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Max & Erma's

American, Bar, Pub
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6930 Miller Ln, Dayton, OH 45414-2657
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 am
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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193 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had Samuel Adams ale on tap, Fish Tacos and Grilled Tuscan Chicken salad. The fish tacos were huge and pretty good. The grilled Tuscan chicken was very delicious too. The service was also nice and cordial. $34 for all that, not bad. I had leftover for a late night snack.

Thank Then C
North Richland Hills, Texas
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in for dinner recently, after a long day of travel. I arrived about 9:30, tired and hungry. Upon arrival, there was no hostess on duty, and no waitstaff in sight. Finally the bartender came out of the back, and seated me at the booth of my choice. I waited perhaps ten minutes, never got a menu, never was... More 

Thank Texan127
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Max and Erma's is much better than the other hamburger/bar joints on Miller Lane. The restaurant is clean. The staff is very friendly. Service is a priority. (We had three different people attend to us while dining here.) My wife and I both tried the Cola BBQ Bacon Burger and loved every bite! This is another of their award-winning sandwiches.... More 

Thank DaytonOhio
Dayton, Ohio
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51 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Max and Erma's have the best tortilla soup I've ever had, and I love their fresh baked cookies. American fare.

Thank schlotmot
st. louis, mo.
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Though we have a Max & Erma's near our home we have never eaten there!! We visited this restaurant upon our recent visit to Dayton for the Ham Radio Convention. Our server was fantastic! She suggested substituting other items because we arrived during "happy hour". For instance we both wanted a mixed drink - she suggested a pitcher because it... More 

Thank tnun
Beaverton, Oregon
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My husband and I ate lunch at Max & Erma's while waiting for our flight out of Dayton. We wanted a sit-down restaurant as opposed to fast food, and this looked promising. I started with one of the best cups of tortilla soup I have had and finished with the chicken fajita quesadilla. Loved the quesadilla! My husband had a... More 

Thank Esther O
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104 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for a quick lunch. We got seated right away. Are drinks where brought out promptly. I got a bowl of chicken tortilla soup. It was good as it always is. I got there new Apple pecon sald. It was very good. My either got a pick two. It was just OK. Service was timley.... More 

Thank Mike A
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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273 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We sat in the bar area and our server was wonderful! (Jason?Justin?) Spencer had the soup, burger and cookie deal and I had the club. Both came with fries that were hot and not too salty. My club was more than I could eat - stacked high with turkey and ham. The restaurant was clean and somewhat busy around lunch... More 

Thank spencersbride
akron, oh
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115 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

Had a nice dinner with a business colleague. Food was good, service was good. Typical (I guess) for a Max & Erma's

Thank keatingclan
Hackensack, New Jersey
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83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

After going through security this was the first place I saw. I went inside and found the carpet very squishy. The place didn't look the most appetizing but I was hungry and there were quite a few people dining there. I had a steak platter with mash and it wasn't too bad. The coffee was ok and the waiter was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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 am
11:00 am - 11:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6930 Miller Ln, Dayton, OH 45414-2657
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 19374541800
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?