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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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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed in Pacific Grove on a quiet Wednesday night in October during our Honeymoon and checked into our hotel fairly late in the evening, we wanted to eat somewhere locally ASAP. I quickly brought up Tripadvisor on my phone and it walked us straight to Max's, and I'm so glad it did. The service was superb, our waiter took... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Found this restaurant via Trip Advisor on the last night of our holiday and we are so glad we did. The service was great, very friendly and informative (we were recommended a glass of the Sauvignon Blanc which was very good). We shared the Spring Rolls to start which were excellent and then we had the Chicken Alfredo and Chicken... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We happened upon this place and were delighted with our experience. My wife had the Cioppino, which was very good, and I had the calamari steak, which was a real surprise ... large and meaty. Our wait person was Japanese, from Sapporo and was an absolute delight. The service was a tad slow, but the ambiance and charm of the... More 

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Cary, il
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110 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Max's Grill is a must stop for dinner in Pacific Grove. Small yet elegant decor made this a perfect place for a quiet dinner. Our waitress, the owner's wife was extremely pleasant. We were there on a fairly quiet night and received a lot of attention. We started the meal with a great bottle of wine that was extremely well... More 

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Monterey Bay
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Ravioli was amazing, sand dabs were to die for, lamb was fabulous, they had price fix early meals as well as family style. Dessert were fresh, loved that they used seasonal foods, like heirloom tomato salad!

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Dobbs Ferry, NY
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154 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

The food was fantastic. My ahi tempura roll and duck were sublime. WE had a lovely bottle of local wine and both of our teen sons found things they enjoyed on the prix fixe menu. We went during the week so it was not crowded.. the service was friendly and fantastic. I wish we could have gone back again but... More 

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Montreal
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2013

So far, this is the best meal we had since we arrived. Service professional and attentive, not pretentious. Cannot define the cuisine. The spring rolls were excellent, the Caesar Salad was crispy fresh and very tasty. Both my husband and I choose as a main course, the ravioli stuffed with brie & mushrooms - Excellent. Would we go back -... More 

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Santa Barbara
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Situated away from touristy Monterey, Max's Grill offers delicious food and good value in a quiet, welcoming setting. It's not fancy or pretentious dining but rather very good, fresh, and inventive cuisine. We arrived late on a Saturday night just as several large groups of local families were finishing up their dinners. We had made reservations and were seated immediately... More 

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Murphysboro
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

My wife, my son and his family all dined at Max's in July, 2013. We all were blown away by the food. It was fantastic! A week later and we are still talking about it. The best meal I have ever had which is saying a lot considering the amount of traveling I do. Everything we tried on the menu... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a wonderful California/French restaurant with a Japanese twist! Don't miss the yummy crispy spring roll or the fresh, crisp salads! This charming little place in quaint Pacific Grove fills up fast but is worth the trip. From the relaxing ambiance - to the fresh and flavorful menu; Max's Grill was a great choice for this tourist!! There is... More 

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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
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?