Max's Eatery

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$30 and under
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American
Designed to bring back the the lunch counter, diner and late-night style of everyday food paired with your childhood favorites with a modern refresh and nod to Lancaster's unique taste. Named for Chef Titter's fun-loving, adventurous and food critic son, Maximilian, Max's is a modern take on beloved memories. Serving Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Bar Service 7 days week, Max's is the ultimate Go- To
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HM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch to celebrate my little brother’s engagement and it was amazing! Spicy bloody Mary’s, excellent chicken and waffles, and the sausage gravy over tots were phenomenal.

SS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at Max’s! Great food and friendly staff. Definitely looking forward to returning soon!

DP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and portions are always good. I appreciate the "varsity" shakes as well.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table by the window which made it fun. Excellent food. Fun atmosphere.

TC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot for Sunday brunch, lovely staff, hostess and owner!

LP
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When looking for a place to eat brunch, we found Max's and viewed the menu online. Everything sounded delicious, so we decided to make a reservation. There was one item I really wanted to try, but it wasn't on the physical menu anymore. I asked about it and the server said she would ask the kitchen and see if they had all the ingredients to make it. They did and it was everything I hoped for! My entire party cleaned our plates, the bloody mary was delicious and the staff was really friendly. Would definitely recommend!

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was charming. Everyone greeted us warmly. Food was excellent. Will be a repeat customer for sure.

F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Staff very friendly and accommodating. Keep hosting trivia.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were stellar, and our server was fantastic. First timer! Will definitely be back!

Y
Poconos
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, interesting menu with vegetarian options, delicious meal! Will definitely eat here again next time I am in Lancaster.

T
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Awesome place, great food! As a vegetarian who enjoys going to Philadelphia for all the hip vegetarian friendly restaurants , it's nice to see a local Lancaster place that has that Philly vibe. Although not a ton of vegetarian options, the veggie burger is amazing and not your typical burger. Can't wait to go back!

JM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

s
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christina U is a magical mermaid with unparalleled serving abilities 🧜‍♀️ ✨

JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent at very good prices. All drinks, including the “varsity” milkshakes were also a very good value and enjoyable. I was pleasantly surprised!

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was friendly, the decor was spot on. There is no other place for brunch in Lancaster I would rather go. Although we were headed to an event that required sobriety, there is a full bar, which concocts the most delicious adult beverages.

CR
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the chicken and waffles. My sister had the special for the night that the server recommended and she was really happy she ordered the pork chop on mashed yams with kale.

C
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good food and choices. Great service and cool vibe.

KS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We tried Max's but probably would not return. Service was very bad as in slow, wrong food, wrong check and no attention given at all. They seemed busy and confused so it could have been short staffed. Drinks arrived so late that they said they would take it off the check but it remained on the check. We gave up, paid and go out of there. Food was just okay.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and space were all amazing. We’ll definitely be back!

SP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four senior women had great lunches brfore the Fulton show. Waitor was helpful explaining the menu. We even had the twisted ice cream dessert. Will definitely be back!!

GH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food choices better for breakfast/lunch. Service a bit slow this time.

l
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was all extremely greasy and didn’t taste good

TT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, with wait service by an absolutely delightful waiter. Yummy Italian soda, chicken pot pie with a slice of puff pastry, and carrot cake to die for!!! Max’s is an upscale diner - I will go there again.

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great seat at the window! Very attentive and interested waitress. Answered and explained whatever questions we had. All the employees seemed happy to be there! Food and milkshakes were very delicious. Would definitely go again.

t
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

At first staff seemed disorganized, a table of 6 showed up and disrupted their process. We were seated after waiting for the 6 to sit. We set at a window 2 and was greeted by waitress. Drinks are expensive and staff not educated in tap selections. I redered the special fish and chips and wifey ordered a burger. Burger showed up, nearly raw....wanted medium, fish showed up, no chips..overall disappointed. The menu is too simple for mistakes. Being in the foodservice ind. for over 20 years, the experience could have been a lot better for a $45 diner date.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing. Server was new but very attentive and friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

k
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved Max's Eatery. We went for breakfast. Our server was great but the kitchen was very slow...we wait 45 min for our food. But, we will try it again!

e
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and atmosphere! I would suggest adding more items to the menu - maybe some additional omelet choices and pancakes options. Love that the menu has breakfast options 24 hours a day!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration was amazing. We had burgers, frito pie and cow on a raft. YUMMO!

F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Love the trivia Tuesdays! Making a reservation on Open Table very easy.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I love Max’s!! I took a friend for the first time so she could experience the greatness. Put food was amazing and our shakes were awesome! Next I’m brining my husband

F
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We discovered Max's because of Tuesday Trivia. We have followed Matt for over 3 years to different venues. Max's is kid friendly (my 2 grandchildren love the food), the staff remembers our usual orders, and when our team expands to 8 people, everyone accommodates the change without missing a beat. Brendan, David and Megan have been our servers, and they are awesome! We are now regular Tuesday patrons.

s
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for Sunday morning breakfast! We all enjoyed our selections. Specials were a bit pricey, but awesome!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved the smash burger and adult milk shakes!!

LC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We selected Max's on the net, we like non-chain/ local eateries and travel to Lancaster 1x a year; couldn't been more satisfied!!! Great Friendly Staff! Food was excellent, speaking for the other 5 in our group! My Por Boy sandwich was a little light on the protein, although the sandwich was Excellent. The Donkey / OJ drink was Superb.

GH
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I like the menu at Max's for breakfast or dinner. Service was a little inconsistent, but other than that, it was another great experience.

ML
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Dinner at Max's Eatery was a mixed bag. The waitperson was very courteous, but he was run off his feet, servicing too many tables. He brought our food promptly, but he forgot one of our drinks, and it took a while for that to be corrected. The food was, as usual, really tasty--diner style but with much better ingredients that you usually see in Lancaster County diners. It turned out to be Trivia Night, though, and there was a loud (yet unintelligible) presentation of trivia questions going on for most of the time we were in the restaurant. Max's is very child-friendly, which also meant that there was a certain loudness around us that wasn't the usual hipsters drinking alcoholic milkshakes--even though we did not begin our dinner until after 7 p.m. I do recommend Max's Eatery for its delicious menu (including a number of vegetarian and vegan options), but be prepared for higher decibels and families with young children.

EP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Super nice service. Will definitely go back!!

GG
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food is okay. Service was a little off.