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Max's Restaurant

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1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1692 (James St.)
Located in the Sequoia Station Plaza next to the Redwood City Caltrain station.
(650) 365-6297
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An Average Max's

We have enjoyed meals at a number of the Max's locations in the Bay Area, but our experience at the one in Redwood City was less than stellar; we most probably will not return. Service was wanting - our waiter clearly had his thoughts somewhere other than on helping his customers. Our opinion of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Foster City Ca
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Foster City Ca
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have enjoyed meals at a number of the Max's locations in the Bay Area, but our experience at the one in Redwood City was less than stellar; we most probably will not return. Service was wanting - our waiter clearly had his thoughts somewhere other than on helping his customers. Our opinion of the food was undoubtedly colored a... More 

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Redwood City, California
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Celebrated my sister's birthday here - a party of seven, we made a reservations and were seated at a large booth in the back, upon arrival. Max's has a large menu with all kinds of delicious appetizers, salads, main courses and DESSERT! After a round of cocktails - the lemon drops were fabulous, we ordered dinner. This time I had... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One of those places that was on my way and decided to stop and try. Looks old and the food is ok. Not going back.

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san diego
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My parents and I stopped in for a late lunch. Not knowing Redwood City, they had been here before with my aunt who is in a care home. Interesting place. I mean, it was late afternoon, and just looking at the set up, I'm sure it gets crowded, especially the bar area. We were given a booth towards the back.... More 

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Redwood City
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

So I had a dinner party of 10 and someone ......wanted to go to Maxs so ....not wanting to rock the boat we went for dinner . They seated us and took a drink order.....brought some water ....and that was the last time we ever say a wait person After about 30 of chatting we reliezed that they never even... More 

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San Francisco
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I hate writing this, because the food is good and fir the bay area very reasonable, but I have had the worst and rudest service from the male staff at this restaurant, and they all drip with offensive cologne which is ridiculous for A place where you are supposed to be able to taste the food. There are two nice... More 

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Lodi, California
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My wife and I wandered in about 3:30 PM, immediately greeting and shown to a table. It has been a few years since I have been to a Max's so it took some time to read the menu and our waitress was very professional offering to help us with the menu. I ordered a patty melt. One of the best... More 

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San Carlos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Terrific salads - the best! Steaks are really good. Servers are great. Sandwiches are huge! Desserts are beyond delicious and rich.

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Redwood City, California
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I have wondered why the ratings of this restaurant is quite low because I had had quite good experience going to other branches as early as 14 years ago. Today I had a very horrible experience dealing with a waiter and a host from the Redwood City branch. There is a very large prominent banner on the El Camino Real... More 

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San Carlos, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I returned to Max's at the suggestion of a friend who wanted to get together for dinner because the location was convenient. Previously, I had stayed away for five years after receiving such abominable service that my kids were in tears and we told them we wouldn't pay for the meal. Five years later, the service is still just as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1692
    (James St.)
  • Public Transportation: Located in the Sequoia Station Plaza next to the Redwood City Caltrain station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: (650) 365-6297

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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