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Max's Oyster Bar

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964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102 (South Main Street)
+1 860-236-6299
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here with a group of friends. Everyone sat down, ordered. Received drinks. While my entire group started receiving food - I was still snacking on celery and carrots. 45 minutes in, I'm still waiting on a salad while the rest of the group gets entrees. Needless to say, after observing this level of incompetence, I will never be back.... More 

Thank Kasem O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you find yourself in West Harford then make time to visit this restaurant for the best selection of seafood in the whole of Hartford

Thank neimad1956
West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu options ranging from fish and chips to seafood towers and steaks. There is no compromise made no matter what you order, they deliver quality food. A little on the pricey side and service could be a bit better.

Thank Ohnomobo
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having eaten at Max,s Fish, the Oyster Bar was disappointing. The portions were small,I.e., the "Jumbo" crab cake was certainly not ! The taste was pleasing ,not exceptional. My fried oyster basket should have been named," The French Fry Basket" with oyster garnish. Will try another Max restaurant next time.

Thank clairef228
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an excellent dinner here in December. The service was impeccable and food delicious. The fish was cooked to perfection and dessert of key lime pie and cookies were a nice finishing touch.

Thank Peter B
Bristol, Connecticut
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Everything thing at Max's was excellent. The service, drinks, and food. My son asked for something that was not on their lunch menu. There was no problem they made it for him. Recommend Max's Oyster Bar highly.

Thank jerrylefevre49
West Hartford, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Max's is usually very busy, but the staff is very friendly and attentive. The servings were adequate and everything we ordered was delicious!

Thank L M
W. Htfd. CT
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food served is of excellent quality served deliciously served with warm and professional staff. The menu is varied enough to satisfy multiple tastes. The decor is formal but very comfortable under soft lighting. it works for a business luncheon or a romantic dinner.

Thank WHtfdcali
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I visited Max's on January 15, 2017 and ordered a bottle of Tattinger champagne. The bartender proceeded to pour a glass of champagne from my bottle for another patron. When I questioned this, the bartender did not respond professionally. However, the manager, Amy, came over, just before I was ready to leave unhappy, and made it right. Amy chilled another... More 

Thank Barbara01040
New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love any kind of oysters so this place is a true love for me. Like other Max's in Hartford area, they offer casual feel, good food, friendly servers. They train their people very well. I would go back anytime.

Thank Nak26

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
    (South Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-236-6299

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?