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Max's Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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1250 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1805 (Airport Blvd)
+1 650-342-6297
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't usually post things like this (look at my past reviews). I will never go back to this place. I've gone here three times over the pat 15 years and each time, the staff have had an attitude. I don't know what it is, but it seems to be ingrained. They think they are above the people visiting. Avoid.

Thank cdycdy
Mountain View, California
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here Sunday at 5:30pm. Was seated right away. Our server was great. The saying on the menu says it all, "everything you always wanted to eat". I had the russian cabbage soup, the giant nachos (yes it was a giant serving) and the hot corned beef and pastrami on rye with swiss. Everything was great.

Thank DJ B
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my go to place for Reuben's and potato salad. They focus on large portions of tasty American food. It's not fancy but you'll be satisfied at a reasonable cost. Their sandwiches are all great. Don't order stuff you think this kind of place won't do well and you will be happy.

Thank William M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Max's is always a great place to come back to. You wouldn't think that this place was a great as it is when you drive by, but every time I get near the SFO Airport I come back to Max's. The Steaks are seasoned perfectly, and Cut Thick, as are the Pork chops. They get it right every time. The... More 

Thank stevenhF9994RA
Napa, California
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297 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Max's nearest to me closed down awhile ago so I was really excited to visit one near the conference I am attending. Good service and yummy food. I had the turkey pastrami Rueben with potato salad... so full, and I only ate half the sandwich. Seems like a locals place to go even though it is by a bunch... More 

Thank BrenHen70
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

There is live music almost every night. Nice atmosphere, couples friends and singles enjoying food and place. Friendly staff. 5 stars!

Thank Nuri C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is one place we have to stop when visiting the Bay Area. The Rueben is my favorite, but all items we've tried have been excellent. The wait staff is always friendly and attentive. The pricing is reasonable for what you get. Oh, I almost forgot, the have homemade chips now. Amazing!

Thank Kenneth M
Sterling, Virginia
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617 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Enjoyed a nice dinner at Max's, sampling the West-Coast version of the Carnegie Deli As Big As Your Head Pastrami Sandwich -- it was delicious! Curious choice to have a piano player serenading the crowd -- we found the piano loud and annoying, especially when the pianist paused and waited for the crowd to applaud before continuing. I'd definitely go... More 

Thank mshapiro99
Surrey, Canada
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288 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I stayed at the Hyatt Regency a few times for business on got tired of the hotel food. I found Max's a short 5 minute walk away and the food choices and quality much better. The servers are attentive, the portions large and the quality good. Overall my experience here is good and have returned a few times.

Thank lightningboy
Hillsborough, California, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Max's is a great place to get Deli and desserts. They also have other specials like soup and half a sandwich. The Reuben sandwich is great! Their key lime pie is my favorite dessert

Thank Phil S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1805
    (Airport Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-342-6297
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?