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5301 Redwood Hwy N, Petaluma, CA 94954-1166
(707) 792-0500
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Ranked #148 of 217 Restaurants in Petaluma
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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English first
Camarillo, California
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514 reviews 514 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

There are many other food choices nearby. Unfortunately, they were all closed. That being said I had a reasonably decent experience at this national chain bar. Happy hour specials are reasonably priced, both for food and drinks. If everything else is closed again, I guess I'll be back.

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Sanger, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I called in an order for the "To Go" tonight. When I called they asked me if I wanted "silverware" with our order and I said yes! After waiting for longer that I thought was necessary based on what I was told when I placed the order, they finally brought the food. I then returned to our hotel only to... More 

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Petaluma, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This restaurant is part of a large chain with basically the same food in each location which is sort of bar food for grownups. The menu has a wide variety of choices to please everyone. One hint...don't order the top sirloin steak as I've had it twice and each time it tasted as if it came from the freezer and... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Have previously eaten at others in this chain but was not impressed. We decided to eat here as it was walking distance from our room. Service was good food good and not too pricey. We would return here.

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Top Contributor
500 reviews 500 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We don't usually eat at chains while on vacation but we were staying near Applebee's & wanted something quick. It had recently been remodeled so it was very nice on the inside and we had great/welcoming service. It's right off of 101 too if you're looking for a quick bite on your way to the wine country.

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Eureka, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Applebees is chain restaurant, so you get what you expect. The service was good (we tried out the table top ordering machines - Presto I think it what they are called). Placed our own order & paid with a credit card right at the table. Staff was friendly & food was good.

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San Francisco, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

This is the worst restaurant I've been to. The service was awful, the food was cold & the Manager was rude. We received cold food & let the server know. She took it back & brought back the same plate still cold. I asked for a manager & he argued with me & said the food was fine. Don't visit... More 

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Novato, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

I like chains as I can usually know what will be available. Applebee's is the same wherever you go, Michigan, Terra Linda, etc. This does not allow for an imaginative chef to create something truly special. But it does make for predictability which provides an average experience.

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Orange County
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Better than expected for a chain - service, food, drinks - all above average. Very convenient to the Quality Inn and we wanted something quick - so it more that fit the bill - pleasant surprise.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We were staying at the Quality Inn next door so walked over for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised with their "2 for $20" deal which gave us good food, at a good price. We also had excellent service in a fun atmosphere so all around a good experience.

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Additional Information about Applebee's

Address: 5301 Redwood Hwy N, Petaluma, CA 94954-1166
Phone Number: (707) 792-0500
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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