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“Arrogant personnel, no service, expensive and bad 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 31 July 2017

We went to Max with 4 persons and order 4 simple waffles. The waffles were 13 euro's each. Before we even had the waffles and drinks we were presented with the bill to pay in advance. The waffles we received were OK but not worth 13 euros. After paying 60 euros for 4 waffles and a beer, 2 of us wanted to go to the bathroom.
To our surprise, they wanted to charge an additional 50 euro cents for visiting the toilet.

Lastly the waiters were very arrogant. Max has clearly had it's time, it's a waste of the beautiful building the are located in.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The taste experience in this place is quite OK, but since this place is thought to be the origin of Belgian waffles, it is a high priced. A complex combined waffle will set you back 15 euro, and if you try to make one with your own combination of ingredients, you can hit 25 euro mark. For one, albeit large, dessert. Tea per person is also 5.5 Euro at the moment. So we paid 24 Euro for two jars of tea and one waffle.

Second, be prepared, they make NOT SWEET waffles (please research "Brussels vs Liege waffles). This is by design. The sweet ones are Liege waffles and I was familar with these moslty.

This place is good to experience once some "local waffle" thing, but it is clearly positioned as making money off its "name" and legend. Prepare for big spending when going here.

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Thank AskarIbragimov
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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 were all fantastic--the waffles are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, really just perfectly made.

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Thank Peru77
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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
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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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