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“It's all about the waffles!”
Review of Etablissement Max

Etablissement Max
Ranked #16 of 18 Dessert in Ghent
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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 were all fantastic--the waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, really just perfectly made.

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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.

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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 trash. The waiter threw the menu at the table instead of giving it to us And also he made us walk outside to get the menu. When we were sitting outside the waiter with a bad attitude told us to leave because we ordered the waffle to go. Look at the picture and see if you can walk and eat at the same time. On yo of that the waffle were tasteless... This is just a place that used to be good shamefully still very famous!! 127 years old family business how sad for the fist family member who opened the restaurant..

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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 fresh and the whipped cream is always rich. I alway take my guests here and we have never been disappointed!

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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 part of Europe), try the beautiful indoor part of Etablissement Max. Definitely, the ultimate place for "wafels".

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