We dine in Max’s Original simply because it is located next to Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport South, where we stayed for two nights. It is convenient as we were too tired to go out to find our dinner. It is only within 1 min walking distance from the hotel.
Once we entered, we were quite delighted at the setting of Max’ Original Restaurant. There are many photos back in the olden days hanging on the wall of the restaurants. I have a good walk around the restaurant and found out there are few different sitting arrangement including a bar area and some live entertainment.
Once seated, you will notice the restaurants also serve as a fun and casual atmosphere. As we were still very early when we arrived at the restaurant, around 6 pm there were not many guests as yet.
The signature of this restaurant is corned beef and pastrami as the owner Max (long dead) would love to order himself. When you open the menu, you will find lots of Jewish dishes.
On the of the table, there is a “Happy Hanukkah” special menu. Hanukkah is a special Jewish holiday which usually occurs during end of Nov and Dec of every year.
We ordered some chicken wings and lamb with quinoa. The complimentary bread served to us were hot and own made by Max’s. Really tasty and goes well with butter pickle mix.
Max’s Original is a nice dining experience for me as we don’t get to see such setting from where I come from. It also offer customers large portions of high-quality comfort food for reasonable prices.
Don’t forget to try their comfort food such as chocolate cake or other flavor as they have variety of cakes for you to choose from at the cake counter.
Nearby attraction :
- Lombard Street
- Golden Gate Bridge @ San Francisco
- Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco
- San Francisco China Town
I have spent lot of time in San Francisco but never thought of this place. Now reading your excellent review I shall try when next time I visit.
Give it a go if you ever near the SF airport area. 🙂
Looks amazing! I will visit this place when I go to San Francisco! And the pictures from the olden days give it a very vintage vibe!
Thanks for your kind comment. The minutes you walked in, you feel vintage. Vintage always interest me 🙂
While I never been to San Francisco, I can say that this is place I would love to dine it. Mainly because of what you say they specialize in Corn beef and Pastrami…Sounds pretty darn close to heaven for me.
Thanks for your comment. Yes their corn beef is one of the signature.
Yummy, it is one of my favorites
I’ve never been to San Francisko, but I hope I will! When I go, I will definitaley come across to visit this place!!
Thanks for your comment. Yes, this restaurant offer great stuff especially their dessert.
Never been to San Francisco! But I would love to check this out, the food looks delicious
Thanks for your comment. If you happen to be in SF Airport area and happen to stay in SF Holiday Inn, you may like to try this restaurant out as it is just next to the hotel. Easy access for tired travelers.
First time to hear this same name restaurant that we have back in the Philippines and they both offer sumptuous food! Would love to check this place if I get the chance to pay a visit someday.
You are right, I think there is another Max’s chain restaurant which is very popular in Philipines. I am yet to try that out. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.
This looks like a lovely place to visit. The food looks delightful and I really hope you enjoyed yourself.
Looks like great place for dinner. Old photos giving it a vintage look and seating arrangement is also bit casual. Would like to try it some day.
Thanks for your comment. I too love the old photos and the vintage arrangment. It would be great if there is live music but I left early so did not manage to see the live music.
I love it when good food is convenient and right around the corner during my travels. This seems like a great place to eat and relax to refuel and rejuvenate. Yum on the chocolate – just what the doctor ordered.
Max’s Original sure has a great location as it is just located next to the San Francisco Holiday Inn Hotel. The restaurant vibe and food was great. Worth to try it out if you have a tired day.
This looks so cozy! I just love a place that serves good and reasonably priced food. And the chocolates, yes please! Fabulous review. Thanks for sharing x
Thanks for comment. It has nice desset and anyone should end thei course with some of Max’s signature dessert.
I recently visited a place where I don’t usually frequent because of the cost too, but it’s great to be going places occasionally to enjoy!
Thanks for your comment. The good thing about Max’s is the location as it is just located next to where we rest. Also love the setting and the vibes in the restaurant.
Thank you for sharing. It looks warm, friendly and just inviting for sure. I like seeing photos of the olden times in restaurants.
Thanks for your comment. The restauran is really warm and cosy the minutes you walked in. Their homemade bread is really awesome, serving hot before our main course.