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Max's Deli & Restaurant

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191 Skokie Valley Rd Ste A, Highland Park, IL 60035-4464
(847) 579-9600
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Very good traditional Jewish deli

usaully packed. HUGE menu. Excellent service. no reservations; be prepared to wait, especially on weekends between 11:30 and 1:30...but worth it. Or go early, late and avoid the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
John C
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Falls Church
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I had lunch here, food was excellent, they put pickles on the table. My friend was fussy, wanted more pickles, brown mustard, everything on side. Nothing was a problem corned beef was hot and tender no complaints better than Max and Bennys and cleaner

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Falls Church
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

usaully packed. HUGE menu. Excellent service. no reservations; be prepared to wait, especially on weekends between 11:30 and 1:30...but worth it. Or go early, late and avoid the wait.

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Thank John C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at this deli more times than I can remember. And although I'd like to be able to say I happily chose to go have dinner there, I was actually dragged there by my various family members who love Max's and have very different taste in food than I do. My kids would groan when I told them we... More 

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Thank Iryce B
Highland Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

For an occasional breakfast out, I love their eggs. Any way that you like them. with plenty of choices. For lunch or dinner I enjoy the corned beef sandwich. The soups are delicious. And be aware of the specials. Generally that are several that tempt me. Also beware of the potato pancakes. Just like Mom used to make. And you... More 

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Thank Slumdog2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

When we are in the area, there is no other place for lunch. However, expect to wait, as everyone else feels the same way! The sandwiches and daily special soup and pickles on the table make this "A NY Deli in Chicago"! All of the other food is very good. And then you can buy the same quality food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a good deli especially breakfast. It appears to be a neighborhood favorite with lots of locals eating there

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Thank Miamijim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Max's is a traditional deli with great sandwiches! Try their combination sandwiches along with potato pancakes! Also, you can purchase some great deli meats to go!

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Thank Jim M
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Mmmm good...everything you could want...chicken salad, egg salad and pastrami to die for...very close to Botanic Gardens and Marriott Courtyard

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Had an omelette with cheese , mushrooms, and onions. It came with fruit and a bagel.. When the bagel came out dry I asked for some cream cheese and was told that would be an additional charge. I was a bit surprised by that but agreed. Food was ok but waitress had a bit of an attitude like she was... More 

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Highland Park, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It's not that the food is bad, it is average. The cabbage soup is very good, very sweet. the corned beef and pastrami can be good or dry, it depends on the day. Service is good by people who have been around. bread is served immediately as are pickles on the table. After eating at the best in New York... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 191 Skokie Valley Rd Ste A, Highland Park, IL 60035-4464
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: (847) 579-9600

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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