative to cooking at home, not a special occasion restaurant.
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Submitted Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:31pm [Dine in]
On weeknights we'll often take the kids here. Its great fun, and good food, with punctual service. It's not "real" Italian food as people like to critize the food, but it's family friendly food. It's easy to get a nice cheap pasta dish for the family.
The servers are good at helping to deal with the kids, a lot of restaurants get really impatient with big families, it's nice to actually have the help. All our kids are teens, but still they can be a bit of a headache sometimes.
The food is very good, it's like my mom used to make in the old days when we would actually have family meals every night around the family table. That is what I feel like at this restaurant, I;m able to have a proper dinner with my family.
Thank you East Side Mario for helping to bring family together, especially in such a family friendly atmosphere.
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Submitted Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:22pm [Dine in]
Everytime, our family has gone out for dinner in Vancouver over the last year it's been here. We've celebrated three birthdays, and had a family reunion here over that last year.
This is our special restaurant. Our family absolutely loves everything about it. They undoubtedly have the best Peppercorn steak anywhere. The meat is juicy, tender, and always cooked perfectly-that's what I've had on most visits. Their BBQ ribs are also a slam dunk. My kids love them-the best bbq sauce ever, just spicy and sweet enough-awesome.
And all the servers are spectacular, we usually get Hailey, who's great with everyone, last time we got Hilary-they hire only girls who names start with H? I dont know-but she was so bubbly and happy it was contagious.
It's so comfortable for our little groups, we're usually somewhere between 6-10 people. This is where we will spend ALL our special occasions.