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Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6299
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (107 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (15 reviews)
“shellfish” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First time dining in this establishment and the service and meals were excellent. Fresh seafood and helpful friendly server. I would recommend and eat here again

Thank Georgina F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Max's Oyster Bar does not only excel in its advertised quality fare--sea food--but also steaks for those in the mood for surf and turf. The paella is not on a par with Barcelona's (across the street), but the raw shellfish are fresh and the warmed...More

Thank lewgord
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to hang out for dinner and cocktail. Happy hour oysters excellent. Happy hour cheeseburger very good. Had seafood pasta special.... just ok. Bland should be Vodka cream sauce. Olive oil had no flavor. Casey bar tender was great. Friendly good service worth a...More

Thank robert314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here and it was just OK, I was a little disappointed after reading the reviews. Had starter of calamari and it was good but not special. Had Paella and it was decent very few shrimp or scallops but had other seafood also. I...More

Thank BigDaddy3859
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Max’s consistently delivers a high quality meal in an upscale dining atmosphere. We would love for it to be our “Cheers” where everybody knows our name. Whether we order from the regular menu, the daily specials, or their simple menu which lists fish which you...More

Thank Chick M
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Had a business dinner. I opted for Roasted chicken with cheese grits etc. A well prepared and great tasting meal. I didn’t have dessert. Of course, service and cleanliness is IMPECCABLE.

Reviewed 12 July 2018

If you appreciate fresh, perfectly prepared, quality seafood, stop and enjoy a meal at Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, Connecticut. You'll be warmly welcomed by a professional and knowledgeable staff, willing to answer questions from oyster variety and choice of appropriate wine to navigating...More

Thank Geoda3
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent place for drinks or wine plus oysters. Great ambience and well decorated. A little pricey if you are looking to eat with family or if you are very hungry. Good for business meetings. Max is a good restaurant chain.

Thank Joxel G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Once you've had their Baltimore shrimp no other restaurants shrimp compares! The seafood is always fresh and flavorful. Great wine list and the atmosphere is similar to a bistro. I have been going to this restaurant since it opened..never had a less than delicsious experience....More

Thank Havanared
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I had given this restaurant a poor review after a negative experience a year or so ago, but wanted to return to give it another try- I was not disappointed! On a very busy Friday evening I knew enough to have made a reservation in...More

Thank mjd572
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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