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Max & Erma's

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739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206
+1 614-444-0917
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sallisaw, Oklahoma
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171 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great local franchise. The food selection is great. Very friendly staff and quick service, even when crowded.

Thank Tim G
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I frequent this place as it is convenient for me. It used to be a great casual dining spot, however, things have drastically gone downhill. They are constantly changing the menu, which might be good for new choices but the new choices haven't been good ones:-( The older menu was much higher quality and quanities were great as well. Every... More 

Thank spinetingler
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Good food and moderate prices. This original location has lots of character, located in the German Village of Columbus

Thank 794dougb
Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had a wonderful lunch and then tried their new dessert, the Pretzel Sundae. Soft pretzels with cinnamon sugar and velvet ice cream drizzled with caramel and chocolate. Have this and then go strolling in the German Village.

Thank killerbeeAugust2015
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Good service, love the tortilla soup, reasonable price. Nice ambience, quaint part of Columbus - neighborhoody- good selection

Thank Larry H
Proctorville, Ohio
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is where Max and Erma's first opened and the location is great. Some of the best burgers and salads you'll find.

Thank mike_waggoner
Strongsville, Ohio
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We love the Great tortilla soup at this original Max and Erma. It's a great location in Germantown! The portions are good sized, so we normally split our meal. So if the wait is too long at schmitt's...max and erma's is a great alternative

Thank ChuckandHollie
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Had dinner here with four other friends. They had a very good beer selection (German village) totally great service and very nice food. The one thing would be wheelchair access, otherwise go try it, why not!

Thank CeeJayJoe
Columbus, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the Best of all the Max & Ermas...courteous staff and FRESH burgers/cuisine...an old style smaller (quaint) restaurant in German Village, in the heart of coffee shops, candy and ice cream shops...you will love it!

Thank Pappyhugh
Charleston, West Virginia
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379 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

First time ever dining at this restaurant. It is located in German Village of Columbus in a quaint, old building that is reminiscent of the yesteryear era. Our server (Eric) took care of us with a smile, energy and efficiency. He was what every server should be.......friendly, articulate and (did I say efficient?). The cheeseburger was the best we've ever... More 

Thank dafacct

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: 739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-444-0917
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?