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Applewood Pizza

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1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4305
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Menlo Park, CA
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Applewood is a Menlo Park tradition that always ranks tops in the Pizza category. Good crisp crust, lots of cheese, and plenty of topping options make it a winner. Our favorite is the Menlo Combo, with a Greek-style salad and a draft beer. You may find trendier flavors of pizza, but not a better pie.

Thank kmuch
San Francisco Bay Area
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The Menlo Combo is a meat lovers delight, but the sourdough crust will get you every time. Local adult sports teams frequent the place after games and it's family oriented.

Thank Elizabeth247
Aptos, California
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Order their pizza at least once a month. It's always excellent. Good crust and cheese. Try the margarita pizza.

Thank Steve1066
Menlo Park, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Don't let the drab, 70's decor fool you. This is the best pizza around (sorry Amici's). Try the #17 Los Altos. My favorite pizza and one I try to custom order when eating pizza while traveling. No one makes it as good as Applewood so far.

Thank yopurp
Paso Robles, California
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134 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Perhaps it is my taste, but I was thoroughly disappointed in the pizza we had here when we finally tried it. It has been around a long time and seems to be popular so we were expecting more. The pizza was luke warm, not sizzling hot, as if it had sat around awhile. The crust was huge and doughy and... More 

Thank pasowine
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

About 20 of went here one night. We called ahead and the restaurant had a long table prepared for us. Ordering is simple - at the counter and pay when ordering. We loved this method with so many people. The choices are excellent or you can make your own pizza (select what you want to eat on it - not... More 

Thank SlowlyCa
Menlo Park, California
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I am more of a thick-crust pizza person. If your preference is NY style, forget about this place. I come for the pizza and have rarely sampled any other items from them menu. (I had the lasagna once and like it). The optional salads are crisp but simple. Everyone has their own idiosyncrasies when it comes to pizza. I like... More 

Thank sjtaffee
Menlo Park, California
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166 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

THe pizza is above average, a bit thick and californian, but the owners are hungarian. The tomato sauce in the pizza is especially good, get the addictive langos bread, and the goulash --- and an above average german beer collection.

Thank bbulkow
Palo Alto, California
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We’ve done a few take-outs from here when we happened to stray from Palo Alto, which seems to have no decent pizza. We tried Applewood’s delivery once, but it was rather slow. This place fronts onto El Camino Real, in a busy section of El Camino in a busy part of a busy little city. No steps at entry. Has... More 

Thank ScienceTrip
Fort Worth
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226 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

Met with some friends after a workday and they told me this is one of the "old time" local pizza hangouts. Food and pizza was good in a relaxing environment. Finishes look a little dated, but maybe that is intentional to retain the old style look and feel.

Thank Travelbum2005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-324-3486

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