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Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6299
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (98 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (14 reviews)
“seafood tower” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What can you say about $1 local oysters all day (copps Island). We have been going on Mondays for lunch for the last 2 yrs.

Thank William S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service: Impeccable Food: Fresh, finest ingredients and delicious. Salads were freshly made, exciting and tasty, which I usually don't use to describe a salad. The fish was fresh and deliciously prepared. The desserts were outstanding. Cleanliness: 5/5 Price: Worth it! This isn't a comfort food...More

Thank Foodinspector10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Max's Oyster Bar has the kind of vibe that makes it a great place for a special occasion when you want good food in a relaxed atmosphere. The service staff is terrific, and the fresh seafood is creatively prepared, unless you want it raw, and...More

Thank Sheila F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great raw bar, delicious salads, fish and beef. Highly recommend. Good cocktails too. Fun spot with really fresh food.

Thank KDurf
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Having lived in the Greater Hartford area for nearly 25 years, I have had the opportunity to dine at each of the restaurants in the Max Restaurant Group. Each one is distinct, and each one is wonderful. For my wife and I, though, one stands...More

1  Thank Japhen9609
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

I was treating 7 family members to celebrate a graduation. While others were pleased with their shellfish dinners, I could only find the swordfish special to avoid shellfish for myself and ordered it cooked through. At first cut I realized my knife would not even...More

Thank MadreJ
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Have visited this restaurant before and every time we get incredible meals. My wife, daughter, and I all had different fish dishes and they were all fabulous. The fried oysters as an appetizer was just incredible. They are the best fried oysters in Connecticut. They...More

Thank Dave A
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great late lunch. All of the seafood was delicious and their drinks were very good too. A bit pricey. We will go back again.

Thank denisest
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Hartford on a short work assignment. My co-worker and his wife took me to Max’s Oysters Bar for dinner and it was fantastic! The server was attentive and knowledgeable. Those sesame crackers and butter are so good.

Thank Chantell L
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Outstanding always!! Whether visiting for lunch or dinner, the food is always the selling point. The rawbar, the soups and salad, The smaller plates/fried food, the entrées are consistently well-made, made to order, fresh and well seasoned. They even have a fabulous brunch featuring non-seafood...More

1  Thank Elizabeth R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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