Max's in Glendale: For Filling Up on Filipino Food
Post and photos by Michael Ngim for LAist
Max's in Glendale is that type of establishment where the "locals" go for real authentic food. From the outside, the restaurant resembles a log cabin that should be in the middle of a forest and not across the street from the Glendale Galleria. The inside is full of Filipinos satisfying a craving for familiar food. I went with a friend who is no stranger to Max's; she has, on occasion, gone to the restaurant with her cousins in the morning for breakfast in their pajamas. You could say she is a regular at Max's!
The food was as authentic as if I were in the Philippines. Quick service and friendly people. I could people in the booth behind us speaking Tagalog with generations of family members stretching from little kids to their grandparents.
Max's is famous for their fried chicken and I can see why. The meat just falls off the bone in a moist, yummy goodness. I insisted to get the most popular local dishes. This included, Pancit Palabok (thick rice noodles), Chopsuey (a vegetable dish), Kare-Kare (stewed oxtail and beef shank), and the famous Max's Fried Chicken. It was an amazing array of food with so much to offer that I am excited for my next visit.
Max's of Manila
313 W. Broadway, Glendale (818) 637-7751
There's also a location in Puente Hills (and in NorCal, Hawaii, and the Philippines, too)