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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-375-7997
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (16 reviews)
“mango mousse” (9 reviews)
“sand dabs” (34 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 7 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 3 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 25 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
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner at Max's in Pacific Grove. The charming restaurant, has very friendly staff and excellent service, and was very accommodating as we had to push back our reservation. The menu offerings were extensive with numerous meat options to seafood, which we were...More

Thank SJSukebe
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had a great dinner with three of us. We are all local. When had the mushroom ravioli, ahi tempura tuna roll, and the braised lamb shank. Everything was excellent. We'll be back! Can't wait to try more.

Thank PGgrovian
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Great chief! Trained in France and it shows, his wife will great you and his son may wait on you. I love the rib eye and my wife goes for the fish special. A warm atmosphere and excellent dishes reasonably priced. A must for us...More

Thank Russ0922
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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