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Max & Erma's

55 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-5555
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Ranked #179 of 1,944 restaurants in Columbus
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Most recent review
- Apr 3, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We got room service from Max and Erma's because it was right beside the hotel we stayed at. The service was quick and friendly, but the food was just average. We were too tired to go out, so it was definitely convenient.

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear Stellar 5, Thank you for ordering take out at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard. I am happy to hear that the service was quick and friendly. We hope you visit us again soon! Paul Harvey General Manager Max & Erma's on the Boulevard More

Manhattan, NY
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the place to go for happy hour. Draft beers are only $2 and apps are half priced. Coming from NY, this was a HUGE bargain. Their fried pickles are mouth watering.

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear nki65, Thank you for eating at Max & Erma’s during your stay in Columbus, Ohio. The fried pickles are a hometown favorite. Please visit us again the next time you are in town! Paul Harvey General Manager Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Orlando, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Conveniently located adjacent Crowne Plaza with late service available. Consistent menu a step above Pub food

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear J L, Thanks for visiting Max & Erma’s during your stay in Columbus! We hope to see you again soon. Paul Harvey General Manager Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Ordered room service and it was Max and Erma's. I ordered the Filet Mignon, and it was definitely just a sirloin steak folded over, not the cut I had expected. It was still tasty, just not great. Wouldn't order that again, but everything was very good.

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Dirk B, Public Relations Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear Kriketgurl, Thank you for eating at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard! Please visit again soon! Kristina Keck Max & Erma’s More

wv
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

nice breakfast buffet, with attentive and friendly service. we also had drinks and appetizers in the bar the day before. the fried pickles werea local special and they were yummy.

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Dirk B, Public Relations Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear Julia P, Thank you for dining at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard. Im happy to hear you enjoyed the breakfast buffet and service! Our fried pickled are the best in Columbus! I hope to see you again soon. Kristina Keck Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Daytona Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Delicious filet mignon. Also, try the salmon and shrimp with the spicy Asian sauce. (order the shrimp with panko)

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Dirk B, Public Relations Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear ROlsen32114, Thank you for dining at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard! I am so happy you enjoyed your filet mignon; the shrimp with panko is one our most popular items! We hope to see you again soon. Kristina Keck Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Our stay at Columbus was during a winter freeze. It was so comforting to have soup, a sandwich, and some hot tea! It was a welcome dining experience from the hotel fare since the value was so much better for the prices.

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Dirk B, Public Relations Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear mjudd448, Thank you for eating at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard! Im so happy that you got to warm up with some soup and hot tea. Please visit us again soon! Kristina Keck Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard Columbus, Ohio More

Ohio
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Food was very good could but the Service could have been better! This is a very popular establishment due to the close proximity to the Convention Center, however, it did take some time to get our food and refills on our drinks. They seemed a bit understaffed at the time.

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear ZWERGLDAD, Thank you for dining at Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food. I will share this review with our staff to promote better customer service. Jason Nalbach General Manager Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Corydon
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I'm hoping we were there on an off night but our service was extremely slow! And the food was not the normal quality of other Max & Erma's we have eaten at before. It took us 20 minutes to get dessert. Our glasses were never refilled.

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear Cavebat, Thank you for dining at Max and Erma’s on the Boulevard and for sharing your experience. This kind of service is not up to our standards. I will be sharing this review with my team to correct our mistakes. Jason Nalbach General Manager Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard More

Broadway, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Steak was good, otherwise very much average. Service was poor, staff forgetful to the point that bill should have been reduced - it wasn't. Too many restaurants out there to waste time at any of this chain's eateries again.

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Dirk B, General Manager at Max & Erma's, responded to this review

Dear Jo N, Thank you for visiting Max & Erma’s on the Boulevard! We are currently in the middle of changing our service expectations when it comes to the wait staff. I am happy to hear that your steak was good. As the brand new general manager of this store, I hope that you come back and give us another... More

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