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For 2
Fri, 2/23
11:30 PM
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Original Max's

370 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Comfort Food, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(650) 342-6297
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Gonzalez
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room that can seat up to 40 people comforatbly
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Private party contact
Hung Tran: (650) 342-6297
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Cross street
Airport Blvd
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Live Entertainment every evening from Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday and Saturday 7pm - 11pm.
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Gift Card
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
What 370 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDennis (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Max's used to be great, now it's just good. They had a great turkey burger, now it's on wheat bread, not so good. Get a wheat bun not sliced wheat bread.

NanetteL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The Chicken Marsala was AMAZING! The bartender/server (I sat at the bar) had a great attitude, and made you feel welcome.

5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service and food!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

vipwabash21 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Local place for us, always good food. We had the turkey dinner, which was good,
sliders, very good, and can't go wrong with any of their sandwiches...always great.
Service was outstanding for a busy Friday night

Deanna (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

CATHERINEH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved our friendly wait staff! Good spot for casual lunch...

UFAlum88 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Do not go here expecting to lose weight. Lots of great food and no concern for cholesterol, calories or fat content. Very tasty food.

vipSushiblack (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

vipsp4Mendy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I wish they would have told us that they were closing or not taken an 8:30 reservation when they were closing at 9. I felt like we were rushed through our dinner.

Sanjar (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Service and food are always great!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

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.