Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame
Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame

Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.maxsworld.com/
  • Phone: 6503426297
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Sa-Su 9:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Daily 4:00pm-Closing
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Juan Gonzalez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private dining room that can seat up to 40 people comforatbly
  • Private Party Contact: Hung Tran 6503426297
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment every evening from Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday and Saturday 7pm - 11pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Airport Blvd
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame
For over 25 years, Max"s has served America's favorite foods with an upscale style at affordable prices. Boasting "everything you've always wanted to eat, "only at Max's will you find a corned beef reuben, chinese chicken salad, ribeye steak, BBQ ribs and portabello mushroom pasta all on the one table. And for those with a sweet tooth, Max's sinful, awarding desserts will keep you coming back for more.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (37)kid-friendly (35)good for groups (31)great for brunch (27)special occasion (20)neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)romantic (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Bad burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Black Angus sliders cooked far too long, extremely dry,no taste, hard to swallow. Our 8-year-old had 3 baby burgers , same problem, not edible. Was not offered an exchange even after complaining....very disappointing
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wabash21VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    always great food and plenty of it. Usually go for lunch, which is quite busy, but always worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a birthday luncheon for 7 seniors and enjoyed not being rushed and in a quiet area so we could talk. The service was really helpful and great! Food excellent. I had the Caesar salad with rock shrimp. Excellent! Couldn't see what others ordered but they were all pleased with selection. I have enjoyed eating at different Max's restaurant for decades and they all have been consistently good. Do keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner On The Fly
    Only2
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A Great location for eating to/from San Francisco International Airport or when staying at the Holiday Inn Express which is on the same property. The food was equally as good as the Max's in Menlo Park, CA. Our server (whose name I neglected to ask) was efficient, accommodating, and pleasant. He was eager to please and made our dinner more than just a place to have dinner when traveling!.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went to the restaurant for a special birthday and was disappointed in our waiter and the service. Never acknowledged the special birthday that was noted on the Open Table reservation. Even though I had listed on Open Table that is was a special birthday, no one made any attempt to acknowledge this (which is a first as this has never happened at any other Open Table special reservation that I have made). Waiter was not knowledgeable regarding items on the menu. All ordered the same steak, but 1 was served 5 minutes after the others. The macaroon, which used to be so moist was so dense and dry that is could be used as a paperweight. I bought it to take home for later and ended up throwing it away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • waiting for a late flight in
    latenitemeal
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    the food was good...and the portions were humongous!! we had a mini reunion at Max's since our friends will be staying at the Holiday Day Inn Express right next door. we booked our table for 8:45 p.m. since the restaurant closes at 10 p.m. and our friends were to arrive at SFO at 7:45 p.m. their flight was delayed and they finally arrived at Max's at 9:45 p.m. Our waiter was not happy the whole time we were waiting for our friends. He was checking around our table before they arrived, but disappeared when they arrived and were ready to order. We had to search for him and another waiter helped to search too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food for everyone
    BurlpersonVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    There is a big variety and the food is well prepared. Service is nice. Big restaurant that is divided up so it is easy to converse without hearing everyone else's conversations from other tables.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun for a group!
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Max's of Burlingame is a great place to enjoy a large group. The variety of food provides ample choices for everyone, including kids. Their desserts are incomparable, especially the Niagara Falls cake and New York Cheesecake
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just good consistent food
    Fastpilot
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We have enjoyed Max's for some years and found it to be reliable for good food and drink. Nothing fancy, save for maybe desserts, and you won't leave hungry. Good variety of goodies for everyone's taste, and reasonable on the wallet.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for weekend brunch
    Motherof2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The hostess was really nice and was able to accommodate us with two baby chairs right away. Service was excellent and food was really good. My guests really enjoyed themselves and said they would go back on their own.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food at Max's
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Max's is always a place to get fresh food. From salads to beef brisket to fresh turkey and corned beef, everything is tasty and delicious
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gave me a headache
    HeartMan
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Went with a party of six. Given a table with no overhead light; very hard to read menu. There was a room with plenty of light, but it was closed off to customers. The assistant manager opened the curtain to give us more light, but the staff closed the curtain when they took their breaks in that room. The table was very near a back door which slammed shut every time the staff or customers used it, which was frequent. The wait staff was very attentive, but we waited over 30 minutes for our food after ordering. The food was very good. I would go back, but not with a party larger than four and make sure to be seated in the main room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant near SFO airport
    eatsRus
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We hosted a delicious bon voyage party at Max's for a family member before she used SFO airport. Food & service both fabulous.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good food
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We enjoy the good food at Max's every time we go. The live music enhances the experience. My favorite is the grilled chicken Cobb salad.😀
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great early dinner
    Larry
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We came here for an early dinner with our 2 year old. He had his grilled cheese sandwich with apple sauce, and i had the mac and Cheese with Bacon, so good! Great place with great food. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4eats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have dined here often & am still impressed with the staff as well as the quality of the food. The desserts are Fantastic as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always good
    NorCalGalVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food is consistent but some of the changes make us sad, such as no longer bringing hot tea to pour over ice, for fresh ice tea. A good place for a small group to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vinster
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Food and service was average. Not bad. Not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My Return to Max's
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I went to Max’s for the second time in four days. No matter what you eat at Max’s you will be satisfied with quality and quantity of food, the service, and the reasonable prices. I enjoyed the pan seared salmon entrée and the luscious Niagara Falls Cake, a must for any chocoholic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty breakfast
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Max's breakfast is delicious! The omelets are large and tasty, the fresh fruit option is really nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Return Visit to Max's
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    My second trip to the Bay Area in five weeks, afforded me the opportunity to have dinner at Max’s during their asparagus and artichoke festival. I enjoyed one of their specials, chicken with broiled asparagus and artichokes. And one always leaves room for one of Max’s great desserts!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traveling
    Wylie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I was staying near SFO to catch an early flight. I considered going into the city, but decided to stay close. Max's menu looked appealing. Unfortunately, the menu on Open Table did not match the menu I received. The ambiance was somewhat dinerish, but the food was good. An included side was creamed spinach. The best I have ever had. The waitress was outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loyalfan51VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    On our way to the airport. Lots of choices. They were sensitive to our timing needs. Food was so good we took an additional meal to go for the airplane.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    ItisnotMaxsdowntown
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We used to go to Max's in downtown S,F. and it was great, This was not!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Mother's Day dinner!
