Once in a while you need a good steak. Applebee’s invited us to experience their $9.99 steak dinner dining experience. Since we are fans of Applebee’s and we know our steak, my husband and I were happy to take this challenge.
We brought our family to Applebee’s on a Saturday night in Jamaica Estates, NYC. And there was parking – a rarity in Queens. We didn’t get there until 6:30 and there was a 20 minute wait. Which was totally normal for any weekend night. Glad we had Netflix streaming on the phone!
We were seated and a young man named David took care of us. We were seated right near the bar and David was very attentive. He put our children’s orders in before ours (at our request) and was very patient and encouraging to our three children. He had a ready smile and really strived to take excellent care of us.
Our weekends are a time to relax, so we were thrilled to just chill with our kids and talk.
I decided to go wild and have a virgin Strawberry Daquiri (since I thought I was going to drive home)
My husband got the wood-fired USDA Choice Top Sirloin steak and two sides for just $9.99. His steak was 6 oz and ended up being the perfect size for him. For his sides, he had steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes. The steak was cooked just the way my husband asked and he really enjoyed his mashed potatoes and broccoli. Win – win!
The $9.99 Steak promotion included a 6 oz steak and then you got to pick 2 Classic sides.
Classic Sides Choices
- New Crispy Cheddar Bacon Potatoes
- New Garlicky Green Beans
- New Hearty Grains and Rice
- BBQ Spiced or Classic Fries
- Steamed Broccoli
- Baked Potato
- Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Top off your baked or mashed potatoes ($1.79)
I decided to take advantage of the $9.99 Steak Promotion also, but I decided to upgrade my sides for 1.29 more for each side. I chose the Fire-roasted Veggies and the Maple Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes – so my total entree was $13.97 (which was still so reasonable for a steak dinner).
Signature Sides (for an additional $1.29 each)
- New Fire Grilled Veggies
- New Maple Pecan Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Garlic or Sweet Potato Fries
- 4 Cheese Mac and Cheese
So, how did the steak taste? Delicious! I loved the wood-fired grill taste. It really was flavored well and tasted like a more expensive cut. I asked for it to be cooked a medium- well done (I do not like a lot of pink inside, just a little). I also liked the 6 oz portion size. With the two sides and the steak I was full, but I knew I still had room for dessert. The fire-roasted veggies were flavorful and the pieces of zucchini and yellow squash were grilled perfectly and very juicy. The mashed sweet potatoes were delicious. I can’t have regular mashed potatoes due to my milk sensitivity and I didn’t have a problem with these mashed sweet potatoes. Note: There may have been milk in the recipe, if you have a milk allergy, please check with your server before you order it.
I was impressed with the kids meals too. My kids often have smaller appetites and I like being about to choose a main entree and sides for them. My little guy was happy with Mac and Cheese.
My daughter selected the 4 oz sirloin steak and garlic mashed potatoes as her dinner and my oldest son chose cheeseburger slides and mozzarella sticks as his dinner. I did like that the kids drinks came with free refills (which we did not take advantage of).
We ordered dessert next. My youngest son and daughter got OREO Sundaes ($3.99) and my oldest son got an OREO shake.
I got the Churro S’mores — which were INSANELY GOOD. The churro twists came out warm and full of cinnamon and sugar. They were so good I barely touched the dip, which was toasted marshmallow and chocolate. It was a smaller portion of dessert and I didn’t feel guilty at all.
My husband got the Apple Chimicheesecake – which was cheesecake and caramel apples wrapped in a tortilla shell and lightly fried. Then it was rolled in cinnamon sugar and placed it on a bed of roasted apples. Served with ice cream and topped with caramel sauce.
We definitely were full after our desserts! Our bill for a family of 5, including two drinks for the adults and desserts for all came to $92.94 which was on the much more reasonable side for a restaurant bill.
From now until November 13, customers can enjoy Applebee’s famed wood-fired USDA Choice Top Sirloin steak and two delectable sides for just $9.99! At Applebee’s a quality steak isn’t just reserved for special occasions anymore.
