Max Brenner - Philadelphia

4.3
3238 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
  • Special Occasion
Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar & Chocolate Shop elevates the everyday chocolate experience to an extraordinary sensory immersion by making it shareable, pourable, dippable, dunkable & injectable. Chocolate associations are expressed everywhere: in music, in design, and of course, in taste. It surrounds you and carries you away into your own chocolate mood.

A worldwide phenomenon, Max Brenner, Chocolate by the Bald Man, has spread its unique culture with it's iconic dessert and decadent savory menu in United States with locations in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Dessert, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs - 11:30am - 11:00pm
Fri - 11:30am - 1:00am
Sat - 10:00am - 1:00am
Sun - 9:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(215) 344-8150
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We offer a small private area of our restaurant for large parties
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Private party contact
Katie Applegate: (877) 925-3053
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 15th & Locust
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Parking details
There is a parking lot located next to our restaurant
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Public transit
The Broad line, Broad St and Walnut St exit, on the subway.
PATCO 15th and Locust
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Entertainment
Max Brenner's signature music playlist
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Special events & promotions
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3238 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.0
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3.8
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good, perfect for my daughter's birthday! Our server was excellent!

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NB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

The ambient noise was too much to hold a normal conversation among family members.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a group dinner and dessert!

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w
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was awesome. Fun for our grandson to paint his ketchup onto his burgers. Mac and cheese burger, waffle cheesesteak. Yum. Somehow made room for dessert. More expensive than I anticipated but the food was great.

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AW
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group went for dessert and Max Brenner did not disappoint! We shared a dessert pizza and a decadent fondue. So delicious and fun! Highly recommend this place to satisfy a sweet tooth.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the desserts are not only delicious but adorable presented, loved it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The desserts are great, but the main dishes leave a bit to be desired, especially for the price.

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LL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was dope. That is why my son says the waitress was great and the special spicy pasta they made and the pizza was very good. My kids were impress. This I s Jonathan the kid the pasta prices without the sauce usually isn’t good but yours are great and sauce is too.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New job moving to Michigan

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GB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Awesome little place. It was really noisy, and you were seated really close to other people. But the food was amazing.

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GS
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I picked this restaurant to celebrate my bday as I had been to the one in nyc a few years ago and had a wonderful experience.
This was a great letdown!
The food portaions were very small and sloppy. WAY overpriced for what you received.
The deserts were actually an embarrassment. Again way overpriced and came up VERY short of the elaborate menu discrimination.
The restaurant was not too unclean but the bathrooms were gross. We arrived at 6pm on a Fri and there was hardly anyone there yet the bathrooms were very dirty.
Our server was nice but not very attentive.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went with my family for dessert. The Italian hot chocolate was my favorite thing. My family enjoyed the s’mores sundae. The fondue was just okay and the mud pie was alright.

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EV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday dinner and our Waiter Nick was really great! He made my daughters bday desserts so special and was super friendly and attentive. Food was delicious!

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LR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The restaurant needs a refresher! Paint chipping and dents in walls. Uneven tables, beat up chairs. Felt kind of dumpy. Desserts were fine. Overpriced and did not live up to expectation. My burger was really good, though!

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 12 year old wanted to go here as part of his 12th birthday celebration with a couple friends. They accommodated our last minute request for an "adult" table and a separate kids table. The staff was SUPERB handling the kids' needs as well as ours. They made us feel comfortable, happy and calm. KUDDOS to the INCREDIBLE service + the food and desserts were SO good! Thanks for making our special occasion EXTRA special!

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S
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

My daughter selected Max Brenner's to celebrate her birthday. We were also celebrating a wedding this week and the birthday of another family member. Such a wonderful experience! Our server went above and beyond in doing all she could to make this a memorable occasion for us. And ohhhh, the chocolate. At the end I ordered an affogato. Lusciously delicious! I can't wait to return!

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GG
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

VERY Dirty. Booth had ripped upholstery. Floors were filthy. Very expensive for a burger joint... desserts just ok.

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RD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. It was our first time there and we only went for dessert. We are all so full!! You only live once. Go big or go home!

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YA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food cameout quickly
Milk shake and cactail was delisius !
Server did try to keep up good service but I think she just had too manny tables .

Music was little too loud and not much space between the tables .

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XD
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the veggie burger and it was soooooo good the fries are bomb and def a prefect completion to one of your drinks.

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought my 12 year old daughter and her friend as a last minute plan. The menu was appealing to all and the desserts were fun and to die for! We got a sparkly candle on one of the desserts when we told them there was a recent birthday. Staff was really helpful and friendly.

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JA
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Max brenner was good but very noisy. Reminds me of a nicer Friendly's.

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JC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

It turns out that if you reserve a table through open table, it defaults to a hightop table (and there is no option to request a normal table) and they wouldn’t give us a normal table. For our party of six it was rather uncomfortable sitting in the tall stools with no back support. We were also seated by the stinky and loud kitchen. Burgers were burnt on outside, rest of food was poor. Desert was only good part. Will never go again.

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GD
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful 21st birthday dinner for my daughter on 8/4. Our server Connor did an excellent job with th “21” candles I brought and the sparkler he placed !!!

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LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is fabulous! My daughter has been nagging to come back to try a different dessert...so we did. The crepes are gorgeous.

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BV
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great friendly service. Wonderful experience.

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RG
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is good, but obviously it's the drinks and dessert that really stand out. If There's one thing you have to order, it's the dark chocolate martini. Trust me.

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious, fun food. Space is a little limited (size of the table and proximity to the next table).

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MY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was good, solid assortment of cocktails but the deserts were amazing!

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E
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was above average, and the desserts were just amazing. It is a great place to have a nice meal, and have some fun at the same time. My only complaint is for some reason, as other have mentioned, the service is extremely slow. Our server was an incredibly nice and friendly, but his service was very, very slow.

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GS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Max Brenners, being life-long Philadelphia residents..... It was terrific! The food and drinks were great and our waitress was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I basically rate restaurants on if I would go back or not, I will not be going back here, we had reservations and ended up waiting anyway then when directed to a table it wasn't ready then went to another and that one wasnt ready then the hottest asked us to just wait for a little which turned into another 5 minutes but we werestanding around tables where people were eating and made it somewhat awkward. The hostesses and wait staff seemed like it was a chore to do there job and where somewhat pushy with ordering and finishing up even though there were empty tables. The food and drinks were very good but nothing could ever be worth putting up with the un-organized and chaotic environment. Take your money and time elsewhere.

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GG
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great! Food was delicious. The guest of honor enjoyed herself very much.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Needs some upkeeping ,Ie: food on walls , needs painting, holes .
Dirty , tiles were cracked.
Just overall feel was dirty.

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J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Do not order the s’mores concoction dessert. It is literally a jar of whipped cream. No chocolate mousse like in the description, just melted chocolate at the bottom. So disappointed.

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AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were treating our daughters to dinner and a show. Always a good meal and kids love it

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 10 year old asked to come here for lunch. It was a really great experience - food was lovely and the chocolate fondue was to die for. Delicious! We will return.

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c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

We went for dinner before a show. The food was good; but dessert looked even better. This would be a great place to split the entre and save room for dessert. I wish that I had known that before ordering. Next time. It is very loud here and not a great place for conversation.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Loud, crowded, disorganized, and dirty with slow service. Food was unremarkable.

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JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Entrees were very good. The mousse was confusing. Kyle was very helpful as our server.

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