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“Applebees At It's Best” 4 of 5 stars
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Applebee's
3330 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 799-9559
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Ranked #30 of 74 Restaurants in Lawrenceville
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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Applebees At It's Best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been going here for about 10 years now and must say it's been one of the best Applebees I've been to around the country. I've never had food poisoning as others have mentioned in their reviews and food is consistently good. Rarely in my many visits has the kitchen screwed up my order and I expect any chain restaurant to screw up an order every now and again since all chefs/kitchen personnel have an off night. You don't go to Applebees for anything amazing, but great reliable food and a wonderful late night 1/2 price appetizer menu starting at 9 pm keeps me coming back. I've heard stories of restaurants such as this one microwaving food, but if it is prepared that way, it's the best damn microwaved food I've ever had. Service is usually good, but I suggest staying away from new hires or trainees as I've found they can ruin your meal as with any restaurant with employee turnover. With all being said, this Applebees is among the best in the chain and you'll be in for a good meal if you don't set your expectations too high for something fancy.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Bonus: late hours, at a discount”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Applebee's is nothing special nowadays in this category, but the location in Lawrenceville deserves an extra plus for its late hours (1 am on weekdays, 2 am on the weekend) -- uncommon for these parts. And there are lots of discounts late at night, too. Very good service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“This place is gross”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My family and I went for dinner Sunday night. The place smelled like an old damp wet rag. I had the shrimp parmesan over rice, hubby had the portobello mushroom chicken and son had the steak with shrimp, mashed potatoes and fries. Son didn't like his food, I liked mine hubby didn't care for his. Went home. Son could not go to school yesterday because of the cramping and diarrhea. Hubby and I also had diarrhea as well. I would never go back to this place. Our last 2 trips to different Applebees have been bad. Last time for me.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“It's Applebee's”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant was really no different than any Applebee's anywhere, except maybe for better service than most. We were given adequate time to peruse the menu and special requests were accommodated. Food was served at the right temperature and in a timely manner.

Visited December 2013
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An average Memorial Day dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

I had dinner at the Applebee's in Lawrenceville on Memorial day and it was a mixed experience. The service was great but the food was not the best. I started with onion rings as a starter but it was sized as an entire meal. Then I had a NY Strip which was good but the vegetables that was served with it looked like something that has been taken from a bag, not really something you want to eat. The prices are fine for the quality which is reflected in my rating

Visited May 2013
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