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234 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7215
(212) 391-7414
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good: usual Applebee's food. Good quality, good service. Fast. Bad: dirty, expensive for Applebee's, ok price for Times Square area. Bathroom- really?!!! A little paint, a little cleaning would fix it. 1 restroom for the entire restaurant? All in all, not great value as the servings are small, but reliable food quality.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Boreham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My breakfast came cold. I asked for hash browns and got mexican potatoes to then be told this is the only way they serve them... sent it all back to come out hot,,,,, came out cold AGAIN.

Thank ny79vegas
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181 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although it is part of the Applebees chain , this restaurant being right in the center of expensive Times square is overpriced. However they have lots of space- I think 3 floors of it and it is a good place to rest your legs comfortably and down a beer or two and eat. The orders can be done electronically and... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good onion rings and quick service. The waiters are very nice and helpful. A broadway celebrity is a regular customer there apparently, was nice although we had to ask for his name as we did not know.

Thank Sandra B
Brighton, England
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Hilton Times Square and this place is right next door, so having arrived on a 7 hour flight from England we just wanted something quick before we turned in for the night. It was a Thursday night about 8pm and on arrival this place was only about 1/3 full so we were seated upstairs straight... More 

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great food, friendly staff, cheap prices, the perfect start to any New York day. It was clean and bright. I would recommend this place to eat, it was good value for money

Thank Mick325
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for breakfast and to be honest the food wasn't that great. The pancakes were very dry and the potatoes were hard. On the positive The staff were very attentive. Just food wasn't up to scratch

Thank Greeneyes0704
Kapuskasing, Canada
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Liked the menu choices and service was very good,friendly servers! My first time there and I would return

Thank Barbara C
St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok, we felt rushed, the waiter did not check back to see if all was ok or if we needed anything. He did however spend a lot of time socializing. The food was expensive compared to other applebee's in the states and Canada. You could not provide less than 18% tip.

Thank loriann123456789
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The steak and the spare ribs were lovely. The meat was very tender and the sauce on the ribs was very tasty. Staff were attentive and helpful. All in all a good place to eat.

Thank Debs2donut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
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, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-7215
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 391-7414

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