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Etablissement Max

) #16 of 17 Dessert in Ghent #695 of 774 Places to Eat in Ghent $$ - $$$ , Cafe, European
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
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“beignets” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wanted to taste a Waffle and we looked at the internet : Fritz was very good scored, Max was not, although we found some inputs about its historical waffles. Fritz was closed, so we went to Max. You are right, it is expensive and...More

Thank Carles M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to stop for a waffle and a cold drink. Lovely view, attentive staff in fancy uniforms. Amazing waffles.

Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were advised that Max's was good for Belgian waffles - just what we needed after walking around Ghent for much of a day. It was indeed very good, busy but very good. The waffles were as perfect as you can get, offered with a...More

Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried about visiting after reading rude service reviews. I say, give it a go and experience it yourself, can't say no to the inventor of brussels waffle right? As soon as we went in, we were acknowledged, seated and given English menus. Service...More

Thank cc7391
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Max with 4 persons and order 4 simple waffles. The waffles were 13 euro's each. Before we even had the waffles and drinks we were presented with the bill to pay in advance. The waffles we received were OK but not worth...More

1  Thank Frank D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The taste experience in this place is quite OK, but since this place is thought to be the origin of Belgian waffles, it is a high priced. A complex combined waffle will set you back 15 euro, and if you try to make one with...More

Thank AskarIbragimov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While they serve all kinds of foods, we came here for the Belgian waffles! Max is famous for inventing the Brussels waffles, and they didn't disappoint. Four of us each ordered a different type, from waffles with ice cream to waffles with tropical fruit. They...More

Thank Peru77
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Most expensive waffle I had over a three day period in Belgium, but also the best waffle during that time. If you're fine spending 13 euro here on just the waffle, then do visit.

Thank Alex B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Ghent is an amazing place. The people is very kind but this place is the exception. From the cashier to the waiter. This is not a place for tourists. They are rude, they think that because their history they have right to treat you like...More

6  Thank Reynaldo v
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

It's a bit pricy, a bit slow, and the space can be a bit cramped; it's true. However, these are the lightest, fluffiest, crunchiest waffles of goodness. If you want to eat the true Brussels style waffle, you must go here! The fruit is always...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 97 31
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