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Check out Applebee’s Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu!! {Review & Giveaway}

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So, it is a new year and that means that most of you have made a resolution that this is the year you will lose weight and begin the journey to a NEW you! I typically do make that resolution but this year, due to my pregnancy, it would be futile to attempt to lose weight. Not to mention stupid. :)  I am a HUGE advocate of trying to eat healthy and make wise food choices but let's be honest...it is hard sometimes. I don't know if you have noticed but I find it especially difficult to make good food choices if I am out to eat. Restaurants today are becoming more aware of those of us who are health "nuts" and are trying to accommodate our needs. But, I have found that if you want something healthier or lower in calorie, it doesn't taste as good. The good stuff always tastes soo much better!
Well, I was recently made aware of a brand new menu that Applebee's has introduced and this menu has some tasty, tasty options. The Applebee’s Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories menu features several different delicious entrees that will surprise and delight even the pickiest of palates.

This year our skilled chefs are cooking up something unbelievable. They’re cutting calories and upping big bold flavors with the astonishing lineup on the Under 550 Calories menu. Excited about a new cheesy artichoke spread? Can’t live without your favorite juicy steak? Awesome. Applebee’s Under 550 Calories menu lets you have delectable dishes and your low calorie count. Yes, you can have it all.

I guess I am one of those people who things most low-calorie restaurant food doesn't taste very good and for this reason, I was a bit skeptical to try out this menu. I was excited, but wary at the same time.
So, after a difficult week of sickness running rampant through our home and being worn out, hubby and I decided to take a night and go out for dinner at Applebee's. We don't get to go out very often and really welcomed this opportunity to get away for a few hours without the children. The Applebee's we chose to visit is in a different town from us and we were welcomed at the door by a friendly wait-staff and were seated immediately. No waiting!

In the Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu we found several selections that looked mouth-watering. I also noticed that these dishes gave the Weight Watchers points for the particular dish so for those of you on WW, you can still enjoy these meals without ruining your diet! Several of our choices were: Savory Cedar Salmon, Roma Pepper Steak, Creamy Parmesan Chicken, Lemon Parmesan Shrimp, Napa Chicken & Portabellos and Signature Sirloin With Garlic Herb Shrimp.

Of course, we started off with some Honey BBQ Boneless Wings and French Onion Soup (these of course were NOT on the new menu) and to drink, I went with an ice water and Strawberry Lemonade. Sooo good! I think I ate most of the Boneless Wings too.......hmmmm....I'll blame it on the baby. HA! After we arrived at the restaurant, I realized that I had left my camera behind so there will be no personal photos...so sorry!! It was kind of dark in the restaurant too so I am not even sure how the pictures would have turned out. So, you will just have to trust me when I say everything looked amazing!!

Because I am a HUGE mushroom fan, I chose to try the Napa Chicken & Portabellos. To be honest, I cannot for the life of me find the menu choice my husband had but it had a 7 oz. steak, shrimp and vegetables. Our food came out quickly and it was hot too...something I don't always get when I eat out. Hot food is important to me and so that made me quite happy. The description of what I had was this: A grilled chicken breast topped with portobello mushrooms and onions smothered in a rich red wine sauce and our Parmesan cheese blend. Served over sautéed zucchini, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, red onions and crispy red potatoes. Oh goodness, when it came out it looked awesome! The chicken was cooked to perfection and was moist and tender. I didn't have to use my knife to cut it, that is how tender it was. The vegetables were perfectly cooked as well and the sauce just made the entire dish. The entire time I was eating I kept thinking to myself, "HOW could this only be 550 calories??????" It honestly tasted that good and I am not exaggerating. My husband enjoyed his steak as well and we appreciated the fact that the waitress asked him to cut into it upon receiving it to make sure it was cooked to his satisfaction. Of course, it was.

Our dinner experience at Applebee's last night was wonderful. The new menu is amazing and has so many choices on it...if you are looking for the perfect night out without blowing your diet, please PLEASE check out Applebee's and their new Unbelievably Great Tasting & Under 550 Calories Menu and prepare to be impressed. I sure was and am already craving the chicken dish I had again!!

