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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
09:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Hillsborough, California, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Max's is a great place to get Deli and desserts. They also have other specials like soup and half a sandwich. The Reuben sandwich is great! Their key lime pie is my favorite dessert

Thank Phil S
carmel highlands ca
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has amazing food! Everything on the menu is terrific. We have tried many of their dishes...the fish is ooh la la. Great service too

Thank MSevle
new jersey
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So I decided to try this place because of the reviews and I have walked past it a ton of times over the past 8 years. To start the place had horrible musty smell as soon as you walk in. The place was completely empty but to be fair I stoped in between lunch and dinner (3pm). I belled up... More 

Thank antgat15
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We had not gone to Max's for a long time so decided to try it again for lunch. Service was very good even though they were rather busy. We both ordered corned beef, but I asked for mine extra lean. I got what I wanted! Corned beef was lean and delicious. My husband asked for a Reuben without the bread... More 

Thank Nancy S
Gainesville, Florida
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447 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

So it was natural to just walk over with some trepidation as the name did not say much. No need to worry as the food was good and service was friendly and professional. The venue is large with several seating plans. We ordered 2 glasses of Pinot Grigio ($7 each), a Giant Nachos with pulled pork ($3.25 extra for pork)... More 

Thank tatliturk
West Calder, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Great steak, and plenty of it. Plenty of choice on the menu, i'm sure there is something on the menu to suit everyone. Nice staff and atmosphere

Thank David F
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 December 2016

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 27 November 2016 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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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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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243 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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

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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
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, 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?