Located in Pittsburgh's Historic Deutschtown Neighborhood
537 Suismon St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Tuesday- 11:00am-10:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 8PM)
Wednesday-11:00am-10:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 8PM)
Thursday-11:00am-10:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 8PM)
Friday 11:00am-11:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 9PM)
11:00am-11:00pm (Kitchen Closes at 9PM)
Herring in Sour Cream • 10.99
A favorite of the German north coast
Max's Wings • 14.99
10 Jumbo split wings, deep-fried and tossed in either our special Buffalo sauce, honey, BBQ or dry rub.
Sausage and Cheese • 9.99
Grilled knackwurst, bratwurst, and kielbasa with wedges of Jarlsburgh Swiss and smoked Gouda cheeses. Served with crackers & honey mustard sauce.
Bavarian Soft Pretzels • 6.99
Three sourdough pretzels deep-fried golden and served homemade honey mustard.
Bavarian Stuffed Pretzels • 6.99
Two jumbo pretzels stuffed with creamy cheddar cheese and deep-fried. Served with honey mustard sauce.
Potato Skins • 8.99
Stuffed with bacon, gouda cheese and fresh scallions. Served with french onion sour cream.
Fried Provolone • 6.99
Hand breaded and deep fried. Served with marinara sauce.
Fried Zucchini • 7.99
A large portion of zucchini strips breaded and deep fried. Topped with grated Parmesan and served with marinara.
Soups and Salads
Einlauf Soup • Cup 3.99 - Bowl 4.99
A light, rich chicken broth, generously sprinkled with homemade Einlauf noodles and seasoned with a delicate blend of spices. Our Einlauf noodles are made by pouring a seasoned mixture of flour and eggs into briskly boiling chicken broth.
Max’s Spinach and Bacon Salad • Large - 8.99, Small - 5.29
Crisp leaves of spinach garnished with slices of mushrooms, onions and hard-cooked eggs. Topped with our own hot bacon dressing.
Chicken or Steak Salad • 10.99
A favorite at Max’s. Marinated grilled chicken breast or tenderloin served on crisp greens with French fries, Gouda cheese, mushrooms, beets, hard-cooked egg, and tomatoes. Your choice of dressing.
Garden Salad • 4.29
Small tossed salad
Country-Style Cole Slaw • 2.99
Cabbage and carrots blended with a creamy mayonnaise dressing.
Knackwurst with Kraut • 10.99
One hundred percent pure beef is blended with a special mixture of spices to produce this popular sausage. Served on a hoagie bun and topped with our homemade sauerkraut.
Bratwurst • 10.99
A veal and pork sausage made from a century-old Usinger family recipe. Slowly pan-fried to a golden brown and served.
Weisswurst • 10.99
A mild veal sausage delicately flavored with egg, herbs and finely chopped parsley. Pan-fried to a golden brown and served on a hoagie bun.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Sandwich • 10.99
Leaned corned beef, sweet and sour cabbage and swiss cheese on a brioche bun.
Max’s Famous Reuben • 10.99
Often imitated, but never duplicated. Grilled pumpernickel with lean, aged corned beef, Swiss cheese, and homemade sauerkraut topped with our special dressing.
Hot Pastrami and Swiss • 10.99
Slices of lean, peppered pastrami stacked high on fresh rye bread and topped with melted Swiss cheese.
Dutchtown-Style Kielbasa • 10.99
Coarsely ground sausage made of beef and pork and seasoned with a touch of garlic and other natural spices. Topped with our homemade sauerkraut.
Potato Pancake Reuben • 10.99
Our famous reuben, grilled between two potato pancakes.
Milwaukee-Style Braunsweiger • 10.99
This fine sausage, made by the Usinger family of Milwaukee, is served on fresh rye bread with a generous slice of Bermuda onion.
Max’s Bavarian Club • 10.99
Thin slices of Milwaukee braunsweiger served open-faced on fresh rye bread stacked high with strips of grilled bacon, slices of hard-cooked egg, sweet onion, tomato and spinach and topped with our own special dressing. This is a treat that delighted Mad Ludwig himself.
Fish Sandwich • 10.99
A generous fresh fillet-of-cod dipped in Max’s seasoned breading and fried to a golden brown.
Max's Bavarian Club • 10.99
Thin slices of braunschweiger served open-faced on fresh rye bread and stacked high with strips of bacon, sliced hard boiled egg, sweet onion, tomato and spinach. Topped with our own special dressing. This is a treat that delighted Max Ludwig himself.
Turkey Reuben • 10.99
Sliced turkey breast, grilled with coleslaw and Swiss cheese. Served between two potato pancakes.
Beef Steak Sandwich • 10.99
Thin-sliced, marinated beef served on a hoagie bun with sauteed onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese.
Maxburger • Choice of 3 - 11.99 • The works - 12.99
A generous portion of freshly ground beef served on a Brioshe Bun. Max’s invites you to top this selection with your choice of cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, bacon, mushrooms, onions, olives or green peppers
*Hamburgers are cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato • 10.99
Served on toasted white bread.
