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Max & Benny's Restaurant

461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
+1 847-272-9490
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“corned beef” (48 reviews)
“soups” (32 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Authentic Deli, with all the appropriate specialties, including Fresh Corned Beef, dinners and Deli stacked sandwiches. Pastrami, many salads and dozens of Deli combos. Fresh daily soups and many bread and pastry selections. They also have a full take out Deli and bakery featuring fresh...More

Thank jtull54
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want really good authentic Jewish Deli food then this place isn't for you. Absolutely the worst food ever. The Matzo Ball Soup is just some broth with tasteless matzo balls. Nothing else in it. The potato pancakes were awful too. The list could...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The traditional Jewish deli is a dying institution. There aren’t many good ones left in Chicago but this is one of the best. Delicious baked goods, bagels and rolls made fresh daily. Old time restaurant recipes like grandma used to make; matzoh ball soup, corned...More

Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best bagels on the North Shore!! None of those chain soft tasteless bagels here . Real cream cheese too. Only place to go

Thank K3626NIjameso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Extensive menu, but I’d say quality has significantly declined in the past ten years. Seems like less people are eating there too. Only thing they’ve certainly kept quality is the soup. 👎👎

1  Thank alsberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a lazy, uneventful Tuesday afternoon. I suggested to my wife, " Let's go to Max & Benny's for a late lunch ". Well the day turned into a celebration of the BEST corn beef sandwich I've had since I was a kid. Lean but...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I have breakfast or lunch at this old school restaurant and bakery. It is always delightful, and very consistent. From the bread basket to the huge corn beef sandwiches you will not be disappointed. The service is very attentive and the bakery...More

Thank Patti2
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I have had the opportunity to enjoy Max & Benny's for a delicious veggie omelet in the am and a great corned beef sandwich for lunch. The atmosphere is friendly, and the wait staff are experienced professionals. I especially like taking home...More

Thank helenel820
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The lines, the crowds for breakfast and lunch, the occasional attitude, even the calories - all worth it. This is an old-style Jewish deli like the ones we enjoyed in NYC. We've eaten there, get pastrami sandwiches for Ravinia concerts, and got their deli platters...More

Thank MBGX
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You cannot go wrong with anything on this menu. You always will take some home with you as well. The food is great, filling and definitely some leftovers for the next day. Served hot and with a smile. This place is crowded during lunch hours,...More

Thank Bob B
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Questions & Answers
12 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from easyflier | Reviewed this property |
They do offer room for a Seder, however, it is not Kosher.
12 March 2017|
Response from fruemel |
Passover, 2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-272-9490
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