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Max's Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Raw Bar Platter
The freshest assortment of shellfish ~ Oysters, clams, mussels and shrimp, perched on a mountain of shaved ice with classic accompaniments
$4.95 each
Colossal Shrimp
Horseradish cocktail sauce
$2.95 each
Little Neck Clams*
Horseradish cocktail sauce
Baltimore Shrimp
Whole grain mustard aioli
Lobster Tail
Chilled whole lobster tail
Daily Selection of Oysters
Champagne mignonette
Shellfish Sampler
For 2
High Rise of Shellfish
For 4-6
Crispy “Rhode Island” Calamari
Garlic butter, hot cherry peppers spicy marinara
Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Chipotle aioli, pickled purple cabbage slaw, saba balsamic
Baked French Onion Soup
Five onions, toasted garlic crostini, three cheeses
Cape Cod Mussels Marseillaise
Sundried toamtoes, saffron-garlic brodo, grilled focaccia
Tuna Tacos*
Yellowfin tuna, sushi rice, wasabi cream
Steak Tartare
Kalamata olives, cornichons, whole grain dijon mustard, caraway flatbread crackers, paprika aioli
Buttermilk Fried Cauliflower
Cheddar ale fondue, aleppo chili
Harvest Kale
Baby Gem Caesar
Field Greens
Tavern Chopped Salad
Poached gulf shrimp, diced vegetables, gorgonzola cheese, sherry vinaigrette
The Steak Wedge*
Grilled marinated tenderloin, iceberg lettuce, Great Hill blue cheese dressing, tomato, gorgonzola, applewood smoked bacon
Tuscan Chicken Salad
Mixed greens, whole roasted garlic, grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh mozzarella, warm polenta croutons, balsamic vinaigrette
With chicken $16.95
With shrimp $18.95
“Hollywood” Cobb Salad
Crisp apple-smoked bacon, chicken, egg, gorgonzola, avocado, tomato, pumpernickel croutons
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Tender hearts of romaine, garlic croutons, parmesan cheese, max’s classic caesar dressing
ADD to any above salad from the grill : Shrimp $7.95 | Chicken $6.95 | Salmon $10.95 | Scallops $14.95 | Calamari $7.95 | Tenderloin Steak $13.95
Barbecued Pork Sandwich
Pulled pork, shaved red onion slaw, bread & butter pickles, sweet potato fries
Caribbean Jerk Chicken Sandwich
Pineapple aioli, fried cherry peppers, grilled red onion, arugula, sweet potato fries
Grilled Vegetable Panini
Grilled portabella‏ mushroom, sweet pepper, zucchini, eggplant, pesto, fresh mozzarella, garbanzo bean, arugula salad, focaccia
Roasted Turkey BLT
Crisp apple-smoked bacon, arugula, tomato, gaufrettes
Tavern Burger*
Applewood-smoked bacon, extra cheddar cheese, grilled onion, bibb lettuce, tomato, french fries
Turkey Burger
Swiss cheese, bibb lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, rosemary aioli, sweet potato fries, whole grain roll
Prime Rib "Burger"*
Sliced prime rib, jack cheese, bacon aioli, arugula, tomato, steak fries
Vegetarian Bolognese
Yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms, tomato ricotta, grana padano, rigatoni, evoo
Turkey “Blue Plate”
Fresh roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, house made cranberry sauce, seasoned peas
Classic Fish & Chips
French fries, tartar sauce, creamy coleslaw
Hilda's Meatloaf
Cheddar mashed potatoes, haricot vert, roasted shallot jus
Arctic Char
Butternut squash rice pilaf, cranberry vinaigrette
Served with one side
New York Strip
Center Cut Ribeye
Filet Mignon*
Filet Mignon*
10 oz.
Hanger Steak*
.Chili firecracker rubbed
SIDES - $8.95‏
Pan Roasted Wild Mushrooms
Creamed Spinach
Spinach, sauteed with garlic
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Brussels with Pancetta
Asparagus with Sweet Onion Jam
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Max's Tavern is proud to support local and sustainable agriculture using products from local farms.
*Thoroughly cooking meats, poultry, shellfish, seafood and eggs reduces the risk of food borne illness.
EXECUTIVE CHEF: Michael Touranjoe || SOUS CHEFS: Craig Tela, LaPheris Walters
Hartford's premier restaurant group has opened in Springfield, Massachusetts at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Basketball Hall of Fame, Max's Tavern promises to deliver the same dining experience that our Connecticut customers have come to know and expect. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Max's Tavern innovative menu will feature contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Max is the exclusive caterer for all Hall of Fame special events. Host your next function on Center Court, Jam Session, the Mass Mutual Room or in the private dining room of Max's Tavern. So whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of
US$30 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
American, Bar
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews steak salad tuna tacos prime rib crab cakes seafood garlic bread penne hall of fame business lunch great food and service dining experience fine dining the wait staff appetizers medium booth
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Frequent patrons of the Max restaurant group, we stopped into Max's Tavern while in the area for Happy Hour. Each Max's has a different variety of food and drink for their 7 day a week HH. We enjoyed a specialty seasonal cocktail and a variety...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Italiangirl826
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good. Wings haveva fire wood flavor to them. Very delicious. Food is deff worth the price. Drinks are good. Money well spent. Very happy with their service too.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank riverairisanne145
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part 1:My wife and I had dinner there on January 5th, we sat at a booth in the bar area. We both had the bone-in filet. Cooked perfectly and delicious. The chocolate cake, yummy! Jessica was our server and couldn't have been more pleasant and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MHGtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here quite a few times for business meetings. It's easy to get to this location.The decor and comfortable booths provide a sense of privacy for discussions. The menu selections plentiful with daily specials, and the food is quite tasty. Today I had the salmon,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Abbcb53
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, I appreciate your feedback on the new salmon dish. I am happy you enjoy the restaurant as a whole and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 18 December 2018

The atmosphere was wonderful: Room to talk, warm brick, and comfortable. The waiter was there when needed and very pleasant. The food was fabulous, every dish including vegetables, usually a major difference between good and great. Filet steak was tasty, almost melt in your mouth...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Robert K
Reviewed 15 December 2018

Let me start by saying that I love Max Fish and I thought since this is a part of that chain it to would be great....WRONG!! There were 3 of us, the restaurant was busy but not too busy for good service. The server was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Right when you walk in you know it’s a great place. Atmosphere and friendliness pure. We had the hanger steak (never heard before) and were amazed ... the Caesar Salad upfront was great as well. Come back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TomLe68
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Expensive but good location and the food was good. Really friendly staff. All the kids enjoyed their meals. Parents too. It’s on the grounds of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelsforworkBoston
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Pleasant spot to eat. Good service, parking out front. Char special very good and tasty. Chicken a bit overcooked but tasty. Rib eye steak cooked to perfection. Medium pricing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mpd
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Excellent place to stop in Springfield- recommend reservations. Prices are reasonable,service excellent, food delicious, beer selection superb

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E6370KJmichaels
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for the great review!

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Yes, It's a mix of everything and you'll be comfortable either way! A very nice dining experience overall...enjoy!
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