Thanks to Applebee’s, we’re giving away $25 so you can enjoy their $9.99 Steak Promotion.
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Applebee’s provided my family and I with gift cards so we could enjoy dinner at Applebee’s to write this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
LYN WILLIAMS says
BECAUSE STEAK PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE
Laurie Nykaza says
I feel I deserve a nice steak because I have one son with a heart transplant and my daughter had Lymphoma so money is tight love to have a nice dinner out.
Hollie Jahnke says
Because I’m a vegetarian!! Hahaha, but I would love for my husband to be able to enjoy one.
Michael Bratek says
Everybody who works hard, earns a living, and puts up with people who give ’em crap all day long…..deserves a steak. Yeah, i think i deserve it!
jeani b says
i deserve a steak because i’m a breastfeeding mama and we gotta keep our protein up! plus, all that breastfeeding a newborn is tiring…
Melissa Storms says
Right now I believe i deserve a nice steak because everyone in this house has been sick for almost 2 weeks. I made sure everyone was fed and comfortable even though I felt like falling over myself.
I’m almost 39 weeks pregnant with our third little one 🙂
Erin M says
Steak would help my anemia and fill my belly.
Dawn Keenan says
I deserve a steak, as I’ve been dieting and have lost 10 pounds. Steak isn’t too fattening.
Breanna Pollard says
I DESERVE A STEAK BECAUSE OF THIS JOB HUNTING POST COLLEGE.
Heather D says
I would just like a break. One of the kids got sick, which got everyone else sick, so it’s been a rough couple of weeks.
Allison Swain says
I don’t eat meat, but my boyfriend would love this. He deserves it for being a hard worker!
Amber Cheras says
I help take care of my fiances great aunt with dementia and I would love to be able to treat her to a nice steak dinner. its one of her favorites!
Kenya F says
I deserve steak because I’m about to go on Whole 30 clean eating and I want to pig out before I start. 🙂
I deserve a dinner at Applebee’s because I teach 6th grade language arts….and I’m nice while I teach!
Amy Orvin says
I deserve a steak because I cut the grass today.
Terra Heck says
I deserve a steak because I work full-time, and have six kids who are teenagers and above. Thanks.
being a single mom that does it all we all deserve a little treat!!!
I love the taste and add mushrooms and it really is the bomb
Evans B says
I deserve a steak as I’m a mom who’s up for 18 hours a day!
Renee Walters says
I deserve a steak because I cook dinner for my family every night and it would be nice to have someone cook for me once.
jeremy mclaughlin says
I deserve a steak because i havent had one in months.
Susan Christy says
My brain function is much better when I consume protein.
Sarah Gillespie says
My son just got out of the NICU after 62 days and my daughter just turned 4. I deserve a steak and a cocktail.
The Mama Maven says
You definitely deserve a cocktail. Glad your son is out of the NICU>
Harmony, Momma To Go says
Because most nights I’m the short order cook to my family!
Nicole Martin says
I am a single working mother, and I would love a good steak…And some wine! 😉
Amanda lea says
I am healing from a long week after having my wisdom teeth removed! I could use a real meal. I am so done with these smoothies!
Serge B says
I deserve a steak because I worked 80 hours
Austin Baroudi says
I just got puked on by a toddler, had to clean up pee off the kitchen floor because she couldn’t make it to the potty, and had to clean up a strawberry milk spill on the living room rug. If anyone deserves a steak, it’s the single full time parent of a sick, messy, and sometimes disgusting little girl 😛 Thanks so much for the chance!
Terry Stevens says
Mine is not the most interesting but I rarely get out of the house other than to doctor appts. as I am going through cancer treatments and would love to go to dinner.
Tamra H says
I deserve a steak because I’ve been eating salads all week! LAME!
Katie Bellamy says
I deserve a steak every night, cause the kids are still alive. Another day done. 🙂
I deserve a steak because I’m actually anemic and could use the extra iron. Also, my taste buds yearn for something yummy! 🙂
I deserve a steak because it would be nice not to have to cook
Lori Jackson says
We dont eat steak often so this would be the perfect excuse to get Hubby and I out for some much needed alone time.