To celebrate the new menu, Applebee’s is embracing the amazement by giving a few lucky fans the chance to star in an upcoming commercial. To participate, fans simply create a Vine video that shows their “unbelievably surprised” reaction and share it using #BeeFamous. The best Vine videos will be part of the new commercial. Check out more details HERE.

Applebee's has offered to giveaway a $50 Gift Card to one of you so you can try out this amazing menu yourself! Here are your entry options...
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a free Applebee's Gift Card for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Applebee's websites and email.  Prize is being provided by the sponsor. This blog is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen prizes. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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282 comments

  1. I wish I had some of their Lemon Parmesan Shrimp right now!

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  2. I haven't had the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp yet but it looks really good. Usually love all of Applebees' food.

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  3. The Signature Sirloin With Garlic Herb Shrimp sounds amazing!

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  4. I think I would love the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

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  5. For the past 5 times that I've been to Applbees, I've had the Napa chicken with Portabellos. It's so delicious. That's Definately my choice if I went again.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  6. Savory Cedar Salmon
    davisesq212@gmail.com

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  7. I'd like to try the Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin. Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. I'd like to try the marsala mushroom sirloin1

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  9. I would try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken

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  10. I would like to try the American BLT.

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  11. roma pepper steak

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  12. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak. It looks yummy!!

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  13. I love the creamy parmesan chicken.

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  14. Im thinking lemon parmesan shrimp too, it just looks really good! Linda W frogz60@hotmail.com

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  15. I want to try the Napa Chicken & Portabellos.

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  16. I want to try the Roman Pepper Steak
    Jennifer Dunaway

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  17. i like NAPA CHICKEN & PORTOBELLOS from their menu.

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  18. I would love to try the Roma pepper steak. Yummy

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  19. The Savory Cedar Salmon looks delicious!

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  20. I would choose the cedar salmon, I love salmon.

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  21. This is what I want to try; SAVORY CEDAR SALMON

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  22. The Roma Pepper steak looks like it might be yummy

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  23. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak. I love Appleby's!
    penelope0505@live.com

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  24. I would like to try their parmesan chicken.
    mintstatesportswear(at)juno(dot)com

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  25. I usually get parmesan shrimp steak but I would like to try the crispy parmesan chicken.

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  26. I like the baby back ribs and the chicken tenders.

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  27. I want to try the
    Roma Pepper Steak


    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  28. I would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

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  29. I would love to try the Honey Pepper Chicken & Shrimp.
    jackieque@comcast.net

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  30. I would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp dish.

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  31. I like the chicken tenders basket.

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  32. The Double-Glazed Baby Back Ribs sounds good to me!

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  33. The Creamy Parmesan Chicken looks way too good to pass up!

    Geoff K
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  34. Hard to decide between the salmon or the steak dish, they both look great.

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  35. I'd like to try the lemon parmesan shrimp!

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  36. Creamy Parmesan Chicken would be my choice..

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  37. I'd love to try Roma Pepper Steak

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  38. I would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

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  39. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

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  40. Would love to try Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

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  41. I would love to try the Roma Pepper Steak!

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  42. I want to try the Lemon Parmesan shrimp. Last i went I had a southwestern chicken/shrimp meal that was delish.

    edq143 at yahoo dot com

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  43. I"d like to try the new Savory Cedar Salmon, I love salmon!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. I would love to try the lemon parmesan shrimp. That looks so good!
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  45. I would try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken, my fav is the turkey club w/ bacon

    kadia3@yahoo.com

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  46. the creamy chicken parm looks amazing.

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  47. I would like to try SAVORY CEDAR SALMON

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  48. I would love to try the Roma Pepper Steak. It looks delicious.

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  49. I would love to try the lemon parmesan shrimp.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  50. they have an amazing asian salad!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  51. I like the ROMA PEPPER STEAK from the new items

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  52. Signature Sirloin With Garlic Herb Shrimp

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  53. The Napa Chicken with Portobellos looks amazing

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  54. I would like to try Savory Cedar Salmon, but the Napa Chicken & Portobellos looks good too.

