Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery

4.2
1048 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steak
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Brewery
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Bar open daily until 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 525-4400
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery for your upcoming event! We offer a wide array of menu and beverage options. Customized packages are a Max Lager's specialty. All of our cuisine is made in-house using only the freshest ingredients.
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Private party contact
Cassandra: (404) 525-4400
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Catering
Planning a party? Let us create a memorable event for you and your group at Max Lager's. Private dining and group events are a specialty of Max Lager's. Max Lager's accommodates groups of 25 to 800. Contact our expert sales staff at events@maxlagers.com, 404.525.3651.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking everyday after 5:30pm. Located one block south at Baker & Peachtree St. Please bring in your ticket for validation.

Mon-Fri after 5pm and all day Sat-Sun. Courtland St. exit, Right on Baker, Right into SunTrust parking lot. Up to lobby and walk across Peachtree St. to Max Lager's. Bring in parking ticket for validation.
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Public transit
Two blocks south of Civic Center Marta Station on West Peachtree Street. Two blocks north of Peachtree Center Marta Station on Peachtree Street.
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Special events & promotions
Our patio is now open! Enjoy one of our hand-crafted beer or cocktail on our garden patio - the weather is ideal for an outstanding dining experience.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
1,048 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
50%
Very Good
31%
Good
11%
Fair
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Poor
3%
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My fiancé and I had an AMAZING time! Dante was really fun and had prompt service. The hosts and food runners were all very friendly as well. Perfect surprise date for my fiancé, we will be back :)

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J
4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was amazing. Very good. My salad was loaded with great ingredients and my son's pizza was great. Even though the staff was extremely friendly and sweet, our server was very forgetful. Maybe a bad night I don't know. But overall great food.
Prices a tad high also.

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OT
2.0Dined 7 days ago

Ordered a wedge salad, they were sold out. Ordered a St. Bernadus beer, they were out. Music kept stopping and starting the whole time we were there. Very distracting. Wanted to eat dinner outside and that was closed too. Not what we expected.

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MT
4.0Dined 7 days ago

atmosphere was great, we arrived 25 minutes prior to our reservation and were promptly seated. Both of us ordered the Filet, cooked perfectly on the inside however the outside was a tad to overdone for me. The house tap beer was really good.

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JB
5.0Dined 7 days ago

Love Max Lagers

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ES
3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Solid basic food, nothing fancy but always a good burger and a fun restaurant

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BA
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Super cool place with AMAZING home brewed beer! The pork chop was fantastic!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

great ! we will return!

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TE
4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Consistently a good experience. Always look forward to going when in Atlanta.

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SS
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Both food and service were on par tonight. Food was served piping hot and delicious. Service was excellent! Will be back this week since I am in town on business!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My dad and I were in town for a Reunion. After eating at various restaurants all week ... it was refreshing to have found this restaurant on our last night . The food and service were excellent. Was only a short walk from hotel. Will definitely come back. Highly recommend.

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SF
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Came here with my girlfriend for our first anniversary. Best steak I’ve ever had. If you are around Atlanta you need to come check this place out. You won’t be disappointed!

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BX
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Love this place. Great food and exceptional people. The first time I visited, a friend and I stopped in after a show at the Fox. It was late, but they actually kept the kitchen open to make us a couple of their awesome Bison Burgers. During this visit, I was heading to the ATL United Match and forgot to print my parking pass. The manager helped me out and printed it for me in his office. I had the Quesadillas with pulled pork. Highly recommend!

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PN
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Great restaurant. Lived up to the reviews I read online and then some! Will definitely dine there again the next time I’m in the city.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Good selection of food.
Creative food options

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MG
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and service. I was recommended to go to this restaurant by a friend and he didn’t let me down. The bison burger was amazing.

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J
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was okay, definitely not what I expected. Our server was not attentive to our needs. We were never offered refills on our drinks, we had to ask him for a refill.

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HM
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent beer, great ribs and shrimp. Really good service and accommodating to gluten free needs.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We were in Atlanta for a week long conference when we came in to Max Lager’s. But I gotta say, for me, this was my favorite place that we tried. Service was great all around from the moment we walked in. While their beer selection isn’t big (had only about 6 of their own), the beers they do make are varied enough that any craft beer enthusiasts should be able to find one they like.

