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Max's Grill

209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
+1 831-375-7997
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pot roast” (16 reviews)
“mango mousse” (9 reviews)
“sand dabs” (35 reviews)
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Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
209 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3318
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61 - 70 of 133 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2014

This Tripadvisor recommended restaurant was indeed a treat. My husband and I both had appetizers - my shrimp egg rolls were outstanding - and then we both had fish for dinner. He had sand dab - a local fish, and I had the wahoo. Both...More

1  Thank FnuLnu
Reviewed 12 March 2014

I was traveling on business in the Monterey area and tried Max's Grill. The food and service were excellent. They have a 3-course meal for $25, which includes a starter (I had spinach, blue cheese and walnut salad), a main course (I had the pot...More

2  Thank Linda B
Reviewed 24 February 2014

There is cooking and then there is cuisine. Max's is in the cuisine category. The sand dabs and tempura shrimp was spiced to perfection, so we returned the next night to crab and salmon wellington and mushroom ravioli .And everything is made from scratch. So...More

Thank linda123405
Reviewed 6 January 2014

My boyfriend and I can for dinner. While seating and actually being greated and asked for a beverage order did seem to take longer than it should, once we got started things went well. Our waiter was pleasant and helpful. I ordered the lamb. My...More

1  Thank Takemeanywhere
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We had a romantic dinner at a table by the windows at Max's at about 7:30 pm on a Saturday night.We made a reservation by Internet, and Yuko, the co-owner confirmed. It was clearly very popular with most tables already occupied. The soup of the...More

2  Thank Staidthere
Reviewed 9 November 2013

Food was very nice. Tempura Sandabs, Lobster Spring Roll, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Rack of Lamb, and my own wine for a corkage fee and ice cream with raspberry sauce with a candle for desset. Yuko, the wife of the chef, was most pleasent and we...More

1  Thank barry0315
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...More

2  Thank Owen S
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...More

Thank JB6878
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank Dennisvj
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...More

Thank a1searcher
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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