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Etablissement Max

Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
+32 9 223 97 31
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible18%
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Belgian, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Yes, that's correct. After spending money in their establishment, you have to pay to use their toilets - a nominal €0.50, but preposterous nonetheless. Do not be mistaken - I told them clearly I was a customer, but no - I had to pay. Understanding...More

Thank davicio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is beautiful and has been there for over 100 years. Food was good, not great. I didn't enjoy my waffle. Maybe since Americans eat chicken and waffles so I readily wanted chicken

Thank Tatiana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, another couple, and I were touring Gent and decided to take a break for waffles. It was a very smart choice! Crispy exteriors, cloud-like interiors, w/delicious strawberries on top. This was accompanied by a right-sized dollop of fresh sweet cream! We loved them!

Thank carmelpop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm so glad I did not read the reviews before visiting this place. We walked in there by chance just wanting to have a quick cup of coffee. I can say after reading some of your reviews on here that we must have been very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been going there since the last 30 years, have never been dissapointed, presentation , quality and quantity is far exceeding expectations. the combination of waffles , chocolate and vanilla ice cream is out of this world. Especially tourists can perhaps take a lesson how...More

Thank Luc M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had we read the reviews of Max before going, we certainly would have chosen differently, but thankfully we had a good experience. At least food-wise. It was a bit pricey for what it was, but our food was very tasty and we both enjoyed it....More

2  Thank chloesmomNJ
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I am going to make a declaration, if a restaurant is not courteous or refuses to cater to their customers than you can count me out. Family sat down and was bombarded with wait staff wanting to quickly take our order. I refused to order...More

Thank fire947man
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was very disappointed about this place. It looks cosy and it has a certain allure to it, but it did not live up to the expectations. The first thing that we noticed, were the ridiculous prices. They really know how to overcharge. Secondly, the...More

Thank 868sophiev
Reviewed 20 March 2017

True, you cannot find any waffle more light and crisp in Gent and surroundings as in this place called "Max". You can actually see the owner still baking them behind glass. Strategically well located in the "Kuip van Gent", with a summer terrace upfront. Beautiful...More

Thank karelblonde
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Completely shocked. I was never *ever* pushed out of a restaurant in my life before!! (Or from nowhere else, for that matter, ever since the 3rd grade.) We came in on a busy afternoon, an elderly waiter comes at us vividly gesticulating and shouting they...More

1  Thank Anina76
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Cafe, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Goudenleeuwplein 3, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: +32 9 223 97 31
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