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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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Napa, California
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295 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Max's nearest to me closed down awhile ago so I was really excited to visit one near the conference I am attending. Good service and yummy food. I had the turkey pastrami Rueben with potato salad... so full, and I only ate half the sandwich. Seems like a locals place to go even though it is by a bunch... More 

Thank BrenHen70
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is live music almost every night. Nice atmosphere, couples friends and singles enjoying food and place. Friendly staff. 5 stars!

Thank Nuri C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one place we have to stop when visiting the Bay Area. The Rueben is my favorite, but all items we've tried have been excellent. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. The pricing is reasonable for what you get. Oh, I almost forgot, the have homemade chips now. Amazing!

Thank Kenneth M
Sterling, Virginia
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611 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice dinner at Max's, sampling the West-Coast version of the Carnegie Deli As Big As Your Head Pastrami Sandwich -- it was delicious! Curious choice to have a piano player serenading the crowd -- we found the piano loud and annoying, especially when the pianist paused and waited for the crowd to applaud before continuing. I'd definitely go... More 

Thank mshapiro99
Surrey, Canada
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288 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Hyatt Regency a few times for business on got tired of the hotel food. I found Max's a short 5 minute walk away and the food choices and quality much better. The servers are attentive, the portions large and the quality good. Overall my experience here is good and have returned a few times.

Thank lightningboy
Hillsborough, California, United States
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 28 December 2016 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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4 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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278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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 

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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
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?