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“Beyond Words” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Max's Oyster Bar

Max's Oyster Bar
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 236-6299
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Ranked #8 of 156 Restaurants in West Hartford
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Main Street
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beyond Words”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

While visiting friends in Bloomfield, CT we were introduced to Max's. Can I just say - best meal ever and I relished all the tastes in memory for the balance of our journey. Fried goat cheese and arugula salad, tuna carpaccio appetizer, and soft shell crab appetizer portion for dinner. Wish this restaurant was in my hometown - I would be a regular. Steve was our skilled server and if you like Pinot Gris - the King Estate Acrobat is pleasant. Put this restaurant on your bucket list.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“FIVE STARS!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

This was a perfect brunch! From the moment I called to make a reservation , to the last bite everything was perfect! We ordered crab claws, tuna tacos, salads, fresh fish , key lime pie everything was very fresh. The waitress was friendly and the food was delivered promptly ( they were very busy). Did I mention the ice tea ? Loved it and the presentation. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it - the only small thing I'd point out is that they need to spend some money and reupholster their booths - there were rips and very worn.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place to eat for a special occasion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous food and service! Pretty pricey, but the quality of sea food is excellent. Service was incredible! Obviously a nice place but not stuffy or snobbish at all. Would definitely go back for other special occasions.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Troy, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“get the fried calamari!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Their calamari is unsurpassed in the Hartford area. They also have an excellent 2 for 1 deal every year on Tax Day where you get 2 meals and pay for just one. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take advantage of this this year because one of my 2 meals was take out, but oh we'll.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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West Hartford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Not up to its usual standards”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seems to have lost some of its quality. Dinners were less than stellar. Service good, noisy atmosphere

Visited April 2013
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