Earlier this year AppleBee's made all of their dining area "SMOKE FREE". This has made us more comfortable about bringing our children out to eat at some place other than a fast food joint.
Don't get me wrong the service is fairly quick, very important when out with the family for dinner before going to a movie.
The childrens menu has some tasty food, trust me I have snuck a few samples when the kids were looking the other way. Although the portions are a probably too small for anyone over the age of 10.
Adult menu items change withe the season, so it is always nice to return to sample something new.