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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-375-7997
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (18 reviews)
“mango mousse” (9 reviews)
“sand dabs” (35 reviews)
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209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were looking for something to eat in Pacific Grove with everything in town (it was a Friday night) seemed loaded with people, but Max's Grill was less busy than anything we strolled past.  We chocked it up to their being located on a side...More

Thank LKB775
Reviewed 13 July 2017

If you want fantastic food for a reasonable price, this is the place. The sand dabs (small white fish) were amazing, and the fried squid was the best we've ever tasted...buttery, tender and melted in your mouth. The spring roll too was stuffed with shrimp,...More

Thank 8005travelbug
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The food is wonderful and interesting. The atmosphere is pleasant. The service is excellent. The prices reasonable. A Japanese-French restaurant that blends beautifully. A hidden gem well worth seeking out.

Thank hollyhearon
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went here with a large party in celebration mode; there was a lot of jovial conversation...until the food arrived, that is. Then all you could hear was, "Oh wow," and "Mmmm." I had the sand dabs, which were perfectly prepared and seasoned. Desserts are also...More

Thank HardBop
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We ate dinner at Max's twice during our 3 day visit to Monterrey. The food was wonderful and the service was good. We loved the Ceasar salad, the Alfredo chicken, and the ravioli. There was plenty of parking and we look forward to future visits.

Thank Barry W
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I relocated to Monterey a year ago and I am happy to rave about this little gem of a restaurant. I had the prefix menu with the spring rolls (best I've ever had) the pot roast was served hot, tender and delicious and the creme...More

Thank 641christym
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had just arrived in pacific grove, and thought we should go look for a place to eat. We just happened across 'Max's Grill. We had a wonderful dinner. She had the special a salmon with pesto to die for. I had...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The surroundings are warm and inviting. The owners are wonderful making one fell at home. The food is excellent. We have been eating here for years and have never had a meal that was not prepared expertly.

Thank Fredrick B
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...More

Thank lwolfe1
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.

Thank Heather B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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