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“nice place for desert” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Max Brenner

Max Brenner
1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (City Center West)
215-344-8150
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Ranked #541 of 3,786 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Between 15th & Locust
Transit: The Broad line, Broad St and Walnut St exit, on the subway. PATCO 15th and Locust
Description: Known worldwide as the ultimate destination for chocolate, Max Brenner is the perfect place to eat… and indulge. Fill up on Really Crunchy Mac & Cheese, a pressed waffle sandwich or our ever-popular Brenner Burger. But save room, because the main course is dessert. Experience chocolate to the fullest and enjoy hot chocolate, Choctails, fondues, sugar waffles and more. Our most iconic dishes are served in specially-designed ceramic utensils, turning chocolate consumption into a chocolate ceremony. So double dip, lick your fingers and forget to share because at Max Brenner there aren’t rules – all you have to do is really love chocolate.
Voorhees, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“nice place for desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had desert and coffee after a crummy dinner at a local restaurant. This place saved the evening, great waitstaff with clever though fairly pricey desert items.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not all that it's cracked up to be!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I was super excited to dine and dessert at Max Brenner after watching the decadence on the Food Channel! It was sadly disappointing. The food was average, nothing you wouldn't get at any 'hole in the wall that happened to have good food' in the city. The difference...we would have saved severrrr-al dollars. Fish tacos and a waffle burger took us beyond budget but we just had to splurged on dessert. My 11 year old daughter, has prepared a more scrumptious dessert!! We had the s'mores something or other. The ice cream had a store bought taste, they were stingy with the chocolate (ahem?! Isn't chocolate your thing?!?) and the marshmallow fluff overpowered. Aaaaaah, we tried. Back to our "yooshz" spot in the Gayborhood!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Chocolate Desserts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I love eating at this restaurant. The pulled pork is the best. The fondue desserts are to die for. You will have a buzz when you leave. The service is always great.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Collegeville, PA
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Breakfast here is worth getting up for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Wow! We had brunch here on a recent girls weekend and it exceeded our expectations. We ordered 4 different meals: apple French toast, balsamic strawberry waffles, blueberry pancakes, chocolate chocolate banana pancakes. Each was amazing! The mimosas, coffee and hot chocolate were equally great.

They have egg dishes as well on the menu, but we were going all out with a carb filled weekend and it paid off.

We were there on Sunday morning at 9:30 and it was empty - only 3 other tables. It was no busier when we left an hour or so later. Seems like the perfect time to stop by.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Chocolate sensory overload”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The first thing I noticed was the chocolate aroma upon walking in the restaurant. Then, the drink menu was creative, food delicious. It was a great place for a casual meal or chocolate dessert- or both. I'd go back again.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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