We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
594 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9698
(518) 283-0700
Menu
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #17 of 52 Restaurants in Rensselaer
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2
    4
    4
    3
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I'd say this was a 3 & 1/2 star experience. The chain tries to provide more of a local feel by personalizing the decor with photos of local sports teams (high school & college), etc. The booths & tables are spacious. The chain food is fine. They don't routinely give you bread or rolls with an entree, unless it's specified... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, New York
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stopped in on Veterans Day to have lunch. I was greeted with friendly host staff and I requested that my party sit at the bar. We were directed and handed menus. I am a Veteran so I got a special menu. The bar tenders Rolyn and Victoria were superb friendly and attentive. Smiles all around. The Manager was friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Watervliet, New York, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

My family and I have been coming here for years and our favorite is the nachos, but Every time we come Lately the portion gets smaller and smaller. Less goodies on top leaving you with a bunch of chips and nothing to put on them. For the amount they charge they should be piling those chips high and covering them... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, NY
Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I ate at Applebee's this past week (which is now in the Home Depot plaza) with two friends and it was very good. Fresh food, good menu selections, good wine selections, good service, etc. I recently visited the Applebee's in Herkimer, NY after not eating at one for many years and the food here in Troy was a carbon copy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Racine, WI
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We were seated quickly. 6 adults, 2 kids. Free refills on kids drinks including chocolate milk. Food was what you expect at Applebee's. A gratuity was automatically added to our bill of 18%, which was more than I would have left. Service was ok, not great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Powell Butte
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Went to eat here with a party if 5. Service was only fair and so was the food. Nachos barely had anything on them. Mostly chips. Appetizers good but everything else was average or below.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Lousy service, barely adequate food, flies in the restaurant. We had to wait 30 minutes for this. Be aware busses often stop as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hudson, New Hampshire
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

you can never go wrong if you don't know the area with an applebees....kids ate chicken I had the oriental salad....both very good

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

I will always pop to Applebees when I visit family in Rensselaer. I know what to expect. I do feel that the prices are a tad steep but my son, 5, enjoys eating here and the lunch menu is a good price. I do enjoy the chicken, steak and pasta dishes and they have a good selection of these dishes.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Plymouth, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A chain restaurant with the usual fare and a few nice specials. Very nice and helpful staff. Enjoyed our meal choices and waitstaff was attentive and constantly refilled our drinks. Easy off and on to highway.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Applebee's also viewed

Rensselaer, NY
Rensselaer, NY
 

Been to Applebee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Applebee's

Address: 594 Troy Rd, Rensselaer, NY 12144-9698
Phone Number: (518) 283-0700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rensselaer
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Applebee's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?