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3050 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-3624
(415) 472-7828
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San Francisco, CA
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We've been going to Applebee's for several decades, mostly at restaurants in the Bay Area. This visit was maybe our fourth to the Northgate location. Overall, our experience with Applebee's has been on a downward trajectory starting maybe 7 years ago. There were two of us. One order was handled just fine, while the other was bungled. We had asked... More 

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San Francisco, California
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119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Over the years, have been to numerous Applebee’s and loved the food, service and affordable prices. At this location, the food came served looking sloppy and we both ended up with unpleasant repercussions. On our last night at our hotel in the same vicinity, the waiter at the hotel restaurant remarked that Applebee’s food comes frozen-microwaved to the table. If... More 

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Markham, Canada
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111 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We like Applebee's in general and this location is one of the better ones. The food was tasty and was not overpriced. No problem with our lunch prior to SFO

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Dallas, TX.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We were both tired & hungry & didn't want another fastfood burger. As it was kind of late we didn't have too many choices, but we picked well. We chose the " Buy 2 For $25. " I had honey-barbequed ribs & my husband had shrimp & chicken. We both got caesar salads. We were happy with our food &... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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145 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Compared to other Applebee restaurants we've dined at, this location was a bit disappointing. We went for an early lunch, and tried their lunch special where you order a couple of dishes from column A, B, and C. The flavors were unimpressive and quite honestly their service was mediocre at best. We like Applebees, but our experience at the Northgate... More 

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Folsom, California
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This Applebee's is no different than others in the chain when it comes to the food. The convenience is that it is situated in the middle of a nice shopping center with an assortment of stores eg., Macy's and other restaurants. Our waitress was attentive and helpful. What we did dislike was the noise level from the overhead music you... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Never thought I would write a review for this chain, but their ribs caught my attention and brought me back for a second try. I have to say that the ribs are among my favorites and Applebee's were excellent. Had a half slab order for the renewal at this restaurant (different from my first try) and they are at the... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

interesting menu, good value, prompt service. Part of shopping mall but we were there after closing- sadly!

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Thank Dah296
Walnut Creek, California
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was decidedly average. We popped in for lunch on a Sunday and the restaurant was empty. Having said that, it still took 15 minutes for them to take our order and another 30 minutes to bring out our food. Food was ok, and the price reasonable.

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Novato, California
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Just so - so not much to say. Had to go get my own water... Fish & Chips were nothing to write home about. The movie we saw after dinner was funny/great. But then I'm not a movie critic. ("The Heat").

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3050 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-3624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: (415) 472-7828

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?