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: (650) 342-6297
  • 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
54 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (23)neighborhood gem (22)great for brunch (15)fit for foodies (15)special occasion (11)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (3)Show More
  • Max's
    Ronni
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    There was a guy playing the piano...that was neat. Took 5 minutes to be given waters, another 5 minutes and we had delicious rolls with butter, but we never met our server for another 10 minutes (20 total.) staff was very nice. My boyfriend had the top sirloin and it was cooked perfectly and was tasty. I had the jambalaya fettuccini and it was amazing. The only complaint is the seating is very close in some sections. And my boyfriend had to refill our own water twice (we were right next to the server kiosk area) because our server was MIA. But the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Singing while eating a treat
    Violeta
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    We have been coming to Max's at Burlingame for many years and still enjoy their food, esp. their warm raisin and dinner rolls and the myriad flavors of mustard. The music/singing that accompanies enhances our dining experience. Only negative comment is how their menu is so much shorter now--basically, back and front of a menu sheet as compared to previous pages and choices of food. We also miss the salmon burger and wish Max's would bring back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max's has great food!
    pfdinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    I love going to Max's, it has a huge menu with a great selection, and their desserts are so good. I love their burgers and sandwiches and sometimes get a craving for their pastrami.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There is something for everyone,
    mizzlizzVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    There is something for everyone, even vegetarians. Desserts follow the same large portion size as our group of 5 shared one! Would go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friend took me for lunch.
    fun2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Friend took me for lunch. The Chinese Chicken Salad was very good. My friend had pulled pork sandwich with fries/onion strings> Yummmmmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to meet for lunch
    Jef2
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Max's food is tasty and portions are substantial. Best place for a sandwich on the Peninsula. Their iced tea is brewed at the table, so it always tastes like real tea. The servers are well-trained, friendly, and used to getting people served and back to work in timely fashion, but if you're there for a visit that's ok with them too, and they will encourage you to take your time and pour you another cup of coffee.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was dissapointed with the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I was dissapointed with the quality of the food. Maybe dinner or lunch might be a better choice, but I was not impressed at all this time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Max's Never Disappoints!
    cabaretgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Lunch with my pal was great at Max's. I also like to go there in the evening because of the great piano players in the bar. Live music always adds so much.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just what we needed
    tgindcVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2013
    Four of us (two couples) were enroute to SFO after a holiday in Central California. I used my Open Tables app to search for a highly-rated but inexpensive nearby restaurant. Max's was our pick, and it was perfect. We cracked up reading Max's rules that were printed on the back of the menu (e.g., "if your fries aren't crisp, send them back, maybe the kitchen will get the message.") The asian salad with fried chicken strips was wonderful, and the Reuben sandwiches were everything you'd want a Reuben to be. And the total for four adults (no drinks) was $69, including tax and tip. Great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Max's, ... needs a re-do
    mcd51
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    Over the years my wife & I have enjoyed dining at various Max's locations. We've always had great service & great food. Our latest visit to Max's Burlingame was fine overall, but we noticed that this location might need some sprucing up. Carpeting, tables, chairs, pictures need upgrading. Entire restaurant just seems a bit 'tired.' :^(
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Lunch!
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    We can always count on Max's to provide a tasty, quick lunch with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We use this restaurant when
    SueSVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    We use this restaurant when making a rental car return for SFO to get dinner before taking the red eye home. It has a decent menu selection of well-prepared food and is a reliable place to eat as the airport facilities are poor and they have no lounges.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, generous portions,
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Delicious food, generous portions, nice live music!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Music
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Max's of Burlingame always provides a delicious meal in a lovely atmosphere with a live, singing pianist. It is a pleasure to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were a group of five and
    rowdy5
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    We were a group of five and had different entrees. Chicken, steak, ,pasta and different salads. Everything was delicious. We had a good time with the piano player. Our group was pretty loud in an usual quiet atmosphere. We had a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining with music
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Always a treat to enjoy a delicious meal to the accompaniment of live singing and piano.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    It's gone downhill over the years and I wouldn't recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • close to SFO
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    We had to drop off my nephew at SFO. We mentioned as such to the waitress and she got us out of there in 45 minutes. So much better than fast food if you want to grab a bite before a flight.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sandwich and a Song
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    Max's always delivers a pleasant, tasty meal in a delightful atmosphere with live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good but service
    kimmiekaeVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Food is always good but service of food was slow due to the busy holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We love to eat at Max's! Their food is always good and their cake is to die for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chips on my wife's plate were
    mikiecurly
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    Chips on my wife's plate were too salty. My turkey sandwich was passable, but I have had much better. Waiter gave us very good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    Redapple3
