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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%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (110 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“shellfish” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed a nice dinner with my sister and cousin. It was my first visit here. The atmosphere was cozy and decorated beautifully for the holiday season. The staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back again for another visit!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 22yogagirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough great things about max oyster. Always good food, great service, and an awesome menu selection. Priv room is vest in w hart center.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CT Rob G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This oyster bar is one of my favorites. Wonderful menu with a vast number of choices and exceptional service make this a great stop in Hartford. The bar is very nice and would be a stop onto itself outside of the food. Strongly recommend for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bradc308
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Max's Oyster Bar on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, although the first and second visits were separated by years. Our OpenTable reservation was immediately honored and we were seated at a lovely booth, with a wide view of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 305E40th4J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love Max's Oyster Bar for great fish dishes! Went there on my birthday and again a month later for my husband's. For mine, it was just the 2 of us, for his, 4 of us. Both times, the fish dishes were excellent! One small problem...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jmm74
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gerardw
Reviewed October 17, 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Melvmfa212
Reviewed October 10, 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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank pinkthis
Reviewed September 23, 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EmilyP484
Reviewed September 10, 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

Date of visit: September 2018
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August 21, 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
$31 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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