Born of the fork and knife shortage of the 18th century, sandwiches provided a handy, no-utensils-needed food option as well as a great place for families to hide their secret stashes of forks and knives from marauding lunchers. Prepare kin for history's cyclical cycles with today's Groupon to Max's Delicatessen, a family-focused feastery in Cahaba Heights. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of sandwiches, soups, sweets and more.
- For $36, you get a $75 gift card; present your Groupon at the restaurant to receive the gift card.
Max's menu piles high classic provisions such as hot pastrami ($8.99), smoked turkey breast ($8.99), and tuna salad with lettuce ($7.99), as well as creative 'wiches such as Steve's Vegi Sandwich ($7.99), which layers muenster, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Russian dressing in between slices of toasty bread. All sandwiches are served on homemade rye bread and come with a pickle and your choice of coleslaw, fruit salad, or potato salad. Max's also dishes up a full list of fancy burgers ($6.99–$11.99), hot dogs ($6.29–$9.99), and other traditional Jewish noshes such as latkes with homemade applesauce and sour cream (3 for $8.99), strawberry-drizzled cheese blintzes (3 for $8.99), and potato knishes with brown gravy ($5.49).
While Max's colossal handcrafted sandwiches seduce closed-face connoisseurs, comfort-craving patrons and people with timid teeth seek refuge in homemade soups, light salads, and delicate sweets. Wrap your salad fork around a plate of black-raspberry walnut chicken salad ($9.99): fresh greens loaded with goodies such as grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, walnuts, blue cheese, bacon, and raspberry vinaigrette. Or help your spoon work off some calories by having it fetch you some matzo balls from a tabletop pool of savory soup. For dessert, indulge in a succulent slice of Max's homemade coffee cake ($3.99) or cherub-chorus-inducing plain or strawberry cheesecake (both $3.99).
- The corned beef sandwich is the star here, piled high on great chewy bread. Order a root beer and you'll be in heaven. The potato knish is soul warming with a super tasty brown gravy on the side. The egg salad is excellent and quite generous. Doughnuts at breakfast are really delicious, perfect with coffee! – Kim R., Yelp
- I had the classic Reuben sandwich and it was everything I remember from the Jewish deli's [sic] that I visited in New York! The quality of all the ingredients was top notch and the amount of corned beef that they stack up is well worth the price tag! – JC, Urbanspoon