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Etablissement Max

Belgian, Cafe, European
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Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
09 223 97 31
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Avoid this place: it is way too expensive, bad waffles, even the Fristi for the kids was overdue. Luckily Gent has many vetter places than this venue.

1 Thank Lewis G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waffles were delicious and lovely restaurant. However one of the waiters was rude and considering the price you would at least expect them to be polite. This was a treat so won't be going back. Wish we'd saved some money and gone for waffles and one of the other lovely cafes.

1 Thank Suzanne1404
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Can I have a cappuccino without cream?". "No." "May I have my teabag on the side?". "No." Wait staff here take the biscuit for rudeness. It was so rude it was funny in a Basil Fawlty kind of way. Also, Flemish waffles are not very nice if you are used to the more substantial style of Southern Belgium. €8 for... More 

1 Thank emmak629
Chico, California
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tasty waffles, classy ambiance, ridiculously expensive, and although we've rarely encountered rude service, this was one of those very few times. We go out of our way to be polite to everyone when we travel; 36 euros for the 2 of us, and I got the feeling the older waiter couldn't wait for us to leave. Anyhow, that was our... More 

1 Thank RickBrosseau
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great light and crisp waffle! They say they are the founders of them. But true or not its a very Begium boutique kind of place. Not cheap but thats like any establishment in the city. Give it a try for a good waffle. Bit strange is that you have to pay for the toilet evwn when you were a costumer... More 

1 Thank Monique D
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waffles were very very good, the best I have ever tried but experience was spoiled becouse service was strange, somewhat rude and notwithstanding extremely high prices they even charge patrons 50cents to use their toiltes! Coffee style is antiquated, they proudly say that they serve it as 200 years ago but putting a whipped cream on cuppicino is passee. Pretenscious... More 

Thank Elena N
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite tasty. Very traditional. Inside is beautiful. Outside has a great view. If you want waffles in Belgium, this is a great place to do it.

1 Thank 1StepBeginning
Ghent, Belgium
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76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

175 years: that's how long this waffle house in the historic centre of Ghent exists. After five generations, they've mastered the craft of making the best waffles there are: crispy and light. We had a waffle with strawberry's and a waffle Max (with fruit and Grand Marnier), coffee, tea and water and we paid 40 euro's. But that was the... More 

Thank Koen V
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely expensive - & the quality is not as years ago. Great names as MAX should keep high standards. The famous waffle with standard strawberries was ready in two minutes and 30 seconds - thought was just round the corner 😏+ glass of water+ 1 ice cream for my little one, 28 Euro. There are better places in this great... More 

1 Thank DBGF_BE
palmerston north
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Max is the original waffle and the decor is from the circus days where food trucks followed the carnivals. It is lovely to see the history, eat a fluffy waffle and sit outside if you can

Thank kiwibaby

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Belgian, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 223 97 31

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?