Max’s Veggie Delight • 10.99
Fresh spinach, tomato, cucumber slices, onion, mushrooms and Swiss cheese. Served on grilled wheat bread.
Chicken Breast Sandwich • 10.99
Broiled, marinated, boneless chicken breast. Served on a with lettuce and tomato.
Broiled Breast of Chicken • 10.99
Broiled in our kitchen to seal in its natural juices. Served with a tossed salad and vegetable of the day.
Kase Spatzles • 10.99
Spatzle noodles tossed in a creamy blend of chicken broth and melted Gouda cheese. Topped with buttered breadcrumbs and parsley. Served with a tossed garden salad.
Potato Crusted Cod • 16.99
Mild cod filets coated with a potato breading and sautéed.
Max’s is proud to serve Usinger sausages that are fashioned precisely the same way they were 100 years ago when Fred Usinger, an apprentice to a Frankfort sausage maker emigrated from Germany to Wisconsin. Served with rolls, Max's applebutter, sauerkraut relish and your choice of two sides.
Knackwurst • 10.99
One hundred percent pure beef is blended with a special mixture of spices to produce this sausage.
Bratwurst • 10.99
A veal and pork sausage made from a century-old family recipe, slowly pan-fried to a golden brown.
Weisswurst • 10.99
A mild veal sausage, delicately flavored with eggs, herbs and finely chopped parsley. Pan-fried to a golden brown.
Max’s Sausage Platter • 15.99
Wunderbar! A sampling of our finest wursts. . . knackwurst, bratwurst and weisswurst.
The Great Schnitzels*
What choice beef is to America, fine milk-fed veal is to Europe. Max’s proudly presents a selection of the great schnitzels of Europe.
Wiener Schnitzel • 17.99
Tender veal lightly dusted in a seasoned flour and fried to a golden brown. This is Vienna’s gift to the culinary world.
Schnitzel ala Holstein • 18.99
Vienna-style veal topped with a fried egg, anchovy and capers. Created by Count Holstein, Bismark’s famous foreign minister.
Jäger Schnitzel • 17.99
Vienna-style veal covered with a delicious mushroom sauce. A specialty of the Brenner Park Hotel, Baden, Baden.
Schnitzel Liechtenstein • 18.95
Tender veal topped with Westphalian ham, Emmenthaler cheese and green olives. Served at the Hotel Sonnenhof in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Schnitzel Royale • 18.99
Vienna-style veal topped with tomatoes and melted Gouda cheese and mushroom gravy.
Old World Favorites*
The following selection of “old-world favorites” has been pleasing guests at Max’s since the early 1890’s.
Sauerbraten • 14.99
Top quality beef marinated in a century-old recipe from the Erhardt family of Enzweihingen in the south of Germany, then roasted to perfection and topped with a seasoned sauce.
Baked Kassler Rippchen • 16.99
Smoked pork loin chops slowly simmered in our homemade sauerkraut and served with mustard sauce. This is a delicacy from Kassel in the province of Hesse.
Bavarian Peasant Platter • 17.99
“Bauern Platte”. A heaping mound of our famous sauerkraut, surrounded by a grilled bratwurst, knackwurst and a smoked loin pork chop.
Leberkase • 14.99
A finely textured sausage loaf made from a blend of pork and beef seasoned with spices imported from Bavaria. We grill each slice lightly and serve it smothered with sauteed onions.
Dutchtown Kielbasa • 14.99
Still unmatched as an “old-world favorite, ” our Dutchtown kielbasa is a coarsely-ground sausage made of beef and pork and seasoned with a touch of garlic and other natural spices.
That Extra Touch
Hot German Potato Salad • 2.50
Chunky pieces of potato, green pepper and bacon are mixed with a hearty sweet and sour sauce.
Homemade Sauerkraut • 2.50
Fresh sauerkraut is mixed with apples, caraway seeds and pork. It is then slowly simmered to perfection.
Sweet and Sour Cabbage • 2.50
A blend of coarsely-sliced red cabbage and fresh apples. Slowly cooked until tender.
Kase Spatzle • 4.99
Spatzle noodles in a creamy Gouda cheese sauce.
Potato Pancakes • 3.99
Always a favorite at Max’s. Three crisp pancakes served with your choice of ONE topping: chunky applesauce, sour cream or sauerbraten gravy.
Natural-Cut French Fries • 2.50• with cheese or gravy 3.50
Fried until tender and golden brown.
Onion Rings • 2.99
Fried to a golden Brown.
Sweet Potato French Fries • 2.99
Chunky Style Applesauce • 2.50
Vegetable of the Day • 2.50
Max personally selects a vegetable to complement the menu selections.
Entree Sides Choice
Potato Pancakes, German Potato Salad, Spaetzle, Sweet & Sour Cabbage, Sauerkraut, Applesauce, Vegetable of the Day
*Consuming Raw or undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially if you have a medical condition.
Max’s Allegheny Tavern
A Fine German Restaurant • 537 Suismon Street • North Side • Pittsburgh, PA 15212 • 412.231.1899