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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%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“corned beef” (50 reviews)
“soups” (34 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It met and exceeded our expectations. It was our first visit but it won't be the last. Max and Benny's feels like the classic Jewish deli, with a bakery attached, too. The place was full at 1PM. The service was attentive and friendly. The vast...More

Thank BJ C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like everyone goes here as the essential Jewish style deli. The masses don’t always get it right. The food is average as was the take out section. Reminded me of a retirement home. Not bad but would not go again.

Thank averagehuman
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Every time I come to Chicago I always make sure I visit this place a few times. The food is delicious, the service is outstanding. If you re in the area, and want a taste of New York, this is a must stop. I highly...More

Thank TennNole
Reviewed 15 November 2017

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 13 November 2017

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

3  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 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 8 November 2017 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 30 October 2017 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 19 October 2017

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
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12 March 2017|
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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 Waukegan Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062-1232
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Northbrook
  • Phone Number: +1 847-272-9490
  • E-mail
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