The food is great! Full of flavor and good quality. I had the fried chicken and it is certainly a memorable one for me. Good crunch and the meat was juicy. The collard greens and mashed potatoes was a good compliment, but the pepper jelly on the chicken really made the difference. Then the fried cheesecake was a perfect finish to our meal.

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TJ
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food and service was great. The waiter Scott new everything about the menu. The managers met and greeted us at the door.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Service was great! The servers were very attentive whether it was their table or not. We are able to speak with Chef Josh and Dean. Me and my guests were greatly satisfied.... I do hope that the cider lines are working when I visit again... And I can’t forget about the host Kadeem (sorry if I misspelled the name). He made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The server was the sweetest. And the food was amazing!! It took me forever to even decide what I wanted. So many good selections. Everyone was happy.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Out family had a great time! Always enjoy talking with Chef Joshua. He made us feel very welcome to celebrate.

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J
3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The restaurant was hopping but the staff seemed ready to accommodate which was nice. Our server was at our table in an instant - friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. All was good aside from the fact it felt 80 degrees inside - hot AND humid. And then the food came - I ordered the brisket sandwich and it was the dry, tough, leathery butt of the brisket, you know, the part no one really wants. The fries were good - sandwich was bad. I hate less than half and it was so uncomfortably hot in the restaurant I didn’t care to complain or get a replacement. Not sure if I’d go back although the service was really good.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Good menu, cool atmosphere, great service

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CJ
4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

A great place to try brews that you find anywhere else. You can purchase a full glass or a sampler of all the brews they offer. Food was great and service was good too. The environment is lively and noisy. Nonetheless, it was a great experience.

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TE
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Loved the food it was delicious timely and I say again delicious. Service was perfection Donte was amazing and accommodating. He had answers for all of our menu question and was very attentive. We had steak and they both were cooked to out liking and the side options one player had collard greens and mashed potatoes and the other fries and broccoli all delicious. I will be returning.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

We’ve been to this restaurant several times over the last few years. Excellent experience every time.

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EC
2.0Dined on May 26, 2018

To noisy , bad food.
Beer is good. Fries where sloppy.

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CI
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We ate here before a concert at Mercedes Benz. They took reservations and were able to seat our party of 6 very quickly. The food was awesome! The salmon with cheese grits was delicious. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food so much. The service was great as well. We live about an hour away, but we all said we would drive down just to eat here again.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very loud booming noise coming from behind a wall. When we asked the waitress about it, she said they don’t know what it is but that it has been happening for a few days. It was very disturbing throughout the meal.

Food was just ok. Salad was good but small for the price and the service was nothing to write home about.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

The food at Max Lager's is excellent. I had the fried chicken with pepper jelly and subbed green beans for the collards. I highly recommend the chicken!

However, the service is seriously lacking. I ate at this location twice in the five days I was in Atlanta because of its proximity to my hotel. Both times (lunch and dinner), there was a long lag when waiting to be greeted by the server after being seated, getting drinks, needing refills even of iced tea or water, and getting food. This is not a place to eat if you're in a hurry or on a schedule. Don't visit if you don't have the time to spend waiting on every part of your meal.

I would recommend Max Lager's based on the quality of the food, but not on the quality/speed of the service.

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M
3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our server was not good. She was hard to track down and did not care about our experience whatsoever. She seemed annoyed to be working. The food was ok, but I ordered a medium burger and received a dry well done burger.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

What a wonderful place. After working in downtown for the day, we stumbled upon this gem. It was perfect. From the food to the beer, we all left with full happy bellies and smiles on our faces. The staff was courteous, attentive and kind. Definitely would recommend Max Lagers if you’re in the area. Order a flight of their beers, you won’t be disappointed :).

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TC
4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good for kids and sort of the perfect volume. Food portion was a little on the small side.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Birthday lunch it was great

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AM
4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Overall it was good. Service was a little slow for not being busy. House made pear cider was great.

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OT
2.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Ordered a Bison burger well done. However sent it back twice since it came out rare. Cooks and servers seemed overwhelmed during the lunch hour.

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JH
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent service and great atmosphere!
Amazing food! Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was very good. Service was not good. We waited until we were done with a rather spicy appetizer to get our drinks. Refills took quite awhile too. I think the service was bad because of our server. Other tables near us seemed to have better service. Cute place and loved the patio. I would give it another try...

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