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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” (99 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (14 reviews)
“seafood tower” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
964 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06107-2102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went recently with a friend and we ordered the calamari which was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We both ordered the lobster roll and it was really good. The cookie jar dessert was also good but the best part was the Twix cookies. Next time...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is one not to be missed especially at Happy Hour! The food and drinks were top notch and so was the excellent service. The Bartender and Waitress went out of their way to please us including providing us with two glasses of champagne...More

Thank Travel33871
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rated #1 in the area for a reason. Had lunch with coworkers, I had the parmesan crusted fish and a bowl of chowder. Coworkers had the crab roll and the seafood casserole. Everyone was very pleased. The service was spot on, knowledgeable, attentive, and personable.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 12 January 2018 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 4 January 2018

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 20 December 2017

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
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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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