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Max’s Kitchen Oceanside

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Max’s Kitchen Oceanside, NY

Not too far up the road from Long Beach is a new player in the game of good eats on the south shore. Max’s Kitchen opened some time last summer and from my experience should be a staple on Long Beach Road in Oceanside for some time to come.

The restaurant floor is very homey and inviting. The booths are comfortable and the wait staff is very friendly. There were some delays with getting more drinks or asking for something during lunch but I think it was due to the servers inexperience and should take care of itself. The parking lot in front holds just a few cars but according to their website you can use the municipal parking lot right next to the restaurant on the south side.

Featuring many “comfort food” type dishes it is a nice change of pace from the usual entrees I order from the diner, Applebee’s, or Friday’s. With the menu containing dinner items such as Shepard’s Pie, Baby Back Ribs, Meatloaf, and Mac and Cheese; you can see why making a decision on what to order will take some time. Not because nothing appeals to you but because you want to try a little bit of everything.

My trip to Max’s Kitchen included three others with me. As an appetizer we ordered the Jumbo Sampler Platter. It came with most of the good things listed on the appetizer menu, though I wish it came with fried macaroni. The star of this dish are the two BBQ Chicken Kebobs. These little gifts from heaven are amazing. The sauce they come drenched in makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The potato skins were pretty large in size and were properly dressed in the fixings you’d expect. The fried provolone was a nice surprise as well.

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For the main course we had Country Fried Steak, French Dip Sandwich, Fish and Chips, and a Buffalo Burger. First let me tell you, we walked out with four doggy bags. Portion size is not a problem at Max’s.

The Country Fried Steak was good. Wasn’t great, like some of the one’s I’ve had in other places down south, but it wasn’t bad either. The crust was just lacking the spicing I remember from some of the better country fried steaks I’ve tried. The mashed potatoes were excellent and I actually ate the vegetables.

Next we all tried the French Dip Sandwich. Another dish you don’t find everywhere. The Au Jus was nice and hot and extremely well seasoned. The beef was juicy and tender and not over cooked. I would definitely order this dish for myself next time I’m in the mood for some red meat goodness and I’m headed up that way.

The Fish and Chips were done correctly and don’t need an explanation. Crispy fish, crispy french fries and tarter sauce…….can’t go wrong here.

Lastly is the Buffalo Burger. Many places are jumping on this Buffalo craze that in my opinion should be kept to wings but Max’s does it right. Just enough buffalo sauce and the right amount of blue cheese make this a very enjoyable burger. The hand cut french fries that come with most dishes are very good but we substituted sweet potato fries on this dish and we were not disappointed.

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Dessert was tough. We were extremely full so we only ordered two things. First was the cupcake of the day. It was a red velvet cupcake. Tasted great, problem was it was very very small. Compared to the other cupcakes you see when you walk in the front door of Max’s which were actually, in my opinion, over sized. The one I got was smaller than a normal cupcake; and was very overpriced. The other dessert we wanted was the Apple Brown Betty but it wasn’t available so we got Apple Pie A la Mode. Was a good substitute and didn’t disappoint but I’m really curious about their Apple Brown Betty. If done right, this could be something to take the ride for alone.

Prices are reasonable but in line with other places in the area. I tried looking for my bill to give you an exact amount that it cost four people to eat lunch with appetizers and dessert but it’s probably long gone along with my leftovers. The website says they deliver but I’m unsure if they come to Long Beach. They are about 5 miles from Long Beach which is about a 15 minute drive. I suggest you try the food at the actual location to get the best taste for your money. These type of dishes need to be eaten right away from the kitchen. If you live locally in Oceanside, order away!

All in all Max’s Kitchen is a nice addition to an area of Oceanside that has been under recent development. I expect Max’s to continue it’s dedication to home cooked meals and offering something a little different than the larger corporation type eateries. It is a must visit.

Max’s Kitchen Oceanside, NY
2710 Long Beach Rd.
Oceanside, NY 11572
Phone: (516) 280-8715

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  1. Eddie says:

    I went there when they 1st opened and ordered a reuben sandwich to go. 20 minutes later, I paid ($12.00 bucks!) and went home. I opened up the styro-box and….a reuben sandwich! Nothing else….no pickle, side, not even napkins. Never again!

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