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Max's Restaurant

1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1692
(650) 365-6297
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Ranked #61 of 236 restaurants in Redwood City
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: James St.
Transit: Located in the Sequoia Station Plaza next to the Redwood City Caltrain station.
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English first
Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Palo Alto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Max's has been a favorite for years, but the menu (particularly the appetizer section) has been getting smaller, even with their occasional fresh food specials. My spouse likes their salads and I like their pastrami sandwiches, but I miss some of the appetizers. Unlike the Max's in Palo Alto and in Burlingame, which occasionally have the wait staff providing vocal... More

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had one of their special Reubens. It was loaded but a good recommendation from the waiter. Loved Max's Rules. Good location and convenient to hotels and work site. Couldn't eat there every day but it was worth going to a local phenomenon.

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Atlanta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Decent lunch spot, not much fare for vegetarians but avg food. Service was not fast during lunch time.

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San Carlos, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Even through the business on Friday's can be memorable at max's I was very surprised that the host and staff were organized. From the very beginning that I was embraced by the warmth of the place, and it's lights I then knew I was in for a treat. further in my exploration, I was greeted like family by the host.... More

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Palo Alto
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been going to Max's for the last several years, and this one in Redwood City for the last couple of years. The food is good, but it has slipped a bit and the menu has been shortened, and now no longer contains some of our favorite appetizers. Unlike some of the Max's, we have never encountered any of... More

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Boulder Creek, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I met some friends for dinner last Friday. I ordered a glass of chardonney and when I asked the server what the difference was between the 3oz pour and the 6oz pour he gave me a blank look. He could have shown me the difference using his fingers as a measuring tool or put 3oz water in a wine glass... More

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NYC
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Not much atmosphere but lots of space and air and the food is yummy and the service is great. Interesting dishes mixed with diner stand-bys. Cooked to order, not sitting around all day. Get the brick-fried chicken with spinach, lentils and cranberries. On the door it says "Everything you've ever wanted to eat." It also says both: "A good place... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The lunch menu was quite long--and breakfast is served until 1:30PM. Two of us had breakfast--double everything (pancake, bacon, sausage...); cheese omelet on croissant, both good. The hamburger was a bit dry, and the roll was passable. The Rueben was good. The service was great and the atmosphere very good, but overall, not as it was 5 years ago.

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