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Applebee's

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234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 391-7414
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The food is good, but not great; we have visited other Applebee's with tastier options. We loved to have the alternative of multiple appetizers in one only plate - positive aspect. The waiters are nice but it takes a while to have their attention.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Teresa F
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Incredible good service, very good breakfasts and good dinners. we took almost every morning the breakfast there, the waiters were just great, welcoming and made us keep coming back as of that.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food is good, but not great; we have visited other Applebee's with tastier options. We loved to have the alternative of multiple appetizers in one only plate - positive aspect. The waiters are nice but it takes a while to have their attention.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Finally a restaurant that serves food on real plates with real cutlery! We must have been picking the wrong places to eat out as we had noticed a distinct lack of crockery in our meals until we ate here. Many places serve food on disposable plates with plastic cutlery so it was refreshing to eat here. My mum had a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Visited this restaurant with my brother last Saturday. Was pleased to find out the waiting time was very limited although very close to Times Square - so lots of hungry people you'd say. Staff was unpleasant, couldn't get their attention, fries were cold (got new ones though), were busy arguing and looking at their nails rather than helping customers. Food... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

For easy breakfast servied til 12 this is great - good service and huge portions - very toristy but thats the area its in - busy and large but mist oeople are just eating on way to somewhere and want fast efficient service which is what we got - no complaints

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Belleville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I have been to many Applebees and enjoyed my meal. This was the first one I have been to that I didn't like. The service was terrible and the food was worse.

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A typical tourist trap. We had gone to a show and needed to eat. We were seated promptly upstairs and their menu is so extensive that it took us awhile to decide what we wanted to eat but also because things were pretty pricey for what you got. We tried their chicken wing appetizer which was really tasty. I had... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I had only heard good about this restaurant, so we decided to have our first lunch in Manhattan here. Unfortunately, this didn't turn out to be a good choice. The food is avarage. I ordered the BBQ spiced fries, but they had actually little taste. The Aisian hamburger was quite plan and only had a thin slice of Pineapple and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A handy spot to the Hilton - not even out of the foyer. Good variety of food - served well and safe. Easy place to access. Staff very obliging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just like any applebees in the US Good food but be aware that this one in time square is a little pricey compare to the ones out of the city had a good time with the family here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 391-7414

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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