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Max's Seafood Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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34 N Burlington St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030-1465 (Hudson)
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Medford, New Jersey
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

After not visiting this location for almost 30 years we went back as a nostalgic treat. The tavern and restaurant has been completely rebuilt to resemble its original decor from the early 1900's. Entrees were lacking. My 6 large scallops were served on a bed of lettuce and cabbage. Their were no sides offered with my entree, not even a... More 

Thank deejoedee
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, well-preserved corner tavern / restaurant. I loved the interior architectural design and the woodwork throughout. Table was comfy, patrons spaced nicely and quiet so you can enjoy food and conversation. Loved the ratatouille served along with bread basket. So yummy. Flatbread had perfect amount of garlic and mozzarella. Stuffed shrimp was excellent. Mahi was a tad overcooked but side... More 

Thank DeeGee722
Collingswood, New Jersey
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We love to go to this restaurant with as a couple or with other friends! Our adult children love to come here too! The seafood is excellent! The staff is great! A must try!

Thank Rosemary L
Marlton, New Jersey
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426 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The food was well prepared and presented. I wanted soft-shells done differently than the special (it was a paella and I just had paella last weekend). I requested sauteed and chef's decision on the preparation. Soft-shelled crab with linguine was great. Our server was not too attentive at times but redeemer herself with a fussy eater at our table. A... More 

Thank Dennis08053
Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

We have dined here many times, but won't be going back. We were both very disappointed in their new menu. One of our favorites, scallops with balsamic glaze, is no longer on the menu. I settled for the lobster ravioli. They were mediocre because the filling was skimpy. Their mussels in white were delicious as usual, but other places have... More 

Thank Denise L
Gloucester City, New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Overall this restaurant is a disappointment especially for those of us who have experienced the max's when the previous owners had it. They are trying to be an upscale restaurant now and it's not working. The old max's had a simple menu with fair prices and they always had lines out the door. Something is not clicking with this supposed... More 

Thank wicket3
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

After dropping $400+ on a family meal, I am sure to give an honest review: 1. The waiting staff was poor. Waters gone unchecked. Wine drinks not refilled. 2. The wait on food was extraordinarily long. There was a full 45-60 min. wait between the appetizers and meal. 3. 5 out of the 7 guests were disappointed in the food,... More 

Thank kristin t
Paw Paw, Michigan
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

The Thai mussels are to die for and are only $6.00 for a huge portion during happy hour. I absolutely love the food here. Simply put, some of the best mussels I have ever eaten. Drinks are generous, the service is very good, the beer selection is solid, and the food is great. I love the interior as it reminds... More 

Thank ARC58
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Very nice placed tucked in residential area of Gloucester City. $39 3 course prix fixxe including appetizer, soup or salad and entree. Great selections. Wines by the bottle extremely reasonably price!

1 Thank Philip R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

We were trying to find a new spot and ran across Max's Seafood Café. Chad immediately greeted us at the door and made us feel right at home. The food, drinks and service was superb! I had the Oyster Sample (which was to die for) and my other half had a cup of Maryland Crab Soup (which he just raved... More 

2 Thank rembert72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 N Burlington St, Gloucester City, NJ 08030-1465
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Gloucester City
  • Phone Number: 856-456-9774

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