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“great restaurant in pac grove” 4 of 5 stars
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Max's Grill
209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
831-375-7997
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Ranked #16 of 75 Restaurants in Pacific Grove
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Californian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
san francisco
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“great restaurant in pac grove”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

wife and i recently vacationed in pac grove, ate at max's for the 2nd time. very good food, good service, quiet, nice wine list. will eat there again next time we're in town.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Rochester, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Max's Grill is a gem in Pacific Grove”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2010

We just had a fabulous dinner at Max's Grill. Friendly and efficient service and the food was absolutely delicious. We had tempura sand dabs with tempura sauce and homemade tartare sauce - the finest preparation of sand dabs we have ever had! The dinner special - scallops wrapped in sole - was amazing. All reasonably priced - including the wine.

This restaurant is a find!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pebble Beach, CA
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent small restaurant in PG”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2009

Excellent small restaurant owned by husband and wife team who are veterans of Carmel area restaurant scene. Superb food with very gracious service... and very reasonable prices. A true gem.

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3 restaurant reviews
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“Outstanding Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2008

We found a small restaurant down from our B&B that served outstanding food.
The owner/chef is from Japan who has come up with his only creation of California cuisine with Japanese and international touches.
The dishes we original and unique that we have never experienced before in the US or Japan.

The service matched the food in quality with friendly, helpful staff.

The whole dining experience was a delight and we look forward to returning on our next visit to the area.

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