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Max & Erma's

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Bar, American, Pub
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739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-2093
+1 614-444-0917
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were hungry and I wasn't going to cook. We were driving around hoping something would jump out at us and YES it did. We walked in and stood there kind of looked around for someone to greet us. So we just stood there and after about two minutes someone came up and showed us to our... More 

Thank Elizabethsmom1999
Providence, Utah
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like fish and chips - this is the place. Nice atmosphere with great service. Fun place to eat. Oh...try the fish and chips - :)

Thank rhoth33
Westerville, Ohio
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the orginal Max & Ermas. I feel the quality has slipped a little but still make a good hamburger. On one day of the week you do get a free cookie.

Thank true1172
Gahanna, Ohio
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127 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Delicious fish & chips & he had a cheeseburger & fries. Quick service and friendly atmosphere. All sandwiches great!

Thank lparzero
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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285 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

A great local franchise. The food selection is great. Very friendly staff and quick service, even when crowded.

Thank Tim G
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I frequent this place as it is convenient for me. It used to be a great casual dining spot, however, things have drastically gone downhill. They are constantly changing the menu, which might be good for new choices but the new choices haven't been good ones:-( The older menu was much higher quality and quanities were great as well. Every... More 

Thank spinetingler
Columbus, Ohio
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good food and moderate prices. This original location has lots of character, located in the German Village of Columbus

Thank 794dougb
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had a wonderful lunch and then tried their new dessert, the Pretzel Sundae. Soft pretzels with cinnamon sugar and velvet ice cream drizzled with caramel and chocolate. Have this and then go strolling in the German Village.

Thank killerbeeAugust2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, love the tortilla soup, reasonable price. Nice ambience, quaint part of Columbus - neighborhoody- good selection

Thank Larry H
Proctorville, Ohio
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is where Max and Erma's first opened and the location is great. Some of the best burgers and salads you'll find.

Thank mike_waggoner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Bar, American, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-2093
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-444-0917
THE ORIGINAL. In 1972, Max & Erma created a fun, unique restaurant so friends and family can gather for good times and a great meal, and decorated it with eclectic artifacts and local paraphernalia. Since that day, we've been committed to providing our guests with irresistible heartland classics and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy. We've grown over the years, but always remain true to what makes us successful - delivering a great memorable experience so that every guest leaves with a smile. After all, Max & Erma wouldn't have it any other way.

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