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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-375-7997
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (16 reviews)
“mango mousse” (9 reviews)
“sand dabs” (34 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We arrived in Pacific Grove after a drive up from the Los Angeles Saturday night no reservation and we wanted to walk to a restaurant We found Max's Grill. We were greeted on arrival, and sat by the window We enjoyed a glass of house...More

2  Thank Steven A
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Both times we've eaten here we loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The chef worked in France and won awards for his food. Anything local and fresh is guaranteed delicious. You won't be disappointed. The owners and wait staff are friendly and not...More

1  Thank Meesh M
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Max's Grill was very nice. We had a party of 6 and the group was all pleased with their food. We went to this restaurant based solely on the previous trip advisor reviews. I was a little nervous to have suggested it when we arrived...More

Thank CarisseB
Reviewed 21 June 2014

It was good, but after all the hype, and the rating, I expected superlative. I had the Calamari steak, which did not have enough lemon caper sauce (what was there was good, just nowhere near enough). My husband had the duck confit and, again, it...More

Thank Mahsha57
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What it lacks in ambiance, this restaurant makes up for with its outstanding food and service. The restaurant is rather plain, but the menu and cuisine were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank xkittyx
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Took the whole family here for a special meal last week. Wow! I knew the reviews were great and I was expecting a great meal, but I can't emphasize how great the food is here. Absolutely perfect ravioli. Whether you order the mushroom, the dungeness...More

Thank rf924
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Again, after reading rave reviews about Max's Grill, my wife and I decided to try it for dinner. She ordered the price fixed meal: spinach salad, pot roast with roasted potatoes and vegetables, and mango mousse. She enjoyed the salad, did not like the pot...More

Thank mramos8556
Reviewed 26 April 2014

This is a solid 4 stars in my book -- very well prepared food, good service, and pleasant environment. The $25 prix fixe menu offers some pretty decent choices at a great price. We started with appetizers of crab cakes and spinach salad. Crab cakes...More

2  Thank ECL
Reviewed 19 March 2014

This Tripadvisor recommended restaurant was indeed a treat. My husband and I both had appetizers - my shrimp egg rolls were outstanding - and then we both had fish for dinner. He had sand dab - a local fish, and I had the wahoo. Both...More

1  Thank FnuLnu
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I was traveling on business in the Monterey area and tried Max's Grill. The food and service were excellent. They have a 3-course meal for $25, which includes a starter (I had spinach, blue cheese and walnut salad), a main course (I had the pot...More

2  Thank Linda B
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-7997
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