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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-375-7997
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Californian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fayetteville, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Abilene, Texas, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Max's Grill was very nice. We had a party of 6 and the group was all pleased with their food. We went to this restaurant based solely on the previous trip advisor reviews. I was a little nervous to have suggested it when we arrived at the restaurant and there were no other customers. We were the only customers the... More

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Orinda, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

It was good, but after all the hype, and the rating, I expected superlative. I had the Calamari steak, which did not have enough lemon caper sauce (what was there was good, just nowhere near enough). My husband had the duck confit and, again, it was good, but for a 'signature dish' it was a bit dry.

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elmhurst, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What it lacks in ambiance, this restaurant makes up for with its outstanding food and service. The restaurant is rather plain, but the menu and cuisine were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place.

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Took the whole family here for a special meal last week. Wow! I knew the reviews were great and I was expecting a great meal, but I can't emphasize how great the food is here. Absolutely perfect ravioli. Whether you order the mushroom, the dungeness crab, or the duck confit with duck ravioli, it doesn't matter. You will have possibly... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Again, after reading rave reviews about Max's Grill, my wife and I decided to try it for dinner. She ordered the price fixed meal: spinach salad, pot roast with roasted potatoes and vegetables, and mango mousse. She enjoyed the salad, did not like the pot roast because of its overwhelmingly wine flavor, and was neutral on the mango mousse. I... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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227 reviews 227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a solid 4 stars in my book -- very well prepared food, good service, and pleasant environment. The $25 prix fixe menu offers some pretty decent choices at a great price. We started with appetizers of crab cakes and spinach salad. Crab cakes were full of sweet Dungeness crab, with a terrific aoli mayonnaise that was divine. Spinach... More

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Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This Tripadvisor recommended restaurant was indeed a treat. My husband and I both had appetizers - my shrimp egg rolls were outstanding - and then we both had fish for dinner. He had sand dab - a local fish, and I had the wahoo. Both were perfectly cooked with excellent sauces that did not overwhelm the natural flavor of the... More

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