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Max's Deli & Restaurant

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191 Skokie Valley Rd Ste A, Highland Park, IL 60035-4403
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 5 days ago NEW 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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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
8 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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118 reviews
76 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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171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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249 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We had the corned beef sandwich, lox and bagels and potato pancakes. It was the best ever. I will definitely come back next time I am in town. Service was great and the desert selection was amazing

Thank lanicopip
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Never had the same portioned CB sandwich twice. The chic m ball soup is just broth. No chicken, no veggies. Never seems to have enough help

Thank Stephen V

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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: 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?