I've tried Applebee's many times throughout the years and they've gone downhill each time I visit. Ambience is good, service is hit or miss, and food is DEFINITELY miss. Almost everything I've had there (Alfredo, vegetable plate, etc) is poor quality. The last time I went I ordered the veggie plate and I could swear that what finally came to the table was a frozen vegetable medley from the supermarket next store. Yuck! And, it was partly cold. Service is often slow, too. My dad is old fashioned and likes coming back here but all of my family (except for him) walk away disappointed time after time. Since it's also pricey, I'd recommend taking your business elsewhere...perhaps Olive Garden or El Torito can offer a better quality meal for a family outing.
Cons: Poor Quality Food, Pricey, Slow Service