Applebee's, like so many other chain establishments of its ilk (T.G.I. Friday's, Chili's, Ruby Tuesday's, etc.), generally has food that is what you could call bulk food. That is, if you're hungry and want to spend $12 to fill up your tank, you probably won't be too disappointed.
The one dish that Applebee's has which is quite tasty is the Nawlins Skillet which combines dirty rice with a topping of shrimp, chicken and cajun sausage. As with most chains, they will probably take it off the menu now that I've said that. They usually do that with something I really enjoy. I just hope they don't change their Caesar salad. I like the Outback's better, but this one is pretty darn good.