Applebee's menu has a ton of hidden carbs so it's best to review the low carb options before you get there.
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Applebee's was very similar to Chili's in that there were a bunch of hidden carbs, especially in the salads.
But similar to Sonic, Applebee's has a good variety of low carb drinks.
Applebee's nutrition information is easily readable, but their calculator is a better tool since it updates as you add and subtract ingredients.
Applebee's Kids Menu
|Kids Menu||Total Carbs||Protein|
Low Carb Appetizers at Applebee's
|Double Crunch Bone-in Wings||11||64|
|Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce||0||1|
|Ranch Dipping Sauce||3||0|
|Classic Hot Buffalo Dipping Sauce||2||0|
Low Carb Soups & Salads at Applebee's
|Soups & Salads||Total Carbs||Protein|
|Chicken Tortilla Soup||25||12|
|French Onion Soup||26||17|
|Tomato Basil Soup||23||6|
|Caesar Salad (dressing included)||13||5|
|House Salad (dressing not included)||15||6|
Low Carb Salad Dressings
|Salad Dressings||Total Carbs||Protein|
|Lemon Olive Oil Vinaigrette||1||0|
|Fat Free Italian||5||0|
|Dijon Honey Mustard||13||0|
|Steaks & Ribs & Entrée Meats||Total Carbs||Protein|
|6oz Top Sirloin||0||34|
|8oz Top Sirloin||0||45|
|Double Glazed Baby Back Ribs*||2||80|
|Double Glazed Baby Back Ribs - Half Rack*||1||40|
|Shrimp N' Parmesan Sirloin||5||59|
|Blackened Cajun Salmon||5||35|
At Applebee's you can order a full meal as it comes - normally with a meat and two sides, one of the sides likely being mashed potatoes - but this won't work for many because of the potatoes, so it's best to choose your meat and sides a la carte.
Applebee's Low Carb Sides & Extras
|Sides & Extras||Total Carbs||Protein|
|Fire Grilled Veggies||9||2|
|Garlicky Green Beans||10||2|
|Signature Cole Slaw||14||0|
Items to Avoid at Applebee's
Unfortunately, all burgers, bowls, sandwiches, desserts and pastas are close to 100 carbs or over - yikes!
The salads, which you would think are good choices, range from 47 to 121 carbs. With some, the dressing is about half of those carbs, so if you're looking for a way to make it work, check out their nutrition calculator.
Low Carb Drinks at Applebee's
Normally I don't mention drinks above 10 carbs, but since Applebee's has a good variety just above 10 carbs, I included them. It's nice to have options other than water, diet soda, coffee and unsweetened tea, right?!
|Diet Mountain Dew||0|
|Diet Sierra Mist||0|
|Diet Root Beer||0|
|Unsweetened Iced Tea||0|
|Sobe Life Water, Yumberry Pomegranate||0|
|Sugar Free Lemonade||0|
|Tropicana Light Lemonade||0|
|Minute Maid Lemonade Light||1|
|Lipton Half & Half||11|
|Kids 1% Milk||12|
|Lipton Peach Iced Tea||12|
|Kiwi Iced Tea*||12|
|Pomegranate Iced Tea*||12|
|Brisk Raspberry Iced Tea||13|
|Lipton Green Tea w/ Citrus||13|
|Blackberry Iced Tea*||13|
|Raspberry Iced Tea*||13|
|Strawberry Iced Tea*||13|
|Mango Iced Tea*||14|
|Peach Iced Tea*||14|