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Max's Allegheny Tavern

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537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4924
+1 412-231-1899
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Max’s is in a converted building and has several different rooms. It is a German food theme restaurant, but offers a wide variety of American style sandwiches. All the food is good and have generous portion. The cost is average. The restaurant itself is clean and the décor is not modern, but adds to the over all atmosphere.

Thank 697billm
rhode island
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158 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here twice during our weekend as it was close by our condo. The food was very good. The service was very good. The beer was ice cold. I had the burger one night. It was above average. And we had some German fare the next day. Would go out of the way to eat there when in the... More 

Thank gregthenewguy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend wander to eat here. We both found the atmosphere very friendly, welcoming and very tasty food. My friend is a rather picky eater and just loved all the food we were served. We ate the sausage platter variety, sauerkraut, potato pancakes. I suggest trying the sauerkraut relish with the rolls served prior to your entree, yum. I also... More 

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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The German food at this tavern is authentic as it gets. The beers aren't bad either. It feels like stepping into a time machine and traveling back 100 years. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Texxkatt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Plan to go to Hungarian restaurant, but ended up in German. Musty old place with sticky tables. Order two plates of the mix German food to share. Food were fresh , but nothing to write special about. We decided to skip desert all together after main meal. Eatable, but will not came back.

Thank Vladi V
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. I highly recommend eating at this gem. Be sure to come hungry!

Thank Andrea J
San Pierre, Indiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant was discovered in the National Geographic book, Abroad At Home (editor Robert Reid) and it was a delightful find. As we first entered the establishment located minutes away from the baseball park and football stadium, we though it was just another bar- but much to our surprise, we were led to the dining area which was a marvelous... More 

Thank spectrenono
Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

While in the area for a family member in the hospital, I dined here 2x both times I sat in the bar area,as i was by myself. The bartender/waiter was very knowledge and friendly. On the first visit i had the potato pancake Ruben,AWSOME With homemade potato chips again awesome. It was very good and filling!! Everything was so good... More 

Thank Cindy S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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265 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I don't usually get a burger here but I am glad that I did. It was very good. The fries are just ok. But overall it was very good!

Thank pittHD
Buffalo, New York
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

German and American cuisine the Reuben's and German potato salad is excellent. Spinach salad is just the right size with hot bacon dressing. The atmosphere is fantastic nothing seems to have changed for 100 years - the food is great but the high back booths, ceramic floors and lovely stain glass is gorgeous - it's a must see - parking... More 

Thank Pecpmc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
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: 537 Suismon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4924
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-231-1899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?