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Max's Steaks

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3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I made a point to stop at Max's on our way home from NYC yesterday. The food is excellent! Cheesesteaks have top quality ingredients and are very delicious. I've tried a few other places but this is the best. The only thing I don't like is the extremely long wait but I guess that's what happens when... More 

Thank Lesliemason
Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The best cheesesteak I have ever had. I have visited Philly several times and have tried many cheesesteaks in the area. This one is my favorite! Added Sweet peppers. This neighborhood is seedy looking but we didn't have a problem. Wanted to try the cheesesteak place featured in the movie Creed. Easy metered parking nearby. Plan to wait about 40-45... More 

Thank ohiolioness
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Everyone said I had to try Max's! The meat has no flavour, sauces r ok. Even the cheese was rubbery. The area and atmosphere has a definite 60-70's-era feel to it and is lively. But in have yet to come across a cheeseseak that lives up to the Philly hype.

Thank yusefams
Hampton, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

Im from Philadelphia but I live in VA with my husband he is in the military. But my must stop on my way home is here at Max's. I like to get 2 cheese steaks for travel to take home with me. I do like seeing more females behind the grill and cash register. I like how diverse it was... More 

Thank Zoey W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

1 of the top spots to get a cheesesteak from in Philly. It is in the hood but I wouldn't say the area is scary. It can sometimes be a wait but its definitely worth it. The cooks are interesting lol some are friendly others not so much. But great sandwich and decent prices. They also make hoagies but mostly... More 

Thank MsLove88
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I used to be a huge fan of this place, me and friends used to come here after nights at the club and back in those days their cheese steaks were amazing. I had the itch for one a few weeks ago and decided to go get one. I waited in line for over an hour, they were in the... More 

Thank 354cecilyr
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

At the rental car company, after just landing in Philly, the only local recommendation for my first Philly steak was Max's. The drive was 30 minutes and the wait was 30-40 minutes; however, I thoroughly enjoyed my first Philly chicken cheese steak from an authentic local favorite. This is a "to go" counter that doesn't short on the sandwich size.... More 

Thank CuriousTrvl
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I love the grindy North Philadelphia atmosphere of this place. In many ways, you pay for this ambience. However, I waited 45 minutes for my cheesesteak when a sign at the door claimed "faster service." Yikes. However, the employees were friendly and this was the meatiest steak I've had in Philadelphia so far (I've lived here for about 6 months).... More 

Thank Nick T
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Don't go. Don't even waste your time. They fell off completely. The hospitality is horrible and the wait isn't even worth it. There's a guy who cooks the food and a guy for prepared it for you. The guy that cooks the food takes out the trash as well. (Who knows if he wastes his hands when he returns.) The... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Max's is located on the North side of Philly...every person i talk to in Philly that is from there says Max is the place to go for cheesesteak so a quick Uber call and off i went. The Place has a line so be perpared to wait but oh my goodness it was worth it...i thought i knew what a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3653 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-229-9048

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