Fare: Hot Dogs
One of the top places for Hot Dogs in Central Jersey
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy good hot dogs and burgers.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer an upscale setting with fine dining amenities.
Recommended dishes: When available, The quarter pound Schickhaus beef/pork dog slow cooked on a griddle.
Liquor: Bar service
This popular 200 seat eatery Long Branch has been around since 1928 and has evolved into a full service restaurant that offers favorite American delights for everyone.
If you grew up anywhere near the Monmouth County Jersey Shore and have been to Long Branch, you probably have been to Max's.
This is a great restaurant for people and families looking for an inexpensive meal with some charm. Their menu includes a range of sandwiches including pulled pork, crab cake, grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, burgers, and desserts.
Their initial fame began with their hot dogs, a big quarter pound Schickhaus beef/pork dog slow cooked on a griddle. Delicious and one of the best beef and pork dogs in the state.
The interior has approximately 15 -20 tables, and a large counter with seating for another 15-20 diners. The walls are adorned with old photos and newspaper clippings since they were established in 1928, and celebrities who have visited the restaurant.
Be forewarned, sometimes the woman owner gets a little grouchy, though the rest of the wait staff is friendly and attentive.
Max's is a seasonal business, generally from April until October, when they are open 7 days per week.
Max's is Cash Only. If you don't have the cash, they have an ATM on the premises.
(updated January, 2017)
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