Max's at the Opera Cafe

Max's at the Opera Cafe

Diner and Bistro
601 Van Ness Ave (at Golden Gate Ave.), San Francisco, CA 94102, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

For over 25 years, Max's has served America's favorite foods with an upscale style at affordable prices. Boasting "everything you've always wanted to eat”, only at Max's will you find a corned beef Reuben, Chinese chicken salad, BBQ ribs and Max's sinful; ... (See all)

8.0/10

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  • What you need to know
    Shaw V.
    "Killer pastrami sandwich"(2 Tips)
    Jackie Y W.
    "Try the Greek salad or chicken pot pie!"(2 Tips)
    T W.
    "Try the raspberry sorbet for dessert!"(5 Tips)
    Bourbon🍸Explorer
    "Get the Reuben!!! Omfg!"(2 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
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  • live music
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  • matzah ball soup
  • french fries
  • Bloody Marys
  • raspberry sorbet
  • chicken
  • macaroons
  • strawberry shortcake
  • crab cakes
  • cheesecake
  • mojitos
  • burgers
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  • salads
  • brunch food
  • Nicole L.

    Come here for brunch without the line, unless it's ballet season.

    Nicole Lippman · January 1
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  • JoAnne K.

    Good eggs Benedict. Eggs perfectly prepared.

    JoAnne Kao · December 15, 2014
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  • JoAnne K.

    Very good tuna melt. Like the capers w avocado.

    JoAnne Kao · December 15, 2014
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  • Greg S.

    The best matzoh ball soup in SF.

    Greg Schwartz · December 7, 2014
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  • Natalia B.

    Chopped steak and shrimp linguine

    Natalia Baker · October 13, 2014
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  • Bourbon🍸Explorer

    Get the Reuben!!! Omfg! It's awesome!

    Bourbon🍸Explorer · September 16, 2014
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  • Jackie Y W.

    They removed the Greek salad from the menu. Keep asking for it and maybe they'll bring it back!

    Jackie Y Wang · June 23, 2014
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  • Elvis M.

    Be wary. Sometimes they leave the food on the pickup counter so long it gets cold. Like the brisket here...

    Elvis Murks · April 22, 2014
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  • Steven K.

    Huge portions!

    Steven Kaye · November 1, 2013
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  • Ozgur P.

    Braised briscit...man...

    Ozgur Pamukcu · September 6, 2013
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  • Bikash C.

    Try the mojito skirt steak !

    Bikash Chatterjee · May 18, 2013
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  • T W.

    Great food. Try the raspberry sorbet for dessert!

    T W · April 29, 2013
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  • Don J.

    Cocktails are full price between 2PM and 3PM on weekends

    Don J · April 27, 2013
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  • Alex R.

    Quality has dropped off fast. Service has been poor on the last three visits. Management in this location is uninterested in the situation.

    Alex Rosenberg · March 24, 2013
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  • Ozgur P.

    Hot corn beef is amazing!

    Ozgur Pamukcu · March 4, 2013
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  • Melissa

    Thursday is Chicken Gumbo day and its delish!

    Melissa · February 28, 2013
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  • Shaw V.

    Killer pastrami sandwich

    Shaw Vrana · November 17, 2012
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  • Scott S.

    Great food great wine great entertainment! Chicken pot pie!

    Scott Stauffer · May 30, 2012
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  • Tressa C.

    Ultimate grilled cheese sandwich - it really is the ultimate and totally delicious!

    Tressa C · April 29, 2012
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  • Mars SM I.

    Amazing food! Extremely filling!

    Mars SM IB · March 19, 2012
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  • Teddy W.

    Wonderful crab cakes. And the macaroon crumble is to die for.

    Teddy Wright · February 27, 2012
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  • natalie l.

    The lox and bagel platter is a ridiculously overpriced plate of lettuce with a "bagel". Don't bother.

    natalie l. · January 29, 2012
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  • Richard G.

    Hottest coffee I've ever tasted in my life! Ouch! I love this place but make sure your waiter isn't a newbie:(

    Richard Gurry · January 2, 2012
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  • Nicole L.

    Come here for a weekend brunch, get a bloody mary and something with home fries.

    Nicole Lippman · December 11, 2011
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  • Donnie Wilson

    Best cheese cake, ever.

    Donnie Wilson · November 22, 2011
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  • Damien S.

    Great live music!

    Damien Silva · November 12, 2011
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  • SF BRAVO! CLUB

    Who says dinner and an opera have to be stuffy? Try an all American burger and shake before the show!

    SF BRAVO! CLUB · September 4, 2011
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  • Jackie Y W.

    The Greek salad and pot pie are definitely favorites :)

    Jackie Y Wang · August 16, 2011
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  • Amy R.

    The strawberry shortcake is amazing and the customer service was great!!

    Amy Rickard · July 17, 2011
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  • Jackie Y W.

    Try the Greek salad or chicken pot pie! Both have huge portions.

    Jackie Y Wang · May 24, 2011
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  • AskMen

    This old school spot serves up huge ice cream sundaes, potent cocktails, huge slabs of ribs, and jambalaya pasta with equal aplomb. Read more

    AskMen · April 29, 2011
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  • Dave B.

    Try the Chicken Marsala - Amazing!

    Dave Black · April 26, 2011
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  • David A.

    Excellent sweet pot fries

    David Asheim · April 21, 2011
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  • Scott L.

    Russian cabbage soup can't be beat!

    Scott Lowder · April 9, 2011
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  • Katie H.

    best crapcakes ever. excellent customer service, duh! read the menu for more info.

    Katie Holt · January 30, 2011
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  • William R.

    Try the iced tea. It's brewed table side!

    William Reynolds · January 16, 2011
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  • Karin H.

    Dr. Karin Hastik

    Karin Hastik · November 23, 2010
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  • Yillian R.

    Baked mushrooms. DO IT

    Yillian Rago · November 21, 2010
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  • Ian M.

    Pastrami Reuben. 'Nuff said

    Ian McGee · March 6, 2010
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  • Geoffrey C.

    Breakfast food....and bloody mary

    Geoffrey Clapp · December 19, 2009
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