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Etablissement Max

Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good27%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible23%
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Belgian, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not very forthcoming and plain rude with customers. Impatient and didn’t allow us to split the bill.

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible waiting staff and extremely high prices. Refused to split the bill between a few of us. typical of old style Belgian customer service.

Thank Marius N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Max's several years ago with my father and had an excellent meal. Bustling and happy service and great waffles were the norm, but I was almost discouraged from returning by the bad reviews online. Reassured by relatives that Max's was still exceptional I...More

Thank Tom V
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The waffles are a speciality of the house and indeed they are very good but they are very expensive at £8 for a basic waffle. Waffles are only available after 12 noon!

Thank Bilje113
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

One of the best places which served waffle . You can choose your favourate topping . The coffee is great . It is in the heart of Ghent where the old city . I love the place

Thank Mayada_godfather
Reviewed 18 June 2018

My friend and I visited Max's in Ghent on Saturday 16th June. We had high hopes as Max is advertised as the "best waffles in Ghent". The building is beautiful, staff are nicely dressed lots of tables set out in the sunshine, we ordered "Max's...More

Thank Delores1927
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Who knew waffles could be so delicious? Max is known for inventing the "brussels" waffle, a large light batter, crunchy on the outside, and soft in the middle, and they do not disappoint! Max has a divine old Europe atmosphere with ostrich leather menus and...More

Thank carol0switzerland
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Max is 6 generations of traditional waffle making, they use a traditional waffle iron on gas to create great waffles, however, they come at a cost! (probably you also pay the extra "tourist price" for the location). a waffle with suggar will set you back...More

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Not knowing the Belgian Waffle tradition my daughter and I came too early but found the staff helpful. We came back at noon to try these famous waffles. They were crisp and delicious much different from the street Waffles sold everywhere. They didn’t need to...More

Thank 2018Barbara
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really nice experience, a very cozy cafe in the city, you get an experience out of the ordinary. A waffle quality which I have never tasted like before. Highly recommended.

Thank Orly C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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