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12235 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6909
+1 757-249-2207
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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142 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being middle-aged Brits, this was our first experience of an Applebee's restaurant. We chose it as we were staying more or less next door at the Hampton Inn, so it was a very convenient location. Service fairly prompt and very friendly - our young waitress helped us with some menu items, and showed us the table-top technology for ordering and... More 

Thank JJ-Whippet53
Missoula, Montana
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111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I shared a delicious meal 2 for $20 deal for lunch. He had his favorite lime chicken, and I tried the new potato loaded with all sorts of tasty things. It was perfect, and because we also ordered another appetizer, I actually went home with another meal's worth of leftovers. The waiter was very polite and professional.... More 

Thank lizardgeek
Clarkston, Georgia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had no internet at hotel and the waitress hooked me up with a place to plug in & get some work done. Was attentive & didn't try rush me out. Was very pleasant & helpful. Definitely recommend.

Thank Bamboo708
Smithfield, Virginia
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476 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This location is in the parking lot in a strip shopping center across from Patrick Henry Shopping Center. It is near Interstate 64. We like the 2 for $20 combos but decided to try the lunch combos. I got the classic and signature combo of a house salad and clubhouse sandwich while my husband got the combo of large salad... More 

Thank JLDC
Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Quick meal and raspberry Mojito. Service good had salad first,nicely done followed by Salmon with rice dinner. Properly prepared and even the vegetables were well seasoned. Second visit to this location. Friendly staff. Food been great both times.

Thank Laurie G
Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I frequently went to Applebee's in CA and never had much problem. I remember returning a steak once because it was tough, but for the most part the food was good. So...I was very disappointed with this Newport News Applebee's. I got their new stir fry dish and it wasn't good at all. Service was less than average. I will... More 

1 Thank Lora B
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

There aren't many ingredients in a Caesar salad, so it's pretty obvious when the lettuce is past its prime. While there was plenty of Romaine (although some was too darkened/limp to eat), they were super skimpy on the parm and chicken. I'm talking maybe a Tbs of parm and all of 2 oz chicken. The chicken was very nicely grilled... More 

1 Thank gardengadabout
Hamilton, Canada
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

In general I like Applebee's but I had a bad experience that night, the server while polite was rushed off of her feet and in the end mixed up our order and everything was cold. In addition the riblet dinner was terrible, mostly small bones that could easily break a tooth or worse. I would not go back to this... More 

1 Thank Allan1234
Newport News
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I hadn't beeno to Applebee's in years and I see why the food was horrible and had the portions though off the adult menu the meal was so tiny that you would have thought it was a kids meal. There were already two different groups that also complained about there food. It wasn't even 15 people in there the food... More 

Thank Ms Y
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

I have my Applebees favs so popped in to grab something quick. I had to ask for a menu at the bar and my wait was extremely looonggg!!

Thank Latanya B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12235 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23602-6909
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-249-2207
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?