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Max's Steaks

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3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4255
+1 215-229-9048
10:00 - 02:00
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charlotte, nc
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333 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In town on business, a friend who is local recommended Max's if we wanted a great cheese steak (vs. the tourist trap venues). So glad we followed her advice. There was a short line when we arrived, which moved pretty quick. Customers were diverse...local people from the surrounding community, Tempe U students, business folk, and seemingly other tourists (like ourselves).... More 

1 Thank carolinasunshine13
Fridley, Minnesota
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came here for that very reason...we saw it in the movie Creed (one of the best movies of 2015). We loved the Philly atmosphere. A crowded joint where you stand in line talking and laughing with complete strangers. The sandwiches were huge and on point! Man, they were good! Get there if you can but beware...the smoke/onions can start... More 

Thank Jonathan G
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The cheese steaks at Max's were excellent!!! The line was out the door even on a wet winter day. Well worth the wait. We were visiting from NY so we asked a local standing in line the difference between the cheese steak hoagie and the cheese steak. The gentleman explained that the hoagie came with lettuce and tomatoes vs just... More 

Thank Suanita W
Albany, New York
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The cheesesteaks are sublime. The best I've ever had....and I've had cheesesteaks from several places given that I grew up in the SJ/Philly area. There's usually a long line do be prepared to wait. The service staff are blunt, direct and can come across as rude to those who are sensitive or are looking for service with a smile. They're... More 

2 Thank missladee77
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

*CASH ONLY* It might be a bit difficult to find parking around here but I think the cheesesteak was worth it. A half size cheesesteak for about $9 here is a regular size everywhere else. It is stuffed full with steak and whatever toppings you would like. Mine included grilled onions, pickles and hot peppers. The cheese is not wiz.... More 

2 Thank Jo L
Waterbury, Vermont
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place is not in the tourist section of town, it's in an underserved neighborhood. The line for the food was pretty long. I think we waited like 15 minutes. This place seems to be a favorite of the locals though, based on all the people that were there to order. The cheesesteak itself was good, but I wouldn't recommend... More 

1 Thank BrainstormVT
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to Philly & like others, we received local recommendation of Max's. It was phenomenal--the sandwich, the culture, the ambience--the whole experience. The wait: Line wrapped in a U blocking doorway making it hard to get in or out. Everyone waiting was totally cool with the wait--a testimony that the quality of the product is worth... More 

Thank Peggy H
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Let me start by saying that I'm no prude, but this place was dirty! I could deal with a little grease here and there, but it looked like it hadn't been cleaned in months! When we got there, there was a looooong line. We waited almost an 40 minutes, just to be able to order!! The staff doesn't seem to... More 

Thank Hazleyes1969
San Antonio, Texas
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

My First Authentic Philly cheesecake and i wasn't disappointed. A bit of a wait (10 minutes) but well worth it.

Thank HazelnutTX72
Champaign, Illinois
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Drove over here with my daughter and her boyfriend from B-more about 75 miles cause they said it was that good. It was a Sunday evening we still had to wait over an hour. No inside seating, is ordering go, food is freshly made and that is a big plus! And they are huge! Half sandwich is about 14 inches... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140-4255
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-229-9048

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