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Max's Grill

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209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-375-7997
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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194 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We'd read reviews raving about this place, so perhaps our expectations were set too high. We had a birthday dinner there on a Tuesday night, and made reservations online with ease. As it turned out, there was one couple seated when we arrived, and when they left, we had the place to ourselves. One would think this would lead to... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Love it the sushi is fresh can't go wrong. It's at a great value and love the ombiounce. Deffinatly recommend.

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Thank Heather B
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Max's in Pacific Grove. The charming restaurant, has very friendly staff and excellent service, and was very accommodating as we had to push back our reservation. The menu offerings were extensive with numerous meat options to seafood, which we were most interested in. The cuisine can be described as French with an Asian twist. We... More 

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Pacific Grove, CA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a great dinner with three of us. We are all local. When had the mushroom ravioli, ahi tempura tuna roll, and the braised lamb shank. Everything was excellent. We'll be back! Can't wait to try more.

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Thank PGgrovian
Los Gatos, California
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great chief! Trained in France and it shows, his wife will great you and his son may wait on you. I love the rib eye and my wife goes for the fish special. A warm atmosphere and excellent dishes reasonably priced. A must for us on every visit.

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Thank Russ0922
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Max's is just a block off the main street of delightful Pacific Grove. We were there on a quiet Sunday night after a long day in the car, and our hosts immediately made us feel at home. We ordered sand dabs and duck, for each of which the menu noted 'prepared our way'. Each dish was understatedly elegant, and the... More 

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Thank Richard R
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

The atmosphere is simple, elegant and relaxed. This is due, in part, to the service, led by the wife/co-owner, who is charming, efficient and very pleasant. The food was superb, especially the tempura ahi roll and tempura prawns. My husband and I agreed we would have been quite happy with three orders of each to share for dinner. Incredible! The... More 

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Thank kld0655
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were tentative when we walked in, as there was only one other couple with a child present. The restaurant is nicely decorated and pleasing to the eye. The hostess was extremely gracious and nice (Japanese descent we think), and set us up with large wonderful crunchy crust sourdough bread rolls and a balsamic/olive oil dip. My wife, son, and... More 

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Thank Hugh S
California
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We came to Max's with 5 adults, 1 child and 1 toddler to celebrate our 45 th anniversary. We had a nice quiet table away from other customers and the waitress was very accommodating to our requests. I had grilled Sand Dabs that were cooked perflectly with a delicious lemon caper sauce. Everyone else liked their food including the kids.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Recommended by the hotel and lived up to it. Lovely husband/wife team with very tasty food. Don't be put off by the name. It's a yummy Japanese infused meal and nothing like a grill. Quality and good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-375-7997

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?