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“Deli to die for”

Max & Benny's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 118 Restaurants in Northbrook
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Deli to die for”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Lots of choices on the menu. I tend to order an old favorite, pastrami. Just the right ratio of lean to fat, piled on dark rye. The soups are excellent, large servings, and filling. My favorite are navy bean and the sweet and sour cabbage. The curly fries are worth a calorie splurge. This is a family place. often we see 3 generations dining together. There is also a bakery and deli for take out and catering. Extensive breakfast selections. And gluten free choices. If my waistline could stand it, I would eat here more often.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Jan N
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Falmouth, MA
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526 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Not New York, But Good”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

During a recent family visit to Chicagoland my wife and I had lunch at Max & Benny's. As former New Yorkers, we have a high standard for Jewish deli and we were not disappointed at this Northbrook eatery. The atmosphere is strip-mall casual and the service was friendly and efficient. We tried out some classics. My cabbage soup had a very good sweet and sour taste, but the broth was a bit thin. My wife's mushroom barley soup was also tasty but was too thick. However, the generous order of nova lox was excellent and was served with a nice chewy bagel and cream cheese (a bit skimpy). Portions are generous and the price reasonable for the quality.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Mikeb1Falmouth_MA
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Chicago, IL
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden secret?”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I have driven past this "little" restaurant so many times I've lost count. My boyfriend and I love diners and were passing by yet again and thought we'd give it a try.

This little restaurant was ENORMOUS inside. It had a full deli & bakery plus a restaurant that just kept going.

The food was terrific and while we were waiting we found out Max & Benny's has been around for 28 years, so not so much a secret really but a mainstay.

It was the Jewish High Holidays so the entire space was packed to the rafters. Did I mention they cater too? I also found out they're open Christmas day, so if I don't feel like cooking, I know where we'll be.

In a world where everyone is in a hurry, we sat back and enjoyed our meal and especially appreciated the incredible customer service. If you've read any of my reviews, you know how important customer service is to me.

The servers were engaging and (I believe) the owner stopped by to welcome us.

Max & Benny's gets 5 stars & 2 big thumbs up!

Thank you, we'll be back.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank okeedokie
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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125 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great deli”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

We always try to grab a meal at Max and Benny's when were are in the Chicago area. It is a great deli with excellent soups and great corned beef. Large menu selection. It's always busy, but it's a big place so you don't have to wait very long for a table.

Visited August 2012
Thank RHG0165
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Portland, Oregon
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198 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Visit after Visit - Our Favorite Chicago Area Deli!”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Not much to add to the other reviews! On each visit back to the area we insist on visiting Max & Benny's for brunch. We love home-made corned beef hash. Theirs is among the best!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank HenryW
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