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  55. I love their CAJUN SHRIMP PASTA

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  56. I would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  57. Visited and I would like to try the Napa Chicken with portobellos

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  58. I guess if I had to choose off of this menu, I would go with the chicken parmesan; but I prefer certain items off of their regular menu.

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  59. I would love to try the Roma Pepper Steak. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  60. I so want to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp-thanks!

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  61. Roma Pepper Steak

    7 oz. sirloin is grilled to taste. Chunky Roma pepper relish is piled on top. Portobello is grilled and stuffed with a creamy white wine artichoke cheese spread.

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  62. I'd like to try the Four-Cheese Grille

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  63. YUMMO Chicken and Portabella Mushroom, sounds fantastic!

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  64. I would love to try the savory cedar salmon.

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  65. the napa chickena and mushrooms sounds great! chefl@swbell.net

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  66. I really want to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken!

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  67. The Roma Pepper Steak looks yummy!

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  68. I'd love to try the Lemon Parmesean Shrimp
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  69. I like the Napa chicken and portabellos.

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  70. 4-Cheese Mac & Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Tenders

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  71. I would like to try the Roma Pepper steak the most out of all those.
    upstatemissy@gmail.com

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  72. I'd love to try Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin!

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  73. I want to try the Roman Pepper Steak.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  74. I would love to try the NAPA CHICKEN & PORTOBELLOS & the ROMA PEPPER STEAK.

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  75. I'd try the cedar salmon and he'd choose the Roma pepper steak.

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  76. I would like to try Savory Cedar Salmon.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  77. I want to try the Napa Chicken & Portabellos.

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  78. I want to try the napa chicken and portobellos. Yum looks good.

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  79. I really want to try the Napa Chicken and Portabellos!

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  80. i would like to try the creamy chicken parmesan
    sarah hirsch

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  81. the pretzels and beer cheese dip is super tasty.

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  82. The napa chicken and portabellos sounds yummy

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  83. I would like to try creamy parmesan chicken.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  84. Would love to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp. Sounds so yummy

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  85. I would like to try the NAPA CHICKEN & PORTOBELLOS, that plate of food pictured looks delicious.

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  86. I'd like to try the Roma Pepper Steak. rafflecopter: happi shopr

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  87. They all look so good! I would love to try the Savory Cedar Salmon! I have had the Napa Chicken with Portobellos, delicious!

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  88. I like their Crispy Orange Chicken.

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  89. my current favorite is their 7 oz. sirloin with mashed potatoes and broccoli. so good.

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  90. I would love to try the salmon. It's my favorite thing to order at any restaurant, I'm thrilled that Applebee's has it now!

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  91. My favorite is the 7 oz. House Sirloin and baked potato from Applebee's

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  92. I'd really like to try the four cheese grille.

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  93. I'd like to try Roma's Pepper Steak, it looks sooo good

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  94. Id love to try the Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin

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  95. I would give the Roma pepper steak a try

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  96. i would like to try the creamy Parmesan chicken
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

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  97. I'd like to try the NAPA CHICKEN & PORTOBELLOS.

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  98. the chicken tenders platter is my favorite.

    rypm25@aol.com

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  99. I'd love to try their Lemon Parmesan Shrimp - thank you.

    barbara (dot) montyj (at) gmail (dot) com

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  100. I want to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

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  101. I would love to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos , Thank you!

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  102. I'd like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

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  103. My favorite entrée is the Fiesta Lime chicken.

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  104. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon.

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  105. I would like to try their Cowboy Burger
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  106. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

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  107. I'd love to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken!

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  108. I would choose the Napa Chicken & Portabellos.

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  109. I would love to try the Roma pepper steak!
    Thanks

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  110. I want to try the savory cedar salmon.

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  111. Roma pepper steak looks good

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  112. want to try the Roma pepper steak yummy

    hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

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  113. Creamy parmesan chicken sounds good.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  114. i would like to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp

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  115. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon. It sound delicious!

