About Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame

For over 25 years, 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.

1250 Old Bayshore Highway
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Airport Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 342-6297

Website:
http://www.maxsworld.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment every evening from Sunday - Thursday 6pm - 10pm and Friday and Saturday 7pm - 11pm.

Executive Chef:
Juan Gonzalez

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

Additional:
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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Max's Restaurant & Bar of Burlingame Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.5

value

3.7

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Quick Bite (6)
Fun (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tapas (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Live Music (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

sadly, this time Max’s Diner Hash missed the mark.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food here is eat half, take half home. Take out bakery is pricey but delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

Tags: Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service is great. The server and the hostess were very pleasant and friendly.
The restaurant offers a variety of menu with different choices.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everytime we have been there, we left completely satisfied and happy - you cannot ask for more!

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our waiter was SO on it! And the food was delicious and expertly prepared.

Tags: Tapas, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Savvy menu with endless selections for any appetite!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for the brunch meal on a Sunday. It wasn't bad, but not quite what we had expected. I wouldn't turn it down, but stick with the regular brunch type foods if that's what you're looking for.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Solid place, but I don't know why we made reservations - we arrived 7 minutes past our reservation time and there was no table set for us, so we had to wait for about 20 minutes to be seated.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

New menu not as good as the old one, food used to be very good , now maybe a bit above average.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Been Here a few times. Good portions of good food. Server was very pleasant and very attentive to our needs We'll be back...

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Thought they served breakfast but not open till 11am. Best thing is location as near San Francisco airport and parking lot is great. pastrami sandwich was ok but meat was a bit tough and fatty.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Large and delicious deli sandwiches. Basic dining room. Average service. Come for the comfort food and desserts.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Lots's of changes made. They used to have a great turkey burger, not so great anymore. New divider in the bar area, no more music which used to be a fun part of going to Max's. We went there twice a month, now we will go there maybe once a quarter.

Tags: Quick Bite, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful food and service always

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Thank you dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We were seated at the bar section. Many people were dining in that area also. It was crowded, noisy, and the service was slow.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Best Ruben sandwiches I've ever had, not greasy or fatty. Love the raisin rolls as well.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was excellent with large portions. Great deal for the price! Service was also excellent! Definitely a place I'd visit again!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The new franchise owners do not know how to cater to American comfort cuisine and to standard American service.
No spoons are offered with mugs of coffee. The sugar container contained only one packet of sugar although there were 4 of us at the table.
the Corned Beef Hash was a greasy Chinese stir Fry of sliced Corned Beef and large chunks of potato. Nothing like hash at all.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had the salmon, was awesome! Must order a side of their brussel sprouts!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

2nd dinner here both times very good. They have a wide menu items you don't see at the chains.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Have been eating at Max's since inception in Daly City CA.
Food is good, service is always good, especially last night,
Maggie was our waiter, and she was fantastic..took our order,
knew the menu, was there when you needed her, and gone when you didn't
don't know how she did it as she was waiting on several tables at one time,
and I heard her explaining the menu to others.
Have had dinner, and lunch at this Max's and enjoy it every time.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The only thing I can say about this restaurant is run away from it! It is not the Max's of yesteryear. They must've changed hands or something. They were remodeling half of the restaurant while we were there. Unbelievable! It was worse than a Denny's restaurant.

Tags: Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Even though they are going through a remodel the service was fine, the Food was as good as always, and it was quiet enough to hear everyone at the table.

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·Dined on July 10, 2017

The food was great as always, excellent service. In the middle of remodel, so the crowd was a little loud.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

As always the food was fresh, served promptly and courtesily. The portions continue to be large and filling. Even avoiding the famous Ruben's and cabbage soup, the salads and burgers are outstanding. max's never disappoints.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

I was very sorry to see that the menu was drastically curtailed since the restaurant has changed hands. However, the good news is that Max's Laws are still in tact, and the kitchen cheerfully made a few substitutions for us. And, Mars was an excellent server ......he seemed to anticipate what we were going to request, before we requested it. Awesome.

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 4, 2017

This is basically a diner. On the plus side, the servers are very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The portions of food are large. The food itself is Fair-Good, nothing special and not memorable except for the hot mustard condiments (I know, what a thing to be complimented about!) My elderly parents and their friends like the place, but I think it's very tired-looking and in need of a major facelift. Last, it's, very loud and difficult to hear your dinner partners--and this is not good for a group of older folks who have hearing problems to begin with.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Max's was the perfect choice for our family Sunday brunch; it's not often you can find a restaurant that serves comfort food we ALL like, can accommodate our group of 10+, takes reservations AND offers a parking lot...add in attentive service from "Marcelino" and his helper, it was "WIN-WIN"...everyone enjoyed their meals so it's a sure bet, we'll be back again soon...!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Max's has always been a go-to place for good food and good portions. The menu offers a selection for everyone (as our group consisted of a vegetarian and kids). We arrived on a busy Friday night and were seated so quickly that I wasn't sure that the hostess even noted my Opentable reservation. Our table was set up and waiting upon our arrival and our waiter was attentive and informative through the course of our meal.

Very enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I had good dinner so satisfied with the delicious mixed salad no complain waitress was so attentive but I was expecting music on Fathers Day celeb & I thought there's karaoke but the band left probably it's a Sunday they're done for the day. I love their mixed drink my family & husband enjoyed them. Husband expected a white cream sauce on fettucini order but it was reddish, anyways all of us were satisfied except my hubby. Will reserve again next time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Our server, Mars, was outstanding. He really enjoyed his job, knew the menu, offered suggestions when asked, etc. Wish his attitude and service ethic could be cloned!

Max's is our go to place for delicious comfort food and good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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