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Max's Opera Cafe

711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
+1 650-323-6297
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Closed Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well located in the Stanford Shopping Center. Consistently good food basic food and fabulous desserts. Good spot to meet while shopping

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located @ the corner of the Stanford Mall, this popular restaurants hits all the buttons. I had the best tuna sandwich I've ever had with fresh ahi. It was enormous and so very tasty. Desserts are a must but need to be shared as they...More

Thank Randall S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every once in a while it is good to visit such chain restaurants where the diners stomach is essentially treated as a food warehouse. It is shocking to experience what we eat without a thought of the possible consequences. Oily Onion Rings, something that looked...More

Thank ponnapa2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service is excellent. The staff have warm smiles and are ready to assist. Our waiter had excellent customer service. The food is ok. The portions are plentiful. Mac & cheese is not "your mama's/grandma's" Mac & cheese. The ribs were tasty. Overall, give it...More

Thank LaKisha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a little celebratory luncheon after graduation. Located in a nice shopping center with some interesting stores. While the food was very good and their were lots of choices, it was very warm in the restaurant. To be fair, there was a serious heat...More

Thank NancySV
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The service was good and the food adequate. It is a great place if you like huge portions and even larger desserts. I ordered the soup and salad. I enjoyed the chicken matzo ball soup, but the chopped salad was simply chopped romaine and croutons....nothing...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you like excellent food that is Calif. Cuisine at reasonable prices and large portion you came to the right place. The restaurant is located at the Stanford Shopping Mall with plenty free parking. On some nights they have a person singing and playing the...More

Thank James G
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

It was my second day at n San Carlos, CA and I had experienced a long day working in Palo Alto, CA and I was starving. I had wanted to dine at " The Office Bar and Grill, but I could not find any parking....More

Thank christopherstevens1
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

While we no longer live in Pall Alto we returned to Max's Opera Cafe and found the ambiance unchanged, the service good and overall happy that not too much has changed. The food caused us just little concern as we noticed that the portions have...More

Thank Staywme
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

9 of us came here for lunch during Passover. If you ask, they put Matzo on the table instead of bread. Their salads are fabulous and with a large selection. I had Asian chicken salad, someone had beet salad and another had kale salad. Kids...More

Thank Marcia K
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Fran G
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Response from psandberg | Reviewed this property |
I do believe seeing in the restaurant where a calorie chart is available - perhaps there is a link from their website...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
    (Sandhill Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-6297
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