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  116. i have never eaten at applebee's and the †ROMA PEPPER STEAK looks freaking awesome!!!
    thanx for a chance to win :)

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  117. the shrimp and parmesan sirloin looks tasty but so does the triple chocolate meltdown! Yum-thanks for the very nice giveaway :)

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  118. I'd go with napa chicken and portobellos. Their chicken has a nice simple flavor to it.

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  119. I would get the Roma Pepper Steak!

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  120. the Creamy Parmesan Chicken looks really good.
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  121. I want to try the Lemon Parmesan Shrimp.

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  122. I would love to try the Savory Cedar Salmon

    pcrinita@gmail.com

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  123. I would love to try the creamy parmesan chicken. :) Sounds yummy!

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  124. I'd like to try the Shrimp 'N Parmesan Sirloin.

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  125. I would like to try the Savory Cedar Salmon

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  126. I would really like the cajan pasta.

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  127. The Roma pepper steak looks fabulous.

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  128. The Roma pepper steak looks good

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  129. I would like the parmesan chicken yum

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  130. I'd like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  131. I would love to try the Double Crunch Shrimp!
    Susan Chester

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  132. Oh gosh, does it get any better than Applebee's? :) I could dine there for any reason lol. I'd love to try their Creamy Parmesan Chicken & my husband would go straight for the roma pepper steak yum! Thanks mommys reviews for the chance to win a nice meals evening out with @Applebee's ~Julie @ sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  133. I would love to try the Napa Chicken & Portobellos.

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  134. I'd like to try the Roma Pepper Steak

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  135. The ROMA PEPPER STEAK sounds wonderful. I will be ordering it the next time I go to Applebee's.

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  136. I would like the creamy parmesan chicken danmc37869@yahoo.com

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  137. I would like to try the Lemon Parmensan Shrimp.

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  138. I would like to try the Lemon Parmasan Shrimp.

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  139. I would like to try the ROMA PEPPER STEAK

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  140. The Roma Pepper Steak looks delicious!

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  141. I would love to try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken.

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  142. I like to try Applebee's grilled Napa Chicken with portabello mushrooms!

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  143. I'd like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

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  144. alexin919@aol.com

    I love their Chicken Quesadilla!

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  145. I'm a huge wings fan, so I love their wings! (: I'd love to try their new Roma Pepper Steak! It looks so yummy! (:

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  146. i want to try the creamy Parmesan chicken

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  147. Savory Cedar Salmon sounds yummy!!

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  148. wanna try the Creamy Parmesan Chicken - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  149. Want to try creamy parmesan chicken

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  150. I love their sirloin steak with the laoded mashed potatoes

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  151. That Four Cheese Grille Sandwich is looking REALLY good right now!

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  152. The LEMON PARMESAN SHRIMP looks good!

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  153. I'm going to be honest and say I go to relax and have appletinis at times.. myamurphy@mail.com

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  154. The Roma Pepper steak sounds delish!

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  155. the creamy parmesan chicken looks good.

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  156. I'd like to try the Napa Chicken.

    daddonut at yahoo dotcom

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  157. The Lemon Parmesan Shrimp sounds delicious, I would love to try it.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  158. signature sirloin with garlic and herb shrimp

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  159. I would love to try the lemon parmesan shrimp!

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  160. NAPA CHICKEN & PORTOBELLOS is one I'd try.

    This year I don't like their 550 menu. I loved their Shrimp diavolo from years back.

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  161. Roma pepper steak

    cpsnsamples@ aol.com

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  162. I would love to try the LEMON PARMESAN SHRIMP

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  163. The Honey BBQ Boneless Wings would be good.

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  164. The roma pepper steak looks really good looks like the sampler from olive garden I usually get

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  165. I want to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

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  166. i would like to try the savory cedar salmon

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  167. I would like to try the Roma Pepper Steak.

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  168. I like the riblets. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  169. I'd like to try the new Napa Chicken & Portobellos

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  170. I want to try the Crispy Orange Chicken

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  171. I would like to try the Napa Chicken and Portabellos.

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