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Max & Erma's

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.
$8 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Waited 5 minutes and no one bothered to greet or seat us so we left. Looked rather rundown as well. Won’t be going back

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Strikeouts13
Reviewed October 1, 2018

My husband and I stopped here while we were on a Saturday museum road trip. We had noticed some of the reviews were not favorable, but decided to try them out anyway. We are so glad we did. The service was impeccable; the food was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chops1971
Reviewed September 19, 2018

My wife and I were recently in Dayton on a short vacation. Well, I decided we should “break the chain” and I wanted to eat some place we didn’t have back home. I found Max and Erma’s on Yelp, read some nice reviews and saw...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Great food and service. Different things on the menu. I tried the Grilled Meatloaf and it was very good. Was able to walk there from the hotel across the street. When we complimented the waiter on the food he said that the next fiscal year...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

I recently ate at Max & Erma’s for the first time. I have food allergies, and read about their gluten free menu online, so when I arrived, I asked to see the gluten free menu. I ordered from this menu, making my server aware of...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Leslie719
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

I had the TOMATO, MOZZARELLA & CHICKEN(TMC) with the Village salad. My wife had the Max Club with a house salad. Service and food was good. Not all items on the menu had calorie count. Waitress was excellent and left a 33% tip.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Like so many of the historic long time Dayton eateries , M&E struggles. The outside is over run with weeds. The inside is reminiscent of when I was a regular in the 80’s. With the telephones no longer on each table tho. The selections are...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank tbolttraveler
Reviewed May 27, 2018

We came at 6:30 pm on a Saturday night. They were poorly organized from seating to the kitchen. We were a party of 7 including a wheel chair. They had available seating and we did hear the waitress say she didn’t want our party, they...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank tadleta
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

This Max and Ermas needs some help. First, the good part of our dinner was our waitress who was extremely nice and hospitable. Otherwise, this restaurant is extremely dirty. I would blame this on poor management or lack of management. Next, our food was horrible....More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Waited for hostess 10 min poor service. Food just ok no manager when asked for one food not warm enough

Date of visit: February 2018
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