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Max's Opera Cafe

711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
+1 650-323-6297
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
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711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a light lunch with soup, garlic bread and dessert. I thought the food was very good especially the soup and garlic bread; prices were reasonable. Clean restaurant with friendly staff as well. Highly recommendable!

Thank laceylouise
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Recently had a family meal at this restaurant. My mother-in-law lives right across the street and is handicapped, so it is a restaurant that is easy to access for her. It is very much like a deli. The food is okay, not great, and the...More

Thank oxnarddragonlady
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Max opera cafe could do better at improving the food quality at this restaurant that is so conveniently located in the Stanford shopping center. It is a pity to see that the quality of the dishes keeps getting poorer. The potato skins were really gross...More

Thank dianamna
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Went for lunch with family and my daughter and I both had the Matzo Ball Soup, a favorite of mine. I had it with the half corned beef sandwich which was tender and tasty and a Caesar salad. My granddaughter had the mac 'n cheese...More

Thank 2butterfly
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Food was good, but overpriced. Not a good-value restaurant. We were expecting an experience similar to the Max's in Sacramento (which unfortunately has closed). The service was ordinary, and their Reuben sandwich for which Max's was more known was mediocre. Chicken pot pie was excellent.

Thank Gene8401
Reviewed 29 November 2017

In the past, and maybe too many years ago, I occasionally enjoyed going to Max's Opera Cafe. It's changed. The restaurant smelled like chlorine soaked wiping rags (I probably should have left with that) and the food was average at best. Service was still good....More

Thank JimSanDieg0
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Nice location close to Stanford University. We had 4 cheese omelet with potatoes and a scone. I enjoyed it $14.75. We also had the corn flake French toast $10.00. It was good but not much flavor a bit bland. We sat outside. It’s pet friendly....More

Thank Gary N
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I had come to the mall to pick up something I had preordered and got hungry. I wanted something different, so I tried Max's for the first time. I wasn't too hungry; therefore, I opted for an appetizer--potato skins. They were good (I really liked...More

Thank T H
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Average comes to mind for this experience. Nothing really wrong but nothing great either. Food was ok but could used a bit more TLC

Thank LG4KL
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The staff was terrible. No refills for drinks and no suggestions for our meal. The Reuben was ok , but the salmon was almost inedible. The berry pie was cold and gummy. The best thing I can say about this restaurant is it is convenient...More

Thank corefour
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I do believe seeing in the restaurant where a calorie chart is available - perhaps there is a link from their website...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
    (Sandhill Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-6297
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