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    Really a great treat! We were in town for an event and were pleasantly surprised at how nice Max's was. There was a full bar and the food was amazing!! Friendly service and there was even live entertainment, but it wasnt overwhelming it was still easy to hold a conversation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed, casual place
    JE2014VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Max's in Burlingame is a convenient location if you have people coming from all over the bay area. You can hope right on and off the freeway and be on your way. The food was really good for a diner and our server was very nice and patient with our group of 6.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have always enjoyed Max's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    I have always enjoyed Max's and this time was no different. Always have the matzo ball soup; great flavor, lots of chicken and the matzo balls just melt. Latkes are also very good; in fact, Max's is the only place I will get them. The sandwiches are always good and I appreciate that much of the food now comes in two sizes. We always enjoy eating here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we had reservations,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Although we had reservations, and the restaurant was not overly busy we were seated right in front of the kitchen. Not the best view. Our server started off friendly enough but after our meals were served he did not return to our table until he cleared the dishes away. During our meal our server repeatedly went to all of his other tables refilling glasses, and asking if there was anything else anyone wanted. Our water glasses sat empty for the last 20 minutes of our dining experience and the server never approached our table to offer more water, or anything else. The lettuce in our salads was well paste its prime and the soup tasted like someone opened a can of soup, heated it up and served it. Not very tasty
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  • Max's of Burlingame is always
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    Max's of Burlingame is always delicious and fun with the live singing pianist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last time I visited Max's
    Hulk
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Last time I visited Max's was over a decade ago. I was disappointed in the food this time around - it used to be very good, but both my dining companion and I were not impressed. Shame.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good turkey burgers, miss
    DennisVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    good turkey burgers, miss the roast beef sandwitch (long time ago) Great sourdough rolls
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Happened to Max's?
    MakeitRight
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    What happened? Did all the good service go to the Vault? The chinese chicken salad was soggy and saturated in dressing and tasted old. Disappointed. The Margarita was good but feel its over-priced. Sorry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been going to Max's for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    I've been going to Max's for years. Can always get a good meal with no waiting. The restaurant is clean and service/staff is great. Will be going again soon.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We always enjoy the consistently
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    We always enjoy the consistently good food at Max's and especially appreciate the live music with the singing pianist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had the mushroom fettuccine
    MiMiVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Had the mushroom fettuccine which was good. I did not realize that there would be nearly a half cup of whole roasted garlic in it. I picked them out and the taste was not strong fortunately. It was easy to get them out, I am not able to eat that much garlic. My husband had the Jumbo scampi with whole roasted garlic butter (he has no problem digesting garlic) and loved it.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Been coming here for years. New menu with many things cut out. We were a party of 6 and most of us were disappointed. Not terrible, but just not like it used to be. Our waiter though, was wonderful. It was Friday night and very busy. He acted like he had all the time in the world for us. When I returned my salmon because it was overcooked, he gracefully took it away. The salmon that came back was cooked perfectly and tasted very fresh.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Max's is always good. Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Max's is always good. Excellent food, great desserts, too. Save room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Max's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Stopped into Max's today for lunch with a party of five. I found the restaurant on Yelp, and then found it on Open Table. They seated my party right away and took our drink orders. Once our drinks were served the orders were taken right away and the food followed within 15 minutes. A good mix of lunches were ordered and everyone was happy with the food and service. I had a bistro salad and lentil soup. Both were very good portions and tasted great. Glad we stopped in.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Max's and eat there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    We love Max's and eat there often. It was very good food, great service and a fun way to celebrate a birthday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rude host
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    As an Open Table member, I took the opportunity when I made my dinner reservation to ask for a table in the main dining room as far away from the piano and singer as possible. When we arrived there was a table open exactly where I would have liked to sit, and I requested that table. The host told me that table was reserved. I responded that it was probably held for me and if not, since there were many other open tables... could we have it? After much trouble. he said, "Fine! You can have it!" and led us to the table. Both my husband and I thanked him and he very rudely turned away and stomped off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good. The music at
    FrequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was good. The music at the piano was way too loud and frankly, not very good. So I would rather they do not have a singer there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 92nd Birthday Celebration
    GreatDinnersVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    This was a wonderful spot to celebrate my Dad's 92nd birthday!!! He already had it planned the week before of what he was going to have from appetizers, dinner, his"chichetto" (a shot of whiskey) to dessert....the chocolate eclair. You did not disappoint! According to Dad it was as good as they made in "the olden days." Everyone at Max's made it a very special night for my 92 year old dad! Thank you! The piano entertainment even played Happy Birthday to my Dad! Oh, such excitment! Thank you, Thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic