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Max's Oyster Bar



964 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06107

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(860) 236-6299

  • Sun - 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Mon - Wed 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Thu - Sat 11:30am - 11:00pm

Cuisine: Bars, Seafood Restaurants

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4.8 of 5.0 from 49 reviews

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  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
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  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
  • Max's Oyster Bar in West Hartford, CT
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Max's Oyster Bar Reviews

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  • ChefMozEven if you don't love seafood you can have a great lunch here. I had a wonderful salad with chicken, mozzarella, grape tomatos and delicious balsamic dressing. I am not a martini drinker but I tried a peach Bellini and it was yummy. It's all about presentation here and I was suitably impressed.Our waitress was every thing we could have asked for and even more.I would return here in a heartbeat.

    by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMoz Excellent waitress the first time. Rest of staff is okay. Soft shell crab entree was excellent, but we have had less luck with apps - the duck egg rolls were far too salty, however, the sweet potatoe ravioli with sage cream was sweetly spiced and delightful.When meeting with my friend, we always meet at Max's for their amazing selection of fresh oysters and for white cosmopolitans. Even if we decide we want Mexican for dinner.

    by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozEverytime I eat there I am overwhelmed with the quality of the shellfish. The only thing better than the food is the service and atmosphere.

    by ChefMoz.org


  • ChefMozHaving been to all 5 Max restaurants, this one stands out as offering the best food of the lot, but you have to love seafood. First, as a native Marylander, this is the ONLY place I've ever eaten at outside of Maryland where they make the Maryland crab cake correctly (it's an appetizer, and worth every penny). The menu had so many items I wanted to try, I need to go back. Appetizers, entrees, glass of wine, coffee and desserts cost about $100 for two of us. A little pricier than usual, but well worth it. Like most of the other Maxes, the service is ok, the ambience is noisy, and the seating is congested. I guess that should be expected for an "Oyster Bar."

    by ChefMoz.org


  • Katelyn W.Went for brunch ended up enjoying oysters, lobster tail, crab cakes and prosciutto wrapped shrimp. Everything was absolutely fantastic and our waiter was really great! Definitely heading back soon :)

    55555 by Katelyn W.


  • Alycia C.When you order the baked stuffed lobster, it is an actual lobster you have to dismember. Just so you know. DELICIOUS!!!!!

    55555 by Alycia C.


  • Ketil O.A great happy hour deal, a-buck-a-chuck, oyster deal.

    55555 by Ketil O.


  • Meg M.The blackened fish tacos are out of this world, and so cheap on the happy hour menu!

    55555 by Meg M.


  • Dee B.One of the best happy hours around.

    55555 by Dee B.


  • Andrea S.Happy hour is a must!

    55555 by Andrea S.


  • Nicole B.Need to remember the name dropper!

    33333 by Nicole B.


  • Nicole B.Hendricks martini w tomolives!!!! Only place that has tomolives!

    55555 by Nicole B.


  • PhilAwesome happy hour 4-6pm weekdays + Saturday, 1-6pm Sundays!

    55555 by Phil


  • Cheryl A.Raw bar platters are a very good deal & the variety is excellent; although the platter for 4-6 has only one lobster tail & 4 shrimp. ( great for 3-4, but with more will need more food)

    55555 by Cheryl A.


  • Lauren K.The food at happy hour is a great deal but you could be waiting awhile for a waitress

    55555 by Lauren K.


  • Dee B.Unbelievable happy hours!!!

    55555 by Dee B.


  • Dee B.Great Manhattan and oysters!!!

    55555 by Dee B.


  • SNOCRUSeafood sky scraper is unreal! So much deliciousness

    55555 by SNOCRU


  • Amy A.Sit at the bar and ask for Joe! I think he learned a few things from Brian regarding martinis ;-) and also say hi to Chris who opened this place! ;-)

    55555 by Amy A.


  • Michelle F.Try the Chicken Fried Short Ribs, Cheddar Waffle, White Gravy - Soooo good! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michelle F.


  • Michelle F.Try the Chilaquiles Verde With Farm Egg Queso Oaxaca - Smokey taste, like bacon! Amazing egg! (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michelle F.


  • Michelle F.Try the Hiramasa Crudo, Foie Gras Powder, Freeze Dried Strawberries, An Shiso - Great with Stone levitation ale (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Michelle F.


  • Erica F.You know a restaurant is amazing when the Brussel Sprout Salad is wonderful.

    55555 by Erica F.


  • Chin MusicFreshest salads in town.

    55555 by Chin Music


  • Chin MusicThis may be the best restaurant in Central Connecticut.

    55555 by Chin Music


  • Caitlin C.Drinks are expensive but incredibly worth it for their quality and innovative recipes!

    55555 by Caitlin C.


  • Vid W.Beignets are the bomb

    55555 by Vid W.


  • Vid W.By all means, get the chocolate beignets.

    33333 by Vid W.


  • Cristian L.The happy hour menu rocks!

    55555 by Cristian L.


  • Benson C.Get the moscow mule...bro....do it....bro

    33333 by Benson C.


  • Amanda W.Great happy hour specials!

    55555 by Amanda W.


  • Shannon O.Try the Nick's Baja-Style Fish Tacos - Delish (via @Foodspotting)

    55555 by Shannon O.


  • Elsa H.Fresh oysters and seafood for brunch :-)

    55555 by Elsa H.


  • Ashley C.The food at Max Restaurant's is good enough but apparently incapable of temping food. 3 times now I have ordered fish,burger or steak & I order mid rare and it's always attest mid well!!

    33333 by Ashley C.


  • Lindsay B.Fried oysters are good!

    55555 by Lindsay B.


  • John T.Amazing seafood

    55555 by John T.


  • Jeff R.Fish tacos get it

    55555 by Jeff R.


  • CJ M.Go sit at the bar for happy hour 4-6 and ask for Joe

    55555 by CJ M.


  • Jennifer H.The catch of the day is always great with Brussel sprout hash!

    55555 by Jennifer H.


  • Nicholas S.Happy hour oysters are a great deal but can be hit or miss. The fish tacos are great and an amazing deal.

    55555 by Nicholas S.


  • Mary Ann W.high rise is a definite must. havent had a bad meal there yet...

    55555 by Mary Ann W.


  • Shawn O.love the apps and the bread and butter with wine of course.

    55555 by Shawn O.


  • Jonathan R.Get the banana cream pie SO GOOD

    55555 by Jonathan R.


  • Sarah F.Go for the lazy man's lobster. Make sure to say hi to Chris Bonee at the bar. And watch out for Brian's martinis. From Art and Dee Fay

    55555 by Sarah F.


  • Jeff P.Order the Stone Smoked Porter with oysters.

    55555 by Jeff P.


  • Margaret M.Beware -- they cut you off after 4 glasses of wine ... or was it 5?

    33333 by Margaret M.


  • Justin G.Dining with a group? Try the Hi-Rise of Seafood (4-6ppl). I added it as a favorite dish to my menu on http://dishKarma.com

    55555 by Justin G.


  • Nancy R.best espresso martini

    55555 by Nancy R.


  • Matthew T.Go to Max's Oyster Bar and get the Hi-Rise of Seafood.

    55555 by Matthew T.


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