We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great place for an excellent lunch”

Max & Benny's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 128 Restaurants in Northbrook
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Deli
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I just had lunch at Max and Benny's. You can not beat their Rueben sandwich. It's the best on the north shore. I have it with extra lean corned beef. My husband prefers the regular. We both enjoyed it immensely, along with a shared side of sweet potato fries, which were very good. Service is prompt and professional. It's a big noisy place and is always crowded, but there is rarely a wait for a table. It's not an intimate place, but for lunch, it's great, as the food is top notch. There is also a deli and bakery, which I highly recommend for meats, cheese, sides, salads and desserts.

Thank sicilian1535
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (340)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

6 - 10 of 340 reviews

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The Jewish style deli still exists in very limited numbers. This has all the traditional elements. Great sandwiches, soups salads and entrees. Why have a plain omelette when you can have a Hoppel Poppel? They also have a wonderful bakery of fresh delicacies.

Thank JordanS8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Was at Max and Benny's with my husband and a friend on 8/22. I enjoyed the mushroom barley soup. Grilled vegetable sandwich was so so. It was too much bread. Would have been better on grilled sourdough bread. Service was good. Our waiter, Victor was very attentive. Would go back another time.

Thank esteachk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Max and Benny's is a local "institution". It is great takeout - order ahead.

The restaurant is fairly large and can get very crowded. Many people take long, slower meals so be prepared. But the staff move tables as best they can. Because it is often crowded, meal prep can be on the slow side but it's very enjoyable.

The half-lean corned bee ($12.99) plus chips (1.49) is plenty with soup. The 3 cheese blintzes (7.99) is a good option. The summer fruit salad (12) is fine. All in, it was $41 including one Kona Coffee (2.80) plus tip. We'll be back.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank nlman1985
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Kids were hungry after visiting nickel city. Remembered hearing the commercials on the radio on the score and decided to try it out.

Not a very warm reception upon arrival it was after the lunch rush around 140 pm.

The person who waited on us would ignore us then come back and apologize a few minutes later. Not much of a smile at all felt we were troubling her.

The kids ordered two kids meals with spaghetti I ordered large matzah ball soup.

Had to ask for Parmesan cheese, always seemed to be troubling the waitress. The kids seemed to be okay one ate the pasta the other didn’t. The matzah was hard and lumpy not very good came with three tennis ball size matzah for about $10.

Total meal ran $35 for lunch a little high or more than I expected to spend for 2 kids meals and soup. The service being not so friendly effected the rating as well.

Don’t plan on going back cheaper and friendlier going to McDonald’s.

Thank lovetheopenroad2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Max & Benny's Restaurant also viewed

 
Highland Park, Lake County
Deerfield, Lake County
 

Been to Max & Benny's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing