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Max's Deli & Restaurant

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191 Skokie Valley Rd Ste A, Highland Park, IL 60035-4403
+1 847-831-0600
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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2,063 reviews
1,110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,384 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never been to a New York deli. But Max's Deli in Highland Park advertises itself as Chicago's New York deli and I'm not going to argue. Located at 191 Skokie Valley Road in Highland Park's Crossroads Shopping Center, Max's has been selling matzo ball soup and corned beef and pastrami sandwiches and cheese Blintzes for more than 25 years.... More 

Thank Taylor B
Wilmette, Illinois
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Having returned recently to the area, my wife and I found ourselves in the shopping center that Max's is located in and, hungry for a good lunch, decided to check it out. It was great to see that places like this still exist - we hadn't been to such a busy deli since living in the NYC area a while... More 

Thank MikeGPortland
Highland Park, Illinois
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Always looks sloppy & dirty always needs a vacuuming Go as a last resort when you just want a bite or bowl of soup.

Thank Adrienne R
Highland Park, Illinois
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We enjoy lunch at MAX'S almost weekly for lunch and occasionally for dinner. A few days ago I went for lunch and decided to forego my usual soup or sandwich for kippers,onions and eggs. What a mistake. The kippers were not up to par. They were really not edible, whether because of the quality of the kippers or being overcooked... More 

Thank Slumdog2015
Skokie, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Had lunch there yesterday when we were seated at a table with a filthy slippery floor. My 91 year old father was lucky not to have slipped or fallen. When I asked if someone could clean the floor or change tables, the owner (JOEY) pulled out the chair across the table and told him to sit there! When I pressed... More 

1 Thank Bonnie M
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We enjoyed lunch here before going to the Chicago Botanical Gardens. So, fortunately, we arrived before noon and just beat the crowds on a Friday. The hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches were big and tasty. The claim is that the meat comes from a New York supplier. Both the food and atmosphere were authentic NY.

Thank Appelwords18
Skokie, Illinois
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Max's for decades and always found the food to be between good and great. The service has always been between okay and good. So given that, why would I give them one star? It seems there are new owners/managers who feels that it is acceptable to scream and hurl insulting comments to staff and even to customers... More 

Thank Steve K
Chicago, Illinois
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181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This place has a great soup selection and many nice deli sandwich on the menu,the restaurant is very casual and a good value for the money!

Thank boopdboop
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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271 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We bought a Groupon to try this place, about a 25 minute drive from our home. We were greeted and seated promptly and water and a bread basket arrived quickly even though the restaurant was pretty busy. We both ordered sandwiches, each with a side of potato pancake - a lean pastrami for my wife and a corned beef/pastrami combo... More 

Thank Dedgehog
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Max's deli is everything a deli should be. Kosher pickles on the table during lunch for you to munch on. Breakfasts are great. Fantastic meeting place for friends and family. Hard to pick just one bakery item.

Thank ricki k

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Skokie Valley Rd Ste A, Highland Park, IL 60035-4403
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-831-0600

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