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Max & Erma's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
+1 317-705-9788
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was extremely slow, and the food was just okay but incredibly overpriced. I would recommend going somewhere else.

Thank Lori379
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is pretty cool has a bar area with sports on tv's, and restaurant area. Have been there many times the food is good,so is the service .. for some reason I always find it open when I go to other restaurants and they are closed. I recommend the garbage burger . Steak was very good also .

Thank Marco B
Dayton, Ohio
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't intend to eat here twice in one day but the good location, extensive menu, and decent prices contributed to our decision. Lunch was good...had the club and soup combo. Side order of broccoli was awful! Someone needs to learn how to cook it properly. Service was average. Dinner was delicious, had the Cajun shrimp and pasta dish. Service... More 

Thank SAU1985
Harrison, Ohio
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to town for the running of the Carmel marathon on Saturday and stopped in late Friday afternoon for an early dinner since I'd be getting up early the following morning. They weren't very busy yet so we were seated right away. Had a nice $5 appetizer big enough to share while we looked over the menu choices. I had... More 

Thank Tom45030
Madison, Wisconsin
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went to this place because of its closeness to the Hampton Inn. It is an average restaurant with average food, but a bit pricey. In a hurry I would go again, but if time is not pressing there are better choices in Carmel Indiana.

Thank Tony M
Carmel, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My friends came there for lunch. I asked them to bring me a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup (I have had a cold all week, so it sounded like what I needed to feel better). Its what happened to be the soup of the day as well, so I thought it would be good. My 'bowl' of 'chicken noodle soup'... More 

Thank teresal632017
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468 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I went there for dinner earlier this week. When I came in, I noticed an abundance of empty tables which did make sense in as it was a week night. The maitre'de told us it would be a 15 minute wait.Why i never discovered!!!!!!!Went to the bar for 15 minutes, no table was yet ready and so I left. Poor... More 

Thank AaronFWA
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

People love their burgers here!! All are 1/2 lb and cooked to order. Every other table had their tables filled with them. My mother-in-law had one! She said it was delicious and it came with ( on Thursdays) all the fries you can eat. The hot fries were very good. Unfortunately the 1st ones came out cold as did my... More 

Thank Betsy B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Each year we meet at the Carmel Max and Erma's to celebrate my birthday with my family. Our group consists of 14 or more and they do a fantastic job of accomodating us. It's not easy serving a group of this size, but the food always comes at the same time, hot, and as ordered. I especially appreciate the free... More 

Thank Bob W
Saint Clair, Michigan
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

When I arrived I stood at the counter and had eye contact with a few servers who chose to ignore me, finally a server came and was short and acted like he was put out to have to seat me, he states he would be my server and walked away. After a few minutes another server came over and said... More 

Thank Kenneth D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-705-9788
In 1972, Max & Erma created a fun, unique restaurant so friends and family can gather for good times and a great meal, and decorated it with eclectic artifacts and local paraphernalia. Since that day, we've been committed to providing our guests with irresistible heartland classics and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy. We've grown over the years, but always remain true to what makes us successful - delivering a great memorable experience so that every guest leaves with a smile. After all, Max & Erma wouldn't have it any other way.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?