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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It's hit or miss at this place. Sometimes the food is great and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the service is outstanding and sometimes it is not. Been there a couple times. The most recent time we went, the food for the kids came out...More

Thank Hello_Travelers
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Returned but went during noon time. Very busy & very noisy. Service was slow. Server seemed very rushed. Will not return during lunch hours.

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I first visited Max's 27 years ago and sat at an outside table. Having moved away from the area we visited from out of state and had to go back to Max's as they have amazing sandwiches, salads and burgers, a hustle/bustle atmosphere and a...More

Thank Delphine J
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Tipical American, nothing to be disappointed about. Nothing great to highlight. The service is kind.

Thank Rosalida L
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and someone mentioned Max's to us. After looking at the menu we went in and really had a great meal. I had chicken piccata (that was designated gluten free) and it was delicious - served with wild rice and sautéed...More

Thank crsmssbps
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I go here when I am in the area. I love the Patty Melt; huge!. Tea is served with a hot pot of water. Salads are large; you may wish to split.

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food was incredible!!!! The portion sizes were great and the flavor was fantastic!! The atmosphere was beautiful, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. I have eaten here many times, and will continue to return!!!!

Thank ksmith40330
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Fran G
I want the calorie count of menu items
25 January 2016|
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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
USD 20 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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
  • E-mail