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Max's Tavern

1000 W Columbus Ave, Basketball Hall Of Fame, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
+1 413-746-6299
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (53 reviews)
“salad” (41 reviews)
“tuna tacos” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 W Columbus Ave, Basketball Hall Of Fame, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start by saying that I love Max Fish and I thought since this is a part of that chain it to would be great....WRONG!! There were 3 of us, the restaurant was busy but not too busy for good service. The server was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sandy A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Right when you walk in you know it’s a great place. Atmosphere and friendliness pure. We had the hanger steak (never heard before) and were amazed ... the Caesar Salad upfront was great as well. Come back for sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TomLe68
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Expensive but good location and the food was good. Really friendly staff. All the kids enjoyed their meals. Parents too. It’s on the grounds of the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelsforworkBoston
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Pleasant spot to eat. Good service, parking out front. Char special very good and tasty. Chicken a bit overcooked but tasty. Rib eye steak cooked to perfection. Medium pricing.

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

Excellent place to stop in Springfield- recommend reservations. Prices are reasonable,service excellent, food delicious, beer selection superb

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank E6370KJmichaels
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The food is good, the service is good, the location is convenient, and the environment works for a business lunch meeting.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Abbcb53
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

The service was great - cosy and friendly waiter. The food was ordinary - crab cake tasted too much of fish and too much ice in the orange juice.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 781mettep
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We stopped here to grab a bite to eat after visiting the Basketball Hall of Fame. Decent options including steaks, burgers, meatloaf, scallops, salads and a kids menu. My husband and I shared the tuna tacos to start (there are 2 in an order although...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bostravel122
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Dear bostravel122, I appreciate you visiting the Tavern and also thank you for taking the time to write me this review. I am happy you enjoyed the tacos, we have several different options to accommodate different size parties including ordering them individually if you would...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was a disaster from the moment we were seated. The blond hostess was expressionless and silent as she lead us to our seats. The waitress was trying her best but did not get the order correct. My husband and adult son ordered the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank kids3dog
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Good afternoon, Thank you for the review of the restaurant. I appreciate you getting in touch to share your experience with me. Please allow me to apologize for the poor service and lack of attention to the clear mistakes by myself and my staff. There...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

We decided to have dinner at Max's Tavern to support our local business in light of the opening of the MGM a block away. I've eaten here for business meetings in the past but the lunch menu is quite different from the dinner menu. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LydiaLLD
John T, General Manager at Max's Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Dear Lydia Thank you for taking the time to express your disappointing experience at Max’s Tavern. Please allow me to offer my sincerest apologies and extend them to your guests as well. The experience should have exceeded your expectations and obviously fell short of the...More

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March 15, 2017|
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Response from billruark | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant and they will handle your request.
May 4, 2016|
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Response from johnsZ9339HP | Reviewed this property |
Yes, It's a mix of everything and you'll be comfortable either way! A very nice dining experience overall...enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 W Columbus Ave, Basketball Hall Of Fame, Springfield, MA 01105-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: +1 413-746-6299
Hartford's premier restaurant group has opened in Springfield, Massachusetts at the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Basketball Hall of Fame, Max's Tavern promises to deliver the same dining experience that our Connecticut customers have come to know and expect. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Max's Tavern innovative menu will feature contemporary American cuisine including some of Max's favorite "Chop House" classics. Max is the exclusive caterer for all Hall of Fame special events. Host your next function on Center Court, Jam Session, the Mass Mutual Room or in the private dining room of Max's Tavern. So whether you are a sports fanatic or a dining enthusiast, complete your next tour of the Hall of Fame with a trip to Max's Tavern.
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