What’s Sugar Free at Applebee’s?

What's Sugar Free at Applebee's?

Our What’s Sugar Free at Restaurants series continues!  This week we are looking at Applebee’s.  Applebee’s is one of those restaurants that don’t do a very good job of telling us exactly what ingredients are in their food.  They have a menu, and a Nutrition Information list that allows us to kind of guess at the items that either don’t have added sugar or have a limited amount.

Because of this, the list below is my best guess at the items with no added sugar.  I looked at all the items on the nutritional info list with less than 5 grams of sugar, then just used past experience creating these lists to come up with what I think are the items that are ok to eat if you are avoiding sugar.  However, just to be absolutely clear, I’m not 100% sure about anything on this list because Applebee’s hasn’t given us any of the information we need to be able to determine what we need to know.  Having said all that, the items on this list are very low in sugar so I think it will be alright for out purposes.  Please feel free to share this list with your friends!


  • Boneless Wings, No Sauce (Low Sugar Sauces – Classic Buffalo Sauce, Hot Buffalo Sauce) (Low Sugar Dipping Sauces – Bleu Cheese Dressing, Ranch Dressing)
  • Chicken Quesadilla
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Double Crunch Bone-In Wings, No sauce (Low Sugar Sauces – Classic Buffalo Sauce, Hot Buffalo Sauce) (Low Sugar Dipping Sauces – Bleu Cheese Dressing, Ranch Dressing)
  • Green Bean Crispers
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Portsmouth Clam Chowder
  • House Salad, No Dressing
  • Bleu Cheese, Ranch, Garlic Caesar, Green Goddess, Lemon Olive Oil Vinaigrette
  • Small Caesar Dressing
  • Mozzarella Sticks


  • Applebee’s Riblets, No Sauce – (Smokey Chipotle Sauce (Adds 1 gram))
  • Double Glazed Baby Back Ribs (It doesn’t say what these are glazed with but it only adds 2 grams of sugar)


  • Classic Fries
  • BBQ Spiced Fries


  • Sirloins
  • New York Strips
  • Ribeyes
  • Shrimp ‘N Parmesan Sirloin
  • Vegetable Sides (Squash or Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, carrotinis, Red Peppers, Broccoli)
  • Toppers – Crispy Onions, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms

Lighter Fare

  • Pepper Crusted Sirloin & Whole Grains
  • Savory Cedar Salmon
  • Three Cheese Chicken Cavatappi


  • Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
  • House Salad
  • Dressings – Bleu Cheese Dressing, Ranch Dressing

Kid’s Meals

  • Chicken Tenders
  • Chicken Griller
  • Mini Cheeseburger
  • Mini Hamburger
  • Cheesy Bread Pizza
  • Fried Shrimp
  • Sirloin
  • Fries
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Mozzarella Sticks
  • Steamed Broccoli


  • Brewed Iced Tea
  • Hot Tea
  • Coffee; Regular or Decaf
  • Diet Soft Drinks



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