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Max's Restaurant

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1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1692 (James St.)
+1 650-365-6297
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Westport, Connecticut
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So why the low score? The prices! I've had food this good at hole in the wall diners, bars open for lunch and other nonentities on the East Coast - and paid about 50% less. For those prices the food should have been superlative but it was merely fine It had the tacky decor of a catering hall in Queens.

Thank seggerman
Fremont, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here to have a dinner with two of my friends because we got a GroupOn coupon on dinner for four. The food was a bit greasy but was okay. When we paid for our bill, the manager didn't accept our coupon and claimed that we only had three people. I went to a lot of other restaurants and... More 

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Columbus, Indiana
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145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Was at the Barnes and Noble across the parking lot from this restaurant, so decided to stop by for lunch. A little odd that the seater's podium is about half-way into the restaurant, but once we found it, they seated us quickly. Server was similarly quick to get us a glass of ice water and take our order. We took... More 

Thank interceptpubs
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We have entered this place randomly aaand regretted it. Very bad chicken wings. Everything overpriced and not worth it.

Thank Daniel L
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

So the two stars are for the French onion soup. It was fantastic. That's where the good ends. My mom order the soup and salad combo. She had requested the Ruben, expecting to get a Ruben. Instead she got a pastrami. Waitress said well they are almost the same thing. It's a understanding

Thank Dayter
menlo park ca
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

This part of the chain has a slower vibe than some of the other Max's, basically suburban-retired clientele, with some hungry commuters as this is a block from the CalTrain station. Menu derived from a classic NY deli has classic Reubens, pastrami or corned beef sandwiches, corned beef hash, meat loaf, roast chicken, matzoh ball soup, slaws, potato salads, etc.... More 

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Palo Alto
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Max's used to be one of our favorites, particularly the ones where the wait staff would sometimes sing a song (not this one in Redwood City). This time, not so much. The service was not up to par, and we waited for several minutes before we got a waitress, and then several more minutes before the bread showed up. I... More 

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351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

We were here with family and had so many menu choices. They accommodated 1 in our group with serving lunch at breakfast time. The prices are kind of steep, but for the quality and taste of the food it was well worth it.

Thank ducka62
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I am here at Max's restaurant in Redwood City having breakfast with my Father and ordered some toast with my eggs and bacon. However the waiter told me that they no longer serve toast only biscuits. When I ask why he replied that they felt making toast was to much of an inconvenience for them and that by offering only... More 

Thank Michael G
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2016

Stopped by to get a burger, I was surprise to see how big is the burger was , it came with fries . Cooked to perfection , tasted great and best part very good price . Never go to fast place to get a burger , for couple extra dollar got a great meal. I would say they are perfect... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063-1692
    (James St.)
  • Public Transportation: Located in the Sequoia Station Plaza next to the Redwood City Caltrain station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-365-6297

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?