My father and I visited Dayton this past weekend so that I could run my second marathon. We were looking for a good place to grab a hearty meal after the race in the morning. The line at most of the restaurants was out the door, so we settled on Max & Erma's. Being from California and New York, neither of us had ever heard of Max & Erma's, which is a chain of restaurants serving American-style food, centered mostly in the midwest area.
The menu itself reminded us of an Applebee's menu - lots of burgers and sandwiches. My dad had a cheeseburger and I had a reuben sandwich. Both of these were great! My dad reported that the burger was cooked just right, with lots of cheese on it. My reuben was tasty and piled high with corn beef. In fact, it was enough that I wasn't even able to finish.
The prices are reasonable, as one would expect from a casual dining restaurant such as this one. The service was standard, too. Nothing spectacular, but we didn't feel neglected either. Overall, a good experience.