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Max's Italian Beef

5754 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659-5114 (Lincoln Square)
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Ranked #2,263 of 8,292 Restaurants in Chicago
Cuisines: American, Italian
Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
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Dekalb, illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

cozy atmosphere,great food, can watch it being prepared,owner usually onsite,fun experience, fun for a quick bite

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Came to Chicago for Xmas. My plan was just to eat and sleep. Came here on New Year's Eve, ordered the pepper burger and a chili dog, both was good, and it hit the spot! Overall great price, and the location is a bit small, I would order out if you can.

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Max's is barely wider than its door and the seating is 6 or 8 stools at a narrow counter against one wall. But the Italian Beef sandwich is huge and wonderful and messy. Fries are excellent too.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

In August I visited Chicago and went with my family to an "authentic" Chicago hamburger and Italian Beef fast food place. The owner/manager greated me at the cashier to take my order and in answer to each of my questions I received a very arrogant answer. I would have expected a different attitude from the owner/manager. The food was far... More

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

Max's is kind of an unassuming and weird little place on north Western avenue. But I swear I've had Italian Beefs all over Chicago and they're a top 5 place. They do everything from scratch and prepare it right in front of you. Most of the other sandwiches are overpriced and so-so to decent. You really just want to come... More

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