The Best Dessert At Applebee's According To 37% Of People

Have you ever eaten at an Applebee's? Billed as a "Neighborhood Grill + Bar," the casual sit-down restaurant chain with more than 1,500 locations in all 50 states is known for serving indulgent comfort food such as mozzarella sticks, grilled chicken sandwiches, and ground beef-loaded nachos (via ScrapeHero). And while menu items such as a fresh strawberry balsamic chicken salad and a buttery sirloin steak are consistently recommended, the chain's employees have also warned against duds including frozen, pre-made mashed potatoes and its Quesadilla Burger, a mashup that fails in both the 'dilla and burger categories.

But if you have a sweet tooth, Applebee's might very well be the spot for you. Its dessert menu is focused, offering just four choices, but each of them is rich and cravable. From chocolate-heavy options to a pastry featuring warm sautéed fruit, read on to find out which Applebee's dessert Mashed survey participants voted as their favorite.

Triple Chocolate Meltdown takes the cake

If you love chocolate, your local Applebee's just might be the spot to grab a seat and indulge your craving. The casual restaurant chain's dessert menu features just four items, and three of them go heavy on the chocolate — its Brownie Bites, its Blue Ribbon Brownie, and its Triple Chocolate Meltdown (via Applebee's). The latter, a molten chocolate cake served warm with a hot fudge drizzle and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, was voted diners' favorite in a Mashed poll of 604 U.S. respondents. A full 37% of them said this chocolate triple threat was their dessert go-to at Applebee's.

Meanwhile, participants' second-favorite dessert went across the sweet spectrum all the way to fruity, with Applebee's Sizzlin' Caramel Apple Blondie taking second place with 30% of the votes. This option features a giant butter pecan blondie mounded with buttery cinnamon apples and served with a caramel sauce drizzle and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Brownie Bites and a larger Blue Ribbon Brownie option, both served with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and nuts, came in third and fourth places, getting 18% and 14% of the votes, respectively.