Take the Family Out to Eat without Breaking the Bank

It can get pricey to take the entire family out to eat at a sit down restaurant; so we try not to do it too often.  Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar is giving its beloved 2 for $20 Menu a makeover with the addition of delicious new menu items available now at 40 restaurants throughout the Atlanta area. My family and I were invited to come to our local restaurant to try out the Applebee's 2 for $20 Menu for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own. Applebee'sWhen you walk into Applebee's, you can expect a welcoming casual dining experience. We were greeted by the host and were seated by the general manager. The multiple televisions and overhead music made it a relaxing atmosphere, and even the kids were entertained while we decided what to order. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. It was hard to decide on an appetizer with so many great choices; but the Spinach and Artichoke Dip was a no brainer because it also came with chips and salsa for the kids. We were able to share this among the four of us, and get more chips when we ran out. My mom and I chose to mix and match the 2 for $20 and 2 for $25 menu, while the kids ordered off of the children's menu. For dinner, the pasta dishes caught our eyes, and we ended up with the 3 Cheese Cavatappi and 4 Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders. My son got the kid's version of macaroni and cheese, while my daughter chose the grilled cheese sandwich and apple slices. I loved how many healthy side choices were offered on the kid's menu. Applebee'sEven though this particular special doesn't come with a drink, we decided to test out a few of Applebee's signatures.  I highly recommend the Strawberry Limeade, because it is the consistency of a refreshing slushee and tastes great. The flavored lemonades are delicious as well, so check out which flavors are offered at your nearest location. Applebee'sThe full portion entrees that come with this deal are unbelievable. We had so much food, that we each ended up needing a to-go box because we couldn't eat it all even though we wanted to! Known for its bold flavors and big value, Applebee’s 2 for $20 Menu offers guests a classic appetizer to share, followed by two full-sized entrees. Guests can also choose to upgrade to its 2 For $25 Menu, featuring additional entrée options, at a great, affordable price.  For a limited time, in addition to the 2 for $20 and 2 for $25 classics, the new lineup includes:

Applebee's 2 for $20

  • Caprese Mozzarella Burger
    Sautéed garlic and onions seared into an all-beef patty. Topped with balsamic aioli, grilled tomatoes, grilled red onions, fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Served with classic fries.
  • Caprese Mozzarella Chicken
    Grilled chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, tomato, red onion, basil and balsamic glaze. Served with garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Spinach + Artichoke Chicken Cavatappi
    Grilled chicken breast, cavatappi pasta, artichokes, grape tomatoes, parmesan, and crispy spinach leaves.

Applebee's 2 for $25

  • Firecracker Shrimp Cavatappi
    Crispy sriracha shrimp, cavatappi pasta, sautéed zucchini, red bell pepper, red onion and Parmesan sriracha cream sauce

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28 thoughts on “Take the Family Out to Eat without Breaking the Bank

  • April 19, 2017 at 7:36 pm
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    Applebee’s is one of our favorite places to go out to eat. The food there is always good and it’s one of the few places we ALL agree on!

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    • April 20, 2017 at 10:40 am
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      They have such a great range of food options. Glad you can all agree!

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  • April 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm
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    I haven’t eaten at an Applebees in probably 4 years. I will say, it is because I was employed with them for 4 years until I had my daughter. By then I was SO just over the food because I think I ate it daily….but a lot of these are new and look pretty good. I might have to return to my old stomping grounds for a meal soon.

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    • April 20, 2017 at 10:42 am
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      Wow! Yes they keep updating their menu and adding options so you should go and see what is new.

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  • April 19, 2017 at 11:46 pm
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    2 for $20 is a great deal. I don’t think they have any Applebees near me, but that is way cheap. Most entrees cost at least $15 where I live, and those aren’t even fancy restaurants.

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    • April 20, 2017 at 10:43 am
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      It is a great deal. Check out their website for locations, maybe you will be near one when you travel

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  • April 20, 2017 at 12:29 am
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    Yum! I haven’t been to Applebee’s in a while but it is a great family place to eat or even meet up with some girlfriends. Affordable tasty food is right up my alley!

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    • April 20, 2017 at 10:44 am
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      I agree! Tasty and affordable are key when we are looking for a place to take the family

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  • April 20, 2017 at 4:50 am
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    I think when you go to out for dinner is great but when there are deals on like that it makes it heaps better haha. I feel like I have seen this restaurant it looks just like the one I saw in Niagara falls

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    • April 20, 2017 at 10:45 am
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      Absolutely! Check their website for locations, they are all over

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  • April 20, 2017 at 4:10 pm
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    I can’t remember the last time I went to Applebees. But with such a good deal, I might need to take a trip their very soon.

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  • April 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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    2 for $20 specials are great for family dinner out. There are so many tasty selections to choose from on this menu.

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    • April 22, 2017 at 11:47 am
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      Yes, it definitely helps to save some money and still get great food

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  • April 20, 2017 at 6:56 pm
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    We love the 2 for $20 deal at Applebee’s. The last time we were there, that’s what we ordered and it was great! If there was an Applebee’s in our town, we would be eating there more often.

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    • April 22, 2017 at 11:47 am
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      Absolutely! We spend more if we stop for fast food, and it isn’t nearly as good or as large of a portion

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  • April 20, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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    Sounds like a great family restaurant perfect for those on a budget and also save some money by affordable meals!

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  • April 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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    I try to not eat out so much and when we do I try to pick a place that is a special treat. I can’t remember the last time I went to an Applebee’s. We have one down the street but we haven’t been.

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  • April 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm
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    I love Applebee’s fries! They are the BEST!! We were there not too long ago and both kids actually enjoyed their meals. They are sometimes picky when eating out, so I give Applebee’s 2 thumbs up for filling up the kids (and us too!)

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    • April 22, 2017 at 11:48 am
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      I have picky eaters too, so I agree

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  • April 21, 2017 at 6:11 pm
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    This looks so good! I have been an Applebees lover for years! I really like the new items I am seeing added to the menu, but so glad my wonton tacos are still around haha. Yumm

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    • April 22, 2017 at 11:49 am
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      Yay! Glad your favorites are still there, along with some great new items

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  • April 21, 2017 at 10:09 pm
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    I haven’t been to Applebee’s before but seems like a good deal. An affordable way to enjoy a restaurant meal

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    • April 22, 2017 at 11:48 am
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      It is one of the best restaurant deals I have seen

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  • April 22, 2017 at 12:20 am
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    We have an Applebee’s nearby and I definitely want to visit soon!

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  • April 22, 2017 at 12:34 am
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    We just went to Applebee’s to take advantage of this deal. You can get one meal from the 2 for $20 and 2 for $25, and they will charge you $22.50. The Bourbon Chicken and Shrimp is what I got, and it’s really good!

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  • April 22, 2017 at 6:23 pm
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    We love eating as a family at Applebee’s. They always have great prices and their food is really good too.

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