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Max & Erma's

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
+1 317-705-9788
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Spencerville, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Are at Max and Erma's because it was within walking distance of my hotel. Food was average to below average and service at the bar was just OK.

1 Thank David L
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 30, 2016

We had a reservation for a good sized group. We were seated promptly. Servers are friendly and efficient. My burger was good, the fries were hot and crispy. The pitcher of Margarita's was a good value but a bit heavy on the ice. The decor is interesting and fun! Nice place to go with a group of good friends, they... More 

Thank 55csans
Indianapolis, Indiana
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169 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2016

I ate a late lunch with two family members at Max and Erma's in Carmel and ordered the Spinach and Grilled tomato salad. It was very very good. Service was prompt, waitress was helpful, and the overall environment was clean, quiet and welcoming. If you are looking for a light lunch while shopping or just visiting friends, this restaurant is... More 

Thank IndyLiz2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch and happy hour on occasion. Do you know the bartender does an exceptional job. Service is always good and the food is reasonably priced. If you want chicken wings this is not the place to go they pull them from the menu.

Thank agflag
Waite Park, Minnesota
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

we had a large family party for dinner and the "new" waitress did great and the food was excellent! highly recommend

1 Thank valkern
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547 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

We recently went to Max and Erma's for a quick lunch. I had the pulled pork which was fine and the rest of the party had burgers which were also okay. Service was okay. I guess the experience as fine.......average...

Thank ADolores
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have only eaten the Philly beef sandwich but it was very good. When we are in town we always stop here and have one. Their onion rings are very good also.

Thank Pyrmomx3
Sullivan, Illinois
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed dinner there on a Saturday evening. It has a funky interior and wasn't over crowded, and the food and service were great. My husband had a breaded pork tenderloin which he said was great but that he'd also had better (he's enjoyed them at numerous locations across the U.S.), and I had the philly which... More 

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Were great fitting us in all 11 of us, and a bunch of children also in the group, fast service, good food, loved my salad.

Thank Sherri B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Another chain and not much for the health conscious but nice quick comfort food from time to time... with fresh baked cookies

Thank James J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-705-9788
In 1972, Max & Erma created a fun, unique restaurant so friends and family can gather for good times and a great meal, and decorated it with eclectic artifacts and local paraphernalia. Since that day, we've been committed to providing our guests with irresistible heartland classics and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy. We've grown over the years, but always remain true to what makes us successful - delivering a great memorable experience so that every guest leaves with a smile. After all, Max & Erma wouldn't have it any other way.

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