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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” (103 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Average food (would’ve given 3 stars if more reasonably priced), fair service. Meals were either too spicy or too bland. Waitress wasn’t quite rude but was hurried and didn’t seem to want to be there. Won’t be back.

Thank JeffBfromCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here over a dozen times, and they never fail to impress whether seafood or steak. The local veggies are fantastic and the pickled carrots served with bread are wonderful. The wine list is excellent and reasonably priced, and there service is always spot...More

Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only wish I lived closer I would be here more often. Very good food, no surprises but good food service is good atmospheric for intimate or a party.

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and I stopped by on a late Sunday afternoon. We’re on a happy hour kick because prices are right, we get to try a lot of things and can eat early and spend the evening at home. That’s what happens when you get old!...More

Thank BeachesAreBest123
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The menu isn't extraordinary, fish house standards with raw bar, chowder, salads, etc, but the execution is nearly perfect. The clams and oysters were ultra fresh and varied and the scallop risotto was so perfectly cooked that they literally melted in one's mouth. The service...More

Thank EHL275
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Pick a Max any Max ... the Max group and you can’t go wrong ... Mia, Fish, Burger, Oyster, Downtown, ....

Thank Jim B
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, great service. My wife and I each ordered a bowl of clam chowder and then split the fish & chips with a side of spring vegetables. The dinner was romantic - the restaurant has a nice ambience and lighting at night time. Looking...More

Thank Clayzer
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Food is wonderful, service great and atmosphere energizing. Expensive but worth it if you're a fish lover! Great desserts too!

Thank thrillofthehunt
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Always fresh seafood & shellfish, great relaxed vibe in Restaurant Row of West Hartford. Good pick for al fresca dining streetfront with nice glass of wine or bloody mary and fresh plate of raw oysters 👍🏻

Thank Todd H
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We like this Max Oyster bar for seafood better then Max Fish in Glastonbury. If for no other reason the ambiance - while quite loud still enjoyable. The sliced carrots as a 'munchie' to start with are excellent though I couldn't tell you the seasoning...More

Thank STB0452
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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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