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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (108 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (15 reviews)
“shellfish” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the quality of the Max group as a whole, I'm baffled by our second poor experience at Max Oyster (I guess we're slow learners). While the food is good, the service is substandard: they put wines on the menu they don't actually stock; the...More

Thank gerardw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best and freshest Lobster Roll I have ever had. Simple, no mayo, warm butter...awesome. The clam chowder ranks amount the best I’ve had as well. Elegant, but with a casual Main Street feel. Excellent wine menu and full bar. Parking is all...More

Thank Melvmfa212
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I was here for my birthday with my friend. This place has the best crab cakes I've ever had. The Gin and Tonics were lovely too served in a huge bowl with their own yellow tonic water and fruit. It was really nice. The place...More

Thank pinkthis
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I have been to all the Max restaurants except this one, not sure what took me so long. Like all the other Max establishments, food, service and ambiance was spot on. Located right in West Hartford Center, this place is upscale and inviting. One of...More

Thank EmilyP484
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I came here to celebrate my birthday and my dinner was amazing, they have a very nice selection of wine and prices are very reasonable. The manager Michael graciously took extra steps and went out of his way to make sure that we were well...More

Thank Stef S
Reviewed 4 September 2018

We went to dinner with another couple. We enjoyed dinner very much. My choices from the special menu were excellent: lobster bisque, pesto crusted haddock and parfait for dessert. Service was very good considering that the place was packed.

Thank Grandma_PhD
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My wife and I had a weekday lunch there and got lucky with a server named Stephen. My wife had the Hit Lobster Roll and I had the Shrimp Cobb Salad. We were both very happy with our meals and the ambiance of this restaurant....More

Thank M6097PSbillb
Reviewed 28 August 2018

At a golf tournament about a year ago I won a tasting menu for four at Max's Oyster bar in West Hartford with a friend of mine. We thought it would be a great way to get together with our wives and enjoy some food,...More

Thank doggpound1
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

A long lunch with friends at Max’s as we traveled through Connecticut on our way south from Maine. Max’s is a favorite spot when we are in the area and it never disappoints. The ambiance is comfortable yet upscale. Rachel was our server — she...More

Thank Cyndi C
Reviewed 17 August 2018 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 georginaf651
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22 August 2018|
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Response from PeterSuccasunna | Reviewed this property |
Yes as an appetizer - Maine indigenous clams. Excellent. Not sure if they have a entree.
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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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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