Fare: Hot Dogs
One of the top places for Hot Dogs in Central Jersey
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent hot dogs in a clean, modern tavern setting
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer an eclectic menu with fine dining amenities.
Recommended dishes: When available, The quarter pound Schickhaus beef/pork dog slow cooked on a griddle.
Liquor: Bar service
Max's Bar and Grill, serving "Max's Famous Hot Dogs" in 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.
The restaurant is still a family run business and is now under the management of Jennifer Maybaum, the 3rd generation owner.
Recently opened after a brief closure to undertake a renovation and makeover, Max's is no longer an old " hot dog joint", It's now been rebranded to accommodate a younger demographic with it's contemporary cleaner, fresher, look as a bar and grill with live music, and a revised menu. What has not changed is their Max's famous hot dogs, that are the same brand and cooking style they have used since 1928.
This is a great restaurant for people and families looking for an inexpensive meal with some charm. In addition to their Famous Max's Hot Dogs, the menu includes grilled chicken and steak sandwiches, burgers, lobster rolls, chilli, 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. Their ingredients are fresh and arrive daily from a food distributor
The interior of the 99 seat dining room has a contemporary look with exposed duct work, wood paneled walls, large open bar and big booths. There are garage doors that roll up to let the fresh air in during the warmer months. Outdoor tables are also provided.
Since management has been taken over by Jennifer Maybaum, service has improved and they are now more friendly, accommodating, and attentive.
There is live music every Thursday 6 - 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 7 - 10 pm.
Max's is open 7 days/week, Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday- Saturday 11am - 10pm & Sunday 11am - 9pm
Happy Hour is Monday - Friday 4 - 7 pm.
(updated July, 2019)
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