Applebee’s offers traditional salad wedding dresses, including ranch, blue cheese, honey mustard, Caesar, and fat-free Italian, together with modern options, for example, Mexi-ranch, Oriental vinaigrette, hot bacon vinaigrette, and green goddess dressing. The restaurant also serves a chili-lime vinaigrette along with a honey balsamic vinaigrette by 2023, although dressing selections can vary depending on availability and placement.


Applebee’s entrée-size salads are served to have a suggested dressing that complements the theme of the salad. The fiesta chicken chopped salad, which features black bean-corn salsa, tortilla strips, and chimichurri-glazed grilled chicken is served with white cheddar and spicy jalapeño dressing. Fresh spinach leaves, almonds, and grilled shrimp are tossed with hot bacon vinaigrette to produce Applebee’s grilled shrimp and spinach salad. Applebee’s Mexi-ranch dressing tops the restaurant’s fiesta lime chicken dish and it is served alongside the chicken fajita roll-up.


The house salad, which combines fresh greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes with bacon pieces, shredded cheese, and croutons, may be the only item around the Applebee’s menu that's served to have a choice of dressing by 2016. The small Caesar salad and also the large version with grilled chicken are generally served with Applebee’s house-made garlic Caesar lace wedding dress. The green goddess wedge, the industry wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with pecans and bacon, is drizzled with blue cheese.