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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-375-7997
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Ranked #15 of 76 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Californian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Italian first
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Not sure this place should be in business with how we were treated. I try not to give any poor reviews on trip advisor but I need to for this place. Not sure why services was so poor but if service is then food will be too. Do not recommend! Go to Red House Cafe!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

We had a very nice greeting from the wife. She was extremely personable and made us feel welcome. I had sand dabs which I never had before and although it was good, I am not sure I would order it again. My husband had chicken marsala which he said was good, just not really anything special. We had the combo... More

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Marietta, GA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a local place and while the service and wine list isn't world class, the food was very good. sometimes you need home cooking. The chef is Japanese but the menu was American. I had pot roast! And the restaurant was peppered with locals just in for a meal.

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Max's has a fairly simple menu that is french inspired but local in nature. We go here whenever we are in PG and have never been disappointed. The food is good and they have a decent wine selection. Tip - have the crab cakes, the rib-eye is delicious too.

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Porters Lake, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Cannot understand why the rating is so high. Ordered duck confit and tomato bisque. Soup was ok, but the duck was dry, not tasty, seems not fresh. Greatly disappointed. My husband ordered chicken piccata. Was ok and the portion was small.. Mango mouse was ok. We did not order wine so the service was not attentive at all. They pay... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fantastic meal! Great service! Hubby had the Sand Dabs (1st try) and I had the night's special Escolar. Both were delicious. The bill with 2 soft drinks came to $48.

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Clinton, MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We first tried to go to Max's for a Monday night dinner to find they were closed but checked the window menu and speicals they had for Tuesday, including early bird small plate specials that looked very good. We went back on Tuesday and tried the prk ribs appetizer and the sautéed calamari steak and braised lamb shanks as entrees-... More

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Personal, friendly service from entry to seating to eating. Every item we had was delicious -- the crab-stuffed ravioli was real, the Sand Dab fish was expertly cooked in butter to give it the right flavor. Moderate portions but with the bread and oil up front, everyone was satisfied. We will be going back here!

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We arrived in Pacific Grove after a drive up from the Los Angeles Saturday night no reservation and we wanted to walk to a restaurant We found Max's Grill. We were greeted on arrival, and sat by the window We enjoyed a glass of house cab Along with a Caesar Salad Just the right amount of garlic Our main course... More

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Both times we've eaten here we loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. The chef worked in France and won awards for his food. Anything local and fresh is guaranteed delicious. You won't be disappointed. The owners and wait staff are friendly and not overbearing.My husband liked all of it including the roast beef and prix fixe menu. Do... More

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Additional Information about Max's Grill

Address: 209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
Phone Number: 831-375-7997
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Pacific Grove
Cuisine: French, Californian

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