    socal9r
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a wonderful Mother's day dinner here Sunday. Although there were walk-ins waiting, we were seated immediately at our reservation time. Even though there was a full house, the service was fast and there was no delay in getting our drinks/appetizers/entrees/dessert. Our waitress Enjoli was a gem, thanks so much for making my day special. This restaurant must get a lot of walk in business from the nearby hotels - even though we live 5 minutes away, we return here time after time for their wonderful food and service, and have never been disappointed. So glad to have you in the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable
    tryit
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was good. I enjoyed my meal. I had the pan seared salmon that came with a drizzle of dijon sauce and it was wonderful. This restaurant is a nice change of scenery if you're tired of going to the same old diners in town. I guess, if I were to describe it by comparing it to other restaurants, the food is better than Applebee's, Chili's, or restaurant's like that. They also had a piano player/singer. It's been a while since I've seen that in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a bad outting...
    Larry
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We stopped in here for dessert on Saturday before Mother's day because we weren't really hungry, but did feel in the mood for dessert. We were able to feed our 2 year old and eat our strawberry shortcake too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where's the Pate' ??
    Spinsbabe
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Able to get reservations for 5 at the last minute. Food with very good...... while service was poor. Extremely disappointed that this Max's does not have any chicken liver or pate selections!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max Burlingame Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Max's is easy to get to, menu has good variety to choose from, food is very good as is the service and overall ambience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy at all
    Foodietwin
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Well I wanted to take my daughters to dinner Friday night after being seated at a table with two chairs their were three of is and we awkwardly stood while they got a chair we should have left. Took 20min to have a waiter greet us. Another 20 for drinks and then we order another 25 later well maybe the food would have won me over if they brought all my food out. The waitress comes back when we are done and says whoops I forgot this part of your meal do you want it separate. Well no I already ate what was give. I have never had the urge to walk out of a restauraunts at many times then I did that night. Come on you see two kids you don't ignore. Felt very rude and unwelcoming. Not a fun experience. No dessert order since it was never offered
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 123 reviews are from the Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame reviews archive.
  • Great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Consistently tasty huge portions. Asparagus and artichoke special menu was outstanding. Desserts are always a tasty treat one is plenty for two or more. Location near airport makes it perfect for before or after a flight.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Food and Drink Near SFO
    TomBVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Whenever I stay near San Francisco International Airport, I go to Max’s for a meal. I have never been disappointed with any aspect of a meal here. Be sure to save room for dessert!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over all the food is always good.
    theman36
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've been a patron of Max's for as long as the restaurant has been around. First in SF, then the move to the Peninsula. The food is always good and plentiful. However, the service (not all staff, just some) can be REALLY bad. We are always seated promptly, but then just kinda wait and wait for our server to come by. Again, some staff are on top of it, others, not so much. It pains me to leave a tip, but I do it anyway. If they could just speed up the service by the waiters, it would be great. The food though is ALWAYS awesome. Always hot, and tasty and always leave full.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thursday night prime rib
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Max's is always a great place to eat, but Thursday nights are especially great because they serve delicious prime rib dinners! They even include some of their tasty cookies for dessert. All of this combined with the live music makes for a terrific night out!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Violeta
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We've been patrons of Max's in Burlingame for years now and still enjoy their food, the "opera", and value. There's free parking adjacent to the restaurant and it is located right off I-101 which make it very convenient for us! Love the crispy salmon and your sandwiches, and of course, the warm, baked rolls that are brought over at the start!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable desserts
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Max's serves great food, but the desserts are amazing! We enjoyed the cheesecake and carrot cake tonight along with some fresh strawberries... Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daddyofthree
    Daddyoffour
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We enjoy Rita who plays on the piano. We look forward to her singing every Thursday night. This is our family night out but I can see this would be a great place to bring a date, too. This place has excellent food (Grandmas Chicken), staff, drink (Old-fashioned), dessert (miss the Bread Pudding) & entertainment. Bring a date, client, or your family. This place stands for customer service. Other restaurants please take note.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I have been a fan of this location for many years.....but no longer. The service was terribly slow and it was not busy. The lunch was just ok and the dessert tasted like it had been in a freezer or refrigerator and absorbed other flavors. This lunch was nothing like the flavors of Max's from the past. I ordered a hot turkey sandwich which I have always ordered and god not receive fresh turkey - it was turkey lunch meat warned up.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Delicious
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Max's of Burlingame is always a delicious treat for dinner. The live music enhances the experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply GOOD!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Not a negative word to be said, excellent food, atmosphere and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.