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Max's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1250 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1805 (Airport Blvd)
+1 650-342-6297
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Monterey, CA
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten here off and on for 10 to 15 years. Quality and variety have declined and prices have risen. We sat quite a while before our drink order was taken, but the server apologized and was very friendly. Guacamole and chips was average. Gem salad was good with lots of bacon. Latkes are not as good as they... More 

Thank clroe
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time for dinner. I had the maple pork chop and my husband had the garlic steak. Both were beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Second time was for lunch and their famous Ruben sandwich. All I can say is wow. The servers we had both times were friendly and welcoming.

Thank Holland737
San Diego, California, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a former resident of the Bay area I used to frequent this restaurant when it was known as Max's Opera Cafe ( the wait staff sang opera in between servicing tables). Apparently that ended many years ago. My wife and I were staying at a hotel down the road and decided to eat dinner here. Major construction in the... More 

Thank Arnold P
Herndon, Virginia
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244 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked here from our hotel for dinner. Service and food were good. Prices were a little on the high side but not bad. When we were there they had a piano player providing live music. He was very good.

Thank rameyfamily
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here 3 times during a recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express beside it. The staff where friendly and service was efficient. Prices are what you would expect and reasonable value. I have to recomment the chicken pie.

Thank ShannonFlyer
Singapore, Singapore
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157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my first visit to Max's and this restaurant is just in front of where I was staying, at Holiday Inn Express. I decided to have lunch at this Max's outlet before heading out to the airport. I ordered a sourdough tuna sandwich. I have to say the portion was huge and the sandwich was still nice and piping... More 

Thank Richard T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great. Had the wings and a great reuben sandwich. Good selection of beer too. Hostess was a bit snooty though

Thank choloAlicante
Pittsburgh, PA
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140 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We had a very nice dinner at Max's, which was right by the Holiday Inn Express San Francisco Airport South. I had a grilled chicken salad that was huge and tasty. The food was good, but not amazing. The best part was the convenience to the hotel (walking distance), and the service was excellent. Would definitely go there again if... More 

Thank Wilson60
Sarasota, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Overcooked tough brisket-- there is nothing worse. It tasted like fatty cardboard. My friends stuffed cabbage was greasy and over-cooked as well. I would have rather had a protein bar and skipped this experience.

Thank Toni625
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had very enjoyable time with a work colleague. Piano player was very good and the atmosphere was lively. The Reubens were very good.

Thank Hillcrest_WOTH

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1805
    (Airport Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-6297
For over 25 years, Max"s has served America's favorite foods with an upscale style at affordable prices. Boasting "everything you've always wanted to eat, "only at Max's will you find a corned beef reuben, chinese chicken salad, ribeye steak, BBQ ribs and portabello mushroom pasta all on the one table. And for those with a sweet tooth, Max's sinful, awarding desserts will keep you coming back for more.

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