Oct 26, 2015

New Applebee's in Detroit Opens Today #ApplebeesDetroit #giveaway {ends 11/20/15}

On Saturday my family attended the VIP preview event at Applebee's. The cost of our meal was covered in exchange for this promotional post. All opinions expressed are genuine and my own, your experience may differ.


New Applebee's Opens in Detroit




Livonia-based Team Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) opened Detroit's first Applebee's restaurant today. This is the first national casual dining chain located outside the city's central business district. This location features a brand new and improved layout designed to elevate the dining experience for guests, including high-rise ceilings, an expanded bar area, more televisions, and larger windows to provide more natural light. The new Detroit Applebee's celebrates both Detroit and bordering Ferndale by infusing local elements of both cities throughout the restaurant to give it an elevated neighborhood bar and grill feel.




Tasty Menu Options



We ordered the Brew Pub Pretzels & Beer Cheese Dip appetizer, I walked around to get some pictures of the restaurant and chat with a few friends, and I came back to just one pretzel.  I was told by my husband and children that they were very good. (At least they saved me one to try.. LOL)  and they were so tasty, I especially liked the Beer Cheese Dip, I saved it to dip my french fries in with my dinner.  


The kids menu is great.  There are a few more items not pictured, but I was focusing on the sides here in this picture.. so many great and healthy options.  I was happy my kids picked applesauce and apple dippers to go along with their Mac & Cheese.  


Chancellor chose the Brisket Enchiladas.  I'm not too fond of enchiladas to start, but these were very good, so good I would order them.. and that is saying a lot.  The brisket was super yummy and the corn tortillas were perfectly cooked, not chewy.


I ordered the Quesadilla Burger, I think we were both in the mood for Mexican food that night.  This also was very good.  I loved the tortilla as a bun option and all the flavors mixed well together.  I would order this again too.

I also had the opportunity to try the strawberry lemonade which was perfect.  My only complaint is that they didn't offer the low calorie lemonade, so I only had one glass.

Overall I say this new restaurant is a huge win for the city of Detroit and local residents.  The atmosphere and food are great and I especially love that Team Schostak Family Restaurants chose a location within the city limits.  The 8 Mile and Woodward area is growing and is now a destination for shopping and dining for many in the area.


Do you love Applebee's too?  Have you ever eaten at an Applebee's?  Let us know in the comments below.


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74 comments :

  1. I can't wait to try the brisket enchiladas!

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  2. Those enchiladas look good and I don't usually like brisket :).

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  3. I would try their 2 for $20 menu. thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I would love to try their BBQ spice & Sriracha chile lime sauce
    Thank You for the chance

    Fiona N

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  5. I get the pretzels with beer cheese too. It's sooo good! I also love their spinach dip.

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  6. I want to try the Blazin Texan! It looks so good!

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  7. We love there 2 for 20.00 menu. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net steaks

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  8. I would like to try the cedar grilled lemon chicken.

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  9. I would love to try the mushroom swiss burger!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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  10. I would like to try the Brew Pub Pretzels adn Beer Cheese Dip.

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  11. I just ate at Applebee's last week. Next time I will try the quesadilla burger. It looks yummy!

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  12. The Brew Pub Pretzels look delish!!

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  13. Mushroom Swiss burger for sure and add some Brew Pub Pretzels

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  14. I would like to try the Blazin Texan.

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  15. I'd like to try the Grilled Shrimp ‘N Spinach Salad.

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  16. I want to try their DOUBLE CRUNCH SHRIMP entree.

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  17. I would like the Salsa Verde Nachos.

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  18. I want to try the bacon cheeseburger

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  19. I would like to get the Riblet basket
    800265tweety(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I would love to try their 4-CHEESE MAC & CHEESE WITH HONEY PEPPER CHICKEN TENDERS

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  21. I want to try the newNEW Brew Pub Philly

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  22. I want to try the pretzels with beer cheese, yum!

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  23. NEW MAPLE BACON CHICKEN PIADINI!! Sounds delicious!

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  24. I would order the mushroom swiss burger and double crunch shrimp

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  25. I noticed they have a new menu so excited to try a few things. The Napa Chicken and Portabellas dinner would be my first pick.

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  26. I would love to try the blazin Texan.

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  27. FRESH FRUIT CITRONADE looks super yum

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  28. I want to try the Oriental Chicken Salad with Grilled Chicken!

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  29. I would have to say that I would love to try the Churro Smores

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  30. The Triple Bacon Burger is one of my favorite burgers!!!

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  31. I would get the DOUBLE CRUNCH SHRIMP. I love shrimp. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  32. the half rack of doubled glazed baby back ribs!

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  33. I love their grilled chicken Caesar salad.

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  34. I want to try the Pepper Crusted Sirloin and Whole Grains!

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  35. I'd like to try the pub pretzels.

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  36. I'd like to try their burgers.

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  37. Totally would love those pub pretzels. I haven't been to Applebee's in AGES despite living less than a mile from one. I better try to change that!

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  38. I would try the chicken taco won tons and the tripple bacon burger

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  39. I would like to try the all-day brunch burger.

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  40. I'd like to try the double glazed baby back ribs.

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  41. I would love to try the Maple Bacon Chicken Piadini

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  42. Brisket enchiladas is what I want to try.

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  43. Brisket enchiladas looks tasty.

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  44. the The American Standard burger for me baby

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  45. Would like to try them all and love Applebee's. The Double Crunch Shrimp looks yummy.

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  46. I'd like to try their Napa Chicken & Portobellos.

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  47. I would try the Applebee's Riblets

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  48. I would like to try the Hand-Battered Fish and Chips.

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  49. I would like to try the Riblets Basket.

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  50. I would love to try their NEW THE BLAZIN' TEXAN burger

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  51. We either get the 2 for 20 or i always go for the pasta

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  52. I would like the hrimp Scampi Linguine
    Kimmy Ripley

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  53. Half rack of double glazed baby back ribs

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  54. The shrimp and Parmesan sirloin sounds yummy.

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  55. I love Applebee's oriental chicken salad! Been my favorite salad for forever!

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  56. I'd get the All Day Brunch burger

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  57. I'd like to try the Napa chicken or one of the cheeseburgers! :)
    bebespeachesanddreams(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I would like to try the Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin

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  59. Fresh brewed Iced tea, thanks Kristy W.

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  60. I would get their handcrafted burgers! Love them!

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  61. I like the 2 for $20 deal with Onion Rings and The American Standard.

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  63. I would order the same thing both my husband and I get every single time we go to Applebees That's is the Fiesta Lime Chicken. It is amazing and I highly recommend trying it!
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  64. The chicken tortilla soup. Its one of my favorites. Just the right portion size and always tasty.

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