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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff

DL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the special. It was wonderful. Portions are large, the food is fresh and well prepared.
It’s a friendly & comfortable environment. Appropriate for the whole family

CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous Portions, reasonable prices fun atmosphere

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Went for a late valentines date, great food and even better server, was very charismatic and helpful. Would definitely go again.

LE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Maxs are awesome and always make me feel welcome. I take so many clients there and my business meetings are always great bc of the food, service and relaxed atmosphere.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre - theater supper. Was a bit loud for conversation. Some sort of a fundraising event going on.

G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a problem that looked like short staff. 7 or 8 empty tables, and an entrance area crowded with standing people waiting to be seated.
Waitress was friendly, but there were not enough people waitressing tables. Service was slow

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Went for my birthday dinner with friends. Everyone had something different and everyone was thrilled with their meal. Such a cute place. Great service. A new favorite.

LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I reserved here for myself and 2 friends. We ordered our drinks. Several very large parties were seated after us. We waited. The large party behind us ordered their drinks. They received their drinks. We waited some more. After about 1/2 hour, and still no drinks, we had the sneaking suspicion that either we were being ignored in favor of the large parties, or simply just forgotten about. Instead of trying to push the issue, we just left and went to the Dispensing Company, we we received excellent service, food and drinks just like we always do. I wanted to give this place a good review, but they were just not on their game or something.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food was good however very pricy. Milkshakes were too expensive to not be thicker than what they were. Very cute place and good service. Great onion rings too!

K
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

There was no lightbulb in the light so the section we were seated in was very dark. The waitress did not check in on us very often and took a really long time to get us our check.

OT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal, there for Tiki month and it was so much fun! Service was fast and efficient. The whole place was decorated for the Tiki month, it was like a mini tropical vacation. Also on Fri-Sun they serve bottomless mimosas.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the mushroom hamburger soup, it was delicious. The service was excellent! I will definitely be returning and sharing with my friends and family.

KB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing. I have one suggestion to make for breakfast. Add some fun coffee drinks like lattes or iced coffee. I would have loved to be able to have that with my breakfast.

The scrapple my husband ate was the best he's had in Lancaster County.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 of us went to murder on the Orient Express

CW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good for kids, reasonable prices. Fun atmosphere. It was pretty loud though (i have 4 kids and still thought it was loud!)

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was okay. Server seemed overwhelmed. Probably won’t go back.

AP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing place to eat amazing food and enjoy a great time with family!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love it here! But, it’s so loud.

GG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely would recommend Max's. Great environment, food and service!

AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Casual place with excellent food. The Moco Loco was tremendous.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for a birthday celebration!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on NYE and they had Harry Potter trivia! They decorated for it and the servers dressed up as well. Our server was amazing and food was amazing as well! 10/10 would recommend

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

New year’s eve

CM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was terrible. Our waitress had no personality and it took someone 15 minutes to come take our order and to even get a drink - especially frustrating when you have a child with you. Food was good but we ordered a vanilla milkshake for our child and it was extremely watery - not what we expected from Max’s.

BM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Max's! The food is always excellent, and everyone that works there is so friendly. I always tell people about it because I know they won't be disappointed. Thank you Max's!

HI
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Max's has become one of our favorites! With kids or without them ;) Servers are always friendly and accommodating and the food has never missed the mark! (The shakes are pretty awesome, too)!

RM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blackened catfish delicious!

C
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This is our 3rd time to Max's. Obviously, we have come back because it was good and fun, not this time. Food was not up to par nor was the usual variety. Sad, we won't be back.

DH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time there and the service and food were delicious. We sat by the front windows which is fantastic for people watching. We all got burgers which were prepared the way we asked. I'd highly suggest trying this place out!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and the service was excellent!

SN
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time here and we had a great time again. The food was prepared very well down to the smallest details like the smoked cheddar on my grilled cheese and smashed burger sandwich. My wife had a salad with Chicken and the onions were pickled or something and tasted awesome. Our appetizer was onion rings and they were perfect and the sauce was great. Even the strawberry lemonade was great. That was topped off with really nice service from all staff we interacted with. From ordering to getting our food which was again perfect timing. We had a good time and could see others were as well

BD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A true diner experience - basic menu but not unexpected (knew this when we booked). Good value for money and very attentive staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went there for a work review, we enjoyed ourselves and the food was outstanding.

B
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always loud and difficult to have a conversation when its crowded. Food is good and the Prickly Pear Marg is a favorite.

BL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice casual dinner after walking around town for hours. Made a reservation online 1/2 hour before arriving.
We were seated immediately. Split the waffle fries with morney sauce, bacon and scallions! FANTASTIC. I had a very good burger and my wife had the corned beef hash and eggs. She loved the house made hash which was on the chunky side and the corner beef was as tasty and tender as could be. Splurged an some mike shakes for dessert which were wonderful.
Great service and nice people overall.
Not fancy but good food and a nice vibe.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I would have given a higher rating, maybe 3 stars, however the service was terrible. We waited nearly and hour and a half for our waitress to bring out our order, which consisted of egg salad sandwiches and two hot dogs for our kids. The waitress came out at one point telling us our food would be right out, but by right out she meant 30 mins. The only thing the restaurant had in their favor was the ambiance, it was a fun place. However, I just won’t be going back.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and fun!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my 13 year old daughter on a Daddy date . Dinner out then to the Fulton . First time there , won’t be the last . Food was very good , IPA beer was cold & a good value .

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Took forever to get our food. Otherwise ok. Server recognized the issue and took an appetizer off the bill.