What You'll Get
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: for $9, you get $20 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-drizzled cheese blintzes ($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: fresh greens loaded with goodies such as grilled chicken, tomato, cucumber, 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. For dessert, indulge in a succulent slice of Max's homemade coffee cake or cherub-chorus-inducing plain or strawberry cheesecake (both $3.99).
- 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
- 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
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 13, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Limit 3 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.