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Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6299
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (99 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (13 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed today

I only wish I lived closer I would be here more often. Very good food, no surprises but good food service is good atmospheric for intimate or a party.

Thank John K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Husband and I stopped by on a late Sunday afternoon. We’re on a happy hour kick because prices are right, we get to try a lot of things and can eat early and spend the evening at home. That’s what happens when you get old!...More

Thank BeachesAreBest123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu isn't extraordinary, fish house standards with raw bar, chowder, salads, etc, but the execution is nearly perfect. The clams and oysters were ultra fresh and varied and the scallop risotto was so perfectly cooked that they literally melted in one's mouth. The service...More

Thank EHL275
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pick a Max any Max ... the Max group and you can’t go wrong ... Mia, Fish, Burger, Oyster, Downtown, ....

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, great service. My wife and I each ordered a bowl of clam chowder and then split the fish & chips with a side of spring vegetables. The dinner was romantic - the restaurant has a nice ambience and lighting at night time. Looking...More

Thank Clayzer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is wonderful, service great and atmosphere energizing. Expensive but worth it if you're a fish lover! Great desserts too!

Thank thrillofthehunt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always fresh seafood & shellfish, great relaxed vibe in Restaurant Row of West Hartford. Good pick for al fresca dining streetfront with nice glass of wine or bloody mary and fresh plate of raw oysters 👍🏻

Thank Todd H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We like this Max Oyster bar for seafood better then Max Fish in Glastonbury. If for no other reason the ambiance - while quite loud still enjoyable. The sliced carrots as a 'munchie' to start with are excellent though I couldn't tell you the seasoning...More

Thank STB0452
Reviewed 16 April 2018

ax oyster bar never disappoints. Always a great presentation and delicious meal with a new york vibe.

Thank fenw323
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Thank set up a special roundtable in a quiet area. There were balloons and confetti on the table supplied by us. Oysters were only ncredible as was the shrimp. Our waitress Laura guided us thru the menu. Our main courses included fish, fish and chips,steaks....More

Thank rtinneract
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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