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Replica Restaurant Saved By the Max Surfs Into West Hollywood on May 1

The unofficial Saved By the Bell diner starts selling tickets Friday

A table at Saved By the Max
Saved By the Max
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

The time has finally come for nostalgic fans of hit show Saved By the Bell to get the dining experience they deserve, as incoming Los Angeles pop-up Saved By the Max will come to life on May 1. The event aims to recreate the show’s well-known diner The Max, complete with decor details, menu items, and (potentially) a few drop-ins by former actors.

Tickets for the Saved by the Max pop-up go on sale this Friday, February 2. A shuttered restaurant space on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood has already been announced as the location for the event, though it’s currently unclear just how long ownership will actually stay at that address. Previously the Saved By the Max took Chicago by storm with a year-long residency, but this new LA leg is meant to be a precursor for a larger national tour.

Regardless of how long it lasts, it will be interesting to gauge the reaction of the pop-up over time in Los Angeles. The city has been inundated in the recent years with kitschy throwback restaurants and one-off events, from fake Star Wars bars to the pan-Tim Burton-themed Beetle House in Hollywood. Then again, who doesn’t love The Max?

Saved by the Max
7100 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA