Max's Eatery

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$30 and under
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Designed to bring back the the lunch counter, diner and late-night style of everyday food paired with your childhood favorites with a modern refresh and nod to Lancaster's unique taste. Named for Chef Titter's fun-loving, adventurous and food critic son, Maximilian, Max's is a modern take on beloved memories. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bar Service 7 days week, Max's is the ultimate Go- To
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JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christina U is a magical mermaid with unparalleled serving abilities 🧜‍♀️ ✨

JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent at very good prices. All drinks, including the “varsity” milkshakes were also a very good value and enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised!

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, the service was friendly, the decor was spot on. There is no other place for brunch in Lancaster I would rather go. Although we were headed to an event that required sobriety, there is a full bar, which concocts the most delicious adult beverages.

CR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the chicken and waffles. My sister had the special for the night that the server recommended and she was really happy she ordered the pork chop on mashed yams with kale.

C
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Good food and choices. Great service and cool vibe.

KS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

We tried Max's but probably would not return. Service was very bad as in slow, wrong food, wrong check and no attention given at all. They seemed busy and confused so it could have been short staffed. Drinks arrived so late that they said they would take it off the check but it remained on the check. We gave up, paid and go out of there. Food was just okay.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food, and space were all amazing. We’ll definitely be back!

SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four senior women had great lunches brfore the Fulton show. Waitor was helpful explaining the menu. We even had the twisted ice cream dessert. Will definitely be back!!

GH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food choices better for breakfast/lunch. Service a bit slow this time.

l
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Food was all extremely greasy and didn’t taste good

TT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, with wait service by an absolutely delightful waiter. Yummy Italian soda, chicken pot pie with a slice of puff pastry, and carrot cake to die for!!! Max’s is an upscale diner - I will go there again.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great seat at the window! Very attentive and interested waitress. Answered and explained whatever questions we had. All the employees seemed happy to be there! Food and milkshakes were very delicious. Would definitely go again.

t
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

At first staff seemed disorganized, a table of 6 showed up and disrupted their process. We were seated after waiting for the 6 to sit. We set at a window 2 and was greeted by waitress. Drinks are expensive and staff not educated in tap selections. I redered the special fish and chips and wifey ordered a burger. Burger showed up, nearly raw....wanted medium, fish showed up, no chips..overall disappointed. The menu is too simple for mistakes. Being in the foodservice ind. for over 20 years, the experience could have been a lot better for a $45 diner date.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing. Server was new but very attentive and friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We loved Max's Eatery. We went for breakfast. Our server was great but the kitchen was very slow...we wait 45 min for our food. But, we will try it again!

e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere! I would suggest adding more items to the menu - maybe some additional omelet choices and pancakes options. Love that the menu has breakfast options 24 hours a day!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration was amazing. We had burgers, frito pie and cow on a raft. YUMMO!

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Love the trivia Tuesdays! Making a reservation on Open Table very easy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I love Max’s!! I took a friend for the first time so she could experience the greatness. Put food was amazing and our shakes were awesome! Next I’m brining my husband

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We discovered Max's because of Tuesday Trivia. We have followed Matt for over 3 years to different venues. Max's is kid friendly (my 2 grandchildren love the food), the staff remembers our usual orders, and when our team expands to 8 people, everyone accommodates the change without missing a beat. Brendan, David and Megan have been our servers, and they are awesome! We are now regular Tuesday patrons.

s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for Sunday morning breakfast! We all enjoyed our selections. Specials were a bit pricey, but awesome!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all loved the smash burger and adult milk shakes!!

LC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We selected Max's on the net, we like non-chain/ local eateries and travel to Lancaster 1x a year; couldn't been more satisfied!!! Great Friendly Staff! Food was excellent, speaking for the other 5 in our group! My Por Boy sandwich was a little light on the protein, although the sandwich was Excellent. The Donkey / OJ drink was Superb.

GH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I like the menu at Max's for breakfast or dinner. Service was a little inconsistent, but other than that, it was another great experience.

ML
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Dinner at Max's Eatery was a mixed bag. The waitperson was very courteous, but he was run off his feet, servicing too many tables. He brought our food promptly, but he forgot one of our drinks, and it took a while for that to be corrected. The food was, as usual, really tasty--diner style but with much better ingredients that you usually see in Lancaster County diners. It turned out to be Trivia Night, though, and there was a loud (yet unintelligible) presentation of trivia questions going on for most of the time we were in the restaurant. Max's is very child-friendly, which also meant that there was a certain loudness around us that wasn't the usual hipsters drinking alcoholic milkshakes--even though we did not begin our dinner until after 7 p.m. I do recommend Max's Eatery for its delicious menu (including a number of vegetarian and vegan options), but be prepared for higher decibels and families with young children.

EP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Super nice service. Will definitely go back!!

GG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food is okay. Service was a little off.

LB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem in the heart of downtown Lancaster City! Lots of menu options for those with food allergies. I ordered the Chicken Puff Pie and it was amazing...just like good-old home cookin’!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was excellent and so friendly. They even brought me a birthday surprise and made the day very special. Thank you!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great place..... food very good and well priced.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Smash burger! Get it with cheddar and bacon. Nothing more needed. Onion rings are excellent. Outstanding value in a crowded Lancaster restaurant market. We will be back.

ER
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service was good and worth coming back again.

OT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We went at 1:30. Service was REALLY slow. Drinks took 10 minutes or more. Food was good.

L
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was excellent! Service was ehh, could be better! It was also extremely hot, hot to a point that it was uncomfortable eating!

DR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and the atmosphere was fun (which is what we were looking for with my 12 year daughter). The food was good - loved the shakes and appetizers in particular.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I loved the 60’s feel of the place - it felt like we travelled back in time. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The Gobble sandwich was definitely a good choice! Everyone seemed to really like this place, we will definitely come back in the future. Service was well-timed and friendly!

J
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is fantastic. Very well done versions of simple diner classics.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous birthday brunch for my mom. Service was top notch and our brunch items delicious. The staff even sang happy birthday to my mom with a little guitar. Such a nice touch. Looking forward to returning. Thank you!

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