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Max's Seafood Cafe

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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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Sewell, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars 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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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

We have come here once or twice a year for about 4 years now and I have to say it has really gotten better and better. Our recent visit was by far the best. The drinks were a generous size and the blue point oysters were delicious as were the little neck clams and the generous portion of crab dip,... More 

1 Thank Bill T
Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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122 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We stopped into Max’s the other night and had a very good dinner, with great service from Stacy. We were greeted and promptly seated and even though it was live music night in the bar, we were stall able to enjoy dinner and conversation without yelling – kudos for that. The food: The long hots were fantastic, the steamers, the... More 

Thank Patrick C
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136 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Stopped in on the way back from Philadelphia and was taken in by the neighborhood vibe and a bit of old world charm. A Sunday evening, and we had a drink at the bar and looked over the menu. We loved the charm of the bar area and thought it would be a great place to relax and have a... More 

Thank vdas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

It was just ok! Mussels were very good.. Everything else mediocre! Waited almost 1 hour and we had a reservation. Nice bar.

Thank Tweetyb64

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?