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Max's Cafe of Redwood City

1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063 · Downtown
(650) 365-6297 · $$ · Cafe, American, Dessert
Rating: 2.5 out of 5"213 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Tue - Sat8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun8:00 AM - 9:00 PM


For over 25 years, Max"s has served America's favorite foods with an upscale style at affordable prices. Boasting "everything you've always wanted to eat," only at Max's will you find a corned beef reuben, chinese chicken salad, ribeye steak, BBQ ribs and portabello mushroom pasta all on one table. And Morefor those with a sweet tooth, Max's sinful, award winning desserts will keep you coming back for more.Whether you listen to the singing servers at the Max's Opera Cafes, the Golden Oldies at Max's Diners, or the days events from family and friends at Max's Cafes, one thing is for sure, you won't walk away hungry.

Good for

Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Dessert

Popular menu items

Chocolate · French onion soup · French fries · Joe's Potato · Roasted Vegetable Wrap

General info

Casual · Family Friendly · Credit: Discover, MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 17, 2014 · by Emily B. from YelpBest dessert spot.Definitely share as the portions are huge. Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 08, 2014 · by Danny N. from YelpI have been going to this location off and on since it ever opened. I'm not sure what it is but it has gone down hill a little. My last visit was 7-7-14 at 6pm.It wasn't busy and server made us feel rushed to order. We were having a business meeting and talking. We told him we would call him over when we were … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 03, 2014 · by bob j. from Yelpusually love max's restaurants, but this time at this one(and on mom's day!) was highly disappointing10am1/3 fullseated okwaitress took orderHALF AN HOUR plus for lukewarm food to arrivenot going back Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 15, 2014 · by eric k. from YelpMiddle of the road food, but large portions. Good if you're looking for comfort food in large quantities. Service is so-so. Best part is definitely the desserts. They're quite yummy, and again large portions. Oh, chocolate covered coconut macaroons. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 13, 2014 · by Marc M. from YelpGot a gift card for max's, a place I've never been to before, food was mediocre at best,but the "system was down" for 30 mins and they could not process the gift card, they had the nerve to ask if we had already used the card. My girlfriend missed her appointment as a result of this. Really weird experience Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jun 09, 2014 · by Maria Victoria F. from YelpI have wondered why the ratings of this restaurant are quite low because I had quite good experiences going to other branches as early as 14 years ago. Today I had a very horrible experience dealing with a waiter and a host from the Redwood City branch. There is a very large prominent banner on the El … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Jun 05, 2014 · by Angela G. from YelpBring a coupon - desserts are huge so plan to share.Portion sizes are really big all around.A lot of good sandwiches.Not a good place to go while on a diet. Services is always slow but there are plenty of tvs to watch. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"May 27, 2014 · by Sandy D. from YelpWe have eaten here several times in the past, which is why I was quite surprised to find on Yelp - several very negative reviews of this restaurant.There were 5 of us dining, each ordered something different and all of us thought our meal was good - the service was also good as well as the dessert.Not sure why the negative reviews.We would eat here again! Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"May 27, 2014 · by Lori G. from YelpThey just don't care about the food or customer. I have tried this place on many occasions and hoped it would be good, but I have been disappointed every time. Redwood City really needs a good American/Deli/Desert place, but Max's is just awful and does not do it for me. Today, I order the Tuesday lunch … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"May 19, 2014 · by Kristy C. from YelpMax's was a staple years ago and we always enjoyed it. When we wanted to find a place to celebrate a birthday close to the Caltrain station Max's popped into mind. Unfortunately, it was the worst restaurant meal i've had in years and years. How disappointing! We arrived for an early dinner and were … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"May 17, 2014 · by Alicia A. from YelpWe'll I came to Max's with a few coworkers this past week. This is one of those places where everything on the menu looks amazing, but for some reason I decided to go with a classic. 1/2 a BLT and a bowl of tomato tortellini soup. It should have been easy to make this good, but it just wasn't. The bread was … Full review