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Max's Bistro & Bar

1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
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Ranked #15 of 1,017 Restaurants in Fresno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $36
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West
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English first
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255 reviews 255 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent food, lot of fish choices, the room is filled with art work, nice feeling. The servers did a great job could not have been more helpful. It is a bit loud but there is limited seating in the back for a small group of people to eat and visit. The fish Chowder was wonderful

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Turlock, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We came for my husband's birthday his ribeye came raw....far from medium rare. My halibut came with black rice and honestly white rice at home is better it wasn't even seasoned. He had to send his back, so we ended up eatting our meals at seperate times. Not very romantic. Sad that we spent money on that.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had the most interesting appetizer here. Three types of French fries in three delicious sauces - the ones cooked in a garlic oil were my favorite. A beet salad with oranges, goat cheese and fried prosciutto was also terrific. Crab cakes were fried and were served with burnt edges unfortunately. Restaurant has an appealing ambience and the walls a... More 

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Clovis, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I have frequented Max's on numerous occassions, from birthdays and anniversaries to a normal date night. And each time we enjoy wonderful service, charming ambiance, and delicious food. But our most recent was special. We decided on Max's for my grandfather's 88th birthday. My grandparents live down on the central coast, so I was given the job... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been very happy with every meal we have had a Max's! Awesome bistro!! Outstanding food, atmosphere & service!!

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Fresno, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

No wonder Max's has such a loyal following in our area. Every time I've eaten there, it's been a pleasure. The wait staff is great and knowledgeable. There is always a great crowd of people eating in the stylish dining room. Lively local art, colorful and cheerful surround the perimeter of the room. Large groups aren't a problem with a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

with ample parking and ease in finding, Max's keeps your stress down. When inside, the relaxed atmosphere creates an atmosphere of relaxation. If the food wasn't so good, it could easily flip to an upscale bar, but the excellent cuisine selections keeps it in the upper crust of restaurants. I had the meatloaf and it was delicious. Service was professional... More 

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Additional Information about Max's Bistro & Bar

Address: 1784 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2328
Phone Number: 559-439-6900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 36
Cuisine: Bistro

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