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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 - 8:30 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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Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had delicious scrambled eggs and boloney with coffee drink. Much improved since new ownership. Will return.

Thank Herb R
Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading some of the reviews I expected the wait staff to be slow and indifferent. Instead my experience was complete 180 degree, our waiter was friendly and attentive without being brother some. We have been to the famous, well know delis in L.A. and NYC, most of those meals was good but can’t understand why people pay outrage prices... More 

Thank Redshirts889
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a rainy day, the tomato basil soup was delicious but the cabbage soup was overly sweet - almost more like a dessert. Loved the whitefish salad; smoky and flavorful but also very rich. Loved the crispy pickles on the side.

Thank timmind
Highland Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and this restaurant never disappoints. So many things to choose from on the menu, great service, and perfect if you don't celebrate and are looking for some food to eat! It was one of the only places open to eat on Christmas. Great food and well priced.

Thank elar3
Highland Park, Illinois
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111 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Five of us for lunch. Four had either egg omelletes or sandwiches-delicious. The fifth order was for cabbage soup. Too sweet for the taste of the orderer. Service was friendly and very good

Thank Slumdog2015
Washington, Pennsylvania
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193 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Who knew. Nu. But it makes sense. A very large Jewish community in the Chicago northern suburbs. I had a corned beef sandwich that would choke a horse. With lattkes. Oy. Wonderful.

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Chicago, Illinois
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2,446 reviews
1,353 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,554 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

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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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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30 reviews
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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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111 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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?