Max's Conch Bar & Grill

Max's Conch Bar & Grill

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Hours
Mon
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$13.00 – $21.00
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
About
There really is only one street in Deadman's Cay of Long Island Bahamas, they don't technically have a street address.
PRICE RANGE
$13.00 – $21.00
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles224 reviews
Excellent
174
Very good
37
Average
8
Poor
2
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

michaelsherck82
Charlotte6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 couples
Some other tourists recommended Max’s when we met them at Dean’s Blue Hole...what a great tip! Quaint, quintessentially Bahamian and the food was excellent! Loved sitting out in the covered garden, and still got the breeze. We had the Cuban Sandwich (which was more like a quesadilla), and excellent. Grouper fingers were delicious, but only three small fingers, so if you’re hungry, order some fries or rice & peas on the side. Elaine, our Server/Hostess/Manager was very attentive and seemed to be providing great service to everyone.
Written 8 February 2021
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CJ W
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
Very good food however they were short staffed and working very hard but we waited over two hours to get my cheeseburger. My husband got his conch salad right away and loved it. Got there at 2:30 and it was shortly after 4:30 when my food arrived so by then I was ravenous and a little cranky. It really started to get busy as its a local favorite. Excellent rum punch!!
Written 8 January 2022
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JLynn
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
If you are looking for amazing food, a fun atmosphere and amazing owner/workers you need to come here. This was our first time to the Bahamas with our friends who come often. They introduced us to Max's and it was a great experience. Everyone was extremely friendly and happy to see us, the conch salad is un-matched and made on the spot so extremely fresh. Gary is so much fun and personable, we would return to the Bahamas just to come back here! HIGHLY recommend!
Written 22 June 2022
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Levant M
7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
When we (a party of 4) arrived, nobody sitting at the hut wore a mask. As we got out of our car, the hostess put on a translucent face shield. I asked if masks were required, as the govt. had stated masks are not required at out-door eateries, moreover, it is impossible to dine with a mask on. The hostess rudely said "yes masks are required!" I pointed out that everyone (an older crowd) sitting at the hut were not wearing masks. She told us to get a mask if we wished to dine there. As we walked away to our cars upset, she shouted, "but that's the Law!" Very disappointing experience.
Written 12 July 2020
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14jkc
Pittsburgh344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
What great ambiance at Max's! It's totally worth driving a little bit out of your way to go here. The rum punch was really good, too good in fact :) The conch salad was delicious but a little too spicy for my weak palate. I still ate every bite so it didn't hold me back much. I want to try other things on the menu, but I LOVE conch salad. I guess that means we will have to visit Max's several times on our next trip.
Written 7 March 2020
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vacationmama245
Cotuit51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
For us, this was the best food and atmosphere on Long Island. We appreciated the laid back bar and the food was amazing! We loved the conch fritters, conch bites and conch salad...everything we tried was delicious! Definitely try the rum punch, too!
Written 10 January 2020
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Patty O
Port Charlotte121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Max conch bar has the best food on the island. We ate at other places while here on the island and nothing compares. Everything is fresh, made to order, and just outstanding. The conch salad is second to none. The fish, cracked conch, stew, mac and cheese, just to name a few dishes are outstanding. Gourmet level food. Lovingly prepared by hand by the owners Gary and Liz Ritchie. I am surprised at the negative review below. If you have eaten here more than once (which we have) you know that everything is prepared fresh. SO if you have 12 people ordering different things and then other customers ahead of you, you don't think there will be a wait? And while it might have been longer than normal, you have to remember you are at a family owned restaurant, not a fast food joint like McD's that has everything ready and just warms it up. I hate when I read a bad review of a good place because of one visit. We have NEVER waited 2 hours for food so that had to have been a very busy night. When we have come here and it's busy, you sit back, relax and have another drink! You're in the Bahamas!!!! Relax, enjoy! This place is casual, not a fancy place, but it's the REAL bahamas, good food, good people, good music, good fun. Don't skip eating here...you will regret missing this experience. PS- I am a vegetarian and so if I ask and they will fix something special for me. Very much appreciated as I have been to restaurants that only say..."we have salad."
Written 18 July 2022
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Heather J
Champaign182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 none
If you want to ever eat conch salad again, don't get it here because this is the BEST I've had and every other conch salad will be a disappointment. We stopped here because we heard great things about it and we weren't let down. Service was great and friendly. We had a cup of conch salad but we should have gotten a bowl because it was so fantastic. Also got the wahoo and cracked conch. The cracked conch was good but not as good as the conch salad. Wahoo was AWESOME!!!! Our friend got the hogfish. I tried a bite and was amazed. SO good!!! In regard to covid precautions, we had no problems. We wore our masks until we sat down and got our drinks. Others did the same, including the employees.
Written 3 April 2021
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Prudence N
Tampa19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
The absolute best place to hang out in the breeze and have delicious fresh food. Locals and tourists alike can find comfort in this charming off the road spot. The prices are great and the company is even better. “Dog” who is the cat that hangs out for fish scraps is too cute.
Written 14 April 2022
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MauiOregonGirl
Bend90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 couples
My first day in the Bahamas was just alright, didn't go according to plan...and THEN, we got off the plane at Deadmans Cay Airport and it alllll changed. We drove literally 60 seconds and went to Trip Advisor's #1 spot in town and I fell in love. The reviews weren't wrong! I was swept away by the adorable setting, the sweet staff, the easy-going guests (both locals and tourists - that speaks for itself), the owner became a fast friend, and the conch - salad, crunch and fritters...we went for it all and liked them in that order. We partook in the local favorite cocktail, "sky juice", and cold beers. Even after buying the owner a drink the tab for two with full bellies was only $40. We will go back, like on this trip, because it was so enjoyable! Very highly recommend!
Written 27 April 2024
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William Randolp... W
152 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Stopped for drinks and appetizers and when we were told all they could serve us was rum punch or a beer, we left. The place was dirty and buggy. There are too many better places to have this ranking. We went down the road to Tiny’s. Clean, good food and on the water
Written 11 November 2023
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seti42
62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 none
Max's is legendary for a reason from the conch salad, wild boar, goat, meatloaf, and various ways of cooking conch this is perfection. Gary and Liz are the best. The food is top notch. I eat here as many times as possible per trip. Wonderful people and wonderful food. Much love!
Written 13 December 2022
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Michal Oliver
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
Hands down best conch salad on the island (if not the entire Bahamas) I’ve come to Long Island my entire life — 36 years. This place is the best food, sweetest people, authentic cuisine, and absolutely the social hub of the island. This is a great place to get advised fun things to do, meet new people (both locals and tourists,) as well as need to know things — such as closings/planned power outages. Come to the Conch Bar! You’ll be glad you took my review to heart — and ignore any negative reviews. You can’t please everyone, especially when American tourists are too overbearing and not willing to acclimate to this local laid back/no stress lifestyle.
Written 18 July 2022
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Elizabeth
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 couples
We had a great experience at Max’s. We took the advice of our server when ordering and didn’t regret it. We had cracked conch and a fish dish and both were great. The sides were tasty as well. We had fun sitting at the counter learning about some special beaches that we hadn’t yet discovered ourselves while enjoying some delicious food.
Written 7 July 2021
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kirk751
Guntersville4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
This is a great place to visit and have lunch. Max makes the conch salad in front of you and it is an awesome experience. Also, the Parmesan crusted hogfish is to die for. You can’t visit Long Island without making a trip here. It’s a great family atmosphere.
Written 25 July 2022
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