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Max's Opera Cafe

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711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407 (Sandhill Rd)
+1 650-323-6297
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Palo Alto, California
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423 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

9 of us came here for lunch during Passover. If you ask, they put Matzo on the table instead of bread. Their salads are fabulous and with a large selection. I had Asian chicken salad, someone had beet salad and another had kale salad. Kids had chicken tenders, kids chicken tenders, poki, and kid sized salads. Wait staff is great!

Thank Marcia K
San Francisco, Bay Area
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hit or miss at this place. Sometimes the food is great and sometimes it is not. Sometimes the service is outstanding and sometimes it is not. Been there a couple times. The most recent time we went, the food for the kids came out right away, but the food for the adults took a long time coming. I guess... More 

Thank Hello_Travelers
San Mateo, California
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142 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned but went during noon time. Very busy & very noisy. Service was slow. Server seemed very rushed. Will not return during lunch hours.

Thank dcs1755
Atlanta, Georgia
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I first visited Max's 27 years ago and sat at an outside table. Having moved away from the area we visited from out of state and had to go back to Max's as they have amazing sandwiches, salads and burgers, a hustle/bustle atmosphere and a great location when shopping at Stanford Shopping Mall.

Thank Delphine J
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Tipical American, nothing to be disappointed about. Nothing great to highlight. The service is kind.

Thank Rosalida L
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Visiting from out of town and someone mentioned Max's to us. After looking at the menu we went in and really had a great meal. I had chicken piccata (that was designated gluten free) and it was delicious - served with wild rice and sautéed spinach. My friend ordered skirt steak with garlic, smashed potatoes and broccoli. Everything was prepared... More 

Thank crsmssbps
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I go here when I am in the area. I love the Patty Melt; huge!. Tea is served with a hot pot of water. Salads are large; you may wish to split.

Thank Richard E
Hayden, Alabama
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food was incredible!!!! The portion sizes were great and the flavor was fantastic!! The atmosphere was beautiful, the staff was very pleasant and accommodating. I have eaten here many times, and will continue to return!!!!

Thank ksmith40330
London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Deep menu with excellent daily specials. We hit the ribeye night in particular. The portions are far, far too large. In particular, once you have a huge meal, the excellent desserts are just too large. Everything is good!

Thank Ludgatecircus15
Carmel, California
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90 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The wait staff promptly greeted and seated me during lunch hour on a weekday. The interior of the restaurant was dark with vaulted ceilings. Ordered the Max's Rueben with Corned Beef - the sandwich had a larger percentage of sauerkraut to actual meat. The menu notes on the front cover that a small fee will be added to your bill... More 

Thank Kris S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?