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“Beyond Words”
Review of Max's Oyster Bar

Max's Oyster Bar
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Ranked #4 of 179 Restaurants in West Hartford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: South Main Street
Pawleys Island, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beyond Words”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

While visiting friends in Bloomfield, CT we were introduced to Max's. Can I just say - best meal ever and I relished all the tastes in memory for the balance of our journey. Fried goat cheese and arugula salad, tuna carpaccio appetizer, and soft shell crab appetizer portion for dinner. Wish this restaurant was in my hometown - I would be a regular. Steve was our skilled server and if you like Pinot Gris - the King Estate Acrobat is pleasant. Put this restaurant on your bucket list.

  • Visited June 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“FIVE STARS!!!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

This was a perfect brunch! From the moment I called to make a reservation , to the last bite everything was perfect! We ordered crab claws, tuna tacos, salads, fresh fish , key lime pie everything was very fresh. The waitress was friendly and the food was delivered promptly ( they were very busy). Did I mention the ice tea ? Loved it and the presentation. Would definitely go back and highly recommend it - the only small thing I'd point out is that they need to spend some money and reupholster their booths - there were rips and very worn.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Pleilani
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“Great place to eat for a special occasion!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous food and service! Pretty pricey, but the quality of sea food is excellent. Service was incredible! Obviously a nice place but not stuffy or snobbish at all. Would definitely go back for other special occasions.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Lilpeanut1000
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Troy, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“get the fried calamari!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Their calamari is unsurpassed in the Hartford area. They also have an excellent 2 for 1 deal every year on Tax Day where you get 2 meals and pay for just one. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take advantage of this this year because one of my 2 meals was take out, but oh we'll.

  • Visited May 2013
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Miami, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not up to its usual standards”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Seems to have lost some of its quality. Dinners were less than stellar. Service good, noisy atmosphere

Visited April 2013
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