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We Went To A "Saved By The Bell"-Themed Restaurant, And It's Every '90s Kid's Dream Come True

Get there while you can, preppies!

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So if you grew up in the '90s, then you're probably familiar with the CLASSIC Saturday morning show, Saved by the Bell.

Honestly, one of the best shows of the decade with one of the best theme songs of all time, IMHO.
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Honestly, one of the best shows of the decade with one of the best theme songs of all time, IMHO.

Of course, if you were a fan of the show then you more than know how The Max was an integral part of the show! And you probably wanted to eat there with Zack and the gang.

Hell, you probably still want to eat there!
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Hell, you probably still want to eat there!

Well good news, Baysiders! There is a pop-up The Max now open in LA — well, it's actually (fittingly) called Saved by the Max. And, truly, it's a dream come true for anyone who is a fan of the show.

The pop-up had previously been open in Chicago from 2016-17.
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The pop-up had previously been open in Chicago from 2016-17.

Not only is the pop-up a perfect replica of The Max, but it's also chock-full of little details that any SBTB fanatic will love. Like lockers for each of the characters. Zack's locker even includes his iconic brick cellphone.

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While Jessie's locker includes some empty "caffeine" prescription pill bottles.

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There is even a spot full of new and vintage memorabilia — as well as props from the show!

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And if eating inside The Max isn't your thing, you can eat in a dining area set up to look like Mr. Belding's office!

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Now you're probably saying to yourself, "OK preppy, but how's the food?!" Well, good news. I am so excited to tell you that the food is fantastic.*

* The food was created by Chicago-based, Michelin starred Executive Chef, Brian Fisher.
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* The food was created by Chicago-based, Michelin starred Executive Chef, Brian Fisher.

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In fact we got to try a few of the best-sellers. Like Tori's Fried Chicken which was drool-worthy.

It's Korean fried chicken served with a coconut milk waffle, which makes it sweet, savory, and spicy all at the same time.
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It's Korean fried chicken served with a coconut milk waffle, which makes it sweet, savory, and spicy all at the same time.

The Bayside Burger, which is a very tasty elevated version of your standard diner burger.

FYI vegetarians: You can also get this made into a veggie burger.
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FYI vegetarians: You can also get this made into a veggie burger.

But our hands down favorite was the super indulgent Beat Valley Buttermilk Pancakes. You definitely want to put on a pair of Zubazs while eating this!

The pancakes are filled with banana and bacon, and topped with peanut butter syrup and whip cream.
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The pancakes are filled with banana and bacon, and topped with peanut butter syrup and whip cream.

And unlike the restaurant on the show (as far as we know), Saved by the Max serves booze! The Albert Clifford (aka The A.C.) was a yummy spicy twist on a classic margarita.

The drink contains pineapple and jalapeño, and comes with a chili salted rim.
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The drink contains pineapple and jalapeño, and comes with a chili salted rim.

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If you're feeling like something a little more tropical there is also the delicious Zachary Daiquiri.

Slightly blonde in color, like Zack himself.
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Slightly blonde in color, like Zack himself.

The Saved by the Max pop-up is open in West Hollywood from now through September 30, 2019. If you want to check it out and live out your Baysider fantasies, then you can make reservations here.

And yes, that's Max himself (Ed Alonzo) in the pic!
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And yes, that's Max himself (Ed Alonzo) in the pic!

Now, click below, since you probably have the theme song stuck in your head:

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