Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

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Max Lager's was one of the first restaurants to bring the fresh and natural wood-fired menu concept to Atlanta. The art of cooking with wood enhances the Max Lager's experience with bold flavors simply not found with alternative cooking methods. We feel that the investment made in the wood-fired grill is an investment that pays great dividends to our guests.

All Max Lager's menu items are prepared daily from scratch. Wood-fired steaks, burgers, seafood, ribs, and pizza are Max Lager's signature items. An inspired selection of entrée salads and pastas add variety to the American menu.
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DP
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greg was our waiter and he did an awesome job in recommending some options he thought we might enjoy. He was also very helpful with our little one in taking good care of us. Food was quick and very very good. We will def be back...highly recommended!

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good. The service wasn’t the best, but that was to be expected on a holiday.

S
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner. Our server, Bridget was excellent and attentive. Good was so delicious and we also enjoyed their local brewed beers

OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service,food and atmosphere were great!
Special shout out to our server John Michael, who was excellent!

JT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice variety of food so that everyone had an option, we ended up buying lots of things and splitting them all.

C
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

RL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinks, food and service. Convenient to many sites.

P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great service and food. Will definitely go back.

TN
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

While I have yet to visit this brewery for it's beer selections, I can tell you the food is enough to keep me coming back for more! I have never left disappointed. One of my favorite dishes is the fried chicken breast, collard greens (believe it or not, they nail the collards), with mashed potatoes.

T
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First they didn't have the item I wanted, soda was flat, and the waitress was not present.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gr8 restaurant, this was my 2nd time here. Everyone was friendly and professional. Food was tasty but our server Brittany was the best!

s
Nashville
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had an early reservation for 2..tried to stick us in corner table in bar and seemed put out when I asked to be seated in restaurant. We then got a poor table next to the waitstaff station that had a "wind tunnel" of outside air from the bar/kitchen area. I ate with jacket and scarf on. Restaurant was empty at 6:30.
Beer was good! Ordered spinach dip and asked for our pizza to come out much later to be our dinner. Chips with the dip must have been bottom of the bag - all crumbs making it hard to dip and our pizza arrived within a couple minutes of starting our app...so it was somewhat cooled by the time we were ready to eat. Too many good places to try, would not repeat coming back here. It was not even average. Hostess started evening not so friendly.

C
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, but even more so, our server Bridgette was absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We got our food 1 hour and 20 minutes AFTER WE ORDERED. NEVER COMING BACK!!!!!

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I loved eating here! Everything was amazing! The beer was great, the appetizer was incredible and I had one of the best top sirloins here. The atmosphere is cozy and the service was great!

F
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The mussels are fabulous! Our server was just the right amount of courteous & attentive - there when needed, but never hovering. I would highly recommend to anyone. I booked lunch here because it was convenient. I'll do it again because it was delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The ambiance was great. The food was delicious. Disappointed that our first choice of beverage was it available, nor was the chocolate cake. Overall, we were very satisfied.

Y
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We were a group of 5 they were clients that wanted good craft beer and barbecue, food was excellent the service
Was poor , we made the best of the evening with great conversation

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The food was mediocre to good, depending on the dish. Brisket was not very tender, flatbread was soggy, shrimp were good. It arrived quickly. The real problem was that we saw our server to take our order and not again until we were almost done eating, so we couldn’t tell her that one of the dishes brought out wasn’t correct. My friend just ended up eating the food she had not ordered. We were there during an off time, when maybe 1/4 of the restaurant was full, so it was not a matter of being busy. It was just poor service.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was lukewarm. French fries were terrible. The place was mostly empty (reservation was for 4:45), but we were seated in the front corner booth. We were not offered refills of water or tea. We weren’t asked if we wanted another drink or dessert.
Very disappointed. This was the second visit here ( we were in town for the gift show) , probably won’t come back

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was polite and attentive. Food was flavorful and outstanding. If I had only one issue with the restaurant, its that the openness of the dining area combined with the electrifying energy buzzing in the dining room made for a very loud establishment and for it to be very hard to hear even the people sitting next to you. But overall, still did not take away from it being a great experience.

OT
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here every year during the International Home and Gift Market and we are never disappointed. The food is always divine, the service is always excellent and the experience is fun. Always on our list of places to dine when in town!

CC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated very quickly with our reservation. We ordered beer and dinner at the same time. They came out at the same time which was super fast! Probably would have had two beers if we had the chance. That was my only complaint that we felt a little rushed.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was a lot better and the food was cooked as requested.

BJ
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Waitress was efficient and worked around our dietary needs.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

It must have been an off day

J
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks! My team really enjoyed their food.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Second Best ribeye I ever had. Great drinks. Great desserts. Fantastic place to grab a beer and a steak!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it so much!! The ribeye was amazing!

CP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

I have never had an experience here like the one I had Sunday. I brought my sister here for her first time and it was not the best. Now don’t get me wrong, Hailey our server was great, and so was my sister’s cocktail! But sadly, that was it. I ordered the wings and even though they were good flavor wise, I did have to send them back because they were cold. My sister ordered the pork chop and her sides came out lukewarm. My fries however were great!

But the biggest disappointment was really the host for the evening. There was no welcoming from him, he was slouched on the podium, and a nonchalant attitude. He could have been having an off personal day, but no need for it to reflect to the guests.

I don’t say all this to tear anyone down, but when I recall my first time coming here meeting one of the owners and the chef, I have raved about this place ever since. Which was a year ago. I travel a lot and look forward when I get to stop in town and come in.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I will try again in a few months on a different day to see if the tune has changed.

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Try the brisket sandwich

W
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had smoked wings, fried shrimp and burgers. All delicious!

CW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was a crowded night and the restaurant seemed overwhelmed. The kitchen production was very slow as lots of tables seemed agitated with their waitstaff. My wife enjoyed her burger but my pork chops were were very dry and as tough as shoe leather. Overall, a disappointing experience particularly given the price.

KB
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4, everyone ordered something different and we all loved our meals. Tried the fried cheesecake, it was delicious.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Came for my birthday. Our server was visibly irritated from the beginning. Never checked on us or refilled our beverages. Our salads were brown. Ribs over cooked and dry. Fish was greasy. Fries cold. My meal was good. Would’ve been better if mashed potatoes Were hot... my friends pork chops were good. First and last time at this restaurant....

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Everyone’s French fries were soggy. The mashed potatoes were cold in the middle and the second scoop they brought was lukewarm. My daughters pizza was burnt on the bottom. It was not a good experience!

JF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Scott our server and the Chef who came out to say hello, the collard greens were amazing! You guys rock and we’d loved our night! It was great to finally eat food that reminded us of home (Australia)!

S
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went after SEC championship game, place was crowded but in a fun way. We sat, git great service, had 3 rounds of drinks and dinner. Our server was awesome!!! Can’t recall name, but she was upstairs. Watched other games on tvs over bar. We had a great time!!

TD
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

After LSU win the SEC!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SEC championship

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