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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Applebee's

$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
234 West 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 391-7414
Website
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,842 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,023: English reviews
Williamsburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Applebee's on 42nd Street is right in the middle of things in Times Square, so it has a terrific location for tourists who just want to get a quick bite or drink from a chain restaurant. Our server really took great care of us. The food was just ok but passable - we just needed something quick before going to... More 

Helpful?
Thank dave809
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would like to give a comparison for tourists like me. Prices same as Cheesecake Factory, portion size half and taste we could not umderstand. Besides I had another issue I am a travelling alone mom with my 2 kids, after we were seated right next to the bar( which is fine ofcourse) , I realized that a drunk gentlemen... More 

Helpful?
Thank ranaatasoy
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a late play with a late dinner after and decided to stop for a glass of iced tea and an appetizer to hold us over. This was about 2 PM on a Tuesday . The place was virtually empty, needed to be seated so we walked up to the desk where three staff people were standing. We were ignored,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DonPaula R
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
289 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having had fantastic food and customer service in USA we were brought right back down to reality after choosing here . It was near our hotel and we had been out all day so thought it looked ok . Firstly our waiter didnt seem to have any zest about him and this became apparent when he brought a hot tea... More 

Helpful?
Thank minxycookie
Florida
Level Contributor
23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I haven't been to Applebees in a while and never visited the Time's Square location. It's near Dave and Busters, but the line for D&B was too long so we went here. I was shocked by the price of food. An appetizer that costs $9 at my local Applebees is almost $20 there. Never visiting this location again. My kids... More 

Helpful?
Thank FL_RonB
Level Contributor
60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We popped into this cafe as we had some time before the start of our NY city tour. The menu is great and our waiter was helpful too. However, they take very long with the service and we found it pretty expensive too. The location is fantastic though, and we go some nice pictures.

Helpful?
Thank Devayani T
Lancashire
Level Contributor
108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not the best meal we had, overpriced chain, slow service, in a busy area, would be better away from the main drag if you are looking for a good place to eat.

Helpful?
Thank CazBLancashire
Northern Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
142 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a very large group so first off I have to give them credit for the efforts of handling 75 people at once. We were given specific choices off of the menu. They were expecting our group and precooked the meals ,or some of them anyway, to prepare. I ordered steak which could only come cooked medium (ended... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ridler36
Level Contributor
970 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After arriving in New York late one day, we wanted something quick to eat and headed here as we love the salads. We were surprised to be seated straight away. We tried two salads, a stir fry and the boneless wings. We had a couple alcoholic drinks. The margaritas were not the best, and pretty expensive. All the food was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sdwoo
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just arrived in NY and went to Time Square to look around for a restaurant. This place was busy and looked good. Service very good and quick staff very friendly. We had burgers. Food was OK but fries were a bit over cooked. They treated my son to a birthday sweet and the staff sang happy birthday. Wouldn't rush back... More 

Helpful?
Thank jeN7072OJ

Travelers who viewed Applebee's also viewed

 

Been to Applebee's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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

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?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
Explore this neighborhood