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About Original Max's
For over 25 years, Original Max's has served America's favorite foods with an upscale style at affordable prices. Boasting "everything you've always wanted to eat, "only at Max's will you find a corned beef reuben, chinese chicken salad, ribeye steak, BBQ ribs and portabello mushroom pasta all on the one table. And for those with a sweet tooth, Max's sinful, awarding desserts will keep you coming back for more.
Burlingame, CA 94010
American, Comfort Food, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Su 9:00am-2:00pm
Lunch: Mon - Sat 11:00am-4:00pm
Dinner: Mon - Thu 4:00pm-10 pm
Fri - Sat 4 pm - 11 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment every evening from Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday and Saturday 7pm - 11pm.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining room that can seat up to 40 people comforatbly
Private Party Contact:
Hung Tran: (650) 342-6297
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Original Max's Ratings and Reviews
What friendly service and tasty food! We ordered eggs Benedict, Reuben sandwiches, and chicken pot pie. All were excellent. My side salad with blue cheese dressing had big chunks of creamy blue cheese and a variety of freshly diced, crunchy vegetables. Ambiance was average (it's next to an airport) but the service was fantastic.
We were at a loss as to WHERE we could bring friends who were flying into the area for just one night, on their way home after a big vacation. We wanted a place where we could have a great time, good food and drinks and something casual, yet nice. Max's was IT! We haven't been there in a while and were so happy to re-visit it. We will be back again! Thanks!
We visit often and enjoy the variety of entrée options available. However, this is the first time that I've been disappointed with my meal. They use to have delicious French Onion Soup, but the recipe has changed and it was less than desirable. I'd suggest that you don't order the FOS.
Let's face it , there aren't a lot of NY Deli's on the Peninsula. In fact Max's is the only one I know of . That being said as a former NYer, to me it's comfort food. They've recently remodeled and it has a sort of upscale diner style vibe. It's refreshing to me to see chicken soup, laktes, pastrami and corned beef items on a menu, and most dishes are very generously portioned though pricey, as typical in the Bay Area. Great desserts too, giant macaroons, excellent cheesecake, incredible hot fudge sundae, and more. As they say - they have options that are good for a diet, and also not good for a diet, or something like that. They have pared down their menu, used to be quite large, now with fewer choices, but many of the old favorites. They have a piano player I think on Thursday nights, and overall a pretty consistent delicatessen where you can have a good meal and easy parking in front or in back/side of the building. Good for brunch, lunch or dinner, we'll keep coming back and have tried different Max's in other locations, the Burlingame Max's is my favorite.
I always enjoy going to Original Max's--the closest thing to a New York deli that one can get in the Bay Area. The location right off the freeway in Burlingame made it convenient for me and my friend, who was coming from San Francisco. Somewhat to my surprise, the restaurant was quiet for lunch.
The matzo ball soup was hot (as it should be) and excellent. The pastrami sandwich was plentiful and excellent. The cole slaw was fine. The server was friendly, polite and attentive.
Went there mid week with a party of eight. Took a while for someone to come by. I like to have a drink and appetizers. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. appetizer came just prior to dinner being served. Food was mediocre, burgers WAY underdone. Service seemed rushed and shorthanded.
Came here while waiting for a flight. I had been to other Max's venues though admittedly not recently, and the food here just wasn't as good as I remembered. The restaurant was cold and I left my coat on for most of our meal. Service was ok but nothing to write home about; it took our server a good 10 minutes to come by and greet us. I had the Joe's Special and the meat was tasteless - a good dose of salt and pepper didn't help much either. My son had a Reuben which wasn't bad, but his side of fries was really small. Not sure I'll come back.
Max's is one of my favorite restaurants--as close to a New York deli as exists in the Bay Area. The matzo ball soup was outstanding, served hot--much better than what my mother ever did! The pastrami sandwich was also excellent, and the cole slaw was very good. All in all, the meal met all expectations.
As usual great service, new menu options to try. Son really enjoyed the new turkey bolognese pasta with turkey meatball, can't even tell it wasn't beef if I didn't tell him. I loved my prime rib on Thursdays, which includes creamed spinach, baked potato or potatoes cooked to your liking, and cookies for dessert. Been eating at Max's in the SF Bay Area since I was little, hope they stick around for many more decades!
Fish tacos rock and so does the jambalaya pasta all served with wonderful warm sourdough rolls. Server attentive and friendly. The problem with ambience is they no longer have the piano player. We go less than we used to for that reason. Please bring piano player back. I know others feel this way
Max’s has been around for quite a while. They are known for their great sandwiches, excellent ambiance and ginormous desserts! The wait staff was excellent, polite and supportive in terms of providing water, utensils, clearance of plates, advising us of specials, etc. Always the go to place for privacy, a big bash or a first date. The place is large enough to offer the perfect seating area for one’s needs.
Great Food, 4 Senior Ladies, but still felt fantastic - gave us a booth, liked the food, liked the service. WE all said, we would like to come back. Beverly server was Fantastic, Crispy Brussel Sprouts were delicious, shared a big platter of nachos with everyting -- for a bit extra you can
get spicy pork, or other goodies on top..... Friend had chicken wings, said it was the best she had had. So, all very good.!!!!
This location has changed owners and menus. Only a handful of Max's old menu items appear on this new iteration. Instead of pictures of dessert and silly sayings about noshes and diets, the walls are decorated with menus of other places and chalkboards announcing the current specials. The entire back section is closed off for private dining, and the bar area seems more crowded.
Usually, when my family and I dine here, we get dessert as an extra special treat. Our server didn't even offer dessert, and just handed us the check when he returned with our boxed up leftovers.
Overall, I am disappointed with this particular location because of the changes. Hopefully, the other locations haven't changed as drastically.
Max’s is my favorite dining spot when I stay near SFO. You get your money’s worth here compared to the hotel restaurants in the area in terms of price, quality, and service (Thank you Augustin for attentive service and for coming to my rescue because I forgot my Max’s Card!). Both my wife and I enjoyed the Arugula Salad with Salmon. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. The Berry Pie is enough for two people!
We had to send one of our dishes back due to a complicated food allergy and the waiter and manager could not have been more concerned and apologetic! Manager prrsonally oversaw the remake of our dish. Everything else was delicious, especially the crispy brussell sprouts!! Would definitely go back again.
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