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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DonnaG
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very exceptional food the wait staff was not overly busy, but service took a while. That was all right, however, as we were not in a hurry. I hate downtown & driving downtown, but this place was worth the effort. The burgers were especially amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food

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Mike
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent surprise! Server was polite friendly, courteous, helpful. Was there with a couple of coworkers, for employee appreciation day. The food was tasty, lots of it! Steaks were melt in your mouth, cooked exactly as ordered and expected. First time at this hidden gem, but will definitely be back in the future!

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vipErnieS
Naples
503 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was probably us, as we like Max Lagers and dine here every time we come to Downtown ATL. Tonight we arrived just plain old popped from work and not really in a dining mode. My husband’s burger was as good as always and he has decided the beef burger is a better choice for him as apposed to bison as the beef is much juicer. The burger was cooked exactly as ordered, medium rare. My quesadilla was just so so tonight. Actually it arrived barely warm and as we did not have follow up service, I just coped with it.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Filet...we both had it. Off the hook!

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seebee
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always dependable microbrewery with friendly service and great beer choices and good food. I prefer their entrees and sandwiches to their pizza, but I always enjoy this place. I have taken a number of group events here through the years, and it never disappoints. When the weather is nice, there's also a very private back patio that is wonderful. Highly recommended.

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SusanH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

In town for a few nights... went there for dinner & was underwhelmed. Extra large portions & out of pasta, mushrooms & bison

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

I’ll start with a positive note...the food was delicious!! However, the service was horrible!! Once seated it took 15 plus minutes to get a server and only because my husband went check on it. Our kid’s food came out and we still had no silverware after asking numerous times. We had to borrow silverware from a neighboring table. We finally got silverware after asking 3 plus times and getting up to go ask a busboy (this was now 45 minutes into being seated). But most importantly when I spoke to the manager regarding this issue they did nothing. Disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Terrible service, took over 35 minutes to get a beer... in a brewery! We had been sat for 15 minutes before the bus boy got us our waters, when I asked him to also get us a server, he just rolled his eyes as if I was completely inconveniencing him. It still took 10 more minutes for a server to show up to the table...

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Debbiedokken
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was just bad. Steaks were overcooked, dry and tasteless. Sides were cold. Some sides we ordered never even showed up. Our server disappeared after our food showed up. It was VERY loud in there. Two people ordered the same beer, but received 2 different beers. I would not go back nor could I ever recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The restaurant itself is great. Beer was good. Food options were good but some of the execution was lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We visited during the Marathon Olympic trials, so it was a busy weekend. We booked through Open Table and were seated at our reservation time. Our waiter made some recommendations for dinner. Three people in our party ordered the burger, which was just ok, however the hand cut fries were delicious. I ordered the salmon which had great flavor. The IMOS is a tasty stout if you’re a dark beer fan.

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mm2629
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A variety of good beers, and they also have pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with clients and the entire night was perfect! Our server Bridget was able to manage the conversation and ensure it was a great experience.

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KeithM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great downtown spot 10-12 minute walk from World of Coca-Cola and Olympic Centennial Park. Pretty cool atmosphere. Everyone was attentive. Food was fabulous best pork chop I’ve ever had. Juicy

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The bar tender had a personality of a door non. She was borderline rude was asked questions for something off menu. The waitress was average, asked the same question 3 times. Food was good and the beer options are great!

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DavidP
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
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!

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RachaelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

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Seasons52
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

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JTtheBeerGuy
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.

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vipCltkh
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!

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RickyL
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Protoroadie
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipTNicholls
Atlanta
29 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.

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Tiffany
Atlanta
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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sandy
Nashville
22 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.

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vipCityguy007
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 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!

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Falcon54
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipYannis
San Francisco
11 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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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ChristiC
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 525-4400.

Max Lager's Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery is rated 4.3 stars by 1337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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