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“Adequate and enjoyable food but not the real deal.”

Max's Deli & Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 106 Restaurants in Highland Park
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Adequate and enjoyable food but not the real deal.”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Not kosher, they have BLTs and ham sandwiches. Is "kosher style" like "gangnam style?" Food generally tasty and enjoyable but far below the New York standard. Nothing quite gets it right. Pastrami cut thin but too fatty and wet. Rice pudding too starchy. Matzoh balls dense and unfriendly. Huge portions, so you go away nice and full.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Chicago
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“An original deli”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

Food is good and I have never had an issue here. I felt that the portions are getting smaller and the prices higher

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Everything you want in a deli”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Food is consistently good. LOVE the Hopple Popple Omelet & huge corned beef sandwiches. If you need some comfort food look no further. Dr. Brown's sodas served and the togo menu includes frozen soups.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Paul D
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Indifference”
Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a need to send a shiva tray from out of town to friends in Highland Park. We tried to order a shiva tray over the phone, but we were left on hold for so long that we didn't get to. Max & Benny's was next choice and they took the order promptly and professionally.

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Only looks like an authentic deli...”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Food is very mediocre. Chicken soup and matza balls -- not so good. Not many good delis on the North Shore, surprisingly.

Visited November 2012
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