Max's Bar and Grill, Long Branch, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Max's Famous Hot Dogs, Long Branch, NJ
Max's Bar and Grill
25 Matilda Terrace (corner Ocean Blvd)
Long Branch NJ
(732) 571-0248

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Hot Dogs

Price: Inexpensive

Value: Excellent

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.

Max's is no longer an old " hot dog joint", It's now been rebranded to accommodate a younger demographic with its 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, which 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, chili, 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, a 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.

Max's is open six days/week Closed Tuesdays. for lunch and dinner until 7pm, except Friday and Saturday until 9pm, with live music on Friday evenings. Note: Hours are subject to change, call ahead

(updated February 2024)

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