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Max & Erma's

American, Bar, Pub
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1317 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Gahanna, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

We sit at bar best long island. Love those free cookies on Wednesday. French onion soup is great. Burgers are tasty.

Thank Kat19552015
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I like Max and Erma's, but this location is the best! The staff is nice and the food is always fresh. Sometimes it takes a little while to get it. I always get their Tortilla Soup, Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken. I get a side of ranch instead of their Caesar dressing, because it is... More 

Thank Kjd964
Columbus, Ohio
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This is a favorite of the whole family. We love the hamburgers and appetizers. We go at least twice a month and have never waited more than 10 minutes for a table. The servers are very nice and knowledgeable and have always given great service. I highly recommend giving it a try.

Thank zultr
Columbus, Ohio
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Stopped here before a movie. About 30 people waiting outside while I could see at least a dozen empty tables inside. Hostess told me 20 minutes because the tables were dirty. Really lady...go clean some, there are a lot of people waiting. Sat down, ordered, every thing was dirty...plates for appetizers, silverware, even the table itself. The only saving grace... More 

Thank John J J
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were seated promptly and our waiter was very friendly. The variety of the menu pleased everyone in our party of five.

Thank Tom S
Porters Falls, WV
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

Just wanted something light to tide us over till dinner out and this proved to be a good pick. The service was excellent even though they had just opened and the soup was perfect. We look forward to visiting them again soon.

Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Right on North Hamilton, this chain restaurant has good prices for decent food! And they have more than just burgers!

Thank Ecogoat
Columbus, Ohio
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We planned on going to Los Jalepeno's, only to find it had closed. Max and Erma's was across the street, so we ended up there. It was an early dinner as I had to get my car from the shop before it closed. So we were seated right away. The waiter was attentive and kept our drinks full - important... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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108 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were seated right away - unfortunately, it was among a bunch of tables with kids and also one without a server assigned. After being ignored while others arriving after us received their drinks, a waiter and the manager came over and apologized. They offered us a free appetizer, but we declined. In the end, our sodas were comped. I... More 

Thank Liz A
Columbus, Ohio
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Nothing out of the ordinary and would have rated it higher but I always seem to have meal delays and issues from the kitchen. Chicken tortilla soup is fabulous, black bean burger is wonderful!

Thank HappyOne38

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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: 1317 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Gahanna
  • Phone Number: 16144710009
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?