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Max's Bistro & Bar

#14 of 1,024 Restaurants in Fresno
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1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328 (West)
559-439-6900
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, a bit pricy and noisy in back room

We were here with a group of people we hadn't seen in years. We hoped for good conversation and food. The food was very good (We all had fish. Four had the special, on the tuna, and one salmon.) However, it got very noisy. Several of the people were hard of hearing so conversation was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Yvonne825
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Forest Ranch, California, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Forest Ranch, California, United States
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were here with a group of people we hadn't seen in years. We hoped for good conversation and food. The food was very good (We all had fish. Four had the special, on the tuna, and one salmon.) However, it got very noisy. Several of the people were hard of hearing so conversation was very difficult. Service was excellent.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We wanted to try Max's for the first time. The atmosphere was bright and fun. Seating was ok although regular booths would have been preferred. At least we were not a foot away from the next table like some places. Food was good. Nothing spectacular that I have to have again. The server got our beer order wrong the first... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have business lunches here often. Always have great food, good variety of menu choices and friendly and efficient a service. Always a popular choice with my business guests

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Fresno, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic food, good service, I don't mind paying a little more for really good food. This place has excellent food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

had a delicious sandwich,salad and a scrumptious piece of chocolate cake. What a classy bistro! So clean and upscale. Love this place. If you want quality, this is the place for you!

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've only been there for lunches. But each time, I can't wait to return. Food is super. Service has been good. I especially like their shrimp-crab cheese melt. Too "die for"! Everything is right about it! The flavors, the texture, the freshness, and the bread they put it on! Great job! Elbow Room should take a lesson. And the front... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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235 reviews 235 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Came here for a late dinner on the recommendation of an acquaintance and the trip advisor reviews. Our experience didn't disappoint. The service was wonderful just like the food. We had a nice bottle of wine with dinner as well. The filet, ahi, and Kobe meatloaf were all great. A nice place to stop at when in fresno.

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Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I ate here periodically when I lived in Fresno, but had not eaten here in 6 years, so wasn't sure what to expect. Our server Chelsea was delightful. The dinner entrees were substantial but not huge (which is nice). Both my husband and I enjoyed our meals tremendously; we almost returned the following night. The glazed chicken with mushroom bread... More 

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Fresno, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I've come here many times over the years and the food is average. So why do I go here? Cause it is convenient and in a nice part of town. The food is average and the feel of the place is upscale, which makes a difference if you are wanting to just get away for a meal out with ....... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Came for lunch with friends...ordered the grilled salmon salad, med rare ...and as my server brought it to the table, she looked at it and said....I think its overcooked! I smelled that it was overcooked (overcooked fish is fishy smelling!) and it was remade. So of course, I ate a lot later than my friends.... there was no compensation offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
    (West)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-439-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?