Max's Bistro | Bar


Recognized for excellence in service with the 2008 Fresno Magazine Best Service Award.

Max’s is a family. A collaboration of ideas and passions. A culmination of talent. And a love for food and for people – in a place where everyone is heard including the customer.

Familiarity and consistency – two big words for the simple ingredients that define our service. The staff is friendly and approachable, professional and knowledgeable – without fail. They have come, and they have stayed a part of the Max’s family for many years.

JJWettsteadJJ Wettstead, Owner/Operator

Max’s staff is led by Owner/Operator J.J. Wettstead, who started working in the restaurant business at 15 years old, searching to be a part of something he believed in. He found it.
“I discovered my passion at Max’s. And it is an honor to inspire and be inspired by the staff as we carry out our vision of upscale dining in Fresno.”


McKinzie Bridges, Executive Chef

Joining us from Seattle Washington, Executive Chef McKinzie Bridges, orchestrates a dramatic culinary presentation that rivals any other. Her creative showmanship with fresh fish and quality ingredients has made Max’s seafood specials the #1-selling dish.