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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Max Lager's American Grill & Brewery

3333 Buford Dr. (I-985) Send to Phone
Reaching to the opposite end of its audience, Max Lager's has opened a suburban branch without the on-site brewing, but with the same beers, and general menu, as at the downtown location.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Max Lager's American Grill & Brewery Restaurant Review

: After successfully developing the downtown location, partners and spouses Alan and Cindy LeBlanc opened an 8,000-square-foot restaurant version of Max Lager's overlooking the Mall of Georgia's outdoor pavilion, with approximately 200 seats, and offering diners two outdoor dining areas. Brick walls, exposed ductwork, steel beams, large windows, and an exhibition kitchen with a brick oven and wood-fired grill create an industrial theme, in keeping with the early twentieth century industrial motif of the downtown location. The menu is basically the same, but this unit does not do on-site brewing. Nonetheless, Max Lager's handcrafted brews, including Max Gold (Bohemian-style pilsner), and Max Red (Vienna-style lager), as well as seasonal beers such as Max Abbey (Belgian-style dubbel), are among the choices available. For non-drinkers, there's an excellent root beer, plus other seasonal sodas brewed at the downtown location. The prime rib is terrific, and so are the gumbo and all the sandwiches. These include a Southwestern paella and a duck salad. The decent selection of wines, including many by the glass, focuses on family-owned wineries from California and Washington State.


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