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Max's of Manila

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313 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204-1301
+1 818-637-7751
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Wellington, New Zealand
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185 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So pleased to have filled my craving for Max's in Glendale. I've loved their fried chicken as far as I can remember, even in the 70's in Manila. We ordered a whole fried chicken, sinigang and of course, halo-halo for dessert. I will be back when I visit LA again.

Gold Coast, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

I tried their pancit canton, fried chicken, dinuguan and, of course, halo-halo. The food was good, but not great... like one or two ingredients were missing from each dish that they just don't have that oomph factor, but still good enough to eat. The prices were very reasonable, though. And the place has a very friendly and charming feel to... More 

Thank Fobi O
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Max's is an institution in Manila. Fil-Ams welcomed the opening if its California branch. Known for its tasty, juicy fried chicken, the place offers Filipino noodle (pancit), vegetable (pakbet and lumpia or spring roll), meat (adobo, kare or oxtail stew, sinigang or sour tamarind soup with pork) dishes. All delicious done in traditional recipes. But indigestion can kick in with... More 

Thank Icb2003
Savannah, Georgia
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Excellent Filipino food served family style. Enjoyed our meal! Delicious food at a good value! Will definitely be back.

Thank cmlmtl
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We made it customary to eat at Max's every time we come back to Glendale from Sydney. We had tried both Max's in Hawaii and out of the three we prefer Glendale Max's. We tend to have the Shanghai egg rolls, fried chicken and the Pork Sinigang. If you still have space for dessert, have the Halo Halo.

Thank Ben C
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We enjoy the lunch and the service was perfect. ... Delicious filipino food. ... I love the sago and gulaman drink. ... We order max fried chicken, pancit, fish sisig, pinakbet,crispy pata and rice. ... Everything was well seasoned and yummy. .. We had fun chatting and eating. ... Best lunch at our visit to California . ...

Thank Phia V
Charlotte, North Carolina
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93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

I eat Filipino food, but this place just didn't do it for me for some reason. The pork sisig was average to say the least, but the fried chicken, which is what this restaurant is famous for was wonderful. The mango juice was very good too. I would visit this restaurant again but only for the fried chicken.

Thank Joshua S
Sherman Oaks, CA
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

I love this place. All the food is great. Lots of flavor. If you like Crispy Fried chicken then this is the place. Best Fried Chicken on the Planet! Nobody can touch their fried chicken!!!!!!!! Very juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Yum Yum!!!!!! I drive all the way from South Central to eat their Fried Chicken,... More 

Thank Redman67
Moreno Valley, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome service. Great food! Well. We already know this but not here in America. Sama taste back in the Philippines. Neat place, closes late at night. I love their chicken forever. I even demanded to pack the left overs for me. Their Bistek (Filipino Beef steak) is just okay. Well, I don't like it compared to Bario Fiesta in Panorama... More 

Thank Marecar Anne L
Los Angeles, California
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188 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have been to this a restaurant a few times with my friends. It is a bit hidden so keep an eye out when you turn onto Broadway. A word to the wise get the food family style. They give you a lot! Everything is good. I love the Lumpiang Shanghai, Chicken Chicharon, Crispy Pata. The most refreshing drink is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Filipino, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204-1301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-637-7751

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