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Etablissement Max

Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible21%
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“belgian waffles” (11 reviews)
“beignets” (4 reviews)
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Belgian, Cafe, European
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Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

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

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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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Reviewed 29 May 2017

During a recent weekend in Ghent, my wife and myself had waffles on the wonderful terrace : undoubtedly, the best waffles we ever ate in Belgium and in the whole world !! If weather tends to be wet and windy (which can happen in that...More

Thank severus75
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Yes, that's correct. After spending money in their establishment, you have to pay to use their toilets - a nominal €0.50, but preposterous nonetheless. Do not be mistaken - I told them clearly I was a customer, but no - I had to pay. Understanding...More

3  Thank davicio
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The place is beautiful and has been there for over 100 years. Food was good, not great. I didn't enjoy my waffle. Maybe since Americans eat chicken and waffles so I readily wanted chicken

Thank Tatiana M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

My wife, another couple, and I were touring Gent and decided to take a break for waffles. It was a very smart choice! Crispy exteriors, cloud-like interiors, w/delicious strawberries on top. This was accompanied by a right-sized dollop of fresh sweet cream! We loved them!

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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

I'm so glad I did not read the reviews before visiting this place. We walked in there by chance just wanting to have a quick cup of coffee. I can say after reading some of your reviews on here that we must have been very...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Have been going there since the last 30 years, have never been dissapointed, presentation , quality and quantity is far exceeding expectations. the combination of waffles , chocolate and vanilla ice cream is out of this world. Especially tourists can perhaps take a lesson how...More

1  Thank Luc M
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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 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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