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Max's Opera Cafe

711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
+1 650-323-6297
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options
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711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff was terrible. No refills for drinks and no suggestions for our meal. The Reuben was ok , but the salmon was almost inedible. The berry pie was cold and gummy. The best thing I can say about this restaurant is it is convenient...More

Thank corefour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a time when the wait staff used to sing at night, the Matzo Ball soup is a staple as are the massive deserts and signature sandwiches. Yum

Thank Silvertiger
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Should know better than going on a Saturday night. Too busy & way too loud. Service very slow. Food average but a little expensive for what you get. Lots of free parking..

Thank dcs1755
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Things seem to have gone downhill at Max's. I had a caesar salad with bread. Caesar looked good but lacked in flavor and the anchovy was no where to be found. The "sour dough" rolls were tasteless. My wife had a similar experience with her...More

Thank ennyd103
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Last month, we had a terrific dinner at the San Francisco location. Because of that, we chose to go to this one in Palo Alto even though there were many other options at the shopping center. I requested my hamburger medium, it came well done....More

Thank jack h
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Large servings and choices of sandwiches. I had a rueben and onion soup. Nothing extraordinary it's taste good, filling and complete with a big scoop of potato salad. It your looking for comfort food this is a place to go. They serve chicken pot pie...More

Thank Ricky V
Reviewed 24 July 2017

service was ok - not very personable and felt somewhat rushed, even though we were given time to socialize. Food wise - shrimp tacos were terrific, the juevos rancheros very good - but... this was always first and foremost a deli. all the traditional stuff...More

Thank psandberg
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Max's Opera Cafe is a cute, mainly sandwich shop in the Stanford Shopping center. It is a good place to have lunch after a shopping trip or catching up with a friend. There is nothing really special to it, but the atmosphere is good, and...More

Thank the2travelingsisters
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Well located in the Stanford Shopping Center. Consistently good food basic food and fabulous desserts. Good spot to meet while shopping

Thank CAF1715
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Located @ the corner of the Stanford Mall, this popular restaurants hits all the buttons. I had the best tuna sandwich I've ever had with fresh ahi. It was enormous and so very tasty. Desserts are a must but need to be shared as they...More

Thank Randall S
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Fran G
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Response from psandberg | Reviewed this property |
I do believe seeing in the restaurant where a calorie chart is available - perhaps there is a link from their website...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407
    (Sandhill Rd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-323-6297
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