Cheryl B says
I deserve a great tasting steak because it has been a difficult week. I could use a pick me up.
Tabathia B says
I deserve one because I can’ recall the last time I ate a restaurant and need a day just for me
Birdie Skolfield says
I deserve a steak because Ive really been tring to go vegetarian … its not working I want an Applebees Steak dinner..
Melody Rosa says
the food looks amazing
Jessica N. says
I deserve a steak with my husband because we continue to cliimb up the ladder together! We finally have our own home!
I deserve a steak because I’ve improved my diet a lot lately.
Applebee’s believes everyone deserves a USDA top choice sirloin cooked on a wood fire grill – that’s why they made it $9.99!
(don’t forget dessert – a delicious triple chocolate meltdown with vanilla ice cream!)
Steve Weber says
I deserve a steak because I live with a vegetarian… steak is never on the menu!
I deserve a steak because I started a new job.
cyndi br says
I have been helping a friend move.
Oh I would love to go out to eat and get a steak for dinner with my family. Been a tough week…our dog suddenly got sick and passed away on Friday last week. Feel like I am still in a daze…but I know it will get better with each passing day! Would just be nice to get out and about and take my mind off it for a little while.
The Mama Maven says
I’m so sorry about your dog. I’ve been through that and it’s rough.
Ken C says
Training for a Marathon that will be in 4 weeks
Jay J says
My wife and I had spent all of our money renovating our house and have not been out in a long time.
I deserve a steak because I need the iron from the red meat to replenish my iron stores because I just ran a marathon last week!
Tracie Cooper says
I deserve as steak because even I have daily health challenges I approach my life with love and laughter.
Stephanie Phelps says
I deserve a steak because my son just left for the military and I am heart broken!
Barbara Montag says
I deserve a steak because I have been faithful to my strength training program.
Jennifer Marie says
My job has really been very stressful lately so I really deserve a steak!
Thomas Murphy says
I deserve a steak because its my B-day month.
Donna L says
I would like to give this to my husband because he works very hard to support us since I became disabled.
Kelly D says
I deserve a steak for co-leading girl scouts.
I am steak worthy because … yum … drool … oops got distracting thinking about one. What was the question again?
I deserve a steak because I’ve been taking care of my grandpa who has a broken neck for the last 2 weeks.
I deserve a steak because I can”t remember the last time I enjoyed one
I deserve a steak because I worked out today.
I deserve a steak because I haven’t had any for years.
Kimberly Flickinger says
I think I deserve a steak because I cleaned my mother’s entire house for her when she was away on vacation, while taking care of mine at the same time.
I deserve a nice juicy steak because I haven’t had one in forever!
I deserve a steak because it was my birthday a couple of days ago and no one gave me anything!
The Mama Maven says
just stopped being a vegeterian!
kelly tupick says
I deserve a nice steak because it would be an awesome way to celebrate my 20th wedding anniversary with this perfect steak.
The Mama Maven says
I deserve a steak for my birthday
Faye Gates says
I just love steak. I usually get one on the weekend. I work hard, so I do deserve one.
Julie Wood says
I deserve a steak because I am always cooking. I take care of my elderly Dad and I am always cooking for him and he is diabetic and requires special meals and I am tired of all the cooking. I need a break!
Sheila K. says
I would like to buy my sister a steak for her upcoming birthday!
Jessica To says
I deserve a steak because my teenage son is expressing himself.
I deserve a steak because I just ran a marathon yesterday and have been eating mostly carbohydrates for the past month!
rochelle haynes says
I deserve a steak because i take good care of my family
shelly peterson says
I deserve a good old juicy cooked steak out for a break from the kithcen. I am a single mom and always have to do the cooking.
I deserve a steak because I milked a cow once, and now they owe me one.
Will G says
I deserve a steak because I haven’t had one in quite awhile!
I deserve a steak because I am hungry.