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Bar, Pub, American
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3050 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-3624
+1 415-472-7828
11:00 - 12:00
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Petaluma, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went around 5:30pn on Saturday night. We sat at the bar and Jackson (who had a manager badge) was slammed. But, he was efficient and courteous. As all this was happening a new server asked about breaks holding him up. Short in height, long blonde hair no personality. And than a girl came in looking like she just came from... More 

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Petaluma, California
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Went to eat today with my friend. Had the bourbon street steak with mushrooms and onions on the side. It came in two tenderloins...which was so hard to cut but the flavor was decent. So tough and chewy never had a second to tell Amy....she was to busy in the Managers office running her fingers through her and never sanitized.... More 

Thank Pingee
United States
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 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 

Thank geezerbro
San Francisco, California
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

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 

Thank 99MD2015
Markham, Canada
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136 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 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

Thank diyguy88
Dallas, TX.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 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 

Thank ladydeb2
Honolulu, Hawaii
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145 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 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 

Thank esakimoto
Folsom, California
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 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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132 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 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 

Thank Johnamcc
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3050 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-3624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-472-7828

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