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Max & Erma's - CLOSED

739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-2093
+1 614-444-0917
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“hamburger” (5 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Pub, American
€€ - €€€
739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-2093
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

At Max and Erma's you can get an egg made any way you want!!! Omelet, overeasy, or scrambled--the cook will make it and bring it to your table. Fresh fruit, English Muffins, bagels, toast, blueberry muffins, cereal, hot oatmeal, all at a very reasonable price....More

Thank JaniceFN
Reviewed 31 July 2017

While in town for a conference, we ate here twice. Food is good and reasonably priced. Service we very good and we will make this place a regular when we come back. Prices were really good. I was not really impressed with the nachos as...More

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Family outing with daughter's family and grand children. Menu suitable to all. Great atmosphere and even though extremely busy, service was spot on. Had the Nawlins Cajun Shrimp with rice. Delicious!!! Sad to learn this site is closing in 7 days but there are plenty...More

Thank Tarry E
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Service was very good, atmosphere nice. Would recommend the potato skins, but the salad and balsamic vinaigrette were pretty bland.

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This old tavern has a grill as well as different drinks. I ordered the fish tacos which were delicious. The waitress was very attentive and there is an old female wooden sculpture that was on an old wooden ship. Her name is Tillie!

Thank Marta E
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We were unaware that this was the original Max & Erma's, but we weren't surprised. It is a smaller location than others but had a "Cheers" like feel to it, especially our waitress that spent time talking to us and making us feel welcome. The...More

Thank ManningAvenger
Reviewed 24 May 2017

An outstanding restaurant in the middle of German Village, this is the original Max & Erma's. Noted for the hamburgers they have expanded the menu over the years. A great place to eat in a fun location. Highly thought of by their guests who return...More

Thank williammZ222ZR
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I were hungry and I wasn't going to cook. We were driving around hoping something would jump out at us and YES it did. We walked in and stood there kind of looked around for someone to greet us. So we just...More

Thank Elizabethsmom1999
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you like fish and chips - this is the place. Nice atmosphere with great service. Fun place to eat. Oh...try the fish and chips - :)

Thank rhoth33
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is the orginal Max & Ermas. I feel the quality has slipped a little but still make a good hamburger. On one day of the week you do get a free cookie.

Thank true1172
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, Pub, American
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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: 739 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43206-2093
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-444-0917
  • E-mail
THE ORIGINAL. 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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