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Max's Oyster Bar

964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
+1 860-236-6299
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (113 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (16 reviews)
“shellfish” (15 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been a past visitor to Max oyster. Hadn’t been in a few years. Tried it for birthday , cause really like the booths seats , layout decor etc. Unfortunately this time did not live up to our expectations at all. We had a great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gourmandCT
Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived around 6:30, while restaurant was not busy. Asked waiter for separate checks from the couple who had not yet arrived. Always easier if there are significant differences in meals and drink prices. After all present, drinks were ordered. Arrived in 15 to 20 minutes....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank throne202
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had our annual Christmas gathering at Max again. The food and service is to shelf. The raw bar is great. The fish is excellent. The bar has a nice ambiance and tvs if you want to eat at the bar. The Max organization runs...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Walter11_22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girl and I were celebrating an amazing 2018 and thought we'd stop in for a relaxing early dinner. I made reservations on OpenTable for 4:30pm on Friday. I'll add that we live less than 3 miles away and come here quite often. We arrived...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank P F
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

My daughter treated me as part of our annual shopping excursion to Max’s Oyster Bar as I had never been and we both love seafood. The food and service was top shelf as one would come to expect from the Max’s group. The crab cakes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LorettaP_13
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Enjoyed a nice dinner with my sister and cousin. It was my first visit here. The atmosphere was cozy and decorated beautifully for the holiday season. The staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely come back again for another visit!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 22yogagirl
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough great things about max oyster. Always good food, great service, and an awesome menu selection. Priv room is vest in w hart center.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CT Rob G
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

This oyster bar is one of my favorites. Wonderful menu with a vast number of choices and exceptional service make this a great stop in Hartford. The bar is very nice and would be a stop onto itself outside of the food. Strongly recommend for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bradc308
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This was my second visit to Max's Oyster Bar on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford, although the first and second visits were separated by years. Our OpenTable reservation was immediately honored and we were seated at a lovely booth, with a wide view of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 305E40th4J
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Love Max's Oyster Bar for great fish dishes! Went there on my birthday and again a month later for my husband's. For mine, it was just the 2 of us, for his, 4 of us. Both times, the fish dishes were excellent! One small problem...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank jmm74
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22 August 2018|
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Response from PeterSuccasunna | Reviewed this property |
Yes as an appetizer - Maine indigenous clams. Excellent. Not sure if they have a entree.
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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