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Max & Benny's Restaurant

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
(847) 272-9490
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for deli

We went for the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Had all the traditional food. Everything was good but the dessert was a little skimpy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We went for the second night of Rosh Hashanah. Had all the traditional food. Everything was good but the dessert was a little skimpy.

Thank Madelon
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220 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

If you are after good deli in the north suburbs, this is a solid choice. But it come with some hefty prices and some attitude too. Service can be inconsistent, depends on who you get.

Thank kgems1
Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I am a frequent visitor to this restaurant because it has a warm, friendly, family-like atmosphere and a wait staff that cares about customers.

Thank Michael W
Bryn Mawr, PA
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Dear Benny, I had occasion to dine at your restaurant for dinner on 9/12/2015. My father and mother,were particularly excited having had brunch at M&B's this past winter when they last visited us here in Northbrook. My Dad is enamored with your mushroom and barley soup. Suffice to say that the meal was awful. We spent approximately $150 to feed... More 

Thank snemerson
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I have been eating at Max and Benny's for close to 30 years and now that I moved away, I miss it!! Whenever I come back to Northbrook, my first stop is Max and Benny's. The food is so good and the prices are amazing for the amount of food you get!! Visit this place, you will never have a... More 

Thank Jabero17
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Many years ago we joined our friends - the Hoffman's - at Max & Benny's after a travel baseball game. We had a great meal. We returned today and were not disappointed. The food, atmosphere, and service were outstanding. We tried two different soups - the Matza ball soup and the beef vegetable. Both were homemade and delicious. You can... More 

Thank Eric M
Glenview, Illinois
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Probably the best North Shore Jewish Deli [not kosher], but again there not very many delis in this area. The establishment has been a fixture on North Shore. It has very large menu. Excellent soups, good salads, pancakes…..but the sandwiches are the best item on the menu. Corned beef, pastrami, Ruben, etc. served on various breads. Sometimes fries are served... More 

Thank autremonde
Wheeling, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

First of all their regular menu is out of date , it had Turkey Meatloaf listed as the daily special . no longer the special. Ordered the chopped steak it was tasteless also seems that the veggies they serve is broccoli and carrots

Thank RLGOOD614
Chicago, Illinois
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

For deli food, it's the best on the north shore. Try the pastrami, potato pancakes and cheesecake. You will not be disappointed.

Thank HardGrader
Highland Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Always a full menu and variety. Haven't had a bad meal. Large portions, good prices. Soups excellent, especially like their Ruben sandwich and Rubens Paninni. Chicken and skirt steak also good portions and tasty. I may like more highly seasoned food (hot) but that can always be added. Their Barbecue sauce is excellent.

Thank drgr2015

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: (847) 272-9490

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen


Open Hours
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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