Wonderful selection of beers.
Wonderful selection of beers. Service was outstanding. Our waiter Dante was helpful with suggestions that were spot on and made our experience wonderful. It was a great way to celebrate finishing the Publix 1/2 marathon.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pork Chops and Fried Chicken
Pork Chops and Fried Chicken are AWESOME! Great night out. Their beer is fantastic!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent fried chicken and
Excellent fried chicken and ribs! Was there Friday night of NCAA Final Four weekend so it was crowded but the service was still very good. Their Hopsplosion (?) IPA was a hit with my husband. Would definitely recommend to friends.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The house Brews are fantatic.
The house Brews are fantatic. The steak was one of the best I have ever had.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will recommend & eat here again!
The waiter and hostess were very friendly and efficient. The atmosphere was my favorite part about the restaurant. The food was as fantastic as it looked (well prepared and plated)! The prices were very good.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went here for a casual business
I went here for a casual business meeting, and it fit the bill pretty well, but was a bit noisy. The bison burgers were delicious. (I only had one, but other people at the table confirmed their's were delicious, too) The beer was tasty.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, fast service!
Great food, fast service! Has vegetarian selections, which I loved!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
I made the right choice!
Was in town for a conference and walked by Max Lagers on my way to there from my hotel. I asked the hotel clerk about Max Lagers and she told me I would not go wrong and suggested I do my desert "fried cheese cake" first! I went in for the beer and enjoyed a fantastic grilled pork chop, a couple of great beers and the "fried cheese cake". Yea Baby!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were in Atlanta
My wife and I were in Atlanta for our first Braves game and had dinner at Max Lager's. Great dinner and service. Had one of their home-brews, the Oatmeal Mocha Stout, and it was awesome. Staff was friendly and courteous and treated us like regulars. Highly recommended if you want a can't miss dinner choice at an affordable price.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Neat Little Find
Appetizers were amazing, as was the filet. I also enjoyed the mungo brew, scottish ale!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lager's to the Max
We were there with reservations for 6 on a Friday eve and were seated immediately. Food and service were outstanding. Those woodfire pizzas are the bomb and big enough for 2 people. The only thing that could have made it better was a patio. There's no outdoor seating, so it was hard to be inside on a nice spring evening, but everything else about it was terrific. I wish I had this place in MY neighborhood in MN.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were in town visiting and tried Max Lagers. We were not disappointed. The filet was so tender & the garlic mashed potatoes were delicious. My boyfriend had the ribs and said they were the best he ever had. The atmosphere was great- not stuffy at all. Will definitely go back next time I am in Atlanta.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Max Lager's is a place you can go and enjoy a nice meal without breaking the bank. The food was excellent, the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable .
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm doing this review a few months after I ate here. I honestly don't remember my entree. I don't remember it being bad though. I do remember the appetizer. I love, love onion rings and the onion rings here were the best I've EVER had. They were so crispy on thte outside, I remember saying that the "crust" was like fried chicken!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Be prepared for the crowd
A reservation was extremely helpful as this place is popular. I was a first time southern fried chicken eater. It was exceptional! I was not prepared for the noise level. We had reserved for a large group (8 and 4, the staff was willingly to place our tables together at the request via a phone call.) . We had a difficult time talking to one another while at resturaunt.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful dinner and tasted many of their microbrews which were awesome.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Local Brewery + Food
Great brews, good food + friendly service. Expect ~$45/head, which is reasonable. I had the bison burger--the waiter said it would taste gamey, but it really wasn't--if you knew, you could detect a small difference, but I doubt I would have noticed anything otherwise. My wife and I were very thirsty afterwards... MSG in the food? Still, overall a very good experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, Energetic Atmosphere
Went to Max Lager's with three colleagues while at a conference. Great place to socialize and, even though it's pretty loud (aka energetic!), to laugh and talk. For appetizers, we had the Maxadillas and the Cast Iron Mac and Cheese. No left-overs! I had the Alaskan wedge salad and the Manhattan NY Strip. Colleagues had the House Smoked Hickory Pork Chop and the Filet Mignon. Very nicely prepared! One colleague commented it was the best pork chop she has had. Oh ...no leftovers! We finished the meal by splitting a piece of Key Lime Pie and a piece of Fried Cheesecake. Delicious. And...yeah, no leftovers! Great service -- timely, responsive to requests, courteous. I'd return for sure.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Wife and I had a wonderfull evening. Our dining experience was great, food was really good, service was exceptional and the price was in line with a restaurant like this one.
We will return
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The craft beer was delicious. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helpful in navigating the beer menu.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a tiring and frustrating day, I wasn't particularly looking forward to finding a place to eat in midtown Atlanta. The name "Max Lager's" sounded like the kind of corporate hollowness I'd just as soon avoid, but the reviews were promising and it was close to our hotel. Turns out it's a rambling, charming place with a welcoming atmosphere, very professional servers, a solid menu and a really tasty bottle-conditioned gruit-infused ale to cap it off. A welcome relief that put the evening in a more pleasant light.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice find on our trip to Atlanta
We were visiting Atlanta for a week, and went to it our first night there. We loved it so much, we went back a second time. The staff was friendly, helpful, and really made the dining experience an excellent on. I highly recommend the fried cheesecake. It is hands down one of the most amazing desserts I have ever tasted in my life.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food...good service.too noisy
Visited Max Lager's with associates while attending a convention. The food and service was very good but it was impossible to carry on a conversation. The brick "warehouse" design magnified the normal dining room noise to a roar. The manager worked with the server staff to assist tables with large parties to serve the food and deliver drinks. Staff worked together very smoothly.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience
We completely enjoyed our Anniversay here. Initially picked for its closeness to our hotel, i would return for the awesome food and excellent service!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pizza & beer
They have wood fire made pizzas. One person with a good appetite will be satisfied. I had one with a lot of meat on it and it was very good. They brew their own beer. I had one of theirs, I don't recall the name, but it was an amber lager that I enjoyed. They also have a large selection of craft beer by the bottle. I had a Kalamazoo Stout that was good. In fact, I had two.
I went on a Saturday night and a friend recommended that I get a reservation. That was a good idea as they were crowded and the wait without a reservation was about a half hour. They did appear to be organized. As a bonus, the hostess was a good-looking young woman.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pork chops with mashed
The pork chops with mashed potatoes and jalepeno gravy were great!
7/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We ate here during restaurant
We ate here during restaurant week. The place was a nice surprise. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was great as well. I will definitely go again.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
After trying to find a nice
After trying to find a nice restaurant for our anniversary dinner and reading many reviews, I decided on Max Lager's. What a wonderful surprise it was. We took advantage of Downtown Restaurant week. The staff was very attentive and helpful. The food was absolutely wonderful and this will not be our last time going there. We did not feel rushed at all and had quite the dining experience there. I would also recommend their craft beers - excellent!!!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved this restaurant! The food was very good and there is a good variety of options! Our waiter was very helpful and had great recommendations that turned out to be excellent! Great southern food! The only thing is that is is quite loud, but manageable. We weren't really beer drinkers, so a mixed drink list would of been nice, but our waiter recommended a couple great mixed drinks for us! We would go back again!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing, restaurant was clean, and service was on the mark. Ordered the Mac and Cheese as an app and it was off the hook. I ordered the fried chicken and my wife ordered the pizza. The chicken, mashed potatoes, and collard greens were amazing and I/my wife would order again if we went (from out of town). My wife's pizza was good as far as pizza goes, but there was nothing special about it to where I would order it again. I ordered one of the beers they brewed there (amber) and it was delicious. Highly recommend for anybody!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here before, coming back again
I chose this place for a reunion of old friends because I have eaten here before. Very friendly service (though the waitress absolutely would not wait for us to stop talking before she interrupted us -- again and again). Food is very tasty. My steak was delicious. All special orders were fulfilled correctly; we needed to make sure our friend with celiac disease was not exposed to gluten, and she wasn't. The friends who like beer and cider were delighted with the drinks menu. Thanks for providing a nice venue for our dinner together.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & microbrews!
Service is great! Seated quickly and taste tested several in-house microbrews before deciding on their own IPA. Great food at great prices! Would highly recommend!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best
Definitely one of the best restaurants we have ever been to. Great food and terrific atmosphere. Service was the best also, we will never forget our server. She was awesome. I would recommend Max Lager's to everyone.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good house brews and extensive
Good house brews and extensive beer list. Food was simple, but well-executed. They don't over-reach, or even pretend to. Great place for relaxing over a casual meal with friends. Appetizers are easily shared around the table. Not at all pretensious, and the prices reflect that.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great beers and burgers
The house brews are excellent, and they have an extensive list of craft beers from other brewers as well.
The farmhouse burger is outstanding, and the others look great.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My Compliments to the Cow
With out a doubt the best steak I have ever eaten and I've eaten at some of the highest rated steak house in the country.
The grilled steak we ordered war very tasty, very tender and cooked just right. I can still take it. I cut it with my fork. Max also brews their own beer. I choose the October fest special brew. It is excellent. Of course the service matched the food, was top notch and cheerful. I may even go back to Atlanta just for another steak here.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great service, etc.
Reasonably priced to boot and the fried chicken breast place with mint jelly was incredible!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is great!
We were promptly seated on arrival even tho we got there 30-40 minutes before our reservation at 8pm. The wait staff was right there getting our drink orders, the young man was very knowledgeable about the large and varied wine list. Our waiter (ress) was a lovely young woman who suggested appetizers, which we decided to order. There were three of us, 2 men and one woman, and we ordered 2 to share which was plenty. The appetizers were perfect (artichoke/spinach dip and chicken flat flatbread) delivered hot and tasted great. For entrees I ordered the filet mignon which was cooked perfectly, my husband ordered the cobb salad which looked fresh with all kinds of toppings, my cousin ordered the bison burger which he loved. Definitely recommend!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant casual dining
Excellent casual dining with friends experience. I love brewpubs, but this one had all of the bells and whistles. Great southern food. My fiance got the pork chop, I got the trout, my birthday friend got the steak, and my other friend got the fried chicken. We all tried each others' food, and it was all very good southern food. The service was good and friendly. I will definitely be making a trip back there on my next adventure in Atlanta.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Saturday afternoon excursion
We traveled from out of town to come to Max Lager's after seeing a piece about the restaurant, on the television. We really enjoyed ourselves. The chef accommodated us by allowing us to order from the Oktoberfest menu, even though we were too early for the special menu. The food was very good and the portions were more than enough for one person to finish. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful in explaining the different beers. All of his suggestions were good ones. That helps when you go to a new restaurant and you're not sure what you'll be getting. I would suggest you try this establishment.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
2 times a charm
I was in Atlanta for business and ate at this restaurant 2 times in less than a week if that tells you anything. Loved the friend green tomatoes and the grits.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, even for allergic folks
We came across this listing online looking for surf and turf. Eating out is always tough because all of our family members have food allergies. Our server was able to tell us what food included which allergens, and the chef left those ingredients out of our meals. That is super service!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
A nice array of menu items.
A nice array of menu items. The local beers on tap are great - plenty to choose from. We enjoyed a Salmon Caesar salad, lamb sliders and the pork chop. The salad was good - flavorful dressing on the side, but romaine hearts were presented in 4-5" stalks, requiring cutting before enjoying - tedious. The salmon accompaniment was tiny (for $14) and little too blackened/over salted for my taste. The lamb sliders had good flavor and a good portion to compliment the salad without being too much food. The pork chop was a large portion, seasoned and cooked just right. The sides of greens and mashed potatoes were a nice complement. We finished with a caramel pecan brownie and ice cream - a very nice end to a good meal. Our server was friendly.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great casual bar!
The food was delicious but I wish I could have sat at the bar. Ordering cocktails at the table resulted with incorrect drinks that were not very good. I would not recommend this spot for a romantic date night but I would return again for bar food and drinks.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would come back again, fellow diners really liked Max.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good overall experience
I'm glad I made reservations because the walk in line was long. Onion ring appetizer was great. Entrees were good as well. We also enjoyed the home brews
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good time and good food, but ...
This is a place to go out with coworkers or friends. Not a place for a business or romantic dinner. Noise level was too high for me - could not hear people across from me unless I concentrated. Staff was nice and my pizza (chicken pesto was quite good). I will likely go back when next in Atlanta.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Chop to Die For
Not wanting to gorge ourselves before a late-night party, I came here with my girlfriend unsure of what to order. Well I succumbed to a real meal just by the sound of it. The pork chop here is the best I have ever tasted. Ever. Don't be put off by the "jalapeño gravy" on the menu description, if you're not fond of "hot" things. This chop is ALL flavor. And it was amazing. My girlfriend, steering to the lighter fare, went for the Cobb salad. She ended up eating 1/3 of the pork chop after having a bite of it. She couldn't resist. Would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good evening outing where there is enough crowd and bustle to keep things light-hearted and fun. The draft beers all looked excellent as well.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food. Great beer.
Amazing food. Great beer. Plenty of wait staff to handle everything. Friendly atmosphere.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good beer, better food
Their on-site brewed beer was very good, but their food was excellent. I'd definitely go here again.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM