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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
We normally like Max's but for some reason this trip was unusually poor. Service OK but food was really horrible. Got signature Ruben and was asked if I wanted both Corned Beef and Pastrami. Sounded wonderful! What I got was corned beef and Philly Cheesesteak beef. Not good. Fries tasted stale like they had double fried them after they got cold. Other family members meals were not much better. Sorry to say you're only as good as your last meal ... won't be returning anything soon and spend $80 for mediocre to poor food.
After many visits to Max's, it was astonishing to see the dramatic change. The first signal, was a sign by the front entry, warning that the customers should take care due to recent thefts in the parking area.
Inside, the restaurant looked worn and neglected. The usual buzz of diners was missing. Max's has always been filled with families and bustling with good food.
The menu had been simplified to a much smaller selection. Our glasses of wine were fine and served soon after arrival. Our salads arrived and the beet, the kale and the Chinese chicken salads were mediocre at best. The usual basket of rolls were so stale that they were left on the plate. Last of all, even the cup of coffee was too ordinary to drink.
One positive note:
Our server was very pleasant and professional and did her best to make our visit pleasant.
I was just very surprised to see the decline and hope that better days lay ahead.
I'm sorry to have to write such a bleak review.
We seek Freddie out when we come to Max's. He's an awesome person - always takes excellent care of us. He knows our drink preferences and knows what we like to eat. I hope Max's has formally acknowledged his outstanding performance - he deserves it!
Max's was very accommodating, even when our party of 10 arrived 45 mins early for our reservation. Great variety on the menu with plentiful portions. Recommendation: always leave room for dessert! We tried everything from the key lime pie to the brownie mud pie and everything was yummy, albeit rich. Our server was amazing and had a great sense of humor.
This is our favorite dining spot close to home. When we don't feel like cooking, this is the place to be! Good food and generous serving. Known for their Reuben sandwich! No one makes it better than they do. Roast chicken and pork chop are my favorite. Their nachos, however, isn't good., so I wouldn't recommend it.
Max’s is my favorite dining spot when I stay near SFO. You get your money’s worth here as compared to the hotel restaurants in the area in terms of price, quality, and service. I enjoyed the Kale Salad with Salmon. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert. The Mocha Cake was a fine ending to an excellent meal!
Used to go there all the time (ten years ago or more) and it was always a treat. The service was excellent this time, but the place is really run down, shabby decor, almost depressing. Max's needs to spend a little money to spiff things up and make it a destination place again.
Our dinner was awesome! We were at the SF Star Trek Convention and walked a couple blocks down to Max's for dinner. We reserved online, got there a couple of minutes early and our table was totally ready at our reservation time. Live pianist was great - we weren't in the bar-section, but close to it. We had onion rings (huge) for starters and a Rueben sandwich and Chinese Chicken salad for dinner. Waitress was spot on! Checked in with us at the right times - not too often or too infrequently. Overall, loved it and will definitely plan on Max's next year.
We hadn't been to Max's in a few months and stopped for dessert on the way to the airport. We were extremely disappointed to learn that they didn't have the fantasy torte any more
Our alternates were OK. The coffee was just warm. And, our server was pretty much invisible and inattentive.
This is not what I have grown to expect from Max's.
Please bring back the fantasy torte!!!
My family and I went there to celebrate my daughter's birthday. It was our first time here, but we have always seen it off of the freeway and decided to try it out. The ambience is very nice with a live piano player. The service was great but the area we were seated at had very inconsistent temperatures. When we were first seated, it was very cold and the air was blowing. Then it would change to moderate and change back to cold again. The food was good, nothing extraordinary. We would probably go back and try other dishes.
A very good friend took me out to dinner as a appreciation event. He had chicken pot pie which she absolutely loved and I had the salmon which was very good. We each had our own desserts and they were fabulous way too big but they were fabulous! Was the first time for him to be at Max's because he's from out of state but he thoroughly enjoyed it.
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