If your friends want to eat at Applebee’s – stay home!

The majority of meal choices at Applebee’s exceed the total recommended Daily Value for sodium (2,300 mg). Many top a heart-stopping 4,000 mg! Most are also very high in saturated fat.

It’s ironic that Applebee’s serves such unhealthy fare, considering that the original name of the restaurant was “T.J. Applebee’s Rx for Edibles & Elixirs.”

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What to Order

There is nothing on the Applebee’s menu we recommend, even as an occasional treat.

However, if you must eat there (perhaps you’ve been caught in a blizzard and you are starving, and Applebee’s is your only refuge), here are the least-awful choices:

MealSCORECaloriesFatSaturated FatTrans FatCholesterolSodiumCarbohydratesFiberSugarProtein
Applebee's Riblets Plate34900501401751430615352
Blackened Cajun Salmon32660351001101960508445
Tuscan Garden Chicken Salad43590376913019502271045
Daily Values~78 g20 g~300 mg2300 mg275 g28 g~50 g

Our Heart Health SCORE algorithm identifies healthier choices with higher scores.

We recommend avoiding meals with a score of less than 75… which gives you some idea of how bad the Applebee’s choices are.

Read full Applebee’s nutrition information.

Applebee's Tuscan Garden Chicken Salad

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