A chain restaurant never had such a local feel. Well, mostly because this restaurant has been a part of Athens for more than 20 years. Sit down at the big, centrally located bar and you'll be engulfed in talk about either the Dawgs, local business or just good ol' Southern conversation. Plenty of big, beautiful flat-screen TVs line the walls begging for you to come watch them on game day. Taking a break from work for lunch? Applebee's has a great lunch menu and free Wi-Fi so you can still get your work done. Mostly booth seating makes it a group-friendly destination.