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Max's Restaurant - CLOSED

3514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
+1 805-898-9121
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
11 May 2018
“Closed Permanently - great breakfasts”
1 Sep 2017
“Busy manager but good food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Italian
$$ - $$$
3514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We are saddened that Max's has permanently closed. It was our favorite breakfast restaurant for more than 20 years. Henrietta was a great hostess and ran a consistently superb restaurant. We wish her the best!

Thank ConcernedCalifornia
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It is a little on the more "yuppie" side, try to do healthy dishes but just not that flavorful to me. It is the one featured in the soap opera santa barbara but I was not impressed

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We were the first guests in the restaurant for the night, and the manager (we assume!) was on the phone trying to fix the problems they'd had with their phone that day. She seemed distracted while serving us, until an hour after opening (we'd been...More

Thank Sophie S
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Yes, Santa Barbara does have stand-up comedy. On Saturdays, Max's Restaurant turns into an improvised Comedy Club. We went last Saturday and had a lot of fun. There were 4 comedians, and it was a bit of a mixed bag, but we enjoyed many good...More

Thank deborah1518
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Well again at Max's restaurant for breakfast. Can't go wrong with this place. Bacon and Eggs with a side of orange pecan pancakes! The best. A must stop while in S.B.

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

A block up from Danny's, but a level up in quality, food & service. Had a nice breakfast of bacon & eggs. Good and friendly service.

Thank Don k
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We reviewed this restaurant a couple of years ago and it is STILL worthy of five stars. Food, while admittedly rich, is still exciting and service is outstanding. What we don't recall from our last visit is a list of "Cellar Wines" (not necessarily major...More

Thank JohnandGlo
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We ordered the best fried calamari ever made! Tender and perfectly sauteed. The Chicken Picatta was tender and delicious. the wine list is excellent and the service is personalized.

Thank B7785KLpatriciam
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We saw this on trip advisor and it was right next to the hotel we stayed at! The food was A1 and absolutely delicious! I had the ravioli and the taste was unexplainable- Absolutely awesome! All of our party ate their meals with no complaint!...More

Thank Jakki P
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The friendly staff tries to please. Breakfasts are always enjoyable but dinners are more like something prepackaged than we enjoy.

Thank goletagone
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  • Address: 3514 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-898-9121
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