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Max & Erma's

€€ - €€€American, ,
12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
+1 317-705-9788
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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“burgers” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
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12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I had high hopes for this dinner. We were trying a new restaurant (had never eaten at a Max & Erma's before) in a new town (traveling from Michigan) and it was a special occasion for our family. I should have read the reviews before...More

Thank GreeneMomma
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice hotel tucked away at the end of a strip mall. Went there on a Sunday afternoon & was pretty empty. Food was good (a little pricey) but we liked M&A’s in the past and it’s always good.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Out team ate here after soccer games. Service was OK but menu and food very blah. Good reminder of why I avoid these lower end national chains if at all possible.

Thank dcline169
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Although the turkey burger is quite good, the place and staff are completely dead. The staff are zombies. Zero personality. Less than interested in what they're doing. No emotion. No personality. Maybe it was zombie night? One waiter actually started vacuuming around me while I...More

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Each year, my group attends an event outside Indy, and our first night group meal is at Max and Erma's. We enjoy going back since the restaurant has plenty of space to accommodate our large group. The food is always good (your normal American style...More

Thank aboyer8
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We dined here for dinner recently with our daughter and her husband and their four children. We come here occasionally and one of the main reasons is that their menu provides a wide-variety of items that appeal to both adults and children. Actually, of the...More

Thank AvonIN
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Hampton Inn across parking lot. Read reviews and had concerns, but took a chance. We were very satisfied. The BBQ cola burger was great and the Santa Fe chicken salad was excellent as well. Service was quick and server was attentive. Prices were...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Went with daughter in law and friend from work. I had 3rd Street salad which was very good and some onion soup. Friend had Cobb salad and onion soup and daughter in law had buffalo chicken sandwich with fries. We all enjoyed our meals. Even...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 27 May 2017

My brothers and I were staying at the hotel next door and went to Max & Erma's for a drink after dinner. Bar was empty. Just after ordering, another staff person came in and told the bartender the manager wanted to see him NOW. I...More

Thank thewebsteradventure
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Service was extremely slow, and the food was just okay but incredibly overpriced. I would recommend going somewhere else.

Thank Lori379
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12195 N Meridian St, Carmel, IN 46032-9151
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Hamilton County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 317-705-9788
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In 1972, Max & Erma created a fun, unique restaurant so friends and family can gather for good times and a great meal, and decorated it with eclectic artifacts and local paraphernalia. Since that day, we've been committed to providing our guests with irresistible heartland classics and friendly service in a relaxed atmosphere the whole neighborhood can enjoy. We've grown over the years, but always remain true to what makes us successful - delivering a great memorable experience so that every guest leaves with a smile. After all, Max & Erma wouldn't have it any other way.
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