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Etablissement Max

$$ - $$$, Cafe, European
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Terrible20%
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“beignets” (4 reviews)
10:00 - 18:00All hours
Belgian, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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21 - 30 of 142 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I am going to make a declaration, if a restaurant is not courteous or refuses to cater to their customers than you can count me out. Family sat down and was bombarded with wait staff wanting to quickly take our order. I refused to order...More

1  Thank fire947man
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was very disappointed about this place. It looks cosy and it has a certain allure to it, but it did not live up to the expectations. The first thing that we noticed, were the ridiculous prices. They really know how to overcharge. Secondly, the...More

1  Thank 868sophiev
Reviewed 20 March 2017

True, you cannot find any waffle more light and crisp in Gent and surroundings as in this place called "Max". You can actually see the owner still baking them behind glass. Strategically well located in the "Kuip van Gent", with a summer terrace upfront. Beautiful...More

Thank karelblonde
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Completely shocked. I was never *ever* pushed out of a restaurant in my life before!! (Or from nowhere else, for that matter, ever since the 3rd grade.) We came in on a busy afternoon, an elderly waiter comes at us vividly gesticulating and shouting they...More

2  Thank Anina76
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I grew up near New Orleans, but now live in Europe. I have missed cafe du monde and their wonderful beignets. Thankfully, I discovered Max today. Their beignets are very similar but also are like apple fritters. WONDERFUL! The fresh fruit waffle and cappuccino were...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We went there to get authentic Belgium waffle and were really disappointed. The entrance was weird, staffs were cold. The waffle itself is empty inside like eating air. Price was super overpriced! I wanted the waffle max (11 euros) without the alcohol , the waiter...More

2  Thank Phoebe Z
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Nice interior but not at all a nice case. Very unfriendly and expensive. Really something for tourists. Locals who the prices and better places won't be found there. Never again.

2  Thank markhebbelinck
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We lived in Ghent for many years and have been to Max on a number of occasions; always leaving wishing we hadn't given them our custom. Let's start with the positives; the waffles are very tasty and the setting is opulent (hence 2 stars, rather...More

3  Thank Laura C
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Yes, they have great waffles, but I bet you can find them at other places. a coffee is more expensive than most place's waffles (€4,50) And on top of paying over €30 for two waffles and two drinks, they charge 50 cents for a toilet...More

2  Thank Jonas K
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The waffles here are probably the best you can have anywhere, this comes unfortunately with extremely rude services included in the extremely high price. I rarely go there, except when I want to taste a perfect waffle and laugh at how the waiters there perfected...More

1  Thank FrederikBelgium
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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