$4 for $10 Worth of Sandwiches, Soups, and More at Max's Delicatessen

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Born out 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: for $4, you get $10 worth of sandwiches, soups, sweets, and more at Max's Delicatessen, a family-focused feastery in Cahaba Heights on Colonnade Parkway.

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, which layers muenster, pepper jack, lettuce, tomato, onion, and Russian dressing in between slices of toasty bread ($7.99). 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 ($8.99), strawberry-sauce-drizzled cheese blintzes ($8.99), and potato knish with brown gravy ($5.49).

Although Max's colossal handcrafted sandwiches seduce closed-face connoisseurs, comfort-craving patrons and people with timid teeth can seek refuge in homemade soups, light salads, and delicate sweets. Wrap your salad fork around a plate of black-raspberry walnut chicken salad: fresh greens loaded with goodies such as grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, chopped walnuts, blue cheese, bacon, and raspberry vinaigrette ($9.99). Or help your spoon work off some calories by having it fetch you some matzo balls from a tabletop pool of savory soup ($4.99 cup, $6.29 bowl). For dessert, indulge in a succulent slice of Max's homemade coffee cake or cherub-chorus-inducing plain or strawberry cheesecake (both $3.99).


Readers of Birmingham magazine just voted Max's "Best Deli" in this year's annual Best of Birmingham feature. Max's also snags a three-star review from the Birmingham News and gets marks for authenticity from the Bob Carlton blog on AL.com. Eight Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and 88% of Urbanspooners recommend it.

  • This sense of community adds another dimension of enjoyment. You ought to try Max's. Be sure to get a knish and a cheesecake. – Tom Gaskin, Birmingham News
  • Max's voluminous menu includes everything from latkes to kugels to chopped liver to matzo ball soup to corned beef, pastrami and salami sandwiches. – Bob Carlton, AL.com
  • 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

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Mar 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Maxs Delicatessen

Maxs